Special Events

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year (or Spring Festival) is the most widely celebrated event in the Asian calendar. This year is the year of the Rooster, coming full circle since Lakeside first celebrated Chinese New Year in 2005. In a break with tradition, brilliant digital artist Barrett Hodgson is creating a stunning original digital projection on the south façade of the iconic Trent Building which celebrates the arrival of the new year. We'll also be announcing more events in December 2016, so look out for the Chinese New Year Brochure or check here.

Chinese New Year


Our eagerly awaited festival of theatre and dance for children is the place to be over the May half term holiday. With high quality shows in the theatre, a brand new, never seen before Luminarium and our ever-popular Free Family Weekend in the park, you can rest assured that you and the little ones will be entertained and amazed. We know you'll love the truly international performances we have for you!

Take a look at what happened in 2016: 2016 Wheee! events.


Tri-Campus Arts

Nottingham Lakeside Arts was the catalyst for a first project which brings together talented students from our campuses in the UK, China and Malaysia in a unique ten-day arts programme.

Working on an intensive schedule of theatre and music workshops, masterclasses and rehearsals, the groups shared performance platforms in the Djanogly Theatre, Djanogly Recital Hall, the Bridgwater Amphitheatre and at Nottingham’s Albert Hall. Some were free events and all performances are open to everyone. Download the flyer to find out more about the inaugural event. In 2016 Tri-Campus Arts is taking place at The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus.

Tri-Campus Art