Set in the idyllic University Park Campus, Nottingham Lakeside Arts is a great destination to relax and unwind and to experience the best in performing and visual arts.
You can also visit The University of Nottingham Museum, the Weston Gallery - which exhibits the best from the University's extensive Manuscripts and Special Collections archive. With two great cafes and a beautiful lakeside walk, there's literally something for everyone.
We look forward to welcoming you to Lakeside soon.
Please note: Due to tram works, it is only possible to take a left turn into and out of the South Entrance to campus. It is not possible to take a right turn into or out of the South Entrance.
Work to finish the junction of Queens Road East and University Boulevard will take place from 8pm on Friday 24 July for approximately 3 weeks. As a result, some temporary traffic restrictions will be in place. Please see Tram Net's leaflet for more information about areas affected.
We advise visitors to use the West or North Entrances to gain access to campus.
Directions to Lakeside from the West Entrance
The West Entrance can be accessed from Derby Road. Take the third exit at Priory Island and then travel down Woodside Road. At the next roundabout, take the first exit.
Alternatively, if you're travelling through Beeston, the West Entrance can be accessed via Broadgate. You'll need to take the second exit at the roundabout.
Once on campus, travel past the gatehouse and bear left at the first mini-roundabout. Then follow the road all the way around passing several halls of residence until you reach a steep hill. At the bottom of the hill, take the second exit at the mini-roundabout. Continue over the pedestrian crossing and take the next left onto Keighton Hill. You will be able to see Lakeside straight ahead of you. At the bottom of the hill, bear left and follow the road around to Lakeside's car park.
Directions to Lakeside from the North Entrance
The North Entrance can be accessed via Derby Road at the Queens Medical Centre Island.
Once on campus, turn right at the gatehouse. Continue on to the mini-roundabout and take the first exit (straight on). Continue over the pedestrian crossing and take the next left onto Keighton Hill. You will be able to see Lakeside straight ahead of you. At the bottom of the hill, bear left and follow the road around to Lakeside's car park.
Alternatively, if you do wish to travel through the tramworks, we advise you to leave plenty of extra time for your journey.
Nottingham Lakeside Arts is located at the South Entrance of The University of Nottingham’s University Park campus, just off the A6005, University Boulevard, about 2.5 miles from the City Centre.
Tall white numbered monoliths indicate the entrances to the different facilities at Lakeside, and all carry a map of the local area.
0115 846 7777
Monday to Saturday: 10am until half an hour after start of the performance
Monday to Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: 12noon - 4pm
Payment can be made by cash, debit or credit card.
The following cards are accepted: Visa, Visa Debit, Maestro, Mastercard.
Monday to Saturday: 11am - 5pm
Sunday: 12noon - 4pm
Please note - from 1 September - 30 November 2015, the Djanogly Gallery and Gallery Cafe will be closed on Mondays for essential maintenace.
Monday to Friday: 11am - 4pm
Saturday & Sunday: 12noon - 4pm
Monday to Saturday: 9am - 5pm (until 11pm on performance evenings)
Sunday: 10am - 5pm
Please note - from 1 September the Museum will be closed on Mondays.
Nottingham Lakeside Arts is committed to making the arts accessible. We offer many services for customers with access requirements and are always interested in learning how else we can be of assistance.
There is designated disabled car parking across all the venues. This can be found in Lakeside’s main car park, in front of the Djanogly Art Gallery, and by the lake. Please ask at Box Office for further directions towards disabled parking spaces.
Lakeside has access level toilets inside all buildings and wheelchair spaces in both the Djanogly Recital Hall and Djanogly Theatre.
Please book wheelchair spaces in advance.
There is a Sennheiser Infrared enhanced hearing system in the Djanogly Theatre and Performing Arts Studio (where possible headsets should be booked in advance) and an induction loop in the Djanogly Recital Hall, Box Office, Djanogly Art Gallery Desk, Gallery Café and Pavilion Café.
Touch tours, audio description and sign language interpretation are also available for some performances. Touch Tours give you the opportunity to familiarise yourself with the set and costumes before the show and sometimes even to meet the performers. Touch tours are free, but places are limited so advanced booking is essential. Please call our Box Office on 0115 846 7777 for more details.
Assistance dogs are welcome in all areas of the building, and if you prefer, we will happily look after your dog while you enjoy a performance.
The nearest railway station is Nottingham which is 2.5 miles away, very close to Broadmarsh Bus Station.
From Broadmarsh Bus Station to University South Entrance : Trent Barton Indigo (to Long Eaton/Derby) runs every 5 minutes during the day and less frequently in the evening, these buses run 24/7.
From City Centre: 34 (City Centre/University Park loop) 7 days a week, all year round. See Nottingham City Transport timetable for details.
Further information is available from Nottingham City Transport 0115 950 6070, Trent Barton 01773 712265 or Traveline 0871 200 22 33.
Nottingham Express Transport is currently expanding the tram network across the city and the line from the city centre to Beeston will travel via Lakeside. Works are expected to be completed in early 2015. In the meantime, you can keep up to date with works via the University’s website
The local area is well-served by cycle routes with covered parking spaces available, outside the Djanogly Art Gallery, subject to demand. More information on cycling is available from the University and from Nottingham City Council.
From the M1, take junction 25 and join the A52 to Nottingham. turn right at the third roundabout (Priory), from there the University is signposted. Satnav: use postcode NG7 2RD and make sure you also enter: East Drive.
While tram work are underway, the West or North entrances be a good alternative to avoid delays.
Please note: Parking at Lakeside during term time is very limited.
There are two free car parks next to the DH Lawrence Pavilion. Pay and Display parking is available on campus subject to demand. The nearest car park is on Science Road (the first right after the South Entrance).
Parking on campus is FREE in the Evening and at Weekends.
Parking restrictions are enforced by University of Nottingham Security Monday to Friday 9.15am - 4.30pm when a ticket will be needed. However the first 30 minutes is free with a ticket.
Please allow extra time in your journey in case you have to walk to Lakeside from the main University Pay & Display Car Park.
More information on the parking on the campus is on the University’s website.
For the Djanogly Art Gallery and Recital Hall please use the spaces on East Drive (in front of those buildings). For the Djanogly Theatre or other venues located inside the D H Lawrence Pavilion there are two spaces in the free car park next to the Pavilion. An additional nine spaces are next to the lake (past the gatehouse, then first left off East Drive towards the D H Lawrence Pavilion.