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 42 events at this location
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Alice Lee: II
The Norwich based artist presents her print work and technical drawings predominantly of birds and typography pieces.
Birds Of Hell
Pete Murdoch performs his take on indie music alongside his band. With support from Teen Brains, Rory McVicar, Waves and LK.
Ian Dury's redoubtable band return to pay tribute to their late, great frontman.
The five-piece band plays foot-tapping tunes and gives spirited and energetic performances of Welsh step dancing.
The band delivers raucous ska blended with roots reggae as they celebrate the release of their new single Don't You Try.
The Comet Is Coming
The Mercury-nominated London-based outfit presents its fusion of jazz, funk and electronica.
A satirical drag eulogy for a world past its use-by-date that joyfully critiques alpha-masculinity and the built environment.
The Canadian guitarist, singer-songwriter and producer performs his latest material.
A night of country, pop, Americana and honky tonk blues.
DJ Format & Abdominal
The hip hop DJ and rap star back together again.
Dr Phil's Health Revolution
Dr Phil, the GP known for being funny, combines his medical credentials and humour for a show to leave you in rude health.
Electro punk noise trio, influenced by the austere post-punk electronica of Cabaret Voltaire.
The five-piece from London perform colourful psychedelic rock music.
Francois And The Atlas Mountains
The band plays idiosyncratic indie-folk with world music influences.
Free Lunch With The StenchWench
Catherine Hoffmann charts the drive for survival as a member of the feral underclass of austerity Britain sharing songs and stories of her 1970s and 1980s upbringing creating an interactive performance that moves across a range of contexts.
The Canadian-born American singer-songwriter and musician, who hails from South Dakota, performs her original folk and indie-rock material with her backing band. She heads to Liverpool on her UK tour in support of her latest album, Impossible Dream, which was released last year.
Tue 4 Apr
Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01603 660352
Ecclesia Theatre Company presents HIDDEN A love story about invisible disability Chris is a city lawyer, Jess is a Ph.D student. Two ordinary people in a relationship who want to get on with their lives. The birth of their son and the economic crash create a catalyst of events that leads them to discover who they…
The Echo & The Bunnymen frontman performs a selection of the band's songs in a solo performance.
The return of the psychedelic pop group from Liverpool whose widescreen pop tunes were briefly popular in the mid-80s.
James Leg & The Bonnevilles
A double bill of hard rocking blues delivered by the American musician and Irish band.
The London-based rap artist, William G. 'Billy' Shields, brings his rhymes to the stage.
John Scarratt: 13 Futures
Working in a variety of mediums the locally-based graphic designer and illustrator presents his image of the future.
Letters to Windsor House
Louise Mothersole and Rebecca Biscuit return with their new play on, or about, or circling, the housing crisis.
This six-piece band hail from Cardiff and perform their indie-pop originals, both old and new.
Lost Bodies By Nicola Hunter
Physical art piece conceived and performed based on bodies and living. Produced by Xavier de Sousa.
The Mouse Outfit
Hip hop and rap nonet featuring Dr Syntax and Sparkz.
Moxie Dance Party
An inter-generational dance party featuring a set from producer Mina who specialises in pop from all ages, soul, Afrobeat, dancehall and Beyonce.
Nashville In The Round
An evening in the style of Nashville's famous Bluebird Cafe as country music singers Sarah Darling, Jenn Bostic and Kyshona Armstrong, each a respected recording artist in her own right, perform songs in the round from the music city.
No Dogs, No Indians
Poet Siddhartha Bose weaves together true and fictional tales of British colonialism and its legacy, celebrating the 70th year of India's independence.
Off The Press Collective: Paperback
To celebrate World Book Day, 20 artists produced a brand new artwork inspired by their favourite book from a list of 100 classics. Participating artists include Joel Millerchip, Natalie Blofield, Sam Foley and many others.
Wed 10 May
Thu 11 May
Fri 12 May
The headliners perform Afro-jazz grooves alongside Crumbs For Comfort, Fever Kings, Starbuck, Himazas, Tom Malachowski, and more in aid of Norfolk And Norwich El Viejo Link.
The foursome hail from Manchester and perform their rock material, led by singer-guitarist, Faith Holgate.
Thu 13 Apr
Times to be confirmed / £9 / 01603 660352
Jangley indie pop from Manchester's Pins.
The Prettiest Starman
A homage to David Bowie featuring a set of his best loved songs, sing-a-long, and video clips performed by Anton Pace, Paul Rutterford, Nelson Nice, and Cara Bruns.
Goodtime folk with a mix of traditional, contemporary, Klezmer and Celtic by the Bristol-based band.
Sonic Youths: #ICYMI 2
Artist Luke Peter Foster joined by HappyGhost UK presents his brand of alternative spoken word artistry.
Sonic Youths #ICYMI 3: Mullally
The singer from Great Yarmouth performs his soulful arrangements packed with modern production techniques.
Northern soul band from the Midlands, rocking the old school rhythm'n'blues sound on Hammond and horns.
The collective performs their rock material from their upcoming album Street Rituals.
Stone Foundation Tour
The musical bond between Neil Sheasby and Neil Jones is as concrete as their band name: Stone Foundation.
Tibetan Night Terrors
The Norwich-based band perform quirky and stompy indie soaked, tropical disco grooves.