Lakeside Arts


Nottingham Lakeside Arts was established by The University of Nottingham in September 2001, when the Pavilion housing the newly built Djanogly Theatre first opened, adding to the University’s pre-existing arts buildings of the Djanogly Gallery and Djanogly Recital Hall. NLA’s ongoing development is entirely due to The University’s continued financial support for the core programme, as well as its support of Knowledge Transfer initiatives, through collaborations and partnerships with UoN students, academics and staff. Nottingham's first civic college was founded in the city centre on public subscription in 1881 and was transformed following relocation to University Park in 1928. This move and the opening of the iconic Trent Building were a result of Jesse Boot’s extraordinary philanthropy and remarkable vision. The University is rightly proud of its reputation for excellence in teaching and research which makes it one of the top Universities in the United Kingdom, and a top 75 Global University. Equally, the University has maintained its strong roots within the local community and can be equally proud of the cultural resource which has been created at its south entrance. The University is extremely grateful to a number of donors who have generously supported the arts developments at Nottingham Lakeside Arts, including Sir Harry and Lady Djanogly, Thomas and Patricia Angear, and Edgar and Judith Wallner. Their philanthropy has been crucial to Lakeside’s expansion and progression, welcoming almost 3 million visitors since 2001.
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Access Card Notes

Access Card with +1 Accepted as proof for Essential Companion

Contact details

Lakeside Arts University Park, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, East Midlands, NG7 2RD
Phone: 0115 846 7777

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair access
Wheelchair spaces available in both the Djanogly Recital Hall and Djanogly Theatre.

Please book wheelchair spaces in advance.

Short Distances

Short distance
There is designated disabled car parking across all the venues. This can be found in Lakeside’s main car park, in front of the Djanogly Art Gallery, and by the lake. Please ask at Box Office for further directions towards disabled parking spaces.

Access To Toilets

Access To Toilets
Lakeside has access level toilets inside all buildings

Assistance Dogs

Assistance Dogs
Assistance dogs are welcome in all areas of the building, and if you prefer, we will happily look after your dog while you enjoy a performance.

Essential Companions

Essential Companions
Essential companions available for Access Card Holders with the +1 symbol after Joining Access Register

Accessing Audible Information

Accessing Audible Information
There is a Sennheiser Infrared enhanced hearing system in the Djanogly Theatre and Performing Arts Studio (where possible headsets should be booked in advance) and an induction loop in the Djanogly Recital Hall, Box Office, Djanogly Art Gallery Desk, Gallery Café and Pavilion Café. Touch tours, audio description and sign language interpretation are also available for some performances. Touch Tours give you the opportunity to familiarise yourself with the set and costumes before the show and sometimes even to meet the performers. Touch tours are free, but places are limited so advanced booking is essential. Please call our Box Office on 0115 846 7777 for more details.