About squire performing arts centre

Our Mission

Squire Performing Arts Centre is a home that inspires all generations to captivate, engage and enrich the world through the power of performance and creative education.

Our Vision

To create a broad events programme that encourages lifelong participation in and fosters an appreciation of all performing arts.

To offer a creative education to all ages, developing the next generation of performing arts talent.

To engage and welcome audiences, developing a diverse community to become enthusiastic audience members and supporters.

To develop live performance and increase our audiences across all age groups.

To be financially stable, achieved within a sustainable business model.

Our Values

Artistic Integrity | Education | Excellence | Accessibility | Growth

The Squire Performing Arts Centre opened in Spring 2017. This stunning state-of- the-art centre is part of Nottingham Girls’ High School and has been named in honour of Dame Rosemary Squire DBE, a former student, to reflect her support of the project, her association with the school and prominent position in British theatre.

“I had a fantastic time at Nottingham Girls’ High School, which instilled a love of the arts in me that encouraged me to pursue my career in theatre,” said Rosemary Squire. “It is therefore a great honour to not just have been involved in the fundraising for this new performing arts centre, but also to have my family name connected to a place that was so important to me. I can’t wait to see both the school and the local community benefit from it and to be in the audience for its many future exciting productions.”

We are very passionate that whilst the theatre is used to provide a space for the school, it is also available for use by all arts organisations, performers and artists. We are especially keen that the building is used for the teaching and learning of all performance arts. Students of all ages from all backgrounds can learn through workshops and events alongside teachers and professionals in each field, and within the working space of a professional theatre.

Our Team

Our friendly team of technical and front of house staff are always on hand to attend to your every need. Our diverse team of casual staff come from a range of backgrounds, but all love working at Squire Performing Arts Centre.

Anita Bush
Performing Arts Centre Manager

Sian Griffith
Marketing Manager

Jack Whitmore

Sally Timpson
Events & Programming Officer

Mick Whittington
Theatre Technician

Make an enquiry

To enquire about hiring the space as a venue for your business or performance needs please complete the form.

We aim to respond to all enquiries with 2 business days.

We aim to respond to all enquiries with 2 business days.

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