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University Hall concerts – the very best in classical and contemporary music

Experience the finest live classical and contemporary music in University Hall – our beautiful new concert venue. The former Wesleyan Chapel, on NTU’s City Campus, hosts a handpicked selection of the UK’s leading professional musicians, with tickets starting at just £5.

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University Hall Concert Series

Our classical series offers sensational chamber music performed in a superb acoustic. From renaissance to romantic and instrumental to vocal, audiences have the opportunity to experience music-making in an intimate setting. Here's what's coming up this season.

Five musicians stood with their string instruments.

Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble

We welcome principal players of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, one of the world's finest chamber orchestras, as they perform a programme featuring Brahm's String Sextet No. 1 in Bflat major.

Date and time: Tuesday 21 March 2023, 7 pm
Tickets: £5 (Restricted view) - £25 (Front row seat)

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A women with glasses holding a saxophone in front of a colourful wall

Jess Gillam Ensemble

Join Jess Gillam and her ensemble - a group of brilliant musicians who share Jess' bold, uplifting and open-minded approach - as they perform music from Jess' album Time, showcasing the diversity, dynamism, and versatility of the saxophone.
Date and time: Wednesday 10 May 2023, 7 pm
Tickets: £5 (Restricted view) - £25 (Front row seat)

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Groundbreaking at University Hall

Innovative. Exciting. Experimental. Challenging. Our “Groundbreaking at University Hall” series delivers all of this and more, bringing the very best contemporary music from the world’s top composers to Nottingham. With a programme that stretches the genre to places it’s never been before, get ready to be amazed.

We'll be welcoming The Riot Ensemble back to University in 2022/23 for two concerts.

Members of The Riot Ensemble rehearsing in a studio.

Riot Ensemble at University Hall

We're thrilled to welcome back the award-winning new-music collective Riot Ensemble to University Hall. Join us for a night of innovative, exciting, experimental, and challenging music.

Date and time: Wednesday 3 May, 2023, 7 pm
Tickets: £5 (Restricted view) - £15 (Front row seat)

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Venue information


University Hall has stalls and balcony seating. Some of the side stalls seating has interrupted views of the stage. Balcony side seats have a restricted view of the stage and are not cushioned. Please bear this in mind when booking tickets for events where seating is allocated.

Door times

Doors open 30 minutes before performances begin. As there is no foyer area in University Hall, doors to both the building and the auditorium will open at the same time.


There is level access to enter University Hall on Shakespeare Villas, and a lift providing access to all levels of the hall. All balcony seats are accessed by at least one step.

Depending on the event, there are up to six spaces for wheelchair users at the front of the stalls, all of which are side-facing to the stage.

We have three accessible toilets on the lower ground, stalls and balcony levels.

If you require a companion to enable your visit, you will receive your second ticket for free.

Getting here

University Hall is just a few minutes' walk from the Nottingham Trent University tram stop, and a short distance from the city centre bus stops. We'd recommend using public transport. If you're planning to drive, or need a walking map, take a look at our parking and travel information.

Find us

University Hall
Nottingham Trent University City Campus, 48 Shakespeare Street, Nottingham, NG1 4FQ

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