Category Archives: News & Views

Under the Influence

The Arts for Improvement in other Areas I recall a PSE lesson in Year 8 in which we had to research the jobs within the NHS as part of its ‘Step into the NHS’ program. One of the many jobs that we could research was a drama therapist. This came as a shock to Year-8-me […]

The Arts Had Never Interested Me

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I didn’t particularly dislike drama or singing; it just seemed as though the stage was not for me. At the beginning of my NGHS career, I couldn’t have been less involved in school productions, in fact, the last I had heard of such was my sister having been in Dracula two years prior. My entrance […]

Top Tips For Staying Creative At Home

Staying creative, whether it be through writing, through performance, music, poetry, art or dance is extremely beneficial for our well-being. These are unprecedented and bizarre times, quite unlike anything that the world has seen in decades. Our friends in the arts community are undoubtedly struggling in the face of uncertainty – how many programmed events […]

Top 5 books adapted to plays

This World Book Day, our theatre team are celebrating our favourite plays that were adapted from books. When we read a book, our imaginations run wild, trying to envisage the world that the author created with words. Many bold, talented and creative geniuses have captured this imagination and produced magnificent plays and performances so that […]

Scott Bennett returns to Nottingham theatre

Thursday 15 October | 8pm | Squire Performing Arts Centre | Now on sale A joy to watch! Chris Ramsey That’s right, he’s back! Local Nottingham comedian Scott Bennett is returning to our theatre as part of his new tour Relax. Last year Scott performed his first show at Squire Performing Arts Centre as part […]

Nottingham Puppet Festival: Pied Piper

Tuesday 26 May, | 11am | Squire Performing Arts Centre | Now on sale We are delighted to have Norwich Puppet Theatre with us at our theatre this May as part of the well-loved Nottingham Puppet Festival. Norwich Puppet Theatre will performing their popular performance of Pied Piper, a puppet play for the whole family […]

More Tickets Released – Sarah & Duck

Sarah & Duck’s Big Top Birthday has been hugely successful since tickets launched in Autumn 2019. We’re really looking forward to welcoming so many families to Squire Performing Arts Centre this Easter! In response to the rising popularity of the event, we have now released MORE tickets for the Easter Monday show at 4pm. If […]

Notts On Stage

This week we were joined by the crew from Notts Tv as journalist Chloe Bicknell interviewed our Centre Manager for the series ‘Notts On Stage’, due to be aired at the end of this month. Centre Manager, Anita Bush, was pleased to chat on our beautiful new stage today in the theatre about her passion […]

Channeling Jabez

“Cleverly staged and strangely attractive” Theatre mates Giles Croft will be joining us on Friday 27 March to perform his peculiarly fascinating show, Channeling Jabez. Before Eddie the Eagle… there was Jabez Wolffe! Jabez Wolffe, Channel swimmer, variety artist and international star received obituaries in papers as wide ranging as the New York Times, The […]


Cowboys, romance, rivals. What more could you want? The wonderful cast from Encore Performing Arts are gracing our stage in April to perform Oklahoma! We are really looking forward to seeing Encore’s version of this gripping and entertaining musical. With multiple love-triangles and rival suitors, tensions and conflict is sure to arise! Can Laurey and […]