Lakeside Arts

Welcome to Lakeside Arts

Welcome to Lakeside Arts Centre

Lakeside is the University of Nottingham's unique public arts centre and museum presenting an eclectic programme of music, dance, theatre, visual art and family events all year round.

With two excellent cafés and craft cabinets selling original works by leading craftmakers, Lakeside Arts Centre is the ideal place to take time out, unwind and experience the best in visual and performing arts.

Lakeside ON: April - August 2014



Due to circumstances beyond our control, we have had to move the selection for Lustre 2014 to the end of April so we have decided to extend the date for submissions. The new closing date is Tuesday 22 April, so there is still plenty of time to submit an application if you wish to do so.
Click here for more info about how to apply.


 For more information and updates about the tram works at the University of Nottingham, please visit

For more information about changes to NCT bus routes, visit
or call 0115 950 60 70.


We apologise for any inconvience caused during this period. These works are entirely outside the control of Lakeside Arts Centre or the University of Nottingham but we are working with the City and the tram contractor to ensure minimum disruption.

Update from NET: Phase 2 of tramworks affecting traffic on Queens Road East Island and University Boulevard

Art Share

Art Share

Saturdays from 3 May 11am - 1pm

Art Share is an exciting new art club for parent/carers and children together, where art skills of all descriptions and creative ideas will be nurtured.

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Tutti Frutti


Thursday 24 April 8pm

A brand new musical comedy is created from scratch at each performance of this award-winning show!


Tess Jaray

Landscapes of Space:

Paintings and Prints by Tess Jaray

21 February - 27 April

The first major exhibition, since that at the Serpentine Gallery in 1988, devoted to the paintings and prints of Tess Jaray.

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I'm a Philanthropist

Are You A Philanthropist?

Please help us to continue to deliver more of what you love. For a limited period, every £1 you give us can be matched by £1 by £1 by the Arts Council's Catalyst Fund.


April 2014




Keep up to date with the tram developments and how they could affect your journey. Read more.



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LYTX 2014

Read more about Lakeside Youth Theatre, find show dates and follow the rehearsal blog!

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Nottingham Life Cycle 4

University of Nottingham's charity event in aid of stroke rehabilitation research.

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Michelle Stuart

Learn more about the touring exhibition.

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The opportunity to discover the university park and enjoy is vast gardens and grounds. For a current programme of events
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Special Exhibition

Windows on War -Soviet Posters 1943 - 1945

The University of Nottingham's rare collection of Soviet war posters is unique in the UK and is one of the largest internationally.

More info


Find out what time Lakeside and its cafes are open over Easter.

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UCycle Project

Why not cycle to Lakeside? It's only 15 mins from the city centre and we have covered cycle stands nearby.

Read more about UCycle

MUSEUM of Archaeology

Open to the General Public Mon - Sat, 11am - 5pm, Sun 12noon - 4pm. The Museum is located next to the Djanogly Art Gallery.
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