Lakeside, the University of Nottingham’s public arts centre and museum, has established an enviable reputation for its year round programme of high quality exhibitions, music, theatre, dance, comedy and participatory events, appealing to audiences from across the region. We have also recently welcome the Museum of Archaeology to Lakeside, which now occupies a brand new exhibition space and like the gallery, has free admission.
Lakeside’s work with children and young people - including youth theatre groups, gallery art groups, summer schools, with excellent theatre provision - has gained enormously in popularity and regularly attracts capacity audiences.
In addition, Lakeside promotes a number of eagerly anticipated annual events including Chinese New Year celebrations in late January/early February, the International Children’s Theatre and Dance Festival in June, and LUSTRE - the Midlands premier contemporary craft makers’ market in early November.
We also a regional partner with many other local cultural venues and support and lead national and regionally significant events. We are part of Spirit Nottingham and Ticketing Network East Midlands.
Conveniently located on the University Park campus, Lakeside houses two excellent cafes; the Gallery Café which serves homemade sandwiches, cakes, hot food and drink and the Pavilion Café, a bistro and delhi-bar serving speciality coffees, flavoured teas, wines and beers as well as sandwiches and paninis.
Overlooking Highfield's park & playground, and the University lake, Lakeside provides a wealth of experience, whether you are 2 or 92!
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Archaeology NOW Events
1 June: And Then There were Two
1 Mar: Superdance & Swimming With My Mother
1 May: The Way Back Home
10th to 21st July 2012: Little Shop of Horrors
11 Dec: Free Family Fun
11 Mar: Nottsdance
12 May: Hardeep Singh Kohli
13 May: When Will I Be Famous?
14 - 30 May: University Summer Exhibition
14 Jan-10 Apr: ROMAN SEXUALITY
14th Feb 2014: Love your Bike
1-5 Aug 11: OUTDOORS INDOORS
15 to 26 July 2014: Oh What a Lovely War
15-19 Aug 11: Create A Play In A Week
16 Apr-22 May: Evolution of Stitch
16 June: Withering Looks
16 Nov 11 - 5 Feb 12: Lowry Exhibition
16th Feb 2014: Nest Box Making
16th June 2013: Summer Symphony in the Park
16th to 27th July 2013: Pie Nights
17 May: One-Man Star Wars Trilogy
18 Jan-20 Feb: Exhibition of Brush Painting & Calligraphy
18 May: Edge 2011
18th to 22nd Aug 2014: Summer School
19 June: The Night Pirates
1st Sept 2013: Nottingham Life Cycle 3
21 June: Ballet Black Presents
21 Oct 2104: Lights On!
21 Sept 11: The Old Dance School
21st and 22nd May; Private Peaceful
21st June 2014: Local History & Archaeology Day
22 Apr - 29 Aug: Home and Abroad
22 Jan 2012: Family Workshop
23 Feb: Hands-on History Day
23 June: Dr Phil's Rude Health Show
23 March 2013: Working with Archaeological Objects
23-24th Oct 2012: The Flying Machine
24 Feb: Patricia Duncker
24th May to 1st June 2014: Luminarium
2-5 Mar: Tom Dale Company
25-26 May: Lady Chatterley's Lover
25th Feb 12: East Mids Contemporary Art Auction
27&28 May: The Sorrows of Young Werther
27th to 30th Sept 2012: Lively Up Festival
28 April: Rip Fold Scrunch
28 May - 26 June: Imagine Mexico
2nd Feb 2014: Chinese New Year
2nd July 2013: Slapdash Galaxy
30 Mar: Snowboy & The Latin Section
30-31 May: From Here... To There
31 May: Maps
31st May to 1st June 2014:: Wheee!
3rd Feb 2013: Traditional Chinese arts
3rd Nov 2013: Knick Knack & Doo Dad
4 June: One Little Word
4&5 June: You Must Be an Angel
4-30 Dec: Them With Frozen Tails
6-9 July: Into The Woods
7&8 June: The Ugly Duckling
8 May: Lost and Found
8-12 Aug 11: The Social Network
8-23 April: Oleanna
8-31 Dec 11: Red Riding Hood
9th and 10th Nov 2013: Lustre
9th April 2013: Performing Arts Workshop
Chamber and Early Music
Contemporary, Folk, Jazz & World Music
December 2013: A Christmas Carol
October half-term activities 2013
Saturdays: Art Share
The Big Draw
Tiny Fingers Tiny Toes
Workshops & Activities for Families
Workshops & Activities for Little Ones
Workshops for Little Ones
Young Curators Exhibition
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Friday 23 May - Sunday 06 July 2014
Welcome to Octoville
FREE and suitable for all
Time: 9am - 5pm
Marc Parrett - who brought an amazing exhibition of puppetry to Lakeside last year - is back, with a brand new show which will have its world premeiere at Wheee! This year, he is creating the mechanical micro town of Octoville. Marc promises a fabulous installation with weirdly shaped tall buildings and curious puppet inhabitants, some of which you can interact with. Audiences will be invited to play and add their own elements to this fantastical cityscape.
Saturday 06 December - Wednesday 24 December various times
Tickets: £8.50 - £10
This Christmas, Lakeside welcomes the return of Flat Stanley, after its premiere here in 2009. Based on the popular 1964 children’s novel of the same name by Jeff Brown, it has been adapted for the stage by Mike Kenny.
This classic story follows the adventures of Stanley Lambchop, once an ordinary healthy boy, until a heavy bulletin board falls on him in his sleep! He awakes to find he has been flattened, and is now only half an inch thick.
However, it does not take Stanley long to discover how much fun being flat as a pancake can really be. He can slide under closed doors, be flown like a kite by his brother, and even visits a friend in California simply by folding himself up and posting himself there! Join Stanley as he embarks upon fun and heroic adventures that will fill you full of wonder at Christmas time.
Please visit Lakeside's website to find out more information about all forthcoming events and to book your tickets.
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Review title : Them with Frozen Tails, added by : Lisa (21/12/2010)
Event reviewed : 4-30 Dec: Them With Frozen Tails
"When you take two children under 6 to a performance, you never quite know what reaction you are going to get. However, I have to say with all honesty that I have never seen my son laugh so much at the antics of two people as I did today.
Them with Frozen Tails is a partly-improvised series of stories from around the World, narrated and acted by two very fine actors. There was singing and lots of energy and humour (some of which went over the kids' heads but was appreciated by the adults!)
There was plenty of audience participation and, I think it's safe to say, that the show was enjoyed by everyone there.
I would absolutely recommend this show, either as an alternative to the usual pantomime or, because its very good value for money at £7 per person, or as well. We will definitely be back for more if the show returns next year."