Lakeside's diverse and high quality cultural offer enriches Nottingham's cultural scene.
It is the region’s leading venue for theatre and dance for children and families, delivering an internationally recognised chamber and world music programme and originating an expertly curated exhibitions programme in visual arts and archaeology, with the former focusing on modern and contemporary British art.
As part of the University of Nottingham, public engagement and artistic and professional development is at Lakeside’s core. Lakeside supports artists, trains students, develops heritage professionals, engages with academics, creates and platforms new work.
Over 200,000 people of all ages and abilities engage annually with Lakeside’s cultural programme – enriching the lives Nottingham and Nottinghamshire communities, including the University’s staff and students.
Based at the southern entrance to University Park and adjacent to the ever-popular Highfields Park, Lakeside’s unique parkland setting makes it a key Nottingham destination.