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The Bonington Theatre within Arnold Leisure Centre is unique in England, being the only purpose built combination of a theatre and swimming pool (there are just two others in Northern Ireland). The theatre is situated on the first floor adjacent to a recently refurbished, well-appointed bar with soft furnishings and a baby grand piano.

The Bonington Theatre is one of the best-equipped theatres for its size in Nottinghamshire. It is well liked by both visiting performers and local community groups; attracting audiences from all over north Nottinghamshire.

The theatre presents wide-ranging, mixed programme of amateur and professional performances including jazz, folk and popular music gigs, drama and dance and more traditional community-produced drama.

The Bonington Theatre is part of a modern complex of buildings including the local leisure centre and library. The theatre is a flat floor space with raked seating (178 seats) with an adjacent, well-appointed bar. Though sited on the first floor of the leisure centre the theatre has good physical access, ample car parking and a modern box office system.

The Bonington Theatre is owned and managed by Gedling Borough Council.

Theatre For hire

The Bonington Theatre welcomes enquiries from theatre companies producing work of high quality and that can appeal to a broad cross section of our communities, and would welcome discussions about how we might bring your next production to our venue.

See the About Us page for technical information

Bonington Theatre, Arnold, Nottingham NG5 7EE


Battle Of The Sexes
Battle Of The Sexes
Big Band at Christmas
Big Band at Christmas
Blade Runner 2049
Blade Runner 2049
Chris Ingham Quartet
Chris Ingham Quartet
Decades With Elvis
Decades With Elvis
Decades with Roy & Buddy
Decades with Roy & Buddy
Goodbye Christopher Robin
Goodbye Christopher Robin
Haunting Julia
Haunting Julia
Hotel Transylvania
Hotel Transylvania
Jan Kopinski
Jan Kopinski
Jay Phelps Quartet
Jay Phelps Quartet
More Stars Than Heaven
More Stars Than Heaven
Move Over Mrs Markham
Move Over Mrs Markham
Murder On The Orient Express
Murder On The Orient Express
Pinkys Dreams To Reality
Pinkys Dreams To Reality
Ralph Wyld's Mosaic
Ralph Wyld's Mosaic
Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes
Stan Tracey Legacy Octet
Stan Tracey Legacy Octet
The Death of Stalin
The Death of Stalin
The Glass Castle
The Glass Castle
The Jungle Bunch
The Jungle Bunch
The Three Musketeers
The Three Musketeers
Victoria & Abdul
Victoria & Abdul