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

There are 25 events at this location

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Beam

We make great theatre for and with everyone who wants to discover and awaken their creativity. For ages from 18 months to 18 years, come and explore, develop and perform at the Playhouse. • Explore and develop creative and performance skills. • Build self-confidence and social skills. • Develop skills in collaborating…

Sat 22 Sep

Times vary / £65 / 0115 941 9419

Sun 23 Sep

Times vary / £65 / 0115 941 9419

Mon 24 Sep

Times vary / £65 / 0115 941 9419

…and 59 more dates until 22 Nov

The Big Bang Stop-Motion Workshop

Create a colourful short film with all the fizz and flare of a fireworks display spectacular! For ages 7 – 11

Tue 30 Oct

£6 / 0115 941 9419

David O'Doherty: You Have To Laugh

Armed with his reliable keyboard from 1986, quirky, offbeat multi-award winning Irish musician, actor and comedian David O'Doherty presents an exciting repertoire of silly little songs performed on an even sillier little instrument, combined with traditional stand-up. Witness madness in motion.

Wed 27 Feb 2019

£21.45 / 0115 941 9419

FUP

The Santee family are unconventional, to say the least. 100-year-old Grandaddy Jake and his enormous grandson Tiny live life on the fringes, drinking whisky, building fences, boasting of immortality. But then, Fup arrives – an ass-kicking, web-footed, feathery sonofagun. See, Fup is a duck. A very big duck. A very big…

Tue 25 Sep

Times vary / £8.50–£24.50 / 0115 941 9419

Wed 26 Sep

Times vary / £8.50–£24.50 / 0115 941 9419

Thu 27 Sep

Times vary / £8.50–£24.50 / 0115 941 9419

…and 2 more dates until 29 Sep

Glimmer

We make great theatre for and with everyone who wants to discover and awaken their creativity. For ages from 18 months to 18 years, come and explore, develop and perform at the Playhouse. • Explore and develop creative and performance skills. • Build self-confidence and social skills. • Develop skills in collaborating…

Sat 22 Sep

Times vary / £60 / 0115 941 9419

Sun 23 Sep

Times vary / £60 / 0115 941 9419

Mon 24 Sep

Times vary / £60 / 0115 941 9419

…and 56 more dates until 19 Nov

Glow at Little Playhouse

Little Playhouse sessions stimulate the senses by using music, movement, storytelling and sensory play. The playful and interactive sessions are a place where your child’s imagination is unleashed and each week you will go on magical adventures together.

Sat 22 Sep

Times vary / £5 / 0115 941 9419

Sun 23 Sep

Times vary / £5 / 0115 941 9419

Mon 24 Sep

Times vary / £5 / 0115 941 9419

…and 56 more dates until 19 Nov

The Great Big Bonfire Build

It’s almost bonfire night, and we’ve got a bonfire to build so come and help us to make the biggest, most brilliant bonfire around. But watch out for hedgehogs! This multi sensory bonfire-building adventure is designed for children with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities and their families. For ages 5-12

Mon 29 Oct

£6 / 0115 941 9419

Hubble Bubble Drama Games

Come and join us (if you dare!) for some spookily good drama games around our magical cauldron.

Wed 31 Oct

£6 / 0115 941 9419

Julian Clary: Born to Mince Tour

Saucy comedy from 'renowned homosexual' Julian Clary.

Sat 1 Jun 2019

£26.50 / 0115 941 9419

Lantern Making and Halloween Procession

Join us as we make beautiful lanterns to help us navigate the way on our procession around Wellington Circus as the day turns to dusk, and magical music and light will guide the way. For all ages

Wed 31 Oct

£6 / 0115 941 9419

Lost Voice Guy

Fresh off the back of his Britain’s Got Talent 2018 win, Lee Ridley (aka Lost Voice Guy) sets out on a tour of the UK for 2019.

Fri 15 Mar 2019

£16.50 / 0115 941 9419

Nish Kumar: It's In Your Nature To Destroy Yourself

Nish Kumar / Phil McIntyre / Heroes Double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and host of The Mash Report trials new material for a national tour. The title is a quote from Terminator 2. There will be jokes about politics, mankind’s capacity for self-destruction and some jokes that simply don’t work. Come watch someone…

Sat 16 Mar 2019

£24 / 0115 941 9419

Paul Merton's Impro Chums

TV comedy favourite Merton and his talented group of 'impro chums' (read: show offs) magically weave laughs from audience suggestions.

Fri 24 May 2019

£24.50 / 0115 941 9419

Physical Theatre

Join movement artist Seraina Dejaco for a physical theatre and movement workshop full of fun and surprises, themed around light, celebrations and rituals. Using games and movement based tasks to explore the use of breath as a tool in physical theatre and develop choreographic ideas. Due to the physical nature of this…

Fri 2 Nov

£8 / 0115 941 9419

Rachel Parris: It's Fun to Pretend

The award-winning comedian, as seen on The IT Crowd and Murder In Successville, presents a collection of songs, stories and stand-up.

Sun 3 Mar 2019

£14 / 0115 941 9419

Rhymes Against Humanity: Musical Improvised Comedy

A fully improved musical based on suggestions from the audience.

Sat 20 Oct

£9 (£7) / 0115 941 9419

Rich Hall's Hoedown

Rich Hall and friends host a mash-up of music and stand-up featuring the Hoedown's regular band.

Mon 22 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0115 941 9419

Rob Newman: Total Eclipse of Descartes

The comedian and novelist, author of the book and Radio Four show Neuropolis, wonders whether – in a world gone crazy – philosophy can help.

Fri 26 Oct

£16.50 / 0115 941 9419

Sara Pascoe: LadsLadsLads

The award-winning comedian returns with her new show.

Sat 27 Oct

£19.50 / 0115 941 9419

Shadow Puppetry

10.30am – 12.30pm****7 – 11yrs****£6 Find out more about the world of shadow puppetry as you work with our Playhouse Practitioners to create puppets and put on a performance. 2pm – 5pm****12 yrs+****£8 This later session aimed at older children aims to offer a more insightful and technical look at the devising…

Thu 1 Nov

£6–£8 / 0115 941 9419

Smash Night Social Club

Improv comedy night with some of MissImp's best improvisers.

Sat 20 Oct

£9 (£7) / 0115 9474363

Spark Your Imagination Drama Games

Learn all about drama in this fun and confidence building drama games session. For ages 4-8

Fri 2 Nov

£6 / 0115 941 9419

Stewart Francis: Into the Punset

  • 3 stars

Surreal and deadpan one-liners from the Canadian stand-up and TV regular, as seen on Mock The Week and Live At The Apollo.

Sun 14 Oct

£20 / 0115 941 9419

The Vortex: All Female Improv Comedy

All-female improv show inspired by audience suggestions.

Fri 19 Oct

£9 (£7) / 0115 941 9419

The Vox Pops - Comedy From True Stories

The Vox Pops Comedy From True StoriesSaturday 15th SeptemberThe Vox Pops bring their signature blend of hilarious characters and comic scenes in this fast-paced improvised sketch show. The Vox Pops take true stories, tear them apart and put them back together to find the deeper meaning behind them. The truth has never…

Fri 19 Oct

£9 (£7) / 0115 941 9419

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