Nottingham Playhouse has been awarded Theatre of Sanctuary status by City of Sanctuary for our work with refugees and people seeking asylum.

We are thrilled to have been awarded Theatre of Sanctuary status.

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This means we have made a provable commitment both now and into the future to be a welcoming, safe and enjoyable space for refugees and people seeking asylum.

Ultimately we strive at all times to represent our community and everyone in it. We want to invite as many people as possible into the world of theatre that we love so much and share all of its possibilities.


Get Involved

Conversation Café

Join us at Nottingham Playhouse for our Conversation Café, where refugees and people seeking asylum can come for a free hot drink and a chat.

For an hour every week, our session leaders will be using creative topic discussions and games to encourage conversation. If you have lived experience of the asylum system and want to practice your English language skills in a relaxed and comfortable setting, come along by booking your free ticket now. We’re excited to welcome you here to say hello and enjoy a drink on us.

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Bursary Places

We believe theatre is for everybody, so we offer a limited number of bursary places for all of our Get Involved programmes. If cost is likely to be a barrier to taking part, please click here to fill out a bursary form. If you have lived experience of the asylum system, you are eligible for a bursary. We have activities for everyone of all ages from drama to crafting, have a look through our programmes by clicking here.


Pay What You Can

Everyone is welcome to attend our Pay What You Can performances and pay…whatever they can. 1p, 50p, £1, £5; whatever you can afford to give us, that’s what the tickets cost for that performance. Click here to find out more.


Backstage Tours

We offer backstage tours to sanctuary seekers and organisations working with sanctuary seekers. If you are interested in booking a tour please contact