Creative | By | Nature

Welcome to Lakeside Arts! We’re the University of Nottingham’s public arts centre. Across three buildings we have a theatre, four galleries, a museum, and an award-winning recital hall.

All year round we are packed with a wonderful programme of music, kid’s theatre, comedy, dance, theatre, exhibitions, outdoor events, and workshops. You can find us surrounded by nature in Highfields Park by the lake (we’re Lake-side for a reason) and always overflowing with creative talent – creative by nature, if you will.

In this section

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Jobs & Volunteering

We are always looking for creative and passionate people to join us.

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Our team

Find out how to get in touch with our wonderful team.

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Learn the history of Lakeside, from Lido to Arts Centre!

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Find the latest news and blogs from Lakeside Arts.

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For all our press releases and images for our exhibitions and events.

Our Buildings

As an arts centre, we cover a lot of art forms and a lot of ground. We have three main buildings to bring you some of the best exhibitions, theatre, and music in Nottingham. The DH Lawrence Pavilion, Djanogly Gallery, Djanogly Recital Hall, Weston Gallery, Wallner Gallery, Angear Visitor Centre, and University of Nottingham Museum all make up Lakeside Arts.

University of Nottingham

The University of Nottingham is our home and the reason we can bring you the fantastic programme you know and love. We’re always looking for new ways to collaborate with other University departments and inject a bit of art and culture into places you never thought it would go. From lab coat art pieces to Viking exhibitions, we love to showcase the incredible work going on at the University.

Highfields Park

We’re a beloved Nottingham venue and part of the vast creative and cultural scene across Nottingham. Part of what makes us so special is our surroundings. The popular and beautiful park and lake make us a fantastic spot for outdoor events and family days out. We take inspiration from the nature around us and love to incorporate it into what we do. Find out how you can enjoy a nature-loving day in our spaces.


University of Nottingham Art Collection

The University of Nottingham art collection consists of some 651 items covering a broad range of subjects and media. The works are displayed across the four main university campuses in Nottingham. Read more about one of the pieces displayed in our Gallery Café.

University of Nottingham Museum

The University of Nottingham Museum has a collection of archaeological artefacts from Nottinghamshire and the wider East Midlands (Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and Leicestershire). Many of these artefacts come from the everyday life of the people of the past, including eating utensils and vases. These are on display year-round in the museum.

Manuscripts and Special Collections

Manuscripts and Special Collections is part of University of Nottingham Libraries but has its public exhibition space in the Wallner Gallery in the DH Lawrence Pavilion. Year-round they put on exhibitions that feature works from the collections.

Anyone can view the University’s printed, manuscript and archive collections at King’s Meadow Campus. For more information visit the Manuscripts and Special Collections pages of the University of Nottingham website.

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