Lakeside Arts
Part of University of Nottingham
Lakeside Arts


Djanogly Recital Hall

The 200-seat Djanogly Recital Hall located in the Department of Music opened in 1994 aided by the generous philanthropy of Sir Harry Djanogly and his wife Lady Carol after whom the hall was named ( Designed by architect Graham Brown of Graham Brown Associates, Regent Street Nottingham with acoustic design by David Kenton Jones (1929–2006), an acknowledged world-leader in concert-hall acoustics, it was listed in 2012 as one of the UK’s top ten venues for chamber music (Classical Music Magazine).

Nottingham Lakeside Arts programmes professional concerts by outstanding international musicians which take place in the Djanogly Recital Hall during the academic year. The hall is also used by students in the Department of Music for their regular lunchtime concerts, rehearsals and recital examinations.

Recital Hall

Djanogly Theatre

The Djanogly Theatre opened in September 2001 in the award-winning D H L Pavilion – also home to the Weston and Wallner Galleries, the Pavilion Café and Studio spaces – designed by Julian Marsh.  The theatre is an end on small-mid scale blackbox theatre with retractable seating suitable for up to 203 people (including restricted view seats). It hosts performances of professional visiting and commissioned/co-produced theatre, dance, amplified music – specifically world, folk and jazz – comedy, literature/spoken word, and festival events including NottDance, neat, Chinese New Year/Spring Festival, Nottingham Festival of Words, and Wheee! (children’s theatre and dance). It also hosts student society performances, an annual co-production with The Nottingham New Theatre, and provides a public platform for some of NLA’s participatory programming.

For very small scale performance events, the Performing Arts Studio can accommodate a maximum of 50 people allowing for a 4m × 4m performing space and a basic lighting rig. It also provides workshop space for each of Lakeside’s youth theatre groups, and a creative space for the development of new work.

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Djanogly Theatre

The Djanogly Gallery

The Djanogly Gallery opened in 1992 and is the most longstanding of the Nottingham Lakeside Arts venues. The Gallery presents a year-round programme of largely twentieth-century and contemporary art exhibitions by British and international artists. A number of the exhibitions are related directly to research conducted at the University. All the exhibitions are complimented by public lectures and talks and supported by learning activities for schools and the wider community. The Wallner Gallery and Angear Visitor Centre provide smaller scale exhibition spaces at NLA for the exhibition of work by regional artists. The Djanogly Gallery also runs an artist-in residence scheme from a purpose built studio.

Artist-in Residence

The Djanogly Gallery runs an artist-in residence scheme based at a purpose- built artists’ studio in the DH Lawrence Pavilion. Typically the residencies last for a 12-month period but are occasionally extended. The Gallery particularly invites applications from fine/applied artists who are able to demonstrate potential for connectivity with areas of research at the University. Find out about our current artist-in-residence.

Djanogly Gallery

University of Nottingham Museum

Voted Nottinghamshire Heritage Site of the Year 2014 – The University of Nottingham Museum first opened in 1933 when Felix Oswald, District Probate Officer of Nottingham donated his collections to the University. This included the material he excavated at the Roman settlement of Margidunum at Bingham in Nottinghamshire and the internationally important collection of Samian Roman pottery.

The Museum contains a wide variety of archaeological objects that tell us about the everyday lives of people living in Nottinghamshire and the wider East Midlands (Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Lincolnshire) over a 250,000 year period.

The Museum is currently involved in a Collections Development Programme (supported by Arts Council England) enabling easier access to the collections and supporting their continued research. This project is managed by Mark Laurie (Collections Manager) with assistance from Anja Rohde (Collections Access Officer) and a large group of Museum volunteers. This work is passed on through a wide programme of school projects, teaching, lunchtime lectures and gallery tours, a wide variety of public events, regional and national festivals and exhibitions and displays. For contact details click here.

Major Arts Council funding award

The Museum has recently been awarded more than £300,000 from Arts Council England’s Museum Resilience Fund.

Aimed at supporting development opportunities which will make organisations more sustainable for the future, the award will enable the museum to re-imagine the ways in which the public can engage with its extensive collections. Read more in our press release.


Weston Gallery

Manuscripts and Special Collections is part of Libraries and Research and Learning Resources at The University of Nottingham. Anyone can view our printed, manuscript and archive collections at King's Meadow Campus.

The Weston Gallery is a public showcase for The University of Nottingham’s prized and unique manuscripts and special collections and also hosts visiting exhibitions of national and regional historical interest.

The gallery offers a wonderful opportunity to show material that would otherwise be seen only by dedicated students, historians and researchers.