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Oceana (Ex Palais de Danse) - - 249159.jpg
As Oceana
Former namesPalais de Danse, Ritzy, Oceana
AddressUpper Parliament Street
LocationNottingham, England
Coordinates52°57′20″N 1°08′40″W / 52.9556°N 1.14431°W / 52.9556; -1.14431Coordinates: 52°57′20″N 1°08′40″W / 52.9556°N 1.14431°W / 52.9556; -1.14431
OwnerThe Deltic Group
Opened22 April 1925 (1925-04-22)

Pryzm is a nightclub located on Upper Parliament Street in Nottingham, England.


The site became vacant when Nottingham Prison was demolished. The building was constructed by the Midland Palais de Danse Company and opened as a dance hall and billiard saloon under the name Palais de Danse. The architects were Alfred John Thraves and Henry Hardwick Dawson[1] and the contractors were W. and J. Simons. The building featured a globe and frieze of dancers over the entrance. It opened to invited guests on 22 April 1925 and to the general public 2 days later.[2]

It changed its name to Ritzy, then reverted to Palais, then was Oceana[3] and is now PRYZM owned by the Deltic Group.

It was refurbished in 2005 by Bignell Shacklady Ewing.


  1. ^ Harwood, Elain (1979). Pevsner Architectural Guides. Nottingham. Yale University Press. p. 146. ISBN 0140710027.
  2. ^ "The Palais de Danse". Nottingham Journal. England. 24 April 1925. Retrieved 3 March 2018 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (help)).
  3. ^ Whitfield, David (10 Jun 2017). "These are the Nottingham nightclubs you went to in the 80s and 90s". Nottingham Post. Retrieved 3 March 2018.

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