Nottingham Playhouse is (nearly) 50

Wednesday 2nd January 2013

A theatre for everybody

On 11th December 1963 Nottingham Playhouse opened at Wellington Circus – a new, bold and iconic building replaced the cramped theatre that had housed the Playhouse theatre company since 1948.

Celebrating 50 years

Throughout 2013 we will be celebrating 50 years at Wellington Circus by presenting a number of special celebratory events as well as encouraging all those that use the Playhouse to join together to help safeguard the next 50 years of Nottingham Playhouse, by supporting our Playhouse 50 appeal.

The Playhouse 50 appeal

We are launching the Playhouse 50 appeal to help us complete the transformation of our rehearsal room into a fully equipped and accessible performance and education space – the Neville Studio, named in honour of our former Artistic Director, John Neville, who passed away in 2011

The appeal will also be used to help us make positive strides into the future, renovating the Grade II* listed building, minimising its carbon footprint, and making sure it enters its next 50 years as a contemporary and environmentally responsible building and creative hub.

How you can support us

If you would like to make a donation to the Playhouse 50 appeal you can do so when you book your tickets at the Box Office or by going to

Every pound really does make a difference. Another very special way that you can support the appeal is by dedicating a seat in the auditorium.

This is your chance to become a permanent part of our history.

Nottingham Playhouse is a registered charity (number 1109342)