Norwich Arts Centre
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 16 events at this location
Sorted by title / date & time
amenra & boris
Brudenell Social Club present Amenra Boris live in February 2018
Fri 16 Feb
£18 (£16) / 01603 660352
Bob Log III
American slide guitar one-man band who wears a full body human cannonball suit to perform.
Thu 22 Mar
£13.20 / 01603 660352
Blues from the nine-times British Blues Awards winner and three-times European Blues Awards winner.
Tue 24 Apr
£16 / 01603 660352
Loud rock sounds from Inheaven.
Fri 9 Feb
£8–£11 / 01603 660352
Rockabilly blues singer-songwriter and guitarist from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.
Fri 23 Feb
£16.50 / 01603 660352
John Robins: Speakeasy
Storytelling, improvisations and intelligent wordplay.
Tue 27 Feb
£14.50 / 01603 660352
The Leicester-born singer-songwriter, who has has collaborated with Ed Sheeran and Rudimental, pens love -soaked pop songs.
Sun 11 Mar
£11 / 01603 660352
Police Dog Hogan
Seven-piece country folk band with high energy fiddle/drums/banjo/guitars and joyous foot stomping live shows.
Sat 24 Feb
£16.50 (£13.75) / 01603 660352
Solo artist from Wolverhampton whose folk/blues influenced sound can be heard on albums Passing Stranger and Elsewhere, the latter of which featured a duet with Robert Plant.
Tue 1 May
£10–£14 / 01603 660352
Japanese pop-punk trio, who formed in 1981 and heavily influenced by the sounds of the 60s.
Thu 12 Apr
Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01603 660352
Simon Munnery: Renegade Plumber
An hour of stand-up from the award-winning comic who will regale you with tales of plumbing woes, his attempts at under tent heating and issues with capitalism.
Thu 29 Mar
£12 (£10) / 01603 660352
English Britpop band, fronted by Louise Wener and formed in London.
Sat 7 Apr
Sold out / 01603 660352
The Style Councillors
Tribute act to Paul Weller's pop soul outfit.
Sat 24 Mar
£16.50 / 01603 660352
Scottish singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.
Mon 26 Mar
Prices to be confirmed / 01603 660352
visible girls: revisited, norwich
Visible Girls: Revisited, is a photography commission and national travelling exhibition of female portraits by photographer Anita Corbin.
Wed 7 Feb
Thu 8 Feb
Fri 9 Feb
We Are The Lions, Mr Manager
The inspirational story of Jayaben Desai's fight for dignity in the workplace and the Grunwick Strike 1976-78.
Wed 7 Mar
£13.50 (£11.50) / 01603 660352