Lakeside Arts
Part of University of Nottingham
Lakeside Arts

Tram outside Lakeside Arts


Lakeside Arts is located at the South Entrance of the University of Nottingham’s University Park Campus, just off the A6005, University Boulevard, about 2.5 miles from Nottingham city centre. Our postcode is NG7 2RD.

Please note: Weekday daytime (9.15am-4pm) parking at Lakeside during University term time is limited. If travelling by car, please allow extra time for your journey.


Lakeside Arts
University Park

When travelling to Lakeside, we encourage all our visitors to use public transport, cycle and walk wherever possible. Please see below for further details:



Avoid the city centre traffic by using one of the seven free Park & Ride sites. Alternatively travel from the tram stop closest to you.

Plan your journey with NET

The closest tram stop for Lakeside Arts is the University of Nottingham tram stop on the Toton Lane-Hucknall line.


From the M1, take junction 25 (south) or junction 26 (north). Initially follow signs for Nottingham and then the University of Nottingham. For SatNav use postcode NG7 2RD. 

Please be aware that there is a one-way system in place at the South Entrance and it is only possible to take a left turn into and out of this entrance to University Park Campus.

Car Parking

Please note: Parking at Lakeside during University term time, and during events, is limited. If travelling by car, please allow extra time for your journey.


Lakeside Car Parks:

There are two free car parks next to the DH Lawrence Pavilion which fill up fast during busy periods. You can park here for free at any time, as long as you are using the car park to visit us and Highfields Park. There is additional parking on campus which is outlined below:

Parking on University Park Campus after 4pm on weekdays and  all day on weekends:

All University Park Campus car parks are free and unrestricted after 4pm on weekday evenings and at weekends. The nearest campus car parks are behind the University of Nottingham Museum/Djanogly Gallery and on Science Road (the first right after entering campus via the South Entrance).

Parking on University Park Campus before 4pm on weekdays:

On weekdays before 4pm, you can use the pay and display visitor car parks on campus, there is one located up the hill from Lakeside where you will have to purchase a ticket.

You can tell the people at the gate to the campus that you are here for Lakeside Arts and they will happily let you in. The map below will show you the available car parks on campus.

Download a University Park Campus map (PDF)*

*Lakeside Arts is buildings 49 and 50 – the Djanogly Recital Hall is in building 33. The Pay and Display car park is situated between buildings 16 and 18.

More information on parking on University Park Campus can be found on the University of Nottingham’s website.

Accessible Parking

For the Djanogly Gallery and Recital Hall please use the spaces on East Drive (in front of those buildings). For venues located inside the DH Lawrence Pavilion there are six blue badge holder parking bays in the adjacent oval car park.

Please note: to improve pedestrian safety within the park, the parking bays near the lake were removed in late November 2017 and there is no longer parking in this area.


From Friar Lane to University South Entrance: Trent Barton Indigo (to Long Eaton/Derby) runs every 5 minutes during the day and less frequently in the evening, these buses run 24/7.

From City Centre: 34 (City Centre/University Park loop) 7 days a week, all year round. See Nottingham City Transport timetable for details.

Further information is available from Nottingham City Transport 0115 950 6070, Trent Barton 01773 712265 or Traveline 0871 200 22 33.


Lakeside is about 2.5 miles away from Nottingham Rail Station, with frequent connecting trams to Lakeside on the Toton Lane-Hucknall line. Call East Midlands Railway on 03457 125 678 or visit the National Rail website for train timetable information.


The local area is well-served by cycle routes with covered parking spaces available outside the Djanogly Gallery, subject to demand. More information on cycling is available from the University of Nottingham and Nottingham City Council websites


DH Lawrence Pavilion - chained.bottle.fact 
Djanogly Gallery - elite.looks.lamp
Djanogly Recital Hall -
University of Nottingham Museum - lows.fallen.oval


Lakeside Arts consists of three buildings all located within a 2-minute walk of each other. To find out which venue your event takes place in, please check your ticket or the event page on our website.

A map of University park