City Arts is situated at 11-13 Hockley, Nottingham, NG1 1FH just east of the city centre between Goosegate and Sneinton Market. It is 500m (approx. 5 mins walk) from Old Market Square.

Public transport

City Arts is served by city inbound buses (NCT Lilac, Red, Pathfinder lines) – bus stop directly opposite, and city outbound buses at Boston St/Lower Parliament St (NCT Lilac, Red, Pathfinder lines) which is 120m away from the building (approx. 2 mins walk).

The nearest tram stop is Lace Market which is 400m away from the buildingĀ  (approx. 4 mins walk) .

Nottingham Station is 1km away (approx. 15 mins walk). There is a tram interchange at the Station and regular buses into the city centre are directly outside on Carrington Street.

There is no parking at City Arts but there is a drop off space in front of the building. The place to park is the Arena car park, 160m away (approx. 2 mins walk), or at on street locations nearby (see map).


The main activity area is on the ground floor of our building and is accessible for wheelchair users. Toilets (including accessible) and kitchen facilities are available on the ground floor. The remainder of the building including our admin offices and 2nd floor rehearsal space is served by stairs and is not properly accessible for visitors who are challenged by mobility or ascending issues.

It is possible for visitors to drop off and pick up outside the building but parking is not allowed directly outside. The building is served by an intercom at the front entrance. If you require further help or advice regarding visiting City Arts, please contact us for assistance.