James Orchestral Tour – Nottingham Royal Concert Hall – 13 May 2023

Nottingham Royal Concert Hall, Theatre Square, Nottingham NG1 5ND

The venue is situated in the city centre, a short walk from the shops, bars and city centre attractions, with a tram stop right outside. It incorporates the Theatre Royal, which dates from 1865 as well as the Concert Hall, which was added in 1982.

The entrance to the Concert Hall is via Sth Sherwood Street to the right hand side of the original pillared frontage on Theatre Square, so make your way around to the side of the building as you can’t get in via the Theatre part of it. There is a cloakroom in the foyer if you need to leave a coat or bag.

The capacity of the hall is 2499, spread over 3 levels – the stalls are unusually in one large block of seats (which will be a pain when people keep wanting to get out to the bars and the loo!), sloping gently towards the back, with Tiers 1 and 2 curving around the building in a semi-circular layout.

Disabled Facilities – for disabled visitors, there is level access and lifts to all levels, with wheelchair seating available in Tier 1. Phone 0115 989 5555 for any assistance.

Getting there

Parking – The nearest car park to the venue is Q-Park on Talbot Street, which is 3-minute walk from the venue (postcode NG1 5GG).

You can access reduced rates by pre-booking a Parking Voucher, giving you 8 hours of parking for just £7 (usually £15.00). Please note, this rate is only available through the Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall and there are no time restrictions from when the 8 hours start. Parking spaces are subject to availability – pre-booking a Parking Voucher does not guarantee a reserved parking space.

  • Purchase your Parking Voucher in advance
  • Park in the Q-Park Talbot Street car park on the day of your visit – you will be issued a Q-Park parking ticket on entry
  • When you arrive at the venue, present your show ticket, Parking Voucher and the Q-Park parking ticket to a member of staff to get your Q-Park parking ticket validated
  • When you exit the car park use your validated Q-Park parking ticket to exit. Additional time can be paid for at the barrier on exit


Other car parks

Trinity Square (multi storey), NG1 4BT 

Lace Market (multi storey), NG1 1 QE 

Sneiton (surface), NG3 1JB (7’6” height restriction)/Nottingham Castle (surface), NG1 7HG 


You may want to park further out, near to a tram stop and get the tram into the city centre.

Both the Hucknall-Toton Lane and the Phoenix Park-Clifton South tram routes run past the venue dropping you off right at the door (look for the Royal Centre tram stop) so you don’t have to worry about navigating your way around the city. For tram timetables visit the NET website.

Save money by purchasing an Event Ticket giving you return travel (valid until midnight) for just £3.50. Simply show your Event Ticket along with your show ticket for inspection on the tram.


Train – there is a train strike on the day of the gig, so you will not be able to use the station.


Buses running to the City Centre will pass close to the venue – For a full list of routes and timetables visit Trentbarton or Nottingham City Transport websites.

Eat and Drink

Being in the City Centre, there are masses of places to eat nearby, from fast food to pubs and restaurants.

Yarn Bar is the Theatre’s own craft beer, tapas and pizza bar. As well as the warm and welcoming bar, Yarn offers a unique open-air roof terrace, perfect for drinks on a summer’s evening, with views over the city skyline.

Everyone is welcome, whether you are seeing a show or simply passing by.  No pre-booking is required, parties will be seated on a first come, first served basis.


Buffet Bar serving hot and cold snacks on Level 2 and bars throughout the venue.

The Theatre has teamed up with several businesses in Nottingham, offering really good discounts when you show your concert ticket – these are:

15% off at Another? Wine Bar, 9 Trinity Square, a self-service wine and cheese bar

15% off at Copper City, 27-33 Market Street, serving craft beers and food 

25% off at Slug And Lettuce Cornerhouse, Forman Street 

20% off food at The Alchemist, 11 King Street 


The Horn in Hand, near to Rock City, Sports bar serving burgers etc 

The Tap and Tumbler, rock bar with live music 

The Dragon, real ale and pub food

Lily Langtry’s, bar serving food 

The Three Crowns, opposite the front of the venue – pub food 

Also, loads of other pubs nearby – these are the nearest.

The map below is available online in a zoomable format here

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