Established in 1948, we have been creating world-class theatre for more than 70 years.


Nottingham Playhouse started life as a repertory theatre and we moved to our current building in 1963. Over the years, we have welcomed a whole host of well-known stars including Dame Judi Dench, Sir Ian McKellen, Imelda Staunton and, more recently, Vicky McClure, Alex Kingston and Mark Gatiss. We’re also proud to have provided support and development opportunities for so many talented artists to further their careers.