Department of Music

Music student life

As well as all the amazing opportunities at the University the city is home to leading live music venues, a buzzing club scene, a fantastic range of festivals and international orchestral and opera seasons.

As music students in Nottingham you:

  • can get free and discounted tickets to a variety of concerts
  • have access to the many performance and placement opportunities on offer.

As a department we organise many social group trips to performances.


University opportunities

From professional level orchestras and choirs to informal ensembles there are a wide range of opportunities waiting for you. 

Performance opportunities at the University

Music city

Nottingham is the UK’s 'second most musical city' according to a Spotify survey. It has a justly deserved reputation for its music scene and has all the bases covered.

As well as all the standard big acts you'd expect to find coming to a city the size of Nottingham the local music scene is endless, with something for everyone. The keywords are vibrant, creative and collaborative.

Use the map to explore the venues, specialised shops and festivals Nottingham has to offer.


We can't tell you everything that's happening but Nottingham has perhaps the best local culture and listings organisation in the country courtesy of the fantastic Left Lion.


Department of Music

The University of Nottingham
Lakeside Arts Centre
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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