Sparkling new season unveiled at Nottingham Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall

Star names will once again light up the Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham in an entertaining new season with the emphasis on music and laughter.

Thursday, 22nd April 2021, 12:00 pm
A scene from School Of Rock (Photo credit: Tristram Kenton)

The iconic entertainment venue has unveiled a star-studded reopening season of events from June until Christmas.

Some of the biggest names in music and comedy will be visiting as part of the season.

All forthcoming performances will adhere to the latest government guidance on safety and social distancing.

Peter Ireson, venue director, said: “We’ve worked hard to ensure this reopening season really lights up our stages once more, with all the star names and big shows we know our audiences are so eager to return to once again.”

The first events for live audiences to enjoy at the venue in mid-June will be socially distanced; two ‘welcome back’ comedy nights with pantomime favourite Ben Nickless (June 11 and 12), a concert performance from all seven Kanneh-Mason siblings (June 13), and a visit from Rambert2 dance company (June 16 and 17).

Once social distancing restrictions are lifted, currently on schedule to happen from June 21, the season will get into full swing with an exciting programme of stand-up comedy, West End musicals, plays, music performances, and a ballet world premiere.

New musicals SIX, School of Rock, Heathers, and Bedknobs and Broomsticks will visit for the first time, alongside much-loved favourites Blood Brothers, Grease, starring Peter Andre, and Rocky Horror Show, starring Ore Oduba.

Northern Ballet's production of Merlin (Photo credit: Guy Farrow)

Stand-up comedians Jimmy Carr, Rob Brydon, Chris Ramsey, Ross Noble, John Bishop, and Daniel Sloss will rock the Royal Concert Hall with laughter.

The Royal Concert Hall will have live music from Del Amitri, Jason Donovan, Billy Ocean, David Essex, Paloma Faith, Steve Hackett, Belinda Carlisle, Michael Bolton, Level 42, Collabro, Cliff Richard, Wet Wet Wet, Seasick Steve, Jools Holland, Russell Watson, Deacon Blue, The Stylistics, Il Divo, The Human League and many more.

This summer, the Theatre Royal’s perennial favourite, The Colin McIntyre Classic Thriller Season, will return for a four-week season of head-scratching, nerve-jangling plays.

A magical new production of Northern Ballet’s Merlin will have its highly anticipated world premiere at the Theatre Royal in September.

Belinda Carlisle

No autumn season at the Theatre Royal would be complete without a spectacular family pantomime. This year Robin Hood will be returning to its rightful home in Nottingham with a star cast to be announced soon.

Full listings and details of how to book for all events can be found at

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