School Visits

At Nottingham Playhouse we have a range of ways of helping you and your school engage with theatre, and we have all the information you need to make your visit go smoothly right here. Whether it’s show information you are looking for, performance and workshop packages or talks to accompany your visit we want to make your visit as easy as possible to organise.

The offer for school visits include the following:

  • Teachers go FREE: With every 10 tickets purchased, the 11th is free.
  • Extended payment deadlines
  • No deposits or administration fees

Primary Schools

  • £11 tickets for our much-loved pantomime – which is Cinderella this year.
  • £10 tickets for our Christmas show for young children aged 4 to 8. Show to be announced soon!
  • Touring performances are available to visit your school.
  • Bespoke workshops can be delivered at your school or the Playhouse.

Secondary Schools and Colleges

Booking information

School tickets must be reserved by calling our Box Office on 0115 941 9419.

  • Tickets can be reserved for up to six weeks prior to performance.
  • Payment can be made via credit card/debit card, cash or cheque.
  • There are no booking, administration or postage fees.
  • There are no full refunds available on workshop or performance bookings, however we understand your class size may change; after payment you will be able to change your booking by 10%, up to one week before the start of the run and receive a refund on returned tickets. If you need to discuss an exchange of date, please contact Box Office.
  • Show tickets and wraparound tickets can be purchased for different dates within the run.

Schools tickets are subject to availability, and ticket prices may be subject to change. Book fast to make sure you don’t miss out.

Travel with NCT and Save Money On Your School Trip

Thanks to our sponsors Nottingham City Transport, schools can travel to the Playhouse using their buses* and get a return ticket for just £1.50 per child.

Buying your tickets in advance makes your trip easier and saves you 70p per child. Teachers can also get an Eventrider ticket for just £2.

*Restrictions apply on the 1, 100 and Skylink routes.

How Does It Work?

1) Buy your bus tickets through our Box Office when you book for Cinderella.
2) We’ll send the tickets to you with your Cinderella performance tickets.
3) Present the tickets to the bus driver, they will take the stub for the trip there and collect the rest of the ticket on the return journey.

NCT tickets must be booked at least 2 weeks prior to performance date.

To make travel as easy as possible for teachers and pupils, NCT will increase the number of buses on their routes to cope with extra demand from schools.