Her first productions took place at the Factory Halls of Kampnagel in Hamburg. Since the late 1990s, she has been working for stages, festivals and theaters such as the Hamburg Thalia, the Düsseldorf and Hamburg, Hanover, Cologne and Stuttgart Theaters, the Hamburg and Munich Kammerspiele, the Deutsches Theater and the Comic Opera in Berlin, and the Burgtheater in Vienna.
International productions have taken her to Great Britain, Austria, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and Columbia. In 2006 and 2007 she was engaged for the Recklinghausen Ruhr Festival, the Schwetzinger Festival and the Salzburg Festival.
In her artistic development, Nottrodt has been influenced above all by her collaboration with the director Nicolas Stemann.
He entrusted her with creating the stage designs for important premiers of works by Elfriede Jelinek such as Babel, for which she was nominated for the Nestroy Prize in the category of Best Set Design, and for Das Werk (The Works), Ulrike Maria Stuart and Die Kontrakte des Kaufmanns (The Merchant’s Contracts); all three were invited to the Berlin Theater Meeting.
In 2010, Nottrodt expanded her artistic range to include the field of opera and operetta with La Périchole.
The production of Rechnitz (Der Würgeengel) (Rechnitz [The Exterminating Angel]), directed by Hermann Schmidt-Rahmer at the Düsseldorf Schauspielhaus, for which Nottrodt did the stage designs, was awarded the 2011 Audience Prize at the NRW Theater Meeting.