Art in the Heart of the City
Nottingham's art scene is positively buzzing with great venues for exhibitions, performance, theatre, cinema and much more. Here we tell you about just some of the arts venues in the city - for lots more information about the venues featured just click on their websites. For more about art in the city as well as other vibrant galleries, studios and artists check out the links to the right . . .
(1) Nottingham Contemporary - Weekday Cross, Lace Market
Nottingham's newest and one of the UK's largest art galleries hosting some of the country's most exciting contemporary arts exhibitions and more.
(2) Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery - Castle Place
The Castle has permanent collections of fine art - including works by Dante Gabrielle Rossetti and Dame Laura Knight - ceramics, glassware, costumes, silver and decorative items. It also hosts major regional, national and international touring exhibitions.
(3) New Art Exchange - 39 /41 Gregory Blvd, Hyson Green
Specialising in African, African/Caribbean and South Asian visual arts and performance.
(4) Lakeside - University of Nottingham
Lakeside is a multi-arts centre in the East Midlands based in Highfields Park at the University of Nottingham bringing a year-round programme of exhibitions, music, comedy and performance.
(5) Royal Centre
Combining Nottingham's Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall, the Royal Centre bring top pop, rock and classical concerts, large scale musicals, theatre, performance and dance, comedy,opera and performance.
(6) Nottingham Playhouse - Wellington Circus
Brings family shows, dance, comedy and drama plus Anish Kapoor's striking Sky Mirror sculpture.
(7) Lace Market Theatre - Halifax Place
Amateur theatre presenting plays, comedy and occasional musicals.
(8) Nottingham Arts Theatre - George Street
In-house theatre company and youth theatre present a range of performance and plays.
(9) Trent FM Arena - Bolero Square
Top rock, pop and classical performers, large scale productions and ice spectaculars.
(10) Broadway Cinema - Broad Street, Hockley
Hollywood blockbusters plus Independent and World cinema.
(11) The Screen Room - Broad Street, Hockley
Independent, World and Art House cinema.
(12) Moot Gallery - 1 Thoresby St, Sneinton,
Gallery specialising in exhibitions by young, emerging artists.
(13) Tether - 17a Huntingdon St
Artist collective, started by Nottingham Trent University graduates showcasing new and emerging creative talent from across the region.
(14) Confetti - Convent St
Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies runs courses in music technology, video production, animation and DJing.
(15) Shop - 2 Ilkeston Rd
Shop works in all areas of art and design including graphics, screen print, web & multi-media, film, furniture and fashion design.
(16) P Spowage Art Gallery - Byard Lane
P Spowage Art Gallery established in 1998 presents contemporary and original pieces of artwork by painter Pete Spowage. Based just only two doors away from the original Paul Smith boutique and opposite Café Rouge it has 8 attractive rooms that all contain contemporary art that is affordable and accessible for all. We are open through out the week, our opening time are Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm and Sunday 11am to 4pm, feel free to come and see us. A self taught artist, Pete Spowage uses a wide range of materials from medium oils, acrylic paints and also natural materials such wood, cotton and stone.
Nottingham's art scene is far too rich and diverse to feature everything here, for much more visit Nottingham's improved What's On site which contains:
- Arts and Heritage
For more about visual arts in Nottingham, click here to visit the Nottingham Visual Arts website.