Lakeside Arts
Part of University of Nottingham
Lakeside Arts
Event Detail

Nottingham Young Creative Awards Theatre Category

Tuesday 31 March - Saturday 04 April, times vary (see below)
Djanogly Theatre, Lakeside Arts

Theatre & Dance
Please note this event has already taken place and you are viewing an archived page of the Lakeside website.
For a list of current events, exhibitions and workshops, please click on 'What's On' in the menu above

In line with the University’s response to Government Guidance, we have postponed Lakeside’s entire programme – exhibitions, workshops, talks and events – until the end of June. More information is available here.​

Approx. 2 hours including interval
Please note there could be strong language in the 18+ entries

Tuesday 31 March, 7pm (11-15 age group)
Thursday 2 April, 7pm (16-18 age group)
Saturday 4 April, 7pm (19-24 age group)

In collaboration with Nonsuch, we are very excited to be delivering the Theatre Category of the Nottingham Young Creative Awards. Previously called Toolbox, the Theatre Category is a creative challenge for the young theatre makers of Nottingham to showcase their talents, and for the industry to see the wide variety of theatre being devised in our city!

The challenge is simple: schools, youth theatres, colleges and young companies are invited to devise their own original 15-minute theatre performance for selection by the panel. There are three entry categories aligned to the Nottingham Young Creative Awards: 11-15 years; 16–18 years; 19-24 years.

All theatre is welcome – scripted or devised – and the work can be performed in a style of your choosing. Most importantly, it must be new piece of work, it must challenge you and it must engage your audiences.

Young Creative Awards logo     University of Nottingham logo     nonsuch studios logo

If you are interested and would just like to know more about the Nottingham Young Creative Awards’ Theatre Category, please get in touch with

The deadline for registering your group’s interest in taking part is at 12noon on Monday 16 December. You can register here by filling in the short form.

To learn more about the selection process and performances, please check out the Young Creative Awards website: