Lakeside Arts
Part of University of Nottingham
Lakeside Arts

Lakeside's DH Lawrence Pavilion

Last updated at 12.06pm on 12/04/2021 


Our Pavilion Café and externally accessed public toilets are open, with the Café operating a takeaway-only service for 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.

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

In accordance with the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown, we are planning to reopen our Mat Collishaw exhibition in the Djanogly Gallery, the Florence Nightingale Comes Home exhibition in the Weston Gallery and the University of Nottingham Museum from the week commencing 17 May. Visitors will be required to pre-book designated timeslots for all three venues, with a maximum number of visitors per timeslot.

We will continue to deliver some online performances throughout April and May, and as the weather warms we will take advantage of our parkland setting, with in-person outdoor performances planned for June and July. We also hope to be able to provide a limited number of indoor events during this period.

Further details will be announced during the week commencing 26 April. Please join our mailing list to receive future updates.

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Our Box Office team are working from home and our Box Office phone line is closed. If you need to contact us, please email If you are due a refund for a cancelled or postponed event, we will be in touch via email with more information.

We very much look forward to welcoming you back to Lakeside in person as soon as is possible.

Photograph of Trent Building and Lakeside DH Lawrence Pavilion


With our doors closed, we’re losing vital income. We’re doing all that we can to deliver online events and activities – as well as making sure everything is in place to ensure your safe return to Lakeside once we are able to. Please support out work with a donation – no matter the size we’d greatly appreciate it. Thank you.


Getting Here

Please make sure to follow current government guidance on travel.

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

Frequently Asked Questions
  • What is open?

Our Pavilion Café and externally accessed public toilets are open.

Following national lockdown restrictions, we regret we must close the Djanogly Gallery, Weston Gallery and the University of Nottingham Museum. We look forward to reopening the Galleries and Museum and soon as it is possible to do so. 

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

The playground, adventure golf and boating lake are managed and run by Nottingham City Council.
For more information about the activities open at Highfields Park, please visit:

  • Are toilets available?

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

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 service only, Monday to Sunday. Please note that the café offers takeaway service only from the hatch facing onto the lake.