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Theatre Royal

Watch an entertaining show and learn about the city’s dramatic arts scene at this prominent theater. Meet friends for a pre-show chat in the bar or restaurant.

The Theatre Royal is one of Nottingham’s principal playhouses, offering a diverse range of shows for all ages. The 19th-century theater is a major landmark in the city and is recognizable by its classic white façade. Attend a ballet, musical, pantomime or play at this historic venue.

The theater is part of the Royal Centre complex that includes the Royal Concert Hall. Admire its elegant façade, which features large white Corinthian columns and arched windows. The imposing portico is made from Ancaster stone. Return to see the theater at night, when its columns are illuminated in warm light.

Buy tickets and take your seat in the stalls, dress circle, upper circle or balcony of the 1,186-seat venue. Before you settle in for the performance, enjoy a drink at the bar.

Reserve a table at the restaurant on the dress circle level. Sip wine and eat dishes such as slow-roasted pork belly and pan-fried swordfish. The Green Room Café Bar provides a more relaxed, casual setting for meals, snacks and drinks.

Embark on one of Ezekial Bone’s Magic Lantern Backstage Tours. A prominent Nottingham tour guide leads the behind-the-scenes theater tour and reveals anecdotes and facts about the building and the shows staged here.

Listen to intriguing tales about the history of the theater, which first opened in 1865 with a play by Richard Brinsley Sheridan. Notable productions to have been staged here include the 1903 showing of The Scarlet Pimpernel and the world premiere of The Mousetrap in 1952.

The backstage tours take place about once a month. Check dates online and book your spot in advance. Purchase tickets for shows online, over the phone or at the box office in the Royal Concert Hall’s foyer, which is open from Monday to Saturday.

Theatre Royal is in the city center, just south of Nottingham Trent University. Ride the tram to the adjacent Royal Centre stop. Bus stops also line the busy road beside the site. Nearby attractions include the Nottingham Playhouse, Rock City and the Cathedral Church of St. Barnabas.


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Lodging Near Theatre Royal

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Britannia Nottingham Hotel

Britannia Nottingham Hotel

St James Street, Nottingham
2.9
of 5, from 953 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Nottingham, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Nottingham Council House, Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem, and Nottingham Cathedral. Nottingham Castle and Theatre Royal are also within 10 minutes.

$62
Crowne Plaza Nottingham

Crowne Plaza Nottingham

17-31 Wollaton Street, Nottingham
4.0
of 5, from 502 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Nottingham, this spa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Theatre Royal and Nottingham Cathedral. Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem and Nottingham Contemporary are also within 15 minutes.

$27
The Stage Hotel

The Stage Hotel

1-5 Gregory Blvd, Nottingham
2.0
of 5, from 170 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Nottingham, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Victoria Centre Shopping Mall and Theatre Royal. Nottingham Cathedral and Motorpoint Arena Nottingham are also within 2 mi (3 km).

$70
Hilton Nottingham

Hilton Nottingham

38 Milton Street, Nottingham
3.5
of 5, from 895 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Nottingham hotel is located in a shopping district, within a 5-minute walk of Victoria Centre Shopping Mall and Theatre Royal. Nottingham Contemporary and Galleries of Justice Museum are also within 10 minutes.

$90
Roomzzz Nottingham City

Roomzzz Nottingham City

Stanley Place, Nottingham
4.1
of 5, from 393 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Nottingham, this apartment is within a 5-minute walk of Theatre Royal and Nottingham Cathedral. Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem and Nottingham Castle are also within 15 minutes.

$57
Jurys Inn Nottingham Hotel

Jurys Inn Nottingham Hotel

Waterfront Plaza, Nottingham
4.1
of 5, from 1,074 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Nottingham, this eco-friendly hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Motorpoint Arena Nottingham, Old Market Square, and Theatre Royal. Nottingham Castle is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) away.

$41
Best Western Plus Nottingham City Centre

Best Western Plus Nottingham City Centre

17-31 Wollaton Street, Nottingham
4.1
of 5, from 438 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Nottingham, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Nottingham Playhouse, Theatre Royal, and The Cornerhouse. Nottingham Trent University and Motorpoint Arena Nottingham are also within 15 minutes.

Nottingham Lodge

Nottingham Lodge

5 Third Avenue, Nottingham
4.6
of 5, from 63 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Nottingham, this bed & breakfast is within 1 mi (2 km) of Victoria Centre Shopping Mall and Theatre Royal. Nottingham Cathedral and Motorpoint Arena Nottingham are also within 2 mi (3 km).