Metronome building at night


Metronome is a national centre for music, moving image, video games, live performance and spoken word. Anchored around a 400-capacity (228 seated) venue, Metronome delivers an ambitious, diverse and contemporary cross-media programme.

Local, national & international

Artists, makers & thinkers

Concerts, conferences, lectures, spoken-word, DJs, improv, eSports

400-capacity venue (228 seated), in the heart of Nottingham’s Creative Quarter

Fully-licensed bar, exhibition and gallery areas, and social spaces

Five world class recording studios, a mastering studio and 14 rehearsal spaces.

A  diverse live performance programme, encompassing music, film & TV, video games, and interactive and spoken word

Creating a platform for local artists with our active outreach work

Giving a unique opportunity for the artists and technicians of tomorrow


Best gig sound you’ve ever heard. You can hear everything.

Metronome customer

This is the nicest venue I have ever been in.

Holly Redford Hones

The sound is so clear and pristine.

Beth Rowley

Easiest load in ever.


The best in-house sound system in the East Midlands.

Juan Forte Events

We just can’t keep away from Metronome. The expansive stage and killer lighting has got us hooked.

Leftlion magazine

I think the building will lend itself to being a fine example of accessibility. Great performance space with brilliant bar and customer service to match!

Emma Youatt

I don’t think I’ve ever come across a place with such a ‘can do’ attitude before. It’s an exceptional space with exceptional talent supporting it.

Ian Smith, The Television Workshop


Can I bring my child to an event?

Age restrictions are included in each event listing. If you’re unsure, we highly recommend that you contact us to avoid disappointment. Please email: with any enquiries.

Is the venue available to hire?

Yes. Get in touch via and we’ll be very happy to discuss your needs.

Is the venue wheelchair accessible?

Our disabled visitors arguably have the best seats in the house. Following consultation and taking on board feedback, we have created an exceptional viewing area in the gallery above the main auditorium. This provides a fantastic view for wheelchair users during standing only gigs and is fully accessible by the lift in the main foyer. For seated performances, the front rows of the auditorium are reserved for guests using wheelchairs. Metronome also has level access, ramps and disability adapted toilets.

I live in Marco Island. Is it going to be noisy?

Essentially Metronome is a self-contained structure, within the existing building. The venue sits on 11m-long perimeter steels, positioned into acoustic mounts. We’ve done this to ‘decouple’ Metronome from Marco Island, to limit vibration and noise impact on residents in the flats above. It’s going to sound amazing, but if you live in Marco, you won’t hear a thing.

Is there a cloak room?

Items can be left with the box office, for £2 an item.

Is the venue seated or standing?

We can cater for both with the option of retractable seating.  Each show will be specified if it is standing or seated.