Lakeside Arts
Part of University of Nottingham
Lakeside Arts

School tour of Djanogly Gallery

Schools & Colleges

Lakeside offers a flexible approach to group visits with a wide range of options available for all Key Stages. Our innovative learning opportunities are cross-curricular and devised in collaboration with teachers, artists and students. We like to tailor your trip to suit your needs. 


Available Monday 8 - Friday 19 March 2021
Suitable for ages 5+

Mr Popple is a kind, elderly man who lives alone with just his pet tortoise, Tommy, for company. When his neighbours suddenly find themselves housebound, he notices their struggles and sets out to share some joy. His acts of kindness transform strangers into friends (and pop stars!) and a community is born.



Teaching and revision guide to help in remote learning

A pack designed as a comprehensive teaching and revision guide for you and your students that is able to meet the ever-challenging demands of the world of remote teaching, this ‘one stop shop’ package includes a recording of the original performance of Lakeside Arts’ and the Nottingham New Theatre’s 2018 production of Lysistrata; a series of complimentary recorded lessons; and a learning pack of exemplar exam materials to ensure the highest attainable grades in the written exam by engaging key skills.

The performance was designed using the demands of the exam’s requirements but, just as importantly, as a show that would connect with an audience A-level drama students in whilst clearly utilising techniques and strategies from Brecht, Joan Littlewood and the ‘musical hall’ style.

Price: £75
Once paid for, the full resource pack can be downloaded for your use.

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Please note: Once purchased, you will have 14 days to download the resource pack from the Digital Content section of your account.

A picture of the 2018 New Theatre production of Lysistrata with characters on stage

Unfortunately, we are currently unable to welcome you in our buildings however we are very keen to come into school and offer you a wide variety of workshops from Drama through Visual arts to Dance. Please get in touch for more information.

There are a few different ways to experience a day with us. Generally, school trip days are split into a morning and an afternoon session – how you fill those sessions is up to you. 

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Everyone involved was extremely helpful and accommodating throughout the booking process and the trip itself. The workshop was great and the children really enjoyed looking around the exhibition (which for a lot of them was a first). Lakeside were great at keeping me updated throughout the process so I had all the information I needed and put together a timetable that worked perfectly for us, which is often tricky as we are a large school. One of the children even said “This is the best day of my life!" Thanks so much for a great trip!"
Year 2 Teacher/Co-ordinator


£120 per class per 1/2 day at Lakeside Arts. (£135 per class per 1/2 day for in-school workshop)
All of our workshops are run by experienced professionals who are experts in their field and are offered for:

  • Visual Arts
  • Drama
  • History
  • Outdoor Learning

Teachers Pack: Primary Schools
Teachers Pack: Secondary Schools


Use our spaces as your own free resource – just let us know that you are coming. We have a selection of activity sheets available for the gallery and outdoor learning to use if you wish. 


Bring your students to a show – for every 9 tickets, get 1 free teacher ticket.

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Make a day of it and stay for lunch! We always offer a free lunch space for schools visiting us.  


Why leave the classroom when a mini-museum can visit you? The University of Nottingham Museum’s travelling exhibitions are housed in genuine antique travelling trunks that are fascinating artefacts in themselves. The resources are treasure troves full of artefacts, replicas, costumes, games and activities based on local historic sites.

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Lakeside Arts and Nonsuch are very pleased to be running the Theatre Category of Nottingham’s Young Creative Awards 2020. The challenge is simple: schools, colleges, youth theatres and young companies are invited to create and enter a 15-minute theatre performance. Watch our Q&A Masterclass videos below to learn some tips and tricks to enter your monologue.

Applications close on Wednesday 21 April 2021.

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