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.
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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.
Sun 30 Apr
£16 / 0115 941 9419
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.
Journalist and TV presenter Ned Boulting takes a ride through the world of bicycles, from commuter s right through to the winner of the Tour de France.
Brian Conley: The Greatest Entertainer
Cheeky, cheerful and irrepressible, Brian Conley has been making the UK laugh since the age of 16 when he broke into the industry in that classic fashion - as a Pontin's Bluecoat. Since then he has lent his talents to a string of Saturday night TV shows and Royal Variety performances, delighting with his cabaret-style…
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.
East Is East
A brand new production of the Olivier Award-winning comedy that went on to become a BAFTA-winning film sensation. Chip shop owner George has his work cut out as head of the Khan household. Back in George's homeland Pakistan, a father rules the house; but in 1970s Salford, as Britain evolves and rebels, his teenage…
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+.
Gedling Ballet School Show 2017
Students from Gedling Ballet School perform a mixed programme of dance styles.
Henning Wehn: Westphalia Is Not An Option
New show from the German Comedy Ambassador.
Jasmin Vardimon Company: Park
- Written by: Jasmin Vardimon
Jasmin Vardimon's critically-acclaimed dance theatre production, Park.
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.
Mark Murphy's V-TOL: Out Of This World
The story of one woman's fight for survival as she descends into a medically induced coma, told through aerial choreography and special effects.
Fri 12 May
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.
- 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…
Thu 18 May
Ruby Wax: Frazzled
Ruby Wax discusses her new book, Frazzled, which is a guide to mindfulness.
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.
Some People v Reginald D Hunter
The self-proclaimed 'comedian, swashbuckler and scientist' takes his latest and no doubt controversial show on the road.
A story from the Syrian conflict: based on real-life accounts of refugees, aid workers, activists, and journalists. Ages 15+.
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
This Evil Thing
Michael Mears portrays conscientious objectors, army generals, and many more, in this compelling, shocking and inspiring story of the men who in 1916 said no to war. 'A moving and dynamic retelling of a hidden story' (The List) Presented by Nottingham Peacebuilders and the Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation
The Who's Tommy
Peter Townshend's epic rock musical based on The Who's 1969 concept album about the pinball-playing boy.