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Watch This SPACE

A NEAT Micro Pop-up!

Wednesday 25 May - Saturday 11 June 2016

Other: A small surreal area that sits on the cusp of CAST bar will present a medley of creative fancies throughout the NEAT festival.

NEAT Studio

NEAT Studio

Sunday 22 May - Saturday 4 June 2016

Spoken Word: For two weeks, the NEAT Studio goes into Fast-Forward European mode and comes alive with a kaleidoscopic series of events.



Tuesday 24 May - Thursday 2 June 2016 at 7:45pm

Drama: Four staged readings of European play texts that will be performed for the first time in the UK by the Neat ensemble.



Thursday 2 June 2016 at 7:30pm

Drama: Packed with guts, heart and some well placed couscous, JOAN fuses lyrical new writing with drag king cabaret for the very first time.

Grumpy Old Women

Grumpy Old Women

Thursday 2 June 2016 at 8pm

Comedy: Returning after a critically acclaimed, total sell-out sell-out spring 2015 tour, the Grumpies are back to knock some sense into the nation.

The Trilogy

The Trilogy

Friday 3 & Saturday 4 June 2016 at 8pm

Drama: Award-winning writer and theatre maker Michael Pinchbeck has created three devised performances inspired by the work of William Shakespeare.

The Domino Effect

The Domino Effect

Saturday 4 June 2016 at 7:45pm

Family Friendly: As Amina embarks on a magical journey to right the world’s wrongs, this magical story shows how a chance event can set off a chain reaction.



Sunday 5 June 2016 at 8pm

Drama: CLOUDCUCKOOLANDERS is a charming and messy ‘movie night’ with a compelling streak of pitch black humour.

War and Peace

War and Peace

Tuesday 7 & Wednesday 8 June 2016 at 8pm

Drama: A new, live video performance based on the novel by Leo Tolstoy.

I, Myself & Me

I, Myself & Me

Thursday 9 June 2016 at 7:45pm

Drama: A show about what it means to be a single woman in her 30s and how we can challenge the social conditions that hold us back.



Tuesday 21 June 2016 at 8pm

Drama: #RefugeesWelcome is a funny, poignant and heart-breaking play evised in response to the narrative of the refugee crisis in the media.

Paco Peña: Patrias

Paco Peña: Patrias

Sunday 17 July 2016 at 7:45pm

Dance: Through music, dance, song, poetry and projections Peña explores the emotional, physical and cultural impact of the Spanish Civil War.

The Beautiful Game

The Beautiful Game

Wednesday 27 July 2016 at 7:30pm

Dance: A loving portrayal of Britain’s obsession with football, capturing the culture and charisma that unites us all in our nation’s favourite...

Bugsy Malone

Bugsy Malone

Saturday 20 August 2016

Family Friendly: Presented by Nottingham Playhouse Youth Theatre, Bugsy Malone features great songs, amazing dances and the best ‘splurging’ ever.

Noughts and Crosses

Noughts and Crosses

Saturday 27 August 2016

Drama: Adapted from the best-selling young adult novel by Malorie Blackman, Noughts and Crosses is a love story set in a society divided by racial...

Dinosaur Zoo

Dinosaur Zoo

Sunday 28 & Monday 29 August 2016

Family Friendly: Marvel and interact with extraordinary life-like dinosaurs in this imaginative and hilarious live show for all the family.

Russell Howard: Work in Progress

Russell Howard: Work in Progress

Monday 19 September 2016 at 8pm

Comedy: SOLD OUT – Join Russell Howard, one of our funniest and most successful comedians, as he tries out brand new material.

Rich Hall - Live

Rich Hall - Live

Monday 10 October 2016 at 8pm

Comedy: Rich Hall’s critically acclaimed grouchy, deadpan style has established him as a master of absurdist irony and the king of rapid-fire wit.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

Monday 17 - Wednesday 19 October 2016

Family Friendly: The critically acclaimed production of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show features a menagerie of 75 lovable puppets, faithfully adapting four of...

Miles Jupp: Songs Of Freedom

Miles Jupp: Songs Of Freedom

Tuesday 18 October 2016 at 8pm

Comedy: Miles Jupp, (Stand-up, actor, writer, thinker, father, husband, worrier, fool, star of Rev. and host of The News Quiz) hits the road in a...

Jeremy Hardy Live 2016

Jeremy Hardy Live 2016

Sunday 13 November 2016 at 7:30pm

Comedy: Jeremy Hardy begins his 4th decade as a stand-up this year. After briefly hibernating in the winter, he’s back out on the road in 2016.

Billy Bragg & Joe Henry

Billy Bragg & Joe Henry

Thursday 17 November 2016 at 7:30pm

Music: Billy Bragg and Joe Henry perform classic railroad songs that were recorded on a journey earlier this year, along with old favourites.

Romesh Ranganathan: Irrational

Romesh Ranganathan: Irrational

Saturday 19 November 2016 at 8pm

Comedy: This performance is now sold out. Please contact Box Office on 0115 941 9419 to be added to the waiting list



Friday 25 November 2016 - Saturday 21 January 2017

Family Friendly: Join Widow Twankey and Aladdin on their magic carpet for a ride full of family fun and frolics!