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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.

Chineke! Chamber Ensemble stood with their instruments.

Chineke! Chamber Ensemble

Wednesday 4 May 2022, 7 pm
We're excited to present Chineke! Chamber Ensemble. Comprised of principal players of the Chineke! Orchestra – Europe's first majority Black and ethnically diverse orchestra – the group has performed extensively across the UK. Their programme features works by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, Florence Price and Franz Schubert. Tickets from £5 – £25.

Find out more and book tickets.

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 for two concerts.

A lady playing a saxophone.

Riot Ensemble

Tuesday 24 May 2022, 7 pm
Riot Ensemble perform a programme that explores the possibilities of two of the group’s most nebulous and anarchic instruments; saxophone and percussion. Both instruments have found themselves as key components of popular music over the last 100 years – from jazz to hip hop, and blues to rock n’ roll. Works for saxophone and drum set explore this identity, and the rhythmic propulsion that the combination is capable of. Interspersed throughout the programme are solo pieces that feature different saxophones, as well as a plethora of tuned and untuned percussion. Buy tickets and find out more.

Venue information

Seating

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.

Access

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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