A night out at the theatre is a great way to relax and spend some quality time watching live entertainment be it a drama, comedy or musical production. Here we look at theatres in Norfolk offering all these entertainment choices.

Norwich Theatre Royal

Norwich Theatre Royal is located on Theatre Street in the heart of Norwich and has benefitted from a complete refurb back in 2007 making it an amazing example of an art-deco venue. Whether its opera, ballet, drama, pantomimes or musical theatre you prefer the 1400 seater Theatre Royal has it all including a restaurant and bar. All the big touring productions appear at the theatre and visitors can even book a specific part of the theatre for their group visit. Norwich Theatre Royal offers workshops and work experience too, while also hosting business events. Parties and school groups are welcome, while booking online is also facilitated. For further details, please visit the website.

Contact Details

  • Theatre Royal
  • Theatre Street
  • Norwich
  • NR2 1RL
  • Tele 01603 630000

Norwich Playhouse

The Norwich Playhouse established in 1995 in a 19th century maltings is a 300 seat riverside venue showing a wide range of shows all year round. The Playhouse has a cosy welcoming atmosphere and is sponsored by many local companies in Norwich. The theatre presents varied productions such as

  • Comedies
  • Dramas
  • Children’s shows
  • International music stars
  • Musicals

Norwich Playhouse also boasts two amazing art galleries, an award winning garden and a bar. Their playroom is located just off the bar and is a quiet space where friends can chat while enjoying a drink. The theatre also offers an education programme and welcomes school groups with further information regarding educational visits available at the website. The Norwich Playhouse theatre is a fifteen-minute walk from the train station, while a twenty-four-hour carpark is located close by.

Contact Details

  • Norwich Playhouse
  • 42 – 58 St. George’s Street
  • Norwich
  • NR3 1AB
  • Tele 01603 612 580

Maddermarket Theatre

The Maddermarket Theatre was established in 1921 and is located in St Johns Alley in the heart of Norwich. The theatre stages twelve plays a year with productions that include opera, music concerts, dance, theatre workshops and stand-up comedy acts. There are three performance areas within the complex all hosting productions, either during the day or in the evening. The theatre boasts a great bar, a choice of snacks and even houses an art gallery where both local and national artists display their work. There are plenty of car parks around the theatres location, while buses and trains run regularly into Norwich. The theatre offers a great educational programme too with courses offered including

  • Youth theatre
  • Workshops
  • Private tuition
  • Adult classes

Further information regarding booking to see a performance or to join in any of the theatres groups can be accessed at their website

Contact Details

  • Maddermarket Theatre
  • St Johns Alley
  • Norwich
  • NR2 1DR
  • Tele 01603 620917