Encore (previously 55+)

Whatever your previous experience or interests, we offer social, creative and enjoyable participation programmes for people over the age of 50.

Theatre is for everyone, and we will ensure our building and sessions are accessible to all participants – removing any barriers to participation. This year, for the first time, we’re pleased to be offering some of our sessions online to allow even more people to join in. Please do tell us of any other ways we can make our sessions more accessible.

We have courses in Creative Writing, Dance, Drama and more, 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 and no experience is necessary – all are welcome.

Club Encore

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

Club Encore Online

We're taking Club Encore online for a series of 'In Conversation With...' events.

Encore Play Readers

Previously 55+. A chance to explore some of the greatest plays ever written, in a friendly and sociable group.

Encore Dance

Previously 55+. This well established and popular contemporary dance class is ideal for dancers of any ability.

Encore Dance Online

An online version of our usual in-person dance classes for those who wish to stay at home but still take part.

Encore Drama

Previously 55+. Learn new skills in acting, directing and exploring plays in a fun and supportive environment.

Encore Creative Writing

Previously 55+. Join us to write, read new work, learn about the writing process and generally have fun.

Encore Craft Inspiration

Previously 55+ Mixed Media. Encore Craft Inspiration is about freedom, creative expression and being inspired to make.