Owned by Nottingham City Council, the Royal Concert Hall used to be the Empire Palace of Varieties which was built in 1898. This venue closed in 1958, and the building was demolished in 1969. The new Nottingham Royal Concert Hall was completed in 1982 at a cost of 12 million pounds. It holds 2,500 people and is now a leading venue for rock concerts, shows, comedy acts and orchestras. Elton John
and Motorhead are among the leading acts that have played there.
The hall is situated in Theatre Square and is easily accessible by car, bus, tram and train.
By train and tube: The Nottingham Royal Concert Hall is a 15-minute walk from Nottingham Station; or, you could take a tram from Station Street to Royal Centre which is right outside the hall.
By bus: SkyBlue lines 46, 47, and 47B stop at Parliament Street (stop P1), right outside the hall.
By car: From the M1 Junction 25, take Brian Clough Way (A52) to Derby Road (A6200) in Nottingham. Continue on Derby Road for 2 miles to Upper Parliament Street. Postcode for satnavs is NG1 5ND
International: East Midlands Airport has excellent travel links to Nottingham City centre. The Skylink bus service runs 24 hours a day every 20 minutes.
There is a Q-Park in a 3-minute walk from the venue. The site has plenty of spots reserved for the Blue Badge holders. You can buy a discounted £5 voucher in advance for up to 5 hours parking at Q-Park but keep your performance ticket to show them.
Facilities for people with special needs
Access here is exceptional, and the Hall goes out of their way to cater for people with special needs. There are ramps, lifts, adapted toilets, assisted performances and reduced tickets subject to availability. Call the venue to discuss any requirements. Parking facilities for blue badge holders are in Burton Street - NG1 4BU and Wollaton Street - NG1 5FW.