Nottingham’s Cornerhouse bucks high street trends

Charlie Truman, centre executive at The Cornerhouse.

Musical movies, one superhero robin and a new rooftop terrace for the scorching summer have helped The Cornerhouse to remain as the go-to entertainment complex in Nottingham for 2018.

The end of year figures revealed a two per cent increase for footfall in the last quarter of the year, compared to the same period for 2017.

Big sing-a-long movies, like ‘A Star Is Born’ and ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ have played a part in the increase, as well as a new influx of students to the city in September, visiting The Cornerhouse for exclusive deals, giveaways and student nights.

Commenting on a successful year, Charlie Truman, centre executive at Nottingham’s leading leisure and entertainment complex, The Cornerhouse, said: “We have had a fantastic year here at The Cornerhouse and it has been noticeable. Demand has been up across the venues and you can really feel a buzz around the centre.

“Robin Hood Gives Back – our charity event last November, the Hoodwinked campaign which introduced Max our superhero robin to the city, the new bar Alto and huge movies in the cinema, have all contributed to a great year. It’s really been a celebration of the city and what it can offer.”

Nottingham’s high street has seen its fair share of hospitality and retail closures during 2018, but The Cornerhouse appears to be bucking this trend, with footfall up eleven out of twelve months of 2018, as Charlie explains: “We have exciting plans for The Cornerhouse in 2019, with new venues and concepts that will add to the centre’s offering, helping us welcome back our loyal customers and see many new ones coming through our doors. These plans are under wraps for now and we can’t wait to share them with everyone!

“In 2019, we expect to see footfall inside the centre increase as more and more punters flock to sample and take advantage of Carl Froch’s Alto and its new and improved outside bar and rooftop terrace – one of the best in Nottingham.”