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Chess

This revolutionary pop-musical is set in the cold war in the 1980s.  Written by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus (ABBA) and Tim Rice (Jesus Christ Superstar, The Lion King), Chess is a story of political hostility, power-play and passion.  Two chess grandmasters, Anatoly Segievsky, representing Russia and Frederick Trumper, the American battle to attain the world title, and they become the reluctant pawns of their governments as the game of chess is manipulated for political ends.


Meanwhile, the championship creates an emotional triangle when Florence, the American team's 'second' and Frederick's lover, falls for Anatoly as he defects to the West. But will the passion last or will Anatoly return to his homeland, and his family?  Including international hits 'I Know Him So Well' and 'One Night in Bangkok', the score combines incredibly moving numbers ('Anthem', 'Someone Else's Story', 'Pity the Child') with satirical commentaries on capitalism ('The Merchandisers') and politics ('Soviet Machine', 'Embassy Lament') to create an unforgettable musical masterpiece.


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Ghost Lights Theatre Tour

Ghost Lights Theatre Tour

A theatre tour not for the faint of heart


Hear the truly chilling tales

Discover the labyrinthine back stage area

A theatre tour like no other


Join us in the Soho of Nottingham – the heart of historic Hockley – an area with 800 years of history.

Join us for our ghostly tour of George Street’s fantastic 200 year old building, the Nottingham Arts Theatre.

A theatre tour not for the faint of heart


Hear the truly chilling tales of the mirror man, the dark man, the restless souls of long dead children and the spirits and spectres of the auditorium.


Discover the labyrinthine back stage area, see the rehearsal spaces, dressing rooms, green room, and put yourself in an actors shoes for opening night, on stage before a packed auditorium.


A theatre tour like no other



PLEASE NOTE…              
Arrive ready for a 7:00pm start

The tour lasts approximately 1 ½ hours and is limited to a maximum of 20 people.

As there are stairs, some quite steep, the tour is not recommended for the infirm.

The Nottingham Arts Theatre is a working building so the content of the tours may vary and due to rehearsals some areas may occasionally be closed.

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We Love Theatre 2018

We Love Theatre 2018

Entertain your children this summer with our Summer School Workshops.


We Love Theatre is designed to teach children about Drama, Technical Theatre, Props Making and Audition Technique in a fun and safe environment.


The workshops are run by trained and qualified teachers, who have worked in professional theatre.


At the end of the week there will be a small performance to family and friends in our studio theatre, tickets can be purchased from the theatre during the workshop week, Adults £4, Children £2.


Monday 30 Jul 201810:00 Book Now
If I Catch Alphonso, Tonight

If I Catch Alphonso, Tonight

If I Catch Alphonso, Tonight!

A Musical Play telling the story of Nottingham’s own comedian – Billy Merson (1881-1947), who went on to become a star of Music Hall Theatre and Cinema.


His career spanned half a century of theatrical history, encompassing music hall, revue, musical comedy and cinema – all set against the backdrop of two world wars.


His turbulent life is the subject of this new musical play that contains extracts from sixteen of his comic songs. Recently performed to great acclaim at the Brighton Fringe Festival, it is the story of a man who constantly found himself on the ropes but always bounced back. A born entertainer, he was the inspiration for future generations of comedians and his legacy lives on.


Billy Merson is played by Miles Jenner, accompanied by Roger Roser on the piano.


“….a terrific show. Witty, funny, entertaining and poignant. Brilliantly written and performed. So simple yet so complex with wonderful piano accompaniment. Never a dull moment.”

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For further information visit www.alphonso.info



Saturday 4 Aug 201819:30 Book Now (Closed)
We Love Musicals 2018

We Love Musicals 2018

Entertain your children this summer with our Summer School Workshops.


We Love Musicals is designed to teach children about Dance, Drama, Singing and performance in a fun and safe environment.


The workshops are run by trained and qualified teachers, who have worked in professional theatre.


At the end of the week there will be a small performance to family and friends in our main auditorium, tickets can be purchased from the theatre during the workshop week, Adults £5, Children £3


Monday 6 Aug 201810:00 Book Now
Show in a Week - Madagascar Jr.

Show in a Week - Madagascar Jr.

Entertain your children this summer with our Summer School Workshops.


Show in a Week is designed to teach children about Theatre, and what it takes to put on a full production. In just one week your child will learn lines, dance routines and songs to a Junior version of a show (show to be confirmed by June 27th).


At the end of the week there will be a performance in our main auditorium, tickets can be purchased from the theatre during the workshop week, Adults £8, Children £4.

The workshops are run by trained and qualified teachers, who have worked in professional theatre


Monday 13 Aug 201810:00 Book Now
Jane Weaver; Loops in the Secret Society

Jane Weaver; Loops in the Secret Society

Loops in the Secret Society: Cyclic variations of Modern Kosmology and The Silver Globe.

Audio/visual zoetropes performed by Jane Weaver.

Long established pop composer, sound sculptress, soundtracker and singer Jane Weaver presents an evening of unique atmospheric audio/visual segments performing solo variations of songs from her critically acclaimed albums ‘The Silver Globe’ and ‘Modern Kosmology’.

An unshakable figure in the U.K’s experimental pop music landscape for over three decades, with eight full-length albums to her name, Jane’s self-propelled career has in recent years reached a critical zenith with unanimous praise spanning various multi-disciplinary fields on a multitude of new global pastures.

Named after a standout track on her latest album, Modern Kosmology, Loops In The Secret Society – Jane’s first solo tour in over five years – sees her continue to channel new depths of cosmic energy with a fragile web of melodic codes, vocal treatments, cyclic cinematic motifs and expanding drum drones via her assemblage of custom-built vinyl discs, unlikely instrumentation, tape loops and zoetropic imagery.

The Loops In The Secret Society tour reveals another dimension to Jane Weaver’s ever expanding oeuvre, further reinstating the artist as one of Europe’s most inspiring, inceptive and independent female performers and one of the truly vital architects of progressive pop music and creative songwriting of this generation.


Friday 9 Nov 201819:30 Book Now
Beauty and the Beast 2018

Beauty and the Beast 2018

A Family Pantomime written and directed by Amanda Hall


Sat 1st - Sun 16th Dec 2018


Meet our beautiful bookworm Belle who finds herself trapped inside an enchanted chateau by a mysterious beast! Along with Madame Macaron, Idle Jacques, Gustave and Philippe there's magic, mayhem and much much more...


Come and join us this Christmas for the best family pantomime around.


Tickets:  Adults £15-£16   /  Concessions £13-£14  / Family Ticket (4 tickets) £44-£48

School and group rates available via the Box Office


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