Lakeside Arts
Part of University of Nottingham
Lakeside Arts

Keyword: Spring into Summer over a bright blue background and grass with dancers, arts, music people

Last updated at 4.57pm on 21/07/2021 


Lakeside Arts continues to gradually reopen safely over the summer in order to ensure that Lakeside continues to be a safe environment for visitors and staff.

Although it is no longer mandatory for staff or visitors to wear a face covering or to socially distance when in enclosed spaces, we ask that everyone continues to wear a face covering if they can when inside our buildings. We also ask that everyone is respectful of others’ choices, understanding that some people will feel more comfortable with the lifting of restrictions than others and that health vulnerabilities remain.


Until Sunday 8 August, all arrangements for visiting will remain pre-bookable only. This is so we can honour pre-existing bookings for those who wish to visit within a small group or bubble during the next fortnight. It is still possible to book where availability remains in this timeframe.

From Tuesday 10 August we will be reopening the Djanogly Gallery doors and will monitor visitor numbers to ensure that we do not exceed a safe and comfortable capacity throughout the galleries. This will allow visitors to enjoy our Mat Collishaw show in comfort and confidence. The Gallery Shop will also reopen Tuesday to Sunday.

As they are smaller spaces, we will continue to request that visitors book timeslots to visit the University of Nottingham Museum and Weston Gallery, which will continue to operate Thursday to Sunday.

Our Pavilion doors will remain closed until September, with the exception of ticket holders for The Undiscovered Island, or access to pre-booked timeslots for the Weston Gallery. The Café facilities indoor will reopen in September with the Pavilion Kiosk offering a take away service throughout the summer with the reintroduction of an outdoor seating area. The Gallery toilets, including accessible toilet and baby change unit, will be open from Tuesday 10 August during Gallery opening hours; the external toilets at the Pavilion will also remain open.


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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.


Although it is no longer mandatory, we continue to ask staff and visitors to a wear a face covering if you they can when inside our buildings. Read our list of exemptions. Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue. If no tissue is available, use your elbow.


The number of visitors permitted in our spaces has been reduced. Although it is no longer mandatory, we ask that visitors give people space where it is sensible or requested.


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.


Hand sanitiser is available at regular intervals throughout our venues. We recommend you make use of these upon arriving and leaving our venue.


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


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

Opening Times

Djanogly Gallery, Angear Visitor Centre & Lakeside Shop
Tuesday-Saturday: 10.10am-5pm
Sunday: 10.50am-3.40pm
Closed Mondays

Gallery Café – temporarily closed

University of Nottingham Museum
Thursday-Sunday: 12noon-4pm
Closed Monday-Wednesday

Weston Gallery
Thursday-Sunday: 12noon-4pm
Closed Monday-Wednesday

DH Lawrence Pavilion Café – takeaway service only
Monday-Friday: 9am-3pm
Saturday-Sunday: 10am-4pm
*Please note opening times may vary
More information

Please note: our Box Office remains closed and tickets can only be purchased online.

Pre-booking Online

Please note: our Box Office remains closed and tickets can only be purchased online.

Tickets will be delivered via email. You will required to scan your tickets upon arrival at Lakeside in order to gain entry. There’s no need to print your ticket – just scan your ticket on your phone.

All visitors to the Djanogly Gallery, Weston Gallery and University of Nottingham Museum must book online before visiting. A maximum of six visitors will be admitted per timeslot to our Djanogly Gallery and Weston Gallery and a maximum of five visitors will be admitted per timeslot to the University of Nottingham Museum. All visitors are expected to adhere to all safety measures throughout.

How to make a donation when booking tickets
There are many ways in which you can donate and contribute towards the continuing success of Lakeside Arts. Round-up your purchase to the nearest £1 or more, or donate any amount, big or small, when buying tickets online.

We also give you the option to donate when you book by contributing more than the minimum we charge for a ticket. Any amount given in addition will be donated to our continued work.

Unless otherwise stated, the concessionary ticket price for all Lakeside events is £4 off the cost of a full price ticket – except for family programming. Concessions are available for most ticketed events to:

  • People with a disability
  • Those in receipt of Universal Credit, Jobseeker’s Allowance, Income Support or Pension Credit
  • Those aged 16-30
  • Under 16s
  • All full-time Further Education and Higher Education students

Personal Assistants (Carers)
A free ticket for a personal assistant (PA) is available or any deaf for disabled person who has purchased a ticket to an event or performance and would be unable to attend without the help of their PA.

The PA must be able to assist the deaf or disabled person to access Lakeside and its facilities, remaining with them to ensure their wellbeing and comfort. Anyone designated as a Personal Assistant must be able physically to assist the person they are with to leave Lakeside buildings in an emergency.

The following forms of evidence make an individual automatically eligible for a free Personal Assistant ticket in addition to their ticket:

  • Front page of DLA (Medium or Higher rate)
  • Front page of Attendance Allowance letter (no specific rate required)
  • Front page of PIP (no specific rate required)
  • Evidence that registered severely sight impaired (blind)
  • Recognised Assistance Dog ID card
  • CredAbility Access Card (with +1 icon)

We recognise that this evidence might not include everyone that has an access requirement. For those unable to provide us with any of the above, a free PA ticket can still be issued at the venue's discretion to those who need assistance from another person in order to move around safely within Lakeside's buildings.

Group Discounts
All groups can buy nine tickets and get the tenth ticket free (this applies to the cheapest ticket). For school and college groups, the free ticket for every nine purchased is for a teacher or carer. To receive the group booking discount, tickets must be booked in advance and in one transaction. Group discounts do not apply to workshops.

Getting Here
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 Nottingham city centre. Our postcode is NG7 2RD. Please note: weekday daytime (9.15am-4pm) parking at Lakeside during University term time is limited. If travelling by car, please allow extra time for your journey.

Please note: weekday daytime (9.15am-4pm) parking at Lakeside during University term time is limited. If travelling by car, please allow extra time for your journey.   



Lakeside Arts
University Park


Please follow the latest guidelines on travel and public transport.

By car

From the M1, take junction 25 (south) or junction 26 (north). Initially follow signs for Nottingham and then University of Nottingham. For SatNav use postcode NG7 2RD.

Please be aware that there is a one-way system in place at the South Entrance and it is only possible to take a left turn into and out of this entrance to University Park Campus.

Car parking

Please note: weekday daytime (9.15am-4pm) parking at Lakeside during University term time is limited. If travelling by car, please allow extra time for your journey.

There are two free car parks next to the DH Lawrence Pavilion. Pay and Display parking is available on campus subject to demand.

All University Park Campus car parks are free and unrestricted after 4pm on weekday evenings and at weekends. The nearest campus car parks are behind the University of Nottingham Museum/Djanogly Gallery and on Science Road (the first right after entering campus via the South Entrance).

Download a University Park Campus map (PDF)*

*Lakeside Arts is buildings 49 and 50 – the Djanogly Recital Hall is in building 33. The Pay and Display car park is situated in between buildings 16 and 18.

More information on parking on University Park Campus can be found on the University of Nottingham’s website.

Accessible parking

For the Djanogly Gallery and Recital Hall please use the spaces on East Drive (in front of those buildings). For venues located inside the DH Lawrence Pavilion there are six blue badge holder parking bays in the adjacent oval car park.

By tram

There are no parking worries with NET Trams’ event ticket. Return travel on the tram is just £2.50 with your Lakeside ticket (excluding free events). Event Tickets are available to purchase from all NET ticket machines located at every tram stop. If asked by a Revenue Protection Officer, all you need to do is to show them your ticket to the Lakeside event you are travelling to and your tram ticket.

Avoid the city centre traffic by using one of the seven free Park & Ride sites. Alternatively travel from the tram stop closest to you.

Plan your journey with NET

The closest tram stop for Lakeside Arts is the University of Nottingham tram stop on the Toton Lane-Hucknall line.

By 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 timetable for details.

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


Lakeside is about 2.5 miles away from Nottingham Rail Station, with frequent connecting trams to Lakeside on the Toton Lane-Hucknall line. Call East Midlands Railway on 03457 125 678 or visit the National Rail website for train timetable information.


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

When You Arrive

You will required to scan your ticket(s) upon arrival at Lakeside in order to gain entry. Tickets can either be printed or displayed on a mobile device.

No cloakroom facilities are available so please leave bags over 40 x 25 x 25cm at home.

Once inside, we ask all visitors to adhere to all safety measures throughout by wearing a face covering, keeping a safe distance from others outside of your household or bubble and use the hand sanitiser provided.

Frequently Asked Questions
  • What is open?

Our Djanogly Gallery is now open and you can enjoy the Mat Collishaw exhibition. Our Pavilion Café and externally accessed public toilets are open. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Weston Gallery and University of Nottingham Museum from Thursday 20 May. The Gallery Café remains temporarily closed. Please visit the What's On section of our website to see what other events we have planned during summer 2021.

  • What happens if I can no longer attend an event I have booked due to having to self-isolate or having Covid-19 symptoms?

Do not visit Lakeside if you or anyone you live with is feeling unwell or have a temperature, consistent cough or loss of taste. If you are experiencing Covid-19 symptoms, please isolate as per government guidance.

If you, or anyone in your household or support bubble has tested positive or has displayed any symptoms of Covid-19 in the last 10 days and we are notified by you at least two hours prior to the event start time, we can cancel or reschedule your booking.

Please contact our Box Office team on as soon as possible if you are no longer able to attend your booked event. For more information, please read our Terms and Conditions of Sale.

  • What if I miss my booking time?

Please be aware that latecomers may not be admitted.

It is your responsibility to check your tickets as, if you have made a mistake, it cannot always be rectified after purchase. Please check your tickets on receipt carefully and contact our Box Office team on immediately if there is a mistake.

Please allow extra time for your journey and follow the latest guidelines on travel and public transport. For more information please visit our Getting Here page.

  • Is the playground/adventure golf/boating lake open? 

The playground, adventure golf and boating lake are currently open and are managed by Nottingham City Council. 

For more information about the activities open at Highfields Park, please visit:

  • I/a family member doesn’t have access to the internet.

We're sorry but our Box Office will remain closed for the time being and tickets can only be purchased online.

  • What happens if I turn up to see an exhibition or event without a booking?

A valid ticket must be produced to get into a ticketed event or exhibition. Tickets will be taken off sale prior to each event/timeslot to enable us to deliver a safe experience for everyone.

Booked tickets will be delivered via email. You will required to scan your ticket(s) upon arrival at Lakeside in order to gain entry. There’s no need to print your ticket – just scan your ticket on your phone upon entry.

  • Will there be toilets available?

For all visitors, the externally accessed public toilets are open. These can be accessed from outside the DH Lawrence Pavilion by separate entrances facing Highfields Park.

Those visiting the Weston Gallery, University of Nottingham Museum or the Djanogly Gallery will be able to use our indoor toilets as normal.

The frequency of our cleaning has increased and therefore our toilet facilities will be regularly cleaned and sanitised.

  • Will any cafés be open? 

Our Pavilion Café is open and offering a takeaway-only service, Monday to Sunday, from the external kiosk facing onto the lake. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer outside seating, however customers can make use of park benches and the park’s amphitheatre area.

To see our delicious menu, visit our Eating and Drinking section of the website. 

  • Where can I enter the Djanogly Gallery, Museum and Weston Gallery? 

Our Museum and Galleries are open.

The entrance to the Djanogly Gallery and the University of Nottingham Museum is clearly signposted and is located at the South Entrance of the University of Nottingham’s University Park campus, just off the A6005, University Boulevard. Our postcode is NG7 2RD. The same postcode is used for the DH Lawrence Pavilion which houses the Weston Gallery.

For visits to the Djanogly Gallery, please report to the Gallery main entrance, which are the doors closest to University Boulevard. The Museum entrance is a roughly 100m further down East Drive. For the Weston Gallery, please enter the DH Lawrence Pavilion from the entrance looking towards our car parks. 

You will be greeted at the relevant entrance on arrival. We continue to support visitors who wish to check-in using the NHS Covid-19 app for contract tracking purposes. 

  • When should I arrive? 

To reduce the number of visitors permitted in our spaces, please arrive at the booked time on your ticket.



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