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Theatres in Norwich

Welcome to the Norwich theatre guide, book theatre tickets, find out what's on and all theatre information for Waterfront, Norwich Playhouse Theatre, Norwich Nick Rayns LCR UEA, Epic Studios, Norwich Theatre Royal, Norfolk Showground Arena, Norwich Arts Centre, MERCY , Open, Earlham Park.


Norwich Theatre Royal - Norwich

The Theatre Royal is the largest theatre in Norwich It presents a large range of drama, dance, comedy, music and other entertainment. The theare had a £10m refurbishment in 2007, designed by Tim Foster Architects. The traditional Christmas family pantomime is by far the biggest money-spinner for the theatre each year. Norwich Theatre Royal is the most successful theatre in the East of England with over 400,000 visitors annually and 400 performances, ranging from the best of West End shows from big musicals to great dramas, alongside dance, comedy, family shows, opera and music The theatre has 1300 seats, spacious front of house areas with two bars, two function rooms and a café/restaurant and is fully accessible.

Norwich Playhouse Theatre - Norwich

Norwich Playhouse is a superb 300 seat venue in the heart of the city which opened in 1995 and is the most modern performance space of its size in East Anglia. The Theatre hosts a broad range of shows all year round, performed by top companies from all over the world. As well as being recognised as one of the very best comedy venues in East Anglia we present international music stars, critically-acclaimed drama, children’s events and shows that are just a bit…different. The Playhouse offers something for everyone.

Waterfront Norwich - Norwich

The Waterfront is a live music venue/nightclub in Norwich, Norfolk.
It is located on King Street, on the bank of the River Wensum, opposite Norwich Riverside. It has been managed by the Union of UEA Students since 1993. It is not however a student club, and entrance is open to the public.

Norwich Arts Centre - Norwich

Norwich Arts Centre is a contemporary arts venue that delivers a daily programme of live music, theatre, dance, live art, visual art, literature and comedy. In 2014 the venue received the prestigious NME Britain’s Best Small Venue award.

Maddermarket Theatre - Norwich

The Maddermarket Theatre was originally built as a Roman Catholic chapel in 1794. In the nineteenth century it had been used as a baking soda factory, a warehouse, and as a hall for the Salvation Army. It was small, measuring only forty by forty-six feet in the inside. However, a vaulted ceiling gave it excellent acoustics; more importantly, it already had galleries on three sides. The Maddermarket Theatre is now staging more performances than at any time in its history. It is also used as a venue for professional tours and concerts. The venue has three performance spaces -the main auditorium, the Emmerson Studio Theatre and the Maddermarket Bar space. Each space is unique and hosts productions and events both during the day and in the evening, depending on our programme.

Norwich Puppet Theatre - Norwich

The Norwich Puppet Theatre is a nationally unique venue dedicated to puppetry housed in the Medieval church of Saint James which is a Grade 1 listed building in the centre of Norwich. It currently houses a 197 seat raked auditorium, 50 seat Octagon Studio, workshops, an exhibition gallery, shop and licensed bar. The Norwich Puppet Theatre plays host to a variety of touring companies from Britain and overseas, and provides training opportunities for professional puppet theatre practitioners.

The Sewell Barn Theatre - Norwich

The Sewell Barn Theatre is housed in what was originally the barn of Clare House owned by Philip Sewell, a local benefactor, from 1864 to 1906. The Sewell Barn Company is the "in-house" drama company and has established a considerable reputation for its presentation of a varied, challenging and ambitious programme of plays.

The Garage, Norwich - Norwich

The Garage is a hub for performing arts located in Norwich and it is an important creative hub working with local and national partners to provide high quality theatre programming, participation, education and training for all ages. It is a place for everyone but has a particular focus on young people from all backgrounds. The year round programme includes open access performing arts classes, projects, live performances and support for the development of new creative work. The facilities are hired by community, education and arts groups in order for them to deliver their own activities.

Epic Studios - Norwich

Epic Studios is located on Magdalen Street in Norwich. The venue is a TV production, media and entertainment centre located in hosting live performances.