2017 Christmas Gift Guide

Thursday 7th December 2017

Buy your friends or loved ones tickets for a show you know they’ll love… or give them vouchers so they can decide for themselves. And if you really want to treat them, go one better and buy them a year-long gift of a Playhouse Pass membership. There’s lots of options for all tastes and budgets this Christmas.

Playhouse Pass

Our membership scheme delivers a whole year of entertainment. Give a gift membership and you’ll be giving great nights out with great discounts. Our annual membership starts at £35 with discounts of up to 25% for two people. So buy a membership for your Mum, and she’ll be able to take your Dad, or a friend, or YOU along too with the same epic savings!

With new shows going on sale every month, members can be at the front of the queue for those shows that are bound to sell out, thanks to our priority booking period. It’s the gift that keeps on giving. Click here to find out all the benefits of a Nottingham Playhouse membership.

Gift Vouchers

Got a friend or family member who’s difficult to buy for? Let THEM choose from the entire Nottingham Playhouse programme with a Gift Voucher – available from the Box Office and online for whatever value you’d like to give. No need to stick to denominations of £5 or £10 – if you want to give a Gift Voucher to the value of £23.76, you can! Even better, the gift voucher arrives immediately via email as part of your receipt – perfect if you’ve left it a bit late! Click here to find out more about Gift Vouchers.

The Playhouse Panto

Nottingham Playhouse is renowned for our Panto, and this year is no different! Have you read the reviews for our current show Cinderella yet? We’re a class act, and the perfect post-Christmas treat. With shows running into the new year, banish those January blues and treat your loved ones to a bit of glitter and sparkle. You can also buy tickets for next year’s panto, Robin Hood.

Musical Lovers

The wonderful mash-up of of music and theatre is a joyous experience, and we’ve got some great shows coming up in 2018 for those who love a singalong!
In May, we bring Sting’s musical The Last Ship to Nottingham, starring the inimitable Jimmy Nail. Then, in September, we produce our first home-grown musical in a very long time, the Broadway smash-hit Sweet Charity. This electrifying musical comedy features stunning set-piece choreography and hits like Hey Big Spender, The Rhythm of Life and If My Friends Could See Me Now.


We could all do with a good laugh every now and again, and we’ve got just the thing for that – some of the best comedians in the business will be gracing the Playhouse stage in 2018. Big names like Count Arthur Strong, Richard Herring and Chris Ramsey will be joined by up-and-coming class acts like Edinburgh Comedy Award Winner John Robins and cult favourite Bridget Christie.


We’ve got two great dance shows coming up in the new year from companies we love to watch again again for their innovative ideas and emotive performances. In January, we welcome Next Door Dance with their football-inspired piece The Beautiful Game, made in collaboration with die hard fans. Motionhouse, known for amazing digital projections that their dancers interact seamlessly with, will present Charge in March.


If it’s pure, quality theatre you’re looking for, let us point you in the direction of 2018’s stellar line-up of drama. To celebrate the arrival of our new Artistic Director Adam Penford, we made a splash by announcing his entire first year of programming in one go – so there’s something for everyone next year!

In February, join us for Wonderland by Beth Steel, a gripping play that takes a 360° look at the events of the 1984-85 miners’ strike. Featuring creative use of audio description, captioning and British Sign Language interpretation, Timberlake Wertenbaker’s Our Country’s Good, a co-production with Ramps on the Moon, follows in March.

Based on his own award-winning novel, Louis Sachar’s family show Holes provides a quirky adventure for Easter. This will be followed by the world premiere of Shebeen – a new play by Nottingham writer Mufaro Makubika and directed by Matthew Xia – that sees a forbidden party in 1958 St. Ann’s under threat from the police.

The Autumn season will see a new production of Diane Samuels’ Kindertransport, telling the poignant story of a child refugee sent to England in the months leading up to World War II. The culmination of the autumn’s main stage programme will be Alan Bennett’s The Madness of George III starring Olivier award-winner Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, The League of Gentlemen, Doctor Who, Wolf Hall).

Click here to see all the theatre shows taking place at Nottingham Playhouse.

From all at Nottingham Playhouse we wish you a very Merry Christmas!