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 23 events at this location

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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.

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


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.

Thu 23 Nov

£21 / 0115 941 9419

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.

Mon 19 Jun

£12–£18 / 0115 941 9419

Tue 20 Jun

£12–£18 / 0115 941 9419

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…

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

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

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

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

Sat 13 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.

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

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

Fri 28 Apr

£12 (£10) / 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.

Fri 28 Apr

£8–£32 / 0115 941 9419

Sat 29 Apr

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