A theatre stage containing purple seats

About us

Part of a modern complex of buildings including Arnold Leisure Centre and Arnold Library, the theatre is a flat floor space situated on the first floor, with raked seating (178 seats) and an adjacent, well-appointed bar with soft furnishings and a baby grand piano.

We provide a 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, and we are the official home to the ever-popular Bonington Players as well as the Nottingham Organ Society, Flying High Expressive Arts and Jazz Steps.

Cinema has made up an increasing amount of our programme over the last few years, with all the latest blockbusters, Oscar winners and art-house favourites being shown!

We have good physical access, ample car parking and a modern box office computer system with online booking. Please note there is a £1 non-refundable transaction charge for all online bookings.

*Please let us know if you do not receive our Booking Confirmation email. You can get in touch with us via our Box Office on 0115 901 3640

For Cinema bookings, a Concession ticket applies to those who are 18 and under, in full or part-time education (ie-Students) or those over the age of 60. All other Tickets are considered to be Standards. The Under 2 Free Ticket is for children 2 and under, and they are allocated a seat with this ticket. For accessible seats, the front row is advised, however please call the Box Office in order to book so we know what arrangements you may need.

Please collect your tickets from Reception before the film. The films start promptly at the stated time (no ads or trailers!)

We always welcome feedback as it helps us to understand how we can grow and improve. You can leave us feedback in different ways, and you can also read some of the kind words said about us here or here!

The Bonington is owned and managed by Gedling Borough Council.