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 15 events at this location

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Andrew Maxwell

  • 4 stars

Irish scamp Maxwell shows why his reputation for moments of comedy genius is so well-founded.

Thu 18 Apr 2019

£16.80 (£14.40) / 01603 660352


Rest easy – everyone's third favourite 80s synth pop band are back, back, back. Living on the ceiling and all that. Now, how about a Thompson Twins' reunion?

Thu 1 Nov

£21.45 / 01603 660352

C.W. Stoneking

The Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist performs blues.

Tue 12 Jun

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01603 660352


Fringe First award-winning tribute to Dolly Parton. Presented by Sh!t Theatre.

Fri 27 Apr

£11.50 (£9) / 01603 660352

  • 20:00

Dr Feelgood

AGMP presents British pub rock/rhythm and blues band Dr Feelgood live at Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

Sat 17 Nov

£20.35 / 01603 660352

Dr Feelgood

Rhythm'n'blues veterans from the 70s, whose unhinged sound inspired the early punk acts, but who now have the dubious honour of no longer featuring any original members.

Sat 17 Nov

£20.35 / 01603 660352

An Evening With As It Is

The Brighton pop-punk group perform acoustic shows ahead of their appearance at Slam Dunk.

Mon 21 May

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01603 660352

A Hawk And A Hacksaw

New Mexico-based Balkan-influenced duo of Jeremy Barnes (of Neutral Milk Hotel) on accordion and percussion and Heather Trost on violin.

Mon 30 Apr

£13.50; £11.50 adv / 01603 660352

  • 20:00

Kitty, Daisy & Lewis

Swingin' rockabilly siblings recreate the sound of early rock'n'roll with great style.

Fri 4 May

£16.50 / 01603 660352

The Magic Numbers

Indie-pop and pop-rock by the four-piece from Hanwell, comprised of two pairs of brothers and sisters.

Wed 6 Jun

£15.40 / 01603 660352

Wed 13 Jun

£15.40 / 01603 660352


Energetic contemporary folk from up and coming Scottish musicians on whistles, Highland pipes, fiddle, flute, guitar and bodhran.

Tue 26 Jun

£15.50 (£13.50) / 01603 660352

  • 20:00

Scott Matthews

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

  • 20:00

Slow Club

Sheffield based duo Charles Watson and Rebecca Taylor play ethereal folk-rock and indie-pop.

Fri 18 May

£16.80 / 01603 660352

The Slow Readers Club

Manchester-based quartet, lead by the Starkie brothers, performing indie-electro.

Fri 18 May

£15 / 01603 660352


Raucous rock'n'roll four-piece from Los Angeles.

Fri 22 Jun

£11 / 01603 660352

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