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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Letters to Windsor House
Louise Mothersole and Rebecca Biscuit return with their new play on, or about, or circling, the housing crisis.
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.
Out Of This World
Psychological thriller meets medical drama in an action-packed multimedia performance from acclaimed writer and director, Mark Murphy.
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
The Who's Tommy
Peter Townshend's epic rock musical based on The Who's 1969 concept album about the pinball-playing boy.