Lakeside Arts
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Lakeside Arts
Event Detail
Nottingham Playhouse and Lakeside Arts present

The Tempest

Saturday 03 July, 3pm & 6pm
Highfields Park

Theatre & Dance
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80 minutes
£12 (concessions £8)

Suitable for ages 6+
One ticket permits entry for one person

Join us for a magical outdoor theatre experience and be transported to a land of mischief and mayhem this summer.

When sorceress Prospero uses her powers to conjure an almighty storm, the survivors of a shipwreck are left deserted on a remote island… or so they think. The group soon discover an enchanting world of fairies and mythical beasts awaits them in this tale of feuding families and falling in love.

Using just a few props and some speedy costume changes, our cast of four bring to life all of the mad-cap characters in this action-packed, 80 minute version of Shakespeare’s final play.

Perfect for everyone over the age of 6, gather the family, slap on some sun cream and enjoy this brilliantly bonkers open air production of The Tempest against the backdrop of Lakeside Arts.


Wet Weather

As this production is taking place outdoors, we recommend checking the forecast ahead of your visit to ensure you are dressed appropriately for the weather. We’re hoping for glorious sunshine, but all performances will go ahead come rain or shine as long as it remains safe to do so. Where performances are cancelled due to severe wet weather, all customers will be offered a full refund or the choice to attend a different performance of The Tempest (subject to availability).

Safety Information

The safety of our visitors, staff and students is our priority. Here's what we're doing to help keep everyone safe, and what you can do to help.

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For your safety and the safety of others, face coverings must be worn in all of our buildings at all times. Read our list of exemptions. Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue. If no tissue is available, use your elbow.

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The number of visitors permitted in our spaces has been reduced. Please follow the signposted one-way routes and respect social distancing throughout our venues.

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Please do not visit Lakeside if you or anyone you live with is feeling unwell or have a loss of smell, temperature, consistent cough or loss of taste.

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Hand sanitiser is available at regular intervals throughout our venues. We ask that you sanitise your hands upon entering and leaving our venues.

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The frequency of our cleaning throughout our venues has been increased, including toilets and other facilities.

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We are currently only accepting contactless payments. Cash will not be accepted. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Protective screens are in place at key touchpoints throughout our buildings. All staff are required to wear face coverings inside our buildings, except those that meet one or more of our exemptions criteria.


We may need to share your information with the NHS contact tracing service if someone who has tested positive for Covid-19 lists Lakeside as a place they recently visited. Read our Privacy Notice to find out how your information is shared and stored.

It is now law that all visitors entering our venues are required to either scan in prior to entry using the NHS contact tracing app or provide their name and contact details to the venue for contact tracing purposes. To help protect you, loved ones and other visitors to Lakeside, please download the official NHS Covid-19 contact tracing app for England and Wales.

More information about visiting Lakeside and the measures we have in place are available on in the Visit Us section of our website.

If You, or anyone in your household or support bubble test positive or displayed any symptoms of COVID-19 in the 10 days prior to this event and you notify us by email at least two hours prior to the start time of the event, we will issue you with a full refund for your ticket(s). Please see our Terms and Conditions of Sale for more information.

Enjoy a sneak peek of rehearsals in our Djanogly Theatre:

The Tempest Rehearsal Images

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