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Home to a rich variety of art galleries, theatres, cinemas and live music venues, Nottinghamshire is a top destination for a cultural break.

Across the city you will find everything from leading art galleries such as Nottingham Contemporary to the distinctive buildings designed by Victorian architect Watson Fothergill, which can still be seen today. Travel into rural Nottinghamshire and you will be rewarded with art galleries such as the Harley Gallery and Patchings Art Centre.

During your visit make sure you catch at film at Broadway Cinema or see at show at Nottingham Playhouse or Theatre Royal, which both have a varied programme of musicals, drama, comedy and more. During the summer months, you can also watch a play or film beneath the stars during outdoor theatre season.

We also have plenty of festivals to suit all interests including Splendour, the horror and cult film festival Mayhem and GameCity which celebrates video gaming culture. You can also find out about our literary culture at the Byron Festival, D.H. Lawrence Festival and Festival of Words.

The highlight in our cultural calendar for 2015/16 is The Grand Tour which recreates the adventures of aristocratic gentlemen between the 17th and 19th centuries. In this modern day version you are invited to see world-class art at four venues across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.

    • Arts, Crafts & Galleries

      Arts, Crafts & Galleries

      See inspiring art from national, international and local artists at some highly acclaimed venues. A truly great experience.

    • Festivals


      Come and visit Nottingham for one of its many colourful festivals. Full of vibrant contemporary and traditional mixes, you'll be very surprised.

    • Museums


      Nottingham's history is an amazing journey that dates back to Saxon times and before. Visit a range of museums that cover this story.

    • LGBT Nottingham Culture

      LGBT Nottingham Culture

      A welcoming community with a vibrant gay scene, there's plenty of places to go. Great nightlife and festivals with a superb,friendly atmosphere.

    • Itinerary ideas

      Itinerary ideas

      From contemporary art, innovative drama and theatre, to locally produced crafts and world renowned performances, Nottinghamshire is a hive for the arts and culture!



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