Norwich Arts Centre

Norwich Arts Centre
Norwich Arts Centre
Reeves Yard, St Benedict's Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 4PG
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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 18 events at this location

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Abandoman: Life & Rhymes

Fast-paced musical comedy sketches and hip hop improvisations from Rob Broderick.

Thu 28 Sep

£13 (£11) / 01603 660352

  • 20:00


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


The Mancunian quintet performs self-penned post-punk material.

Tue 17 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 01603 660352


Bristol indie five-piece with Foals and the Cure influences.

Mon 16 Oct

£11–£22 / 01603 660352

  • 19:00


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

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


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

The Milk & New Street Adventure

Two of the groups helping the renaissance of soul music in the UK join together for a UK Tour.

Wed 20 Sep

£16.50 / 01603 660352

Sat 30 Sep

£16.50 / 01603 660352

The Milk

A danceable blend of soul, rock'n'roll and pop from these Essex boys.

Sat 30 Sep

£16.50 / 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


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 special guests.

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

Tyburnia: Dead Rat Orchestra

The Dead Rat Orchestra take the concept of the live film score to a new level as they tour their acclaimed score to James Holcombe's Tyburnia around the country. They will be joined by groundbreaking singer Lisa Knapp, one of the UK's finest interpreters of song, and Holcombe, who will perform the film live using multiple…

Thu 27 Jul

£5–£12 / 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

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

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01603 660352

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