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.

66 events
  • The Flying Bath Loading...
    Children & Families

    The Flying Bath

    Sunday 26 May

    When everyone has left the house in the morning, the bath toys spring into action and head off on exciting adventures in their magical flying bath! 

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    Children & Families


    Sunday 26 May - Sunday 02 June

    We’ve invited cartoonist Billy Partridge to create an outline landscape on the walls of the Wallner Gallery inspired by our green parkland surroundings and our partners the Woodland Trust. 

  • Luminarium Loading...
    Children & Families


    Monday 27 May - Sunday 02 June

    Following more than 8,000 visitors to Architects of Air’s Katena in October, we’re thrilled to welcome back our favourite Nottingham-based internationally renowned company to Wheee! 

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    Children & Families

    Grand Designs, Mini Models

    Tuesday 28 May

    Imagine being an architect! Have a look at the Bauhaus exhibition and then design a stylish home.

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    Children & Families

    Bauhaus Your City

    Tuesday 28 May

    Find out about Bauhaus principles of design in the Homage to the Bauhaus exhibition and then make your own Bauhaus-inspired model home for contemporary Nottingham. 

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    Children & Families

    Wheee! On Tour: Strange Creatures

    Tuesday 28 May - Saturday 08 June

    MishMash Productions returns to Nottingham after enchanting little ones last autumn with Smile, winning them the Best Family Welcome award at the 2018 Fantastic for Families Awards. 

  • Lecture - The Bauhaus and Cultural Politics in Weimar Germany Loading...

    Lecture - The Bauhaus and Cultural Politics in Weimar Germany

    Wednesday 29 May

    Join Professor Shearer West, Vice-Chancellor and President, University of Nottingham, author of The Visual Arts in Germany 1890-1937: Utopia and Despair (Manchester University Press, 2000) for this lecture.

  • Half-term Heraldry Loading...
    Children & Families

    Half-term Heraldry

    Wednesday 29 May

    Design your own coat of arms like a medieval knight.

  • Luminarium: Grown-Ups Only Session Loading...
    Special Events

    Luminarium: Grown-Ups Only Session

    Thursday 30 May

    Our Grown-Ups Only Session allows them to enjoy these colourful and surprising structures in the sole presence of other adults. 

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    Laura McCafferty

    Saturday 01 June - Sunday 25 August

    Since completing her Master of Fine Arts at Goldsmiths, University of London in 2016, Laura McCafferty has developed an interdisciplinary approach to her work, combining drawing, textiles and performance to ‘subtly mess with what’s expected’. 

  • Wheee! Free Family Weekend Loading...
    Children & Families

    Wheee! Free Family Weekend

    Saturday 01 June - Sunday 02 June

    Join us for fantastic free entertainment from fabulous artists drawn from
    across the UK.

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    Special Events

    Keepers Tour of Manuscripts and Special Collections

    Tuesday 04 June

    Find out more about Manuscripts and Special Collections with a behind the scenes visit.