Whatever your previous experience or interests, we offer, social, creative and enjoyable participation programmes for people over the age of 55. Our doors are always open, so please do get in touch if we can answer any questions you may have – we would love to welcome you here to Nottingham Playhouse.

Theatre is for everyone, and we will ensure our building and sessions are accessible to all participants – removing any barriers to participation. Please tell us if there is anything further we can do to ensure our sessions are accessible for you.

We have courses in Creative Writing, Dance, Mixed-Media Art, Drama and our Reader’s group, all in a relaxed and social setting. All courses run during term time and there are no sessions during school half terms. All Nottingham Playhouse courses are entry level, no experience necessary – all are welcome.

Course Dates

Autumn Term: Wed 18 Sept – Wed 4 Dec (excluding Wed 23 and Wed 30 October)

Creative Writing

We will write together, share our writing, talk about the writing process, read other writers, and generally have fun. No previ...


This well established and popular contemporary dance class is ideal for dancers of any ability. The classes focus on taught exe...

Dance Performance

A relaxed yet enjoyably challenging dance class designed to focus on skills development and performance. Sessions will be led ...


Learn new skills in acting, directing and exploring plays in a fun and supportive environment. Sessions will include vocal and...


Encore is a friendly theatre club for the over 50s who want to engage with theatre more closely.

Mixed Media Art

Come along and learn to master new techniques. Experience working with different materials and techniques including drawing, cr...

Reader's Group

A chance to explore some of the greatest plays ever written, in a friendly and sociable group. We’ll be looking at key sc...