Who We Are
Situated in the heart of Nottingham, the Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall are two of the UK’s most vibrant and thriving touring venues, leading the way for arts and entertainment in the East Midlands region.
Across both our venues, we create and receive the highest quality performances chosen especially for you, including internationally renowned orchestras, contemporary dance, opera and touring drama alongside West End musicals, family shows, stand-up comedy, orchestral music and rock & pop gigs.
Rooted firmly in the community, we aim to entertain, inspire and create unforgettable experiences for everyone and place accessibility at the heart of everything we do. With a wide range of workshops and education projects involving the local community, there really is something here for everyone.
Brimming with history, the Theatre Royal is not only a city centre landmark but also one of the most beautiful Victorian theatres in Britain. Built in 1865 and later transformed in 1897 by renowned architect Frank Matcham, the theatre is considered to be one of the most spectacular surviving examples of Matcham’s work. In 1978, the Theatre Royal re-opened following a £5million refurbishment, whilst today the timeless beauty of the 1,107-seat auditorium remains a vital and much-cherished part of our community.
The Theatre Royal auditorium has traditional tiered seating over four levels; the Stalls, the Dress Circle, the Upper Circle and the Balcony – each on a gentle rake. Every level has lift access but there may be restricted legroom on the Upper Circle & Balcony. There are a selection of wheelchair spaces available in the Stalls and Dress Circle and a number of Boxes at the back of the Dress Circle that are available for booking on select performances.
Royal Concert Hall
Built in 1982 on the site of the old Empire Theatre, the Royal Concert Hall is highly regarded for its superb visual and acoustic design. Since then, the roll call of famous names to have performed on its stage ranges from world-renowned classical soloists and conductors, to a who’s who of the world’s biggest rock stars, pop bands and stand-up comedians. The unique acoustics of the 2,257-seat auditorium provide a warmth and clarity of sound much admired by orchestras and performers from across the globe.
The Royal Concert Hall has raked seating over three levels; the Stalls, Tier 1 and Tier 2. There are a selection of wheelchair spaces available in the Stalls and Tier 1. For select performances, the Boxes (at the side of Tier 1 and 2) and Choir Stalls (situated behind and above the stage), may also be available for booking. Each level has lift access but there may be a restricted view/reduced sound at the back of Tier 2.
Update as of 24 March: Following the government’s latest directives to the public to help stop the spread of coronavirus, the Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall Nottingham will remain closed until further notice.
Having initially announced that our venues would be closed until Sunday 12 April, we will now remain closed until government advice changes.