Nottingham Playhouse

Nottingham Playhouse
Wellington Circus, Nottingham, NG1 5AF
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Nottingham Playhouse has been a producing theatre since it was founded in 1948 and maintains a strong touring practice. It attracts in excess of 100,000 theatr goers a year and is involved in initiatives to attract new audiences such as pay what you can.

The current theatre was design by Peter Moro and opened in 1963 with a main auditorium seating 750 people, a studio theatre and The Cast restaurant.

A work by Anish Kapoor, Sky Mirror, is situated immediately in front of the Playhouse.

Events at this venue

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Al Murray: Let's Go Backwards Together

A brand new show from everyone's favourite bigoted landlord, Al Murray, star of Happy Hour. Please only cheer at the irony and stay in your house if you actually hate the French.

Andy Parsons: Live & Unleashed – But Naturally Cautious

You'll know him best from Live at the Apollo and Mock the Week, Parsons is satirical and politically witty.

Andy Parsons: Peak Bullsh*t

You'll know him best from Live at the Apollo and Mock the Week, but this is Parsons' latest stand-up show. Can he really promise peak bullshit? Come along and find out.

Sun 30 Apr

Brian Conley: The Greatest Entertainer

The popular performer and TV personality presents his all-new variety-style show.

Chris Ramsey: Is That Chris Ramsey?

Upbeat anecdotes, feelgood humour and witty observations from Ramsey.


Marking the 30th anniversary of the end of the British miners’ strike, COAL takes a nostalgic look at the hard hitting realities of life at the coal face. The show is performed by seven dancers, a local community cast playing miners wives and a live colliery brass band.

Mon 19 Jun

£12–£18 / 0115 941 9419

Tue 20 Jun

£12–£18 / 0115 941 9419

The Curious Adventures of Pinocchio

The true story of Pinocchio told by Patrick Lynch from Cbeebies.

East Is East

Suba Das directs a new production of the Olivier Award-winning comedy about family life. With Vicky Entwistle as Ella and Kammy Darweish as George.

Thu 25 May

£8–£22; £12–£32; £10–£26 / 0115 941 9419

Fri 26 May

£8–£22; £12–£32; £10–£26 / 0115 941 9419

Sat 27 May

£8–£22; £12–£32; £10–£26 / 0115 941 9419

…and 10 more dates until 10 Jun

Every Brilliant Thing

Duncan MacMillan's play about depression and the lengths we will go to for those we love, based on true and untrue stories. Recommended for ages 14+.

Sat 3 Jun

Neville Studio

£12 (£10) / 0115 941 9419

Gedling Ballet School Show 2017

Students from Gedling Ballet School perform a mixed programme of dance styles.

Sat 6 May

Sun 7 May

The Grapes of Wrath

Steinbeck's great American novel is brought to the stage by NST associate director Abbey Wright and features a community chorus with live music.

Tue 28 Mar

£12–£32 / 0115 941 9419

Wed 29 Mar

£12–£32 / 0115 941 9419

Fri 31 Mar

£12–£32 / 0115 941 9419

…and 7 more dates until 8 Apr

Henning Wehn: Westphalia Is Not An Option

New show from the German Comedy Ambassador.

Fri 5 May

Sat 13 May

£12 (£10) / 0115 941 9419

Jasmin Vardimon Company: Park

  • Written by: Jasmin Vardimon

Jasmin Vardimon's critically-acclaimed dance theatre production, Park.

Tue 9 May

£12–£18 ( £40–£60) / 0115 941 9419

Letters to Windsor House

  • 4 stars

Louise Mothersole and Rebecca Biscuit return with their new play on, or about, or circling, the housing crisis.

Fri 31 Mar

£10 (£8) / 0115 941 9419

Love And Information

Caryl Churchill's play, staged by Nottingham Playhouse Ensemble takes the audience through a whirlwind of lives lived in the 21st century.

Thu 18 May

£6 / 0115 941 9419

Fri 19 May

£6 / 0115 941 9419

Out Of This World

Psychological thriller meets medical drama in an action-packed multimedia performance from acclaimed writer and director, Mark Murphy.

Fri 12 May

£12–£18 / 0115 941 9419

Sat 13 May

£12–£18 / 0115 941 9419

QI: No Such Thing as a Fish

Bizarre and humorous facts from the QI universe in the first live touring version of the hit podcast.

Fri 24 Nov


  • Written by: Jonathan Larson (lyrics)

A 20th anniversary production of Jonathan Larson's landmark Tony Award-winning musical based on Puccini's La Boheme, which chronicles the trials and tribulations of a group of impoverished young artists in New York City's East Village in the days of bohemian excess. The songbook includes Seasons Of Love, Take Me Or Leave…

Tue 16 May

£13.50–£33.50 / 0115 941 9419

Wed 17 May

£13.50–£33.50 / 0115 941 9419

Thu 18 May

£13.50–£33.50 / 0115 941 9419

…and 2 more dates until 20 May

Ruby Wax: Frazzled

Ruby Wax discusses her new book, Frazzled, which is a guide to mindfulness.

Mon 1 May

£21 / 0115 941 9419

Simon Amstell: What is This?

Stand-up and former Buzzcocks presenter with his acerbic, self-deprecating humour taking on freedom, suffering, forgiveness and other cheery topics.

Fri 27 Oct

Some People v Reginald D Hunter

The self-proclaimed 'comedian, swashbuckler and scientist' takes his latest and no doubt controversial show on the road.

Spring Reign

A story from the Syrian conflict: based on real-life accounts of refugees, aid workers, activists, and journalists. Ages 15+.

Sat 27 May

£14 (£12) / 0115 941 9419

Stephen Bailey: Nation's Sweetheart

The comedian tackles the art of conversation with stories of dating disasters, family lunacy and celebrity put-downs.

Fri 2 Jun

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 0115 941 9419

The Who's Tommy

Peter Townshend's epic rock musical based on The Who's 1969 concept album about the pinball-playing boy.

Wed 19 Apr

£8–£32 / 0115 941 9419

Thu 20 Apr

£8–£32 / 0115 941 9419

Fri 21 Apr

£8–£32 / 0115 941 9419

…and 6 more dates until 29 Apr

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