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. 


Through whose eyes?

We are all familiar with photos of the Holocaust, but who took these images? How does photography dictate our understanding of WW2? 

Using cutting-edge technology, a virtual reality experience enables students to enter an immersive environment to explore Nazi photography from the Warsaw Ghetto. Themes of the show link to current topics such as, Black Lives Matter and Fake News. When you see an image posted on Social Media, ask yourself who took it and why?

Lakeside Learning Department are offering FREE two hour workshops where students will be able to work with experts on the topic and Holocaust survivors.

To book, or for more information, contact:



Raising attainment in the written paper

Learn how to deconstruct, reconstruct and analyse the themes, issues, characters and language in DNA for GCSE English or Drama with Lakeside Arts.

DNA provides everything a GCSE student needs in the study of a contemporary drama text: a thrilling narrative structure, distinctive and stylish dialogue, sharply defined characters, imaginative storytelling and a moral dilemma – a perfect production for a student’s Theatre Review.

The Package Includes

  • A teacher pre-show resource pack, including suggested Scheme of Work
  • A student resource pack including notes on the show and a guide to their coursework
  • A ticket to the show
  • A post show student seminar, deconstructing and reconstructing the show with a step-by-step guide on achieving the higher grade bands for their coursework

To book or more information contact


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

Price: £50
Once paid for, the full resource pack can be downloaded for your use.  


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. 

Quotation mark graphic

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.

What's On


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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Photograph of girl on stage singing


Lakeside Arts are very pleased to be running the Theatre Category of Nottingham’s Young Creative Awards 2022. This year it’s all about monologues! If you have any young people that are passionate about writing or performing then this is a great opportunity them.  

If you have students who need practice for their GCSE, A level or Drama School self-tape, then why not use this as a great test drive.

It can be either an original work or pre-existing text which they capture on video. It should be a maximum duration of 3 minutes. Open to anyone aged 11-24 living, working or studying in Nottingham. Watch our Q&A Masterclass videos below to learn some tips and tricks to enter your monologue.

How to apply:

  • Fill in the online application form, tell us why you entered and how this activity has developed your skills.
  • Submit your short 3 minute video.

Online applications are open now!

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Young Creative Awards Logo


Thanks to the generous support of the CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust we are able to offer young people aged 8-25 free tickets to this concert. Click here for information on how to apply for the CAVATINA membership scheme.