What’s on

Find theatre, classical & chamber music, world, folk & jazz gigs, live comedy, dance performances, children's shows, free talks and workshops, as well as our visual art exhibitions and museum programme below.

78 events
  • Fully Fashioned: Lace Market Gallery Tour Loading...
    Special Collections

    Fully Fashioned: Lace Market Gallery Tour

    Wednesday 18 September

    Join Nottingham raconteur Ezekial Bone and follow the threads of the human story woven into the fabric of the Lace Market, followed by an optional tram trip to Lakeside to visit the

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    Take Part & Learn

    Walk: Heritage Open Day

    Thursday 19 September

    Join us for an exclusive behind the scenes tour of Highfields Park and Nottingham Lakeside Arts.

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    Jade Fantom

    Saturday 21 September - Sunday 27 October

    Jade Fantom graduated from Nottingham Trent University’s BA Photography programme in 2018. 

  • Walk: Autumn Equinox Bat Walk Loading...
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    Walk: Autumn Equinox Bat Walk

    Monday 23 September

    As the sun sets join the Park Rangers for an atmospheric autumn equinox walk around Highfields Lake to discover and identify which bats are living on the park.

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    Children & Families


    Friday 27 September - Saturday 28 September

    Patience and Bird are waiting for rain in the dry, dusty heat of the American desert. Clanky Jane arrives with her ‘Cloud-O-Matic’ machine, but will some crazy percussion and a bit of magic make the rain come?

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    Children & Families

    Family Saturdays

    Saturday 28 September - Saturday 07 December

    Whatever your age or ability come along to these creative afternoons to enjoy the exhibitions and take part in related arts and crafts activities led by University of Nottingham students.

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    The Beatles: Hornsey Road

    Sunday 29 September

    Leading Beatles historian Mark Lewisohn provides a fast-moving and smart illustrated history of our forever national heroes.

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    Edinburgh Festival Double Bill

    Wednesday 02 October

    Two performances fresh from the Fringe by The Nottingham New Theatre.

  • Henry Normal: A Normal Universe Loading...

    Henry Normal: A Normal Universe

    Thursday 03 October

    The world premiere of a show about the universe and everything that surrounds it. 

  • Fully Fashioned: Talk - Nottingham Castle Lace Gallery Loading...
    Special Collections

    Fully Fashioned: Talk - Nottingham Castle Lace Gallery

    Thursday 03 October

    Staff from Nottingham City Museums and Galleries reveal the plans for the new lace gallery at Nottingham Castle which is expected to re-open in 2020 following a £29.4 million redevelopment.

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    DH Lawrence and Nostalgia

    Friday 04 October

    D.H. Lawrence sought inspiration for his writing from memories of his youth in Nottinghamshire. Although he could often be acerbic about Nottinghamshire, he called it ‘the country of my heart’. Through his creative work, he made the area famous around the world. 

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    Children & Families

    War of the Buttons

    Sunday 06 October

    Welcome to a tale of squabbles, scuffles… and buttons!