Lakeside Arts
Part of University of Nottingham
Lakeside Arts
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Plan your visit to Lakeside and find more information below about our opening times, how to book tickets and safety information.


Opening Times

DH Lawrence Pavilion & Pavilion Café
Monday-Friday: 8am-4pm
Saturday-Sunday: 10am-5pm
More information

Box Office
Tuesday-Saturday: 11am-1.30pm & 2-4pm*
Sunday: 12noon-4pm
Closed Mondays

*and from one hour before until 30 minutes after a publicised event start time if outside of these hours.

Djanogly Gallery, Angear Visitor Centre, Lakeside Shop & Gallery Café
Tuesday-Saturday: 10am-4pm
Sunday: 12noon-4pm
Closed Mondays

University of Nottingham Museum
Thursday-Sunday: 12noon-4pm
Closed Monday-Wednesday

Weston Gallery
Tuesday-Sunday: 12noon-4pm
Closed Mondays


Getting Here

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 Nottingham city centre. Our postcode is NG7 2RD.

Please note: weekday daytime (9.15am-4pm) parking at Lakeside during University term time is limited. If travelling by car, please allow extra time for your journey.   



Lakeside Arts
University Park

When travelling to Lakeside, we encourage all our visitors to use public transport, cycle and walk wherever possible. Please see below for further details:


NET – Event Ticket

There are no parking worries with NET Trams’ event ticket. Return travel on the tram is just £3 with your Lakeside ticket (excluding free events). Event Tickets are available to purchase from all NET ticket machines located at every tram stop. If asked by a Revenue Protection Officer, all you need to do is to show them your ticket to the Lakeside event you are travelling to and your tram ticket.

Avoid the city centre traffic by using one of the seven free Park & Ride sites. Alternatively travel from the tram stop closest to you.

Plan your journey with NET

The closest tram stop for Lakeside Arts is the University of Nottingham tram stop on the Toton Lane-Hucknall line.


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.


Lakeside is about 2.5 miles away from Nottingham Rail Station, with frequent connecting trams to Lakeside on the Toton Lane-Hucknall line. Call East Midlands Railway on 03457 125 678 or visit the National Rail website for train timetable information.


The local area is well-served by cycle routes with covered parking spaces available outside the Djanogly Gallery, subject to demand. More information on cycling is available from the University of Nottingham and Nottingham City Council websites


From the M1, take junction 25 (south) or junction 26 (north). Initially follow signs for Nottingham and then University of Nottingham. For SatNav use postcode NG7 2RD. 

Please be aware that there is a one-way system in place at the South Entrance and it is only possible to take a left turn into and out of this entrance to University Park Campus

Car Parking

Please note: weekday daytime (9.15am-4pm) parking at Lakeside during University term time is limited. If travelling by car, please allow extra time for your journey.

There are two free car parks next to the DH Lawrence Pavilion. Pay and Display parking is available on campus subject to demand.

All University Park Campus car parks are free and unrestricted after 4pm on weekday evenings and at weekends. The nearest campus car parks are behind the University of Nottingham Museum/Djanogly Gallery and on Science Road (the first right after entering campus via the South Entrance).

Download a University Park Campus map (PDF)*

*Lakeside Arts is buildings 49 and 50 – the Djanogly Recital Hall is in building 33. The Pay and Display car park is situated in between buildings 16 and 18.

More information on parking on University Park Campus can be found on the University of Nottingham’s website.

Accessible Parking

For the Djanogly Gallery and Recital Hall please use the spaces on East Drive (in front of those buildings). For venues located in side the DH Lawrence Pavilion there are six blue badge holder parking bays in the adjacent oval car park.

Safety Information

The safety of our visitors, staff and students is our priority. Here's what we're doing to help keep everyone safe, and what you can do to help. 

We ask that everyone is respectful of others’ choices, understanding that some people will feel more comfortable with the lifting of restrictions than others and that health vulnerabilities remain.



To be considerate of everyone's health and safety we strongly encourage continued wearing of face masks inside our buildings. Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue. If no tissue is available, use your elbow.


Although it is no longer mandatory, we ask that visitors give people space where it is sensible or requested.


We will refund tickets to anyone that tests positive or is displaying symptoms of Covid-19 as long as we’re notified at least two hours prior to an event start time.


Hand sanitiser is available at regular intervals throughout our venues. We recommend you make use of these upon arriving and leaving our venue.


The frequency of our cleaning throughout our venues has been increased, including toilets and other facilities.


We are able to accept both contactless and cash payments in our venues, though contactless payments are preferred.

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Saturday 25 - Sunday 26 June
Four fabulous performers, merry music
and much mayhem is promised as we bring
Shakespeare's classic tale to life...