Cultural Organisation

City Arts

Nottingham, United Kingdom


  • 11-13 Hockley
  • Nottingham
  • England
  • NG1 1FH
  • United Kingdom

Regular hours

10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00

Travel Information

Bus: City Arts is served by city inbound buses (NCT Lilac, Red, Pathfinder lines) – bus stop directly opposite, and city outbound buses at Boston St/Lower Parliament St (NCT Lilac, Red, Pathfinder lines) which is 120m away from the building (approx. 2 mins walk).
Train: Nottingham Station is 1km away (approx. 15 mins walk). There is a tram interchange at the Station and regular buses into the city centre are directly outside on Carrington Street.


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The need for creativity is lifelong and universal. Being creative makes people happier, healthier, empowered and more equal. It brings people together and it changes lives. Since 1977, we have helped communities and artists to create and explore art of all kinds – from music to writing, from drawing to dance. We aim to give everyone the chance to be creative, regardless of who they are or where they’re from.

City Arts is a charity. We rely on donations, public funding and income from our small venue in Hockley, where we host music, comedy, film and poetry events as well as hands-on workshops and exhibitions. All our income goes into running our programme of arts activity – some of it for the general public, some for particular groups like care home residents or vulnerable young people.

Every project ends in a showcase, whether it’s a parade in Market Square, a public exhibition, a sharing afternoon in a care home or an online event. But we believe the most important thing isn’t what you make, it’s how you make it. With our help, people from all backgrounds, with all kinds of lives, get a chance to explore new ideas, learn new skills and express themselves creatively.

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