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. 


Bring your class to experience our fantastic Breaking The Mould exhibition, highlighting the work by women sculptors across seventy years.

We also offer a Teacher CPD session that will included a guided tour of the impressive exhibition, practical ideas on how to encourage children to respond to art as well as taking part in a number of hands-on sculptural activities which you can take back to use in the classroom. 



Stage performance to aid curriculum learning

Allow your students the chance to explore The Tempest by William Shakespeare with this recorded performance of our stage co-production with Nottingham Playhouse in August 2021. 

The Tempest is thought to be the final play that Shakespeare wrote alone, probably written in 1610-1611. Most of the action takes place on a remote island after a tempest summoned by Prospero in the first scene shipwrecks his enemies. Prospero reveals to his daughter Miranda that he caused the storm with the help of Ariel, a magical spirit. He believes that he has been given an opportunity to take revenge on his brother Antonio, Duke of Milan, and Alonso, King of Naples. The pair had usurped Prospero as Duke of Milan twelve years before and set him and his daughter adrift on a ship, eventually becoming stranded on the remote island.

This performance was designed to meet curriculum based learning and bring to life Shakespeare's play in an adapted version. Enjoy discovering the mad-cap characters and exploring themes of love, betrayal and colonialism. 

Adapted and directed by Martin Berry, Head of Participation at Nottingham Playhouse

Acknowledgments and thanks
Kay Fleming of Fabric Corner Lincoln; Set Builder Tom Williams and Painters Claire Thompson, Emily Hackett and Anna Roberts


Insight Pack 



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

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 2021. 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 are now closed.

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