Lakeside Arts
Part of University of Nottingham
Lakeside Arts
Parent and child in a luminarium at Lakeside Arts

Visit Us

Come all day and explore our spaces and surroundings. Enjoy our free exhibitions, indulge in a bite to eat and drink, make the most of the park’s facilities and stay on for evening show and meal.

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Tram outside Lakeside Arts

GETTING HERE

Lakeside Arts is located at the South Entrance of the University of Nottingham’s University Park Campus, about 2.5 miles from Nottingham city centre. Our postcode is NG7 2RD.

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Audience dancing in Djanogly Theatre

HOW TO BOOK

It’s quick and easy to book tickets for events at Lakeside Arts. Book online, by phone or in person at the box office.

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Lakeside's DH Lawrence Pavilion

OPENING TIMES

Lakeside’s cafés open at 8am or 9am most days (10am on Sundays), with our artistic and heritage spaces opening a little later. View our general opening times for all of our facilities.

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Audience member at Wheee! Festival

ACCESS INFORMATION

Everyone is welcome at Lakeside Arts. We want everything we do to be accessible to all our audiences and are continually looking for ways to improve.

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Concert in the Djanogly Recital Hall

OUR SPACES & FACILITIES

We are one of the largest University-based arts centres in the UK and over 200,000 people of all ages and abilities engage annually with Lakeside’s cultural programme.

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Visitors ordering in the Pavilion Cafe

EATING & DRINKING

Sit back, meet friends and relax, or enjoy a business breakfast, in one of Lakeside’s inviting cafés.

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Children enjoying Wheee! Festival

CHILDREN & FAMILIES

If you’re planning on visiting with your family, here’s some information we think you might find useful.

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School group in Djanogly Gallery

SCHOOL & GROUP VISITS

Bring your group to Lakeside for outstanding performances, fascinating exhibitions and interactive workshops – all in our unique parkland setting.

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Customers browsing in Lakeside's Shop

SHOP

The Lakeside Shop is packed with unique and unusual handmade, design-led gifts for the extra special people in your life. 

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View over the lake at sunset

EXPLORE THE CAMPUS & HIGHFIELDS PARK

Nottingham Lakeside Arts is set in the beautiful surroundings of Highfields Park and University Park, the latter of which has Green Flag status.

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Red Centre painting by artist Ivon Hitchens

IVON HITCHENS: SPACE THROUGH COLOUR

Saturday 2 November – Sunday 23 February
Djanogly Gallery


This exhibition considers the full scope of the artist’s career spanning a remarkable six decades.