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

Secondary Schools and Colleges

Booking information

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

  • Reserve your tickets in advance and pay up to six weeks prior to performance.
  • For our pantomime Sleeping Beauty, schools can take advantage of our early bird offer of £12 per ticket by making payment by Friday 26 July. If full payment has not been made by this date, the price per ticket will increase to £12.50 and you will be re-invoiced. Full payment at the revised price will need to be made by six weeks prior to the performance (for all performances of Sleeping Beauty between Friday 13 December, the payment will be due during the week commencing 14 October).
  • 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.
  • Tickets for wraparound events are to be purchased alongside tickets for the production. The date booked for the production can be different to the performance date.

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 £2.50.

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

How Does It Work?

For your convenience, you can buy your bus tickets at the discounted rate when you book your schools tickets for Cinderella. Our Box Office team will take a few details at the time of booking to pass onto NCT. You will receive a confirmation letter from NCT which acts as the ticket for the group booking. Simply present the letter to the bus driver on both journeys.
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.

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.