Lancaster's Nuffield Theatre

One of 3 theatres in Lancaster: the Nuffield Theatre is Lancaster's only professional black-box theatre.

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The Nuffield Theatre: Lancaster's 'black-box' studio theatre

'What's On' event listings for Lancaster's Nuffield Theatre

The Nuffield Theatre, Lancaster is a key UK theatrical venue for presenting and commissioning experimental theatre, contemporary dance and live art.

The Nuffield Theatre, sited at the north end of the Lancaster University campus, is one of three theatres in Lancaster and the City's only professional 'black-box' studio theatre.  The Nuffield's stage is extremely large and is adaptable to any form of seating configuration with a width of up to 25 metres and a seating capacity of up to 220, it effectively combines scale and intimacy.

As well as presenting up to 30 visiting professional shows a year, from some of the best-known and respected contemporary theatre and dance companies from the UK and abroad, this key Lancaster theatre also presents public performances by students, societies and a range of local community organisations.

The Nuffield Theatre regularly commissions major new works from established companies, as well as providing a range of artist support, bursaries, residencies, summer schools and professional development projects. Rather than delivering traditional outreach work, the Nuffield Theatre also provides numerous opportunities for local Lancaster residents to get involved in the creative process of innovative artists.

In 2010 The Guardian via it's Insider's Guide to the Arts listed Lancaster's Nuffield Theatre as "the place [in England] to see the most innovative new work"

Booking Information for Lancaster's Nuffield Theatre

To book theatre tickets for one of our events you can contact our box office via:

Telephone: 01524 594151 or

Please note outside the University term our box office has very limited operating hours.  For certain external events e.g. community and students hires you may have to contact the promoter directly to purchase a ticket. 

Discounted web-advance tickets are usually available until 24 hours before the day of the performance.  

Box Office opening times are termly, Tues - Fri, 12noon-5pm, and 90 mins before and until the show on the evening of a performance. An answerphone operates outside these times - please leave your name and daytime telephone number and we will ring you back.  

What theatre and dance shows are currently performing in your Lancaster Theatre?
For further event information visit What's On at Lancaster's Nuffield Theatre.

How do I get to your Lancaster Theatre?
We are sited at the north end of the Lancaster University campus: click for full directions to Lancaster's Nuffield Theatre

Hiring one of Lancaster's key theatres

The Nuffield Theatre, Lancaster is available for hire for your own event at certain times of the year.  For further information on hiring this lancaster theatre see our venue hires page. 

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