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 29 events at this location

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65daysofstatic

The Sheffield-based four-piece plays instrumental post-rock.

Sat 22 Jul

£17; £15 adv / 01603 660352

  • 20:00

Albert Lee & His American Band

Rock'n'roll guitarist Albert Lee performs with his band.

Sun 2 Jul

£20 (£18) / 01603 660352

  • 20:00

Aquilo

The alternative duo - also known as Lancashire born pals Ben Fletcher and Tom Higham - originally met through rival bands. However, their mutual love of electro-pop convinced them to work together and they have subsequently released five EPs. Catch them as they cast a spell with their dreamy dream-pop songs.

Thu 21 Sep

£11 / 01603 660352

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

Claws

The four-piece band plays alt rock.

Thu 22 Jun

£5 / 01603 660352

  • 20:00

Combustion

Asif Khan's contemporary take on the explosive atmosphere surrounding young British Muslims' lives in the North today, directed by Nona Shepphard.

Tue 27 Jun

Pay what you can / 01603 660352

  • 20:00

David Ford

A night of country, pop, Americana and honky tonk blues.

Sat 3 Jun

£16.50 / 01603 660352

DJ Format & Abdominal

The hip hop DJ and rap star back together again.

Fri 26 May

£13.75 / 01603 660352

Fleetwood Bac

The ensemble performs rock in tribute to the award-winning band.

Sat 10 Jun

£15 (£12.50) / 01603 660352

  • 20:00

The Georgia Shackleton Trio

A blend of old time bluegrass and self-penned material.

Thu 15 Jun

£8; £7 adv (£5) / 01603 660352

  • 20:00

Ghostpoet

Singer and producer Obaro Ejimiwe performs a mix of alternative hip hop and electronica, with dubstep and grime elements, from his album Some Say I So I Say Light.

Sun 12 Nov

£16.50 / 01603 660352

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

Illuminating Alice

Writer, performer, cabaret hostess and part-time MtoF Retro Girl Miss Alice d'Lumiere presents a celebration of cross-dressing, role reversal and jumping stripy tights first through the Looking Glass of Gender.

Wed 28 Jun

Pay what you can / 01603 660352

  • 20:00

Jane Weaver

Formerly a member of the Britpop group Kill Laura, Weaver moved on to folktronica collective Misty Dixon before breaking out on her own around 2004. Now with a string of critically-acclaimed albums under her belt she performs alternative-folk in support of her latest offering, Modern Kosmology, which is sure to be another…

Mon 23 Oct

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01603 660352

Killamonjambo

The eight-piece ensemble from Norfolk and Suffolk play funk-infused reggae and ska.

Sat 24 Jun

£10; £8 early bird / 01603 660352

  • 20:00

A Machine They're Secretly Building

Proto-type theatre company explores the pernicious threat of 24-hour surveillance in a performance that combines original text and classified intelligence documents with film from digital artist Adam York Gregory and sound design by Paul J Rogers. Booking is essential.

Wed 7 Jun

Pay what you can / 01603 660352

  • 20:00

Magoo

The four-piece Norfolk-based collective plays its indie rock compositions. With support from Mega Emotion, Rory McVicar, Shane Olinski and DJs.

Fri 28 Jul

£5 / 01603 660352

  • 20:00

Melt Banana

Influential, experimental Japanese gonzo punks.

Mon 5 Jun

£15; £13.50 adv / 0141 357 6200

  • 20:00

Off The Press Collective: Paperback

To celebrate World Book Day, Off The Press Collective compiled a list of 100 classics that span multiple genres. From this selection 20 artists were approached to produce a brand new artwork inspired by their favourite book from the list to create a new series of art works that promote both literacy and the arts.

Fri 26 May

Free / 01603 660352

  • 13:00 – 17:00

Sat 27 May

Free / 01603 660352

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Mon 29 May

Free / 01603 660352

  • 13:00 – 17:00
…and 8 more dates until 7 Jun

Peter McMaster: 27

A performance describing the strikingly visual

Wed 14 Jun

Ay what you can / 01603 660352

  • 20:00

Pixx

Originally from Chipstead, South London, Pixx aka Hannah Rodgers was always destined for a musical career, with a whole family of music lovers surrounding and influencing her from an early age. Her debut album The Age Of Anxiety draws on personal experiences to create her individual indie stylings.

Fri 2 Jun

£8.50 / 01603 660352

  • 20:00

Punjabtronix

Mercury nominated electronic music producer DJ Swami joins forces with Punjabi folk musicians to create an innovative musical and visual experience, combining cutting edge electronic beats with the raw energetic DNA of Punjab.

Tue 18 Jul

£16 (£14) / 01603 660352

  • 20:00

Ryley Walker

Indie folk sounds from Chicago's Ryley Walker, who has clear Tim Buckley influences scrawled across his music.

Tue 20 Jun

£14; £12 adv / 01603 660352

  • 20:00

Sink Ya Teeth

Dance-infused post-punk minimalism from the duo. With support from Painted Heathers and DJ sets from Pete Keeley and the band.

Wed 31 May

£5 / 01603 660352

  • 20:00

Sofie Hagen: Dead Baby Frog

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

Tunde Jegede

Internationally renowned kora player, cellist and composer, known for bridging the gap between African and European musical traditions.

Tue 11 Jul

£10 (£8) / 01603 660352

  • 20:00

Uke East

Ukulele festival for Norwich.

Sat 23 Sep

£20 / 01603 660352

  • 12:00 – 22:30

The Veils

Known for their chaotic performances, the five-piece outfit performs indie-alternative originals.

Thu 14 Sep

£15; £12.50 adv / 01603 660352

  • 20:00

Vieux Farka Touré

World music and Saharan desert blues.

Tue 13 Jun

£18; £16 adv / 01603 660352

  • 20:00

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