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University Hall – 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.

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.

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 regret that in response to the current COVID-19 crisis, we have cancelled all University Hall concerts until the end of April 2020.

  • Aquinas Piano Trio, Wednesday 25 March 2020
  • The Riot Ensemble, Wednesday 29 April 2020

We will contact all ticket holders and issue full refunds.

Please email with any enquiries, and for further information regarding postponed or cancelled events.

Thank you to all our audiences and supporters – we hope it is not too long before we can welcome you back to University Hall.


You can book tickets in advance online or over the telephone. Call our box office on 0115 837 1950, Monday – Friday, 9.30 am – 5 pm (excluding bank holidays).

We open a pop-up box office one hour before doors open for a performance. This is located to the rear of University Hall, in the foyer of our Music Centre.

All tickets are electronic, which are emailed to you at the time of booking. Simply bring your email along on your device (or print it out if you prefer) and we’ll scan the QR code on the door.

We offer discounts for both NTU students and staff – please see individual event listings for full information.


University Hall has stalls and balcony seating, sold in unreserved blocks. Balcony side seats have a restricted view of the stage and are not cushioned.


There is level access to enter University Hall on Shakespeare Villas, and a lift providing access to all levels of the hall.

All stalls seats have level access, requiring no use of steps or slopes. All balcony seats are accessed by at least one step.

There are six spaces for wheelchair users at the front of the stalls, all of which are side-facing to the stage. Please book these in advance by calling our box office on 0115 837 1950.

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. To book a companion ticket please call our box office on 0115 837 1950.

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.


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

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.


If you’re interested in hiring University Hall, visit our Events and Conferencing web pages.

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418