Metronome is a new, 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 on the general enquiries email listed above, to avoid disappointment.

Is the venue available to hire?

Yes. Get in touch via booking@metronome.uk.com 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. Read our full disabled access policy below.

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.


Metronome has been designed with disabled access in mind and level access is possible for all kinds of wheelchairs. If you would like to talk to someone further about specifics for our venue please email access@metronome.uk.com and we will endeavour to answer all your queries.

Access is provided via a ramp on entry and we welcome as many disabled people as we can. We offer free Essential Companion tickets to enable those that are able, to access the venue. Access Cards offer automatic entitlement to the free companion ticket.

Seating can be provided on request and Access Card holders with difficulty standing and queuing can get in touch to arrange early entry.

Due to the layout of the venue we can accommodate wheelchair users in the main auditorium in the following ways:

Seated Shows

At seated shows, we are able to adjust the seating in the first 3 rows to allow wheelchair users an excellent vantage point and allow partners/companions to sit next to the wheelchair users.

We kindly ask anyone attending in a wheelchair to let us know when booking – or before the event – that you will require space for your wheelchair in the venue so that the seating can be set up correctly in advance.

Standing Shows

Standing gigs offer accessibility for disabled patrons – and their companions – in our mezzanine. We will always do our best to accommodate individual requirements, and other viewing options may be available at standing gigs following a risk assessment of the event.

The six available spaces in the mezzanine are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis upon booking, and access to the mezzanine is via an elevator.

We kindly ask that anyone looking to use this facility let us know when booking and make themselves known to reception staff on arrival. Our staff will take you to the mezzanine and offer assistance throughout the evening as and when required.

If you would like to talk to someone further about specifics for our venue please email access@metronome.uk.com and we will endeavour to answer all your queries. We are constantly working to improve the visitor experience so please let us know of anything you feel we could do better.

There is a purpose built disabled toilet accessed from the lobby area via level flooring. The disabled toilet is easily accessible from the auditorium, bar or reception. It is kept locked with a Radar key, which is available from reception or the bar.

Assistance dogs are not banned, but given the nature of the type of events that are held at Metronome, we would discourage customers from bringing assistance dogs with them during shows and busy periods for safety of the dogs. Some events may be suitable for assistance dogs however, please email access@metronome.uk.com  We do, however, offer an essential companion concession in these instances.

Customers with accessibility difficulties who need a full time assistant in order to attend the event are eligible to purchase 2-for-1 tickets, in order to bring a personal assistant or carer to the event at no extra cost. To apply for a 2-for-1 ticket, please book a standard entry ticket through www.gigantic.com and then email proof of eligibility through to access@metronome.uk.com We accept the Access Card as proof of eligibility and will provide the stated assistant tickets for that card.

Any of the below are accepted as proof, in addition we will review an application without these forms of evidence on a case-by-case basis.

  • Front page of DLA / PIP
  • Front page of Attendance Allowance letter
  • Evidence that registered severely sight impaired
  • Recognised Assistance Dog ID card

Once your request has been received and approved we will email you back with further information as to how your personal assistant ticket will be issued. In order to get a personal assistant ticket, you MUST book your ticket through www.gigantic.com