Lancaster Arts: where ideas, creativity and people connect. Lancaster Arts has a renowned profile for presenting cutting-edge artistic work in exhibitions, digital, dance, theatre, live art and classical concerts, on & off campus. As part of the National Portfolio for Arts Council England, we are committed to supporting artists with opportunities to explore and create new work. As part of a top 10 university we broker relationships between artists & researchers to enable new thinking and practice.
Lancaster Arts: where ideas, creativity and people connect
Our strapline underlines our commitment to exceptional art that connects people and ideas.
Lancaster Arts is based at Lancaster University and encompasses the Nuffield Theatre, the Great Hall and the Peter Scott Gallery as well as work off-campus. We have a long-established artistic reputation for the creation, development and presentation of cutting edge contemporary arts and are proud to be part of Arts Council England’s portfolio as a combined arts organisation.
Artistic work has been presented for over 50 years, celebrating a broad range of artistic practices from contemporary circus to classical music, Live Art to visual art. The Nuffield Theatre is the largest black box theatre outside of London and has played an important role in the history of British theatre.
A remarkable and diverse mix of artists have shared and created work here from Samuel Beckett, Forced Entertainment to Hofesh Schecter Dance and Rajni Shah.
We are honoured to continue this legacy through our thematic approach to programming seasons and commissions. Our themes arise from listening to a wide range of partners, audiences, academics and artists that relate to what is happening in the world today. Past themes have been Women and Circus, Rework and Radical Histories, Radical Futures.
Lancaster Arts oversees the University wide arts strategy and is proud to support the Civic University initiative and wider engagement within the region.