How to Find Us

How to Find Us

Nottingham Playhouse is situated in the Castle Zone of Nottingham City Centre, just off Derby Road near St Barnabas’ Cathedral. We are easily accessible by bus, train, tram and 40 minutes from East Midlands Airport, see more below.

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We are 15 miles from Derby City Centre and 25 miles from Leicester City Centre.

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We are a 10 minute walk from Old Market Square or 15 minute walk from Victoria and Broadmarsh Bus Stations. Call Traveline on 0871 200 22 33 (7am-9pm Mon-Sun) for bus timetable information.

Nottingham City Transport

NCT offer a wide range of different travel options, such as Grouprider for families. See more here

Trent Barton – Zigzag

Zigzag tickets entitle you to use any Trent Barton bus after 9am, changing as often as you like, from just £6. Tickets can be bought on the bus on the day of travel.

zigzag – £6 unlimited day travel for one person

zigzag duo – £10 unlimited day travel for two people

zigzag group – £13 unlimited travel for up to 5 people

For more information visit


NET – Event Ticket

There are no parking worries with NET Trams’ event ticket. For all our shows they offer free park and ride and just £2.50 return travel.

Tram tickets are available to purchase from our Box Office or website. Tram tickets are available to purchase from our Box Office or online.

We are a three minute walk from the Royal Centre stop or a five minute walk from the Old Market Square stop.


The theatre is a 15 minute walk from Nottingham Station. Call East Midlands Trains on 08457 125678 or visit the National Rail website for train timetable information.


Use M1 junction 25 (south) or 26 (north).

Please use postcode NG1 5AL for satellite navigation.


Parking is available in the NCP car parks at St James Street and Mount Street (a short walk from the theatre) at a special discounted rate of £6.40, for up to 24 hours – saving you up to £6 on the standard tariff. Simply present your parking ticket to the front of house staff at the sweet counter, who will validate it to entitle you to the reduced rate on return to your vehicle.

On-street parking around Wellington Circus (Zone 1) is £2, 6pm – 8pm and changes to a flat rate of £2 between 8pm – 10pm. Please check the machine to ensure that you are charged for the correct zone.

Other accredited Park Mark Award car parks offering reduced rate evening parking are available on Upper Parliament Street and Talbot Street.