Some of our events will require a wheelchair access ticket, please see our event ticketing pages for more information, or if you have any queries then please email us at [email protected].
Nottingham Train Station is very close to the city centre and is connected to further bus and tram networks. East Midlands Trains operate long distance services from London St Pancras, less than two hours away, and regional services linking Nottingham to the rest of the East Midlands, plus Central and Northern England. Find timetable and ticket information at http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/, http://www.eastmidlandstrains.co.uk/ and https://www.thetrainline.com/.
Nottingham is easily accessible from the M1. The closest motorway junctions to most of our venues in the city centre are junctions 24, 25 and 26. For events at Lakeside Arts on University Park Campus at The University of Nottingham, take junction 25 and join the A52 to Nottingham.
Broadmarsh bus station is less than a three minute walk away from Nottingham train station, and a ten minute walk from the city centre. It is served by local bus routes and National Express, who provide coaches to cities and airports across the UK.
Bus and Tram
Nottingham has an extensive bus and tram network connecting the city and its suburbs operated by NCT and NET. You can check bus maps and timetables at https://www.nctx.co.uk/ and the tram map and stops here: http://www.thetram.net/maps-and-stops.aspx.
NET are offering of a £2 return ticket for everyone that is going to a Nottingham Festival of Literature event by tram. All you need to do is make sure you have your ticket to hand, either printed or on your mobile, and then press the ‘event ticket’ option on the ticket machine. If you are asked by a travel officer, just show both tickets together.
Park and Ride
For Park and Ride information please visit: http://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/parkandride
East Midlands Airport is approximately 15 miles from Nottingham city centre. It takes about half an hour to travel into the city from the airport by car or bus. You can catch the Skylink bus service to or from the airport that runs up to every 20 minutes during the day and hourly at night, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Other airports that you can fly into include Heathrow, Birmingham, Manchester, Gatwick, Luton and Stansted. If you fly into any of these you will need to plan your journey from those cities to Nottingham by train, by coach or by car.
A part of the Confetti Media Group, Antenna are located at the heart of Nottingham's Creative Quarter. Antenna provide practical support to businesses operating in various sectors across the creative industries. They offer office and studio spaces, advice and networking opportunities.
Bromley House Library, founded 1816, is a flourishing independent lending library situated in the centre of Nottingham, one of the few remaining subscription libraries in the country.
The library houses around 40,000 books and has a tranquil and unstuffy atmosphere.
Five Leaves is an independent radical bookshop specialising in Cityscape and Landscape, Politics, Fiction and Poetry,
Lesbian and Gay, Counterculture, Psychology
Weird and Wonderful, International writing, and many more. They work with many local community groups including trade unions, the Quakers, Nottingham Irish Studies Group, and Nottingham Women’s History.
England’s Best Small Visitor Attraction of the Year 2014, based at Nottingham’s old courthouse and gaol, there are many ways to explore our museum of Crime and Punishment, with free exhibitions, audio and performance-led tours plus an on-site café and gift shop.
Situated opposite the imposing St Mary’s church, in the historic and now, culturally vibrant Lace Market area of Nottingham is the small, but perfectly formed, Kean’s Head. Taking its name from the esteemed and renowned 18th/19th Century Shakespearean actor Edmund Kean. Who performed at the original Theatre Royal, which itself, at the time, was situated on St Mary’s Gate.
Nottingham Lakeside Arts is The University of Nottingham’s public arts programme welcoming more than 200,000 people of all ages to a vibrant programme of performances, exhibitions, workshops and talks each year. It was established by The University of Nottingham in September 2001, when the Pavilion housing the newly built Djanogly Theatre first opened.
Located in the fashionable Lace Market area, right in the heart of Nottingham's city centre, this contemporary boutique hotel dating back to 1822 has some of the finest points of Georgian architecture and a rich history.
The largest library in Nottingham and the principal library in the East Midlands, offering a range of general and specialised library services over 4 floors. The library is located in the same building as the Nottingham City Council Contact Centre.
The Nottingham Contemporary is one of Britain’s largest and leading centres for contemporary art. The Observer has called its programme “constantly inventive.” They are a registered arts and educational charity and host around 4 contemporary visual arts exhibitions a year.
Situated in Nottingham city centre, Nottingham Playhouse puts on a wide variety of drama, music, dance, comedy and of course, the legendary Nottingham Playhouse pantomime. The Playhouse has been one of the United Kingdom’s leading producing theatres since its foundation in 1948.
Nottingham Writers' Studio based in Hockley offers a unique writing-focused community. Their space is run by writers, for writers at all stages of their careers and is committed to the craft of writing worth reading. They offer workspaces, networking, advice, creative and professional support to help writers navigate the path from aspiration, through dedication, to publication.
St Mary's is the oldest parish in Nottingham. It is mentioned in the Domesday Book and is believed to go back deep into Saxon times. The main body of the present building (at least the third on the site) dates from the end of the reign of Edward III (1377) to that of Henry VII (1485-1509).
The Old Chemistry Theatre is a 166 square meter event room at the Nottingham Conference Centre. The room features large ornate floor-to-ceiling windows that offer 360-degree natural lighting and a glass vaulted roof.
The World’s first National Videogame Arcade situated in the centre of Nottingham. This five-storey building houses three floors of exhibitions, event spaces, a full licensed bar and also acts as the headquarters for GameCity, an annual series of events held in Nottingham city centre.
A stylish hotel in a modern multi-storey building that is a 2-minute walk from the Theatre Royal Concert Hall, a 7-minute walk from the shops at intu Victoria Centre and an 11-minute walk from Nottingham Castle.