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 35 events at this location

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Black Men Walking

  • Directed by: Dawn Walton
  • Written by: Testament

Three men take their usual Saturday walk along hazardous terrain and unexpectedly trek through more than 500 years of Black British history in a timely drama written by Testament. A co-production between Eclipse Theatre Company and Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre, directed by Dawn Walton.

Mon 5 Mar

Neville Studio

£16 (£14) / 0115 941 9419

  • 20:00

Tue 6 Mar

Neville Studio

£16 (£14) / 0115 941 9419

  • 20:00

Bridget Christie: What Now?

Acute social and political humour from the award-winning feminist stand-up, who repeatedly pokes fun at her own righteous anger.

Thu 21 Jun

£19.50 (£17.50) / 0115 941 9419

  • 20:00

Chris Ramsey: Is That Chris Ramsey?

Upbeat anecdotes, feelgood humour and witty observations from Ramsey.

Sat 19 May

£23.90 / 0115 941 9419

Chris Ramsey: Just Happy To Get Out Of The House

Upbeat anecdotes, feel-good humour and witty observations from the Geordie stand-up, actor and Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, instantly recognisable from his own television show, which kicked off on Comedy Central in January, and his role as Jack in BBC2's Hebburn.

Sat 19 May

£20 / 0115 941 9419

  • 19:30

Cinderella

A dashing prince is hosting a ball and Cinderella would give anything to go, but her stepmother and sisters have other plans. Can Cinderella escape their clutches and, with the help of her Fairy Godmother and best friend Buttons, find true love? Expect sumptuous costumes, magnificent scenery and a coachload of…

Thu 18 Jan

Times vary / £23–£39.50 / 0115 941 9419

Fri 19 Jan

Times vary / £23–£39.50 / 0115 941 9419

Sat 20 Jan

Times vary / £23–£39.50 / 0115 941 9419

Cinderella

Kenneth Alan Taylor writes and directs this magical family pantomime based on the ever-popular rags-to-riches fairy tale.

Thu 18 Jan

£23 / 0115 941 9419

  • 14:30
  • 19:30

Fri 19 Jan

£23 / 0115 941 9419

  • 19:30

Sat 20 Jan

£23 / 0115 941 9419

  • 14:30
  • 19:30

Count Arthur Strong Is Alive And Unplugged

Steve Delaney portrays the self-anointed show business legend as he pays tribute to one of the best musicals he can vaguely remember with stories and other nuggets of well-worn stagecraft. Inspired by the BBC sitcom by Delaney and Graham Linehan.

Fri 22 Jun

£23 / 0115 941 9419

  • 20:00

Count Arthur Strong: The Sound of Mucus

Steve Delaney's deluded thespian creation returns with a new show.

Fri 22 Jun

£23 / 0115 941 9419

Daliso Chaponda: What the African Said

Having been born in Canada, raised in South Africa and then moving to the UK, Chaponda is able to blend a world of cultural influences and observations in to his stand-up material, which saw him achieve third place Britain's Got Talent in 2017.

Thu 3 May

£15 / 0115 941 9419

David Baddiel: Fame: Not The Musical

It's been a whopping 15 years since David's last stand-up show, so tonight he's exploring the different ways he's perceived: whether it's token Jew, new lad or comedy rock'n'roller.

Sun 25 Mar

£26.50 / 0115 941 9419

Wed 27 Jun

£26.50 / 0115 941 9419

David Baddiel: My Family: Not The Sitcom

An irreverent portrait of family life, memory, ageing, infidelity and gay cats.

Sun 25 Mar

£29.56–£29.68 / 0115 941 9419

Wed 27 Jun

£29.56–£29.68 / 0115 941 9419

Main House

£26.50 / 0115 941 9419

  • 19:30

Ed Byrne: Outside, Looking In

The Dublin-stand-up and regular guest on Mock The Week returns with a new show of observational humor.

Wed 28 Feb

£25.50 / 0115 941 9419

Ed Byrne: Spoiler Alert

  • 2 stars

Stand-up comedy from the Mock The Week regular.

Wed 28 Feb

£25.50 / 0115 941 9419

  • 20:00

Elkie Brooks

Million-selling British songstress belts out the hits as well as material from her latest album.

Wed 24 Jan

£33.50 / 0115 941 9419

  • 19:30

Fairport Convention

Veteran folk group whose current line-up features founding member Simon Nicol with Gerry Conway, Chris Leslie, Dave Pegg and Ric Sanders.

Tue 30 Jan

£26 / 0115 941 9419

  • 19:30

Finding Nana

New Perspectives presents Jane Upton's piece about her grandmother. Directed by Katie Posner.

Wed 7 Feb

Neville Studio

£14.50 (£12) / 0115 941 9419

  • 20:00

Thu 8 Feb

Neville Studio

£14.50 (£12) / 0115 941 9419

  • 20:00

Fri 9 Feb

Neville Studio

£14.50 (£12) / 0115 941 9419

  • 20:00

Sat 10 Feb

Neville Studio

£14.50 (£12) / 0115 941 9419

  • 14:30
  • 20:00

Gecko: The Wedding

Physical theatre from Gecko inspired by the complexity of human nature.

Thu 1 Feb

£8–£24 / 0115 941 9419

  • 20:00

Fri 2 Feb

£8–£24 / 0115 941 9419

  • 20:00

Sat 3 Feb

£8–£24 / 0115 941 9419

  • 20:00

Grumpy Old Women to the Rescue

  • Directed by: Owen Lewis
  • Written by: Jenny Eclair, Judith Holder

Moans and groans from three miserable middle-aged women, based on the successful TV show. Starring Jenny Eclair, Dillie Keane and Lizze Ropper.

Fri 18 May

£29.50 / 0115 941 9419

Holes

“I’m always in the wrong place at the wrong time. It’s because of my no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealin’-great-great-grandfather.” With generations of bad luck in his family, it’s no surprise to Stanley Yelnats when he finds himself the victim of a miscarriage of justice and sent to Camp Green Lake. Camp Green Lake by…

Sat 31 Mar

Times vary / £8.50–£30.50 / 0115 941 9419

Sun 1 Apr

Times vary / £8.50–£30.50 / 0115 941 9419

Mon 2 Apr

Times vary / £8.50–£30.50 / 0115 941 9419

…and 20 more dates until 22 Apr

Holes

Adam Penford directs an adaptation of Louis Sachar's multi-award-winning contemporary novel, starring Kacey Ainsworth in the role of The Warden.

Sat 31 Mar

£8.50–£30.50 / 0115 941 9419

  • 19:00

Mon 2 Apr

£8.50–£30.50 / 0115 941 9419

  • 19:00

Tue 3 Apr

£8.50–£30.50 / 0115 941 9419

  • 19:00
…and 14 more dates until 22 Apr

Iain Stirling: U OK Hun? X

Upbeat wit and gags from Edinburgh-born stand-up and BAFTA-nominated children's TV presenter.

Fri 25 May

£23.90 / 0115 941 9419

I'm About to Lose Control and I Think Joe Lycett

The Birmingham-born comic tours his latest show.

Wed 25 Apr

Sold out / 0115 941 9419

John Robins: Speakeasy

Storytelling, improvisations and intelligent wordplay.

Tue 24 Apr

£16 / 0115 941 9419

John Robins: The Darkness Of Robins

Robins reflects on love, loss, and laments the injustice that you can't break up with yourself.

Tue 24 Apr

£16 / 0115 941 9419

  • 19:30

The Last Ship

Sailor Gideon Fletcher returns home from sea to discover the ship-building life he left behind in chaos in this new musical featuring an original score with musics and lyrics by Sting.

Tue 8 May

£19.50–£45 / 0115 941 9419

Wed 9 May

£19.50–£45 / 0115 941 9419

Thu 10 May

£19.50–£45 / 0115 941 9419

…and 2 more dates until 12 May

Mark Steel: Every Little Thing's Gonna be Alright

The star of Radio 4’s Mark Steel’s in Town and newspaper columnist of the year is back with a new show guaranteed to make the world seem even more wild than it is.

Fri 2 Mar

£16 / 0115 941 9419

  • 19:30

Mirror Mirror: Red Earth Theatre

An original version of the timeless tale combining beautiful puppets, captivating storytelling and mesmerising sign language.

Sat 24 Feb

£8 (Children £7) / 0115 941 9419

  • 12:00
  • 14:45

MissImp

The Midlands-based troupe brings its improvised comedy to the stage.

Sat 3 Feb

Neville Studio

£10 (£8) / 0115 941 9419

  • 19:30

Morgan & West: More Magic For Kids

The time-travelling duo present a show full of feats of magic with cards, blindfolds, cups, balls – and clever references to quantum waveforms and theoretic physics.

Sat 27 Jan

£9 ( £24) / 0115 941 9419

  • 14:00

Morgan & West: Time-Travelling Magicians

Time travelling magic duo both claim to have been born into Victorian England in 1865. Their magic is of the old-fashioned, music-hall variety with cards, blindfolds, cups, balls - and clever references to quantum waveforms and theoretic physics. Hipsters will love the steampunk aesthetic, but the kids will just be…

Sat 27 Jan

£14 (£12) / 0115 941 9419

  • 20:00

Motionhouse: Charge

Motionhouse is a company which fuses highly physical dance-circus with digital imagery and imaginative set design. This science-based piece brings to life stories about the Sun, the Earth's weather systems, and how energy works in our own bodies. It was created in collaboration with Prof Frances Ashcroft and her team from…

Fri 27 Apr

£12.50–£16.50 / 0115 941 9419

  • 20:00

Next Door Dance: The Beautiful Game 2018

The company uses a backdrop of famous commentary, catchy songs and personal stories to delve directly into the heart of football and explore why it truly is the people's game.

Fri 26 Jan

Neville Studio

£8 / 0115 941 9419

  • 19:30

Sat 27 Jan

Neville Studio

£8 / 0115 941 9419

  • 14:00
  • 19:30

Richard Herring: The Best

A 'best of' compilation from the comedian as he picks the best jokes from his last 12 shows.

Sun 29 Apr

£21.10 / 0115 941 9419

Vulva La Revolution

A celebration of the women of Nottingham throughout the ages from the Major Labia collective.

Tue 27 Feb

£12 (£10) / 0115 941 9419

  • 20:00

Wonderland

Adam Penford directs Beth Steel's gripping examination of the events leading up to and during the miner's strike.

Fri 9 Feb

£8.50–£37.50 / 0115 941 9419

  • 19:30

Sat 10 Feb

£8.50–£37.50 / 0115 941 9419

  • 19:30

Mon 12 Feb

£8.50–£37.50 / 0115 941 9419

  • 19:30
…and 9 more dates until 24 Feb

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