Please note: in line with government advice, our building is currently closed and our 55+ sessions will now be conducted digitally where possible. Whilst we would love to see our participants in person, we’re pleased to be able to offer this alternative and continue our programmes with you all. Click on the below links to find out more.

If you have any questions, please email participation@nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk and the team will get back to you.

Whatever your previous experience or interests, we offer, social, creative and enjoyable participation programmes for people over the age of 55.

Theatre is for everyone, and we will ensure our building and sessions are accessible to all participants – removing any barriers to participation. Please tell us if there is anything further we can do to ensure our sessions are accessible for you.

We have courses in Creative Writing, Dance, Mixed-Media Art, Drama and our Reader’s group, all in a relaxed and social setting. All courses run during term time and there are no sessions during school half terms. All Nottingham Playhouse courses are entry level, no experience necessary – all are welcome.

Creative Writing

We will write together, share our writing, talk about the writing process, read other writers, and generally have fun. No previ...


This well established and popular contemporary dance class is ideal for dancers of any ability. The classes focus on taught exe...

Dance Performance

A relaxed yet enjoyably challenging dance class designed to focus on skills development and performance. Sessions will be led ...

Club Encore

Club Encore is a friendly theatre club for the over 55s who want to engage with theatre more closely.

Mixed Media Art

Come along and learn to master new techniques. Experience working with different materials and techniques including drawing, cr...

Reader's Group

A chance to explore some of the greatest plays ever written, in a friendly and sociable group. We’ll be looking at key sc...