The Nottingham New Theatre

Get Involved…

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to rig lights in a theatre? Ever toyed with the idea of directing a play? Pondered what it might be like to get up on stage in front of hundreds of people? Longed to design and build an entire set?

The New Theatre is one of the biggest student-run groups at Nottingham, and the only student-run theatre in England, and if any of the above is true for you, then the New Theatre is definitely where it’s at.

The best times to get involved with all aspects of the theatre are at the start of each season (October and January), when we hold our Season Launches. Come along to hear about what plays are being put on and find out how you can get involved; we always need new actors, technicians, builders, designers, costume and make-up artists, stage hands; the list goes on. If you can’t make a Season Launch, don’t worry & sling an email to and we’ll hook you up with the good stuff ASAP!

Backstage work
With up to fifteen shows a semester and dedicated tech, costume, workshop and backstage teams, there’s a role for everyone!


At the start of each season (October and January) we hold a meeting to present all the opportunities open to our members in the coming months. It’s at this event you can sign up to audition for plays, or express an interest backstage. It is almost essential to attend this meeting if you wish to act and is very useful if you’d like to work backstage as it’s the only point in the season all the directors will be present at the same time.

If you’ve missed the Season Launch don’t fret, pop an email over to the department(s) you’d like to get involved with and we’ll hook you up. If you’re unsure who to email our secretary  can help you out, her email is