Nonsuch Studios launch new chapter with relocation to Nottingham’s Broadway Cinema

February 15, 2024

Nonsuch Studios launch new chapter with relocation to Nottingham’s Broadway Cinema.

We are delighted to announce our relocation to Nottingham’s independent cinema, Broadway after the closure of Nonsuch Studios, the city’s only fringe theatre venue that the company established and managed from 2019 to 2023.

From our new home, the independent theatre company and charity will begin the exciting refocusing of our work away from venue operations to return to our roots of producing and touring innovative contemporary performance, working with communities across the East Midlands to unlock creativity and support local, national and international artists.

Edward Boott, Artistic Director & CEO of Nonsuch says:

“This is an epic move for the whole Nonsuch team as we relocate to refocus on our producing and community programme work. We’re so thrilled and honoured to have been invited by the incredible team at Broadway to become residents in their iconic building and can’t wait for all the magical collaborations and partnerships our new home might bring.”

Established in 2013, Nonsuch has an exciting catalogue of performance works to return to and expand open in their new mode of operation, from their recent headline cabaret OUTLAWED which wowed audiences last Christmas with a hilarious reimagining of Robin Hood through drag, comedy and burlesque, to the acclaimed intotheclouds - a highly-visual and sensory-filled interactive performance for babies and their families.

Boott continues:

“Whilst it’s obviously sad for us, and the city, to be leaving a much-loved venue behind, the future is bright for Nonsuch as we become enabled to put all our efforts back into making ground-breaking performance, touring the amazing shows we’ve made over the past few years and levelling-up the scale with which we’re able to work with schools, young-people and communities across the East Midlands. Broadway is the perfect new home from which we can launch this new chapter.”

Lucy Askew, CEO of Broadway Cinema says:

We’re delighted to have the Nonsuch team joining us at Broadway. The closure of their theatre space was a huge loss for the cultural landscape in Nottingham and it’s a privilege to play a small part in helping them launch their next chapter. We’re excited about the potential for future collaborations and working to keep Hockley a beating heart of creativity in the city

Looking forward, whilst no formal plans have been announced, Nonsuch and Broadway will draw connections and links between the two companies work, particularly in the realm of digital performance for which the companies already co-lead the Nottingham Immersive Experience Network alongside the University of Nottingham’s,  Virtual and Immersive Performance Studio.

About Broadway Cinema

Screening independent British and World film alongside Hollywood blockbusters and classic cinema retrospectives, Broadway is one of the UK’s leading independent cinemas attracting thousands of visitors each year to its four-screen cinema, Café Bar and meeting, workshop and office spaces.

Broadway’s wider role includes encouraging the development of new talent and supporting learning through programmes such as the BFI Film Academy, and innovation and enterprise for people working in the creative and digital industries with initiatives such Near Now, Broadway’s studio for arts, design and innovation. Broadway has a regional voice through its hosting of the BFI’s Film Hub Midlands, a key driving force behind film culture in the Midlands that provides training and funding to ensure people in the region watch, make and show films.

Broadway is also home to award-winning filmmakers such as Jeanie Finlay (Game of Thrones: The Last Watch, Seahorse: The Dad Who Gave Birth) and Wellington Studios (BAFTA Scotland award-winning Calibre, London to Brighton) who regularly receive international acclaim for their work.