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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


A Ghost Story
A Ghost Story
Ari Eisinger
Ari Eisinger
Atomic Blonde
Atomic Blonde
Baby Driver
Baby Driver
Captain Underpants
Captain Underpants
Chris Ingham Quartet
Chris Ingham Quartet
Decades With Elvis
Decades With Elvis
Decades with Roy & Buddy
Decades with Roy & Buddy
Fierra Piano Quintet
Fierra Piano Quintet
Jan Kopinski
Jan Kopinski
Jay Phelps Quartet
Jay Phelps Quartet
Juliet Kelly
Juliet Kelly
King Arthur
King Arthur
Meier/Budjana group
Meier/Budjana group
Ralph Wyld's Mosaic
Ralph Wyld's Mosaic
Sean Noonan
Sean Noonan
Spider-Man: Homecoming
Spider-Man: Homecoming
Spirit Of Blitz
Spirit Of Blitz
Stan Tracey Legacy Octet
Stan Tracey Legacy Octet
Swing Into Christmas
Swing Into Christmas
The Beguiled
The Beguiled
The Big Sick
The Big Sick
The Dark Tower
The Dark Tower
The Emoji Movie
The Emoji Movie
The Nut Job 2
The Nut Job 2
Thomas & Friends: Journey To Sodor
Thomas & Friends: Journey To Sodor
Tim Lapthorn Trio
Tim Lapthorn Trio
Tommy's Honour
Tommy's Honour
Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets
Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets
War For Planet Of Apes
War For Planet Of Apes
Zappatistas
Zappatistas