International Children's Theatre and Dance Festival
Saturday 23 May – Sunday 31 May
Wheee! Free Family Weekend: Saturday 30 – Sunday 31 May
Nottingham Puppet Festival: Friday 15 May - Sunday 14 June
Our Wheee! Festival 2020 is a week full of fantastic arts, theatre and crafts for children of all ages. We are thrilled that it coincides with this year's Nottingham Puppet Festival which means we can guarantee there will be a few exciting puppet related activities in the mix!
For parking and access information, please see below for details.
Sunday 17 MayDjanogly Theatre
Big Up! is perfect for Little people who want to be Big, and Big people who … just might have forgotten how to play.
Saturday 23 May - Sunday 24 MayDjanogly Theatre
Noi rescued a little whale that washed up on the beach and a life-changing friendship began.
Saturday 23 May - Sunday 31 MayHighfields Park
A truly wonderful structure of iridescent colours and light, that everyone can enjoy.
Thursday 28 MayHighfields Park
Enjoy the luminaria's suprising structures and colour in the sole presence of other adults.
Saturday 30 May - Sunday 31 MayHighfields Park
Fabulous arts and crafts and a great series of live performance events to thrill children of all ages.
Monday 08 June - Sunday 14 JuneDjanogly Theatre
Neil Gaiman and Dave MacKean’s spooky and hilarious tale is brought to life using puppetry and music.
Please note, parking on campus is limited during half-term. The easiest way to get to Lakeside Arts is to use the Toton Lane/Hucknall tram line and get off at the University of Nottingham stop.
Additional free parking is available for Wheee! visitors at the University West Entrance, in the field behind Florence Boot Hall, opening daily at 10am except on Sunday 31 May, when it will open at 11.30am. This site is a pleasant 15-minute walk to Lakeside around the lake, so if you park there, please allow extra time to reach us.
Please be aware that Sunday 31 May coincides with the return of the Nottingham 10k run, so the South Entrance will be closed until 12noon. Every £5 entry to the Nottingham 10k run will be donated to support the important work and research of the University of Nottingham's Breast Cancer Research Centre.
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