Nottingham Lakeside Arts is located at the South Entrance of The University of Nottingham’s University Park campus, just off the A6005, University Boulevard, about 2.5 miles from the City Centre.

Tall white numbered monoliths indicate the entrances to the different facilities at Lakeside, and all carry a map of the local area. Read on to find out the best way of getting here...

Our full address:
Nottingham Lakeside Arts,
University Park,


The closest tram stop to Lakeside is University of Nottingham on the Toton Lane/Hucknall line. The stop right outside the venue and you can’t miss us.

For ticketed events, Tramlink have offered Lakeside visitors a £2 ticket. For just £2, you can buy a return tram ticket from one of the ticket machines you can find at tramstops. All you need is your ticket (or confirmation email) for the Lakeside event/show, then select the event ticket on the tram ticket machine. If asked by a Revenue Protection Officer, all you need to do is to show them your ticket (or confirmation email) to the Lakeside event and your tram ticket. It's as simple as that.

If you need more information about the tram, visit the NETTram website or call their travel centre on 0115 824 6060.


From the M1, take junction 25 and join the A52 to Nottingham. turn right at the third roundabout (Priory), from there the University is signposted. Satnav: use postcode NG7 2RD and make sure you also enter: East Drive.

Please note: it is only possible to take a left turn into and out of the South Entrance to campus. It is not possible to take a right turn into or out of the South Entrance.


There are two free car parks next to the DH Lawrence Pavilion. Pay and Display parking is available on campus subject to demand. The nearest car parks are behind The University of Nottingham Museum and on Science Road (the first right after the South Entrance).

Parking on campus is FREE in the Evening (after 4.30pm) and at Weekends. Campus car parks can be seen circled in red on this map.

Parking restrictions are enforced by University of Nottingham Security Monday to Friday 9.15am - 4.30pm when a ticket will be needed. However the first 30 minutes is free with a ticket.

Please allow extra time in your journey in case you have to walk to Lakeside from the main University Pay & Display Car Park if you are visiting at a busy time.

Blue Badge Parking: For the Djanogly Art Gallery and Recital Hall please use the spaces on East Drive (in front of those buildings). For the Djanogly Theatre or other venues located inside the D H Lawrence Pavilion there are two spaces in the free car park next to the Pavilion. An additional nine spaces are next to the lake (past the gatehouse, then first left off East Drive towards the D H Lawrence Pavilion.

More information on the parking on the campus is on the University’s website.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are planning to visit us during Half Term, please be aware our car parks are likely to be very busy. Please see the tram and bus options on this page for alternate options.


There are a few options if you want to travel on the bus:

From Broadmarsh Bus Station to University South Entrance: Trent Barton Indigo (to Long Eaton/Derby) runs every 5 minutes during the day and less frequently in the evening, these buses run 24/7.

From City Centre: 34 (City Centre/University Park loop) 7 days a week, all year round. See Nottingham City Transport website for full details. NCT have a £5 grouprider ticket available - find out more on their website.

Further information is available from Nottingham City Transport 0115 950 6070, Trent Barton 01773 712265 or Traveline 0871 200 22 33.


The nearest railway station is Nottingham which is 2.5 miles away, very close to Broadmarsh Bus Station. Catch the tram from Nottingham Station straight to our front doors on the Toton Lane line.


The local area is well-served by cycle routes with covered parking spaces available, outside the Djanogly Art Gallery, subject to demand. More information on cycling is available from the University and from Nottingham City Council.