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The Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall

Theatre Square, Nottingham, NG1 5ND

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Coronavirus update: For the latest information on coronavirus and how it might impact your travel in and around Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, including information on which venues and attractions are closed, please visit our Know Before You Go page. We recommend that you check the website and social media of individual venues and attractions when planning a visit.

 

 

Situated in the heart of Nottingham, the Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall are two of the UK’s most vibrant and thriving touring venues, leading the way for arts and entertainment in the East Midlands region. Across both venues, they create and receive the highest quality performances chosen especially for you, including internationally renowned orchestras, contemporary dance, opera and touring drama alongside West End musicals, family shows, stand-up comedy, orchestral music and rock & pop gigs. Rooted firmly in the community, they aim to entertain, inspire and create unforgettable experiences for everyone and place accessibility at the heart of everything they do. With a wide range of workshops and education projects involving the local community, there really is something here for everyone.

Royal Concert Hall

Built in 1982 on the site of the old Empire Theatre, the Royal Concert Hall is highly regarded for its superb visual and acoustic design.  Since then, the roll call of famous names to have performed on its stage ranges from world-renowned classical soloists and conductors, to a who’s who of the world’s biggest rock stars, pop bands and stand-up comedians. The unique acoustics of the 2,257-seat auditorium provide a warmth and clarity of sound much admired by orchestras and performers from across the globe.

Theatre Royal

Brimming with history, the Theatre Royal is not only a city centre landmark but also one of the most beautiful Victorian theatres in Britain. Built in 1865 and later transformed in 1897 by renowned architect Frank Matcham, the theatre is considered to be one of the most spectacular surviving examples of Matcham’s work. In 1978, the Theatre Royal re-opened following a £5million refurbishment, whilst today the timeless beauty of the 1,107-seat auditorium remains a vital and much-cherished part of our community.

Accessibility

They aim to make your visit to their venues as enjoyable and comfortable as possible, and are committed to putting accessibility at the heart of everything they do. With regular sign language interpreted, captioned and audio described performances, a guide dog-sitting service, large print materials and accessible backstage tours, the team are there to support a variety of needs whether this is your first visit to the theatre or you’re a regular attender. They also run a free Access Requirement Register scheme, providing a hassle-free booking service and complimentary tickets for carers. They’re proud to collaborate with many national organisations providing access support and have been awarded a selection of awards in recognition of this. For full accessibility information please click here or email enquiries to trch.access@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Access Guide | Visit Nottinghamshire

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Parking 
The nearest car park to the Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall is Q-Park on Talbot Street, which is 3-minute walk from our venues (postcode NG1 5GG). Visitors can access reduced rates by pre-booking a Parking Voucher with the venues, giving you 6 hours of parking for just £6 (usually £10). Please note, this rate is only available for those parking after 1pm. Parking spaces are subject to availability – pre-booking a Parking Voucher does not guarantee a reserved parking space.

•Purchase your Parking Voucher in advance

•Park in the Q-Park Talbot Street car park on the day of your visit – you will be issued a Q-Park parking ticket on entry

•When you arrive at the venues, present your show ticket, Parking Voucher and the Q-Park parking ticket to a member of staff to get your Q-Park parking ticket validated

•When you exit the car park use your validated Q-Park parking ticket to exit. Additional time can be paid for at the barrier on exit

 

By Tram
Both the Hucknall-Toton Lane and the Phoenix Park-Clifton South tram routes run past the venues dropping you off right at the door (look for the Royal Centre tram stop) so you don’t have to worry about navigating your way around the city. For tram timetables visit the NET website.

Save money by purchasing an Event Ticket giving you return travel (valid until midnight) for just £2.50. Simply show your Event Ticket along with your show ticket for inspection on the tram.

Facilities

Other

  • Indoor Attraction
  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times - Guided tours available - See Magic Lantern Tours for info
  • Parking (charge)

Payment Methods

  • All major credit/debit cards accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre

Travel & Trade

  • Wi-fi available

Opening Times

Open Christmas
Open New Year
Opening Times (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)

* Box office opening hours:
Monday to Saturday 9am – 8.30pm

Awards

  • Regional and MiscellaneousNottinghamshire Hospitality Stars Awards Winner 2018 Nottinghamshire Hospitality Stars Awards Winner 2018 2018
  • Regional and MiscellaneousNottinghamshire Hospitality Stars Awards Finalist 2019 Nottinghamshire Hospitality Stars Awards Finalist 2019 2019
  • Regional and MiscellaneousNottinghamshire Hospitality Stars Awards Highly Commended 2019 Nottinghamshire Hospitality Stars Awards Highly Commended 2019 2019
  • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2020

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