Nottingham Events Calendar

Looking for something to do in Nottingham? Whether you're a local, new in town or just cruising through we've got loads of great tips and events to offer. Find out what’s on in Nottingham with our regularly updated events calendar featuring the best upcoming events in Nottingham and the area.

This guide lists events at a glance, showing what’s on each month. See the highlights of What’s On for Nottingham, featuring the best of things to do in Nottingham – Live Music and Gigs, Family Events, Art & Culture, Food & Drink and much more. Nottingham fundraisers and charity events.

Important This Event Calendar is not maintained on a daily basis and some events may have changed dates or are no longer happening. Please double-check the event websites for the most up-to-date information.

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Smash Night

18 May @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

£3 – £5

Live improvised comedy continues with Smash Night!

Come and give your laughter muscles a work out with FOUR great acts from Nottingham and beyond performing hilarious scenes and games for your amusement. Based on YOUR suggestions these funny performers will spontaneously create never to be seen again comedy sketches you won’t want to miss! Join us at our new venue the Playwright for a Wednesday evening filled with lots of fun, laughter and a bit of silliness!

~~~Shortlisted for Improv Show of the Year in the 2019 Phoenix Remix Awards!~~~

Acts this month:


The mashup of improv and karaoke you never knew you needed! Enjoy musical mayhem made up on the spot by madcap wonder duo Jen Kenny & Hannah Platts and their randomised playlist of karaoke backing tracks. Witness the hilarity as these improv maestros put their fates squarely in the hands of the shuffle gods… will they end up singing a love song to Sabaton, rapping about bagels or winning a school sports day to a 90s rave classic? Come along and find out!


More than 66 million years ago Tyrannosaurus Rex bros Elliott and Staggs wowed the cretaceous period with very unique short improv scenes full of rip roaring energy. Possessing inflatable powers of time travel the Dinosaurs have returned to bring you something sharp toothed and very memorable.

Ersatz Natterjack

One man and two books create one impossible story.

Smash Night Social Club

A selection of the finest improvisers from the Nottingham scene, some of them wily old veterans, some fresh to the stage. They gather to serve up a fine feast of fun – who knows what they’ll produce this time?!


18 May
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
£3 – £5


The Playwright
38 Shakespeare St
Nottingham, NG1 4FQ Nottingham
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