Norwich Arts Centre

Norwich Arts Centre
Norwich Arts Centre
Reeves Yard, St Benedict's Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 4PG
  • Telephone 01603 660352
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  • Website www.norwichartscentre.co.uk
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Norwich Arts Centre, housed in the converted 14th-century church of St Swithun, has a lively programme of exhibitions and family events, but is also distinguished by a commitment to live performance, featuring touring bands and live comedy. The centre earned a small but notable place in rock history as being the venue where, in 1991, Manic Street Preacher Richey Edwards notoriously squicked out journalist Steve Lamacq by carving the words '4 REAL' into his own forearm. The centre has hosted many other bands and comedians, including Nirvana, Oasis, Coldplay, The Libertines, Mark Lamarr, Sue Perkins and Mark Thomas.

Norwich station is situated about 20 minutes away by foot, to the east of the city. Bus stops on nearby Westwick Street are served by routes 5, 28, 29, 29A, 29B and 29S.

  • Provides: Wheelchair access
  • Open since: 1977

Events at this venue

There are 22 events at this location

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The Blockheads

Ian Dury's redoubtable band return to pay tribute to their late, great frontman.

Fri 22 Dec

£22 (£20) / 01603 660352

  • 20:00

Curious Directive: Frogman

Theatre and virtual reality mix to form this show with a difference. The Great Barrier Reef, 1995. Meera is eleven. It's her first sleepover. Strawberry Dunkaroos, Sega Mega Drive and coral fragment analysis descends into torch-lit storytelling from sleeping bags. Lights off. In the corner, Meera's aquarium is beginning…

Wed 25 Oct

£3–£10 / 01603 660352

  • 20:00

Thu 26 Oct

£3–£10 / 01603 660352

  • 14:00
  • 16:00

Sat 28 Oct

£3–£10 / 01603 660352

  • 17:00
  • 20:00

Driftwood

Casus present Driftwood, a circus show exploring our innate need for human contact.

Thu 26 Oct

£12 (£8) / 01603 660352

  • 20:00

Frogman

A coming-of-age, supernatural thriller, this is a ground-breaking, world-first theatre experience, experienced in VR headsets from double Fringe First award-winners, Curious Directive.

Wed 25 Oct

£3–£10 / 01603 660352

  • 17:00
  • 20:00

Thu 26 Oct

£3–£10 / 01603 660352

  • 14:00
  • 16:00

Fri 27 Oct

£3–£10 / 01603 660352

  • 12:00
  • 14:00

Ghostpoet

Singer and producer Obaro Ejimiwe performs a mix of alternative hip hop and electronica, with dubstep and grime elements.

Sun 12 Nov

£16.50 / 01603 660352

H2 DANCE: Strangers And Others

Explore socialisation, tolerance, autonomy and exposure by taking part in Strangers and Others. You enter the space wearing headphones and are given instructions through a series of choreographed meetings. Deaf audience members will have access to a BSL interpreter. Invited to look, touch, assume and judge, you choose how…

Tue 24 Oct

£3–£10 / 01603 660352

  • 15:00
  • 17:00
  • 19:30

Icicle Works

The return of the psychedelic pop group from Liverpool whose widescreen pop tunes were briefly popular in the mid-80s.

Sat 18 Nov

£17.50 / 01603 660352

  • 19:00

John Robins: Speakeasy

Storytelling, improvisations and intelligent wordplay.

Tue 27 Feb 2018

£14.50 / 01603 660352

Macka B & Roots Ragga Band and Bass Warrior Soundsystem

British-born reggae artist with a career spanning over 30 years.

Fri 10 Nov

£13.45 (£11.25) / 0844 415 5221

The Marmozets

Exhilarating, clattering alternative rock/metal quintet made up of the MacIntyre siblings Becca (vocals), Sam (guitar) and Josh (drums) with the Bottomley brothers Jack (guitar) and Will (bass).

Fri 27 Oct

£13.20 / 01603 660352

Moulettes & Nizlopi

Prog folk-rock ensemble Moulettes join forces with folk/hip-hop duo Nizlopi for a co-headline tour.

Tue 19 Dec

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01603 660352

Nathan Caton: Pursuit Of Happiness

The exciting young stand-up is going from strength to strength. Coming from Amused Moose and Chortle Award runner-up in 2015 to a circuit headliner and a recognised name on TV and radio, Nathan's blend of personal and political comedy is not to be missed.

Mon 4 Dec

£12 (£10) / 01603 660352

  • 20:00

Natty

Reggae from the London-based singer-songwriter, performing material from his new album, Release The Fear.

Fri 8 Dec

Times to be confirmed / £15 / 01603 660352

Nelly

US rap superstar Nelly performs tracks from his latest album M.O. as well as favourites from his back catalogue, including his 2000 debut, Country Grammar, and his collaborations from the like of Kelly Rowland, Lil Wayne and Justin Timberlake.

Fri 1 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 01603 660352

With Sir the Baptist.

Reverend Billy & The Church of Stop Shopping Choir: Trump Depression Hotline Tour

Sit back and prepare to howl with laughter as the award-winning anti-consumerist, wild gospel shouters and Earth-loving urban activists, who parade, boycott and protest against world affairs, take on hot topics including consumerism and global politics while singing multiple harmonies.

Sun 29 Oct

£3–£10 / 01603 660352

  • 19:30

Richard Dawson

Acclaimed Northumbrian singer-songwriter drawing comparisons to John Martyn and Captain Beefheart.

Mon 18 Dec

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01603 660352

Sofie Hagen: Dead Baby Frog

  • 4 stars

Best Newcomer at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015, Sofie Hagen has been charming the UK with her spot-on comedy ever since. This is her brand new show, which we hope won't actually contain any dead baby frogs.

Thu 26 Oct

£12.10 (£8.80) / 01603 660352

The Style Councillors

Tribute act to Paul Weller's pop soul outfit.

Sat 24 Mar 2018

£15 / 01603 660352

Sweet Baboo

Stephen Black, who hails from Trefriw, Wales, performs his individual mix of country and folk, with a twist of psychedelia.

Thu 30 Nov

£10 / 01603 660352

  • 19:00

True Stories Live

True Stories Live is lively, moving and unpredictable storytelling event where people tell true stories about their lives to a warm, supportive audience. Compere Molly Naylor introduces a line up of storytellers from a range of different backgrounds - some are experienced performers, others are setting foot onstage for…

Sun 5 Nov

£3–£10 / 01603 660352

  • 20:00

True Stories Live

True Stories Live is lively, moving and unpredictable storytelling event where people tell true stories about their lives to a warm, supportive audience. Compere Molly Naylor introduces a line up of storytellers from a range of different backgrounds - some are experienced performers, others are setting foot onstage for…

Sun 10 Dec

£3–£10 / 01603 660352

  • 20:00

Zola Jesus

US-based singer who resurrects forgotten elements of opera, electronica and gothic music and fuses them together to create a pulsating contemporary sound.

Fri 3 Nov

£17; £14 adv / 01603 660352

  • 20:00

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