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The Journey

The Journey

Pupils of all ages from Arabesque Dance and Theatre Academy are eager to Showcase their talents and take you on a magical Journey as they celebrate the academy’s 10 year anniversary with dazzling performances across all dance and musical theatre genres. We welcome you to sit back and enjoy ‘The Journey’

Tickets will be open for sale from 10 am Friday 10th August 2018

Saturday 22 Sep 201814:00 Book Now
Saturday 22 Sep 201819:00 Book Now
Sunday 23 Sep 201814:00 Book Now
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.

Monday 8 Oct 201819:00 Book Now
Monday 29 Oct 201818:00 Book Now
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Monday 3 Dec 201819:00 Book Now
Based on a True Story

Based on a True Story

Illustrated with excepts from his plays Phoenix Rising (Lawrence), Divine Mountebank (Wolfit) and poems from Devils’ Wine, the poet, playwright and theatre director Campbell Kay reflects on the practical, political and personal issues of using biography and autobiography in dramatizing real lives.

The renowned novelist, poet, playwright, travel writer and essayist, D.H. Lawrence was born in Eastwood and spent his formative years in Nottinghamshire. A colossus of 20th century literature, with an international reputation, he frequently used autobiographical material to inform his writing particularly in his early novels The White Peacock and Sons and Lovers.

Perhaps less well known is Newark-born Sir Donald Wolfit, last of the great actor-managers. Famous for his over the top acting style, his larger than life personality and his outrageous, politically incorrect opinions, he ranked with Gieldgud and Olivier as one of the leading theatrical knights of the 20th century. Wolfit was an actor of the old schools, who believed fervently in the life enhancing power of theatre and refused to suffer fools, or critics, gladly.  


All proceeds from this production go to support the work of Nottingham Arts Theatre.

Registered Charity Number: 1085862

Friday 12 Oct 201819:30 Book Now
70th Anniversary Gala Concert

70th Anniversary Gala Concert

Come and celebrate 70 years of community theatre with our 70th Anniversary Gala Concert.

Performances on Sat 20th October 2018 at 2pm and 7pm.

Tickets £8 concession / £10 adults

Featuring a rich variety of songs, dances and sketches in celebration of performances from throughout the years.

This show will bring together an array of past and present users of the theatre to showcase the fun and enjoyment of community theatre in our charming theatre.

Keep checking back to find out the line up of performers taking part.  

Saturday 20 Oct 201814:00 Book Now
Saturday 20 Oct 201819:00 Book Now
Andy & The Odd Socks

Andy & The Odd Socks

Welcome to the CRAZY and WONDERFUL world of 'Andy and the Odd Socks'.

I can’t wait for you to meet my Odd Sock friends…

Rio on Guitar,

Blu on Bass,

Moxy hitting the Drums

and Random Keith on Keys.

They are all bonkers!

We love telling stories and sing about all sorts of things from Aliens and Dinosaurs to Rapping Robots and even a Groovy Hoover!

You can listen to our songs by clicking the link below, or better still come and see us live at The Nottingham Arts Theatre.

And don’t forget to wear your odd socks!!!

Tuesday 23 Oct 201817:00 Book Now
Shakespear Schools Festival '18

Shakespear Schools Festival '18

Shakespeare Schools Foundation uses the unique power of Shakespeare to transform lives. We are the world’s largest youth drama festival, enabling close to 1,000 schools to bring their interpretations of Shakespeare to 130 professional theatres across the UK.

Being part of SSF is a life-changing opportunity for young people to gain professional theatre experience and to perform in front of a paying audience alongside their peers from other schools. It may well be the first time in a professional theatre building for some of the students and indeed the

audience members.

Each performance night aims to be a celebration of the young people who take part; to bring a community together and to raise the profile of the arts.

Romeo and Juliet

South Nottinghamshire Academy

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Oakwood Junior School

The Tempest

The Minster School

Thursday 8 Nov 201819:00 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
Legally Blonde

Legally Blonde


When fun, perky California girl Elle Woods gets dumped by her “serious” boyfriend, she and her sorority sisters plan the ultimate scheme to win him back.
Her journey takes her to the hallowed halls of Harvard Law School, where she encounters bad tempered professors, poorly styled perms and to top it all off… her ex’s frumpy new fiancée!

Featuring a fabulously fun Tony-nominated soundtrack, jaw-dropping chorus routines, and the talents of fifty of Nottingham’s soon-to-be-doctors, Legally Blonde is a feel-good spectacle from start to finish!

Thursday 22 Nov 201819:30 Book Now (Closed)
Friday 23 Nov 201819:30 Book Now (Closed)
Saturday 24 Nov 201814:00 Book Now (Closed)
Saturday 24 Nov 201819:30 Book Now (Closed)
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

Saturday 1 Dec 201814:00 Book Now
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