Norwich Arts Centre
- Telephone 01603 660352
- Website www.norwichartscentre.co.uk
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
There are 35 events at this location
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The Norwich-based four-piece indie rock outfit led by guitarist and vocalist Harry Buxton plays its original compositions.
The Blue Aeroplanes
Veteran idiosyncratic band from Bristol.
Award-winning playwright, Michelle Sewell, presents a postmodern love story fusing multimedia and text to tackle issues of immigration and relationships in a post-brexit UK.
Delving into the collection of Broadsides at the Bodleian Libraries and beyond, Sam Lee, Lisa Knapp and Nathaniel Mann lead a five-piece band, and bring to life Broadside Ballads for a new generation.
Scottish singer-songwriter nominated for a Mercury Award.
Folk singer-songwriter from County Derry.
Comedy Night With Jo Caulfield!
The comedian, who is Graham Norton's head writer and a regular guest on Mock The Week and Have I Got News For You, takes a sharp, witty and insightful look at life's potential traps, what can go wrong and how to deal with them.
DJ Format & Abdominal
The hip hop DJ and rap star back together again.
Francois And The Atlas Mountains
The band plays idiosyncratic indie-folk with world music influences.
The American singer-songwriter hailing from South Dakota takes to the stage to perform her original fol and indie rock sounds in support of her latest album, Impossible Dream.
Tue 4 Apr
Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01603 660352
The Handsome Family
Mordant wit from the Addams family of country rock. Rennie writes the lyrics about killing small mammals and husband Brett delivers them in his dry baritone.
James McMurtry And Band
The Texas-based folk rock singer-songwriter performs his original material, including songs from his album Complicated Game.
Americana, folk and roots blues singer-songwriter.
John Otway & Wild Willy Barrett
Droll veteran singer-songwriter and proud 'two hit wonder' teams up with his old mucker Wild Willy Barrett.
Katy Baird: Workshy
The comedian brings her talents to bear on working in the frontline of the customer service industry.
The King Blues
Politically-conscious rudeboy rocking from London influenced by street poetry and protest music.
The outfit from Norwich plays its crunchy garage pop compositions. Support is Leaone and Violet Kicks.
Letters to Windsor House
Louise Mothersole and Rebecca Biscuit return with their new play on, or about, or circling, the housing crisis.
Experimental compositions from the acclaimed trio consisting of saxophonist Jordan Smart, pianist Nick Smart and drummer Jesse Barrett.
The eldest son of the legendary Muddy Waters performs a selection of his original blues compositions alongside classic tracks.
The Norfolk-born artist plays electronic music.
Art punk band.
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
The Play About Calais
The final year Drama students and staff from UEA's School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing present a contemporary drama written by acclaimed playwright Steve Waters after a visit to the migrant camp.
Richard Gadd: Monkey See Monkey Do
Edinburgh Comedy Award winning show from the Fife-born performer. Ages 16+.
Comic coming-of-age adventure story about a boy learning to love without labels. Debut play by Norfolk playwright James McDermott.
Sam Coe & The Long Shadows
The band at the forefront of the new UK Country Music revival, playing honest country songs with just a touch of pop.
Punk and new wave-rock'n'roll trio hailing from Wales. With support from The Mirror Trap and Sahara.
Insightful social and cultural observations mixed with personal anecdotes from the award-winning Birmingham-born stand-up.
Speakeasy Bootleg Band
Swing, jive, Harlem swing and jazz by the Liverpool-based ensemble.
The established collective, who have been performing together for over 10 years, present an evening of gritty jazz and funk.
Northern soul band from the Midlands, rocking the old school rhythm'n'blues sound on Hammond and horns.
The Midland-formed collective with a cult status perform a unique blend of jazz, blues and soul.
The collective performs their rock material from their upcoming album Street Rituals.