- Telephone 01603 598598
- Website www.norwichplayhouse.co.uk
A 300 seat riverside theatre developed from a Georgian maltings. The programme spans theatre, stand up comedy, live music and children's shows. The building includes two galleries exhibiting work by local artists, a bar and a garden.
St Andrew's multi-storey and Colegate surface car parks are both within walking distance and are open 24 hours. The Playhouse is 15 minutes walk from Norwich Rail Station.
There are 33 events at this location
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Back To Basie Orchestra
Trumpet player Paul Lacey directs the award-winning ensemble in a swinging jazz performance.
A snapshot of online music and culture from the former Adam & Joe Show presenter and actor.
Carl Donnelly: Bad Man Tings
The twice-Edinburgh Comedy Award-nominated stand-up takes us through his thoughts on reaching the ripe old age of 34, the age that is statistically the happiest of your life.
Casstonbury: A Benefit For Norwich Mind
Critically acclaimed playwright Jon Brittain curates an evening of laughter and cabaret entertainment, paying tribute to technical manager Tristan Cass, who lost his battle to mental illness in 2013. Featuring John Kearns, Tom Allen, Suzi Ruffell and Margaret Thatcher Queen Of Soho.
Chris Ramsey: Is That Chris Ramsey?
Upbeat anecdotes, feelgood humour and witty observations from Ramsey.
Mon 3 Apr 2017
Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01603 598598
Tue 4 Apr 2017
Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01603 598598
David O'Doherty: We Are All in the Gutter but Some of us are Looking at David O'Doherty
Armed with a teeny keyboard and an incredible wit, David presents his latest solo show of comedy and songs, the ledge.
Sun 5 Mar 2017
Mon 6 Mar 2017
Tue 7 Mar 2017
An Evening With Phil Armes
Join Norwich's former world championship motorcycle racer Phil Armes as he recounts his racing career, talks through the challenges he faced after being paralysed and confined to a wheelchair after breaking his back at the Ulster Grand Prix; and his return to two wheels to ride a lap of the Isle of Man TT course.
Gary Delaney: There's Something About Gary
The something about Gary is that he has a lot of opinions on jokes and is going to let you hear them (and hopefully some jokes) on his latest tour.
Hal Cruttenden: Straight Outta Cruttenden
The star of BBC Radio 4's Hal and regular TV panelist rants about modern life in his ever so slightly camp voice.
Weird and wonderful cabaret comedy from Han Teeuwen.
Into The Woods: Sound Ideas Theatre Company
James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim's musical fairy tale about a couple cursed with childlessness, who set off on a magical adventure to break the spell.
Tue 13 Dec
Times to be confirmed / £20; £16 mats (£18) / 01603 598598
Jason Byrne is Propped Up
Jason brings back prop comedy in a way that'll make you forget all about Gallagher and Carrot Top.
Jenny Eclair: How To Be A Middle Aged Woman (Without Going Insane)
Jenny Eclair is younger than Madonna, but you won't catch her falling down any stairs at the Brit Awards. Her new show is about being middle aged and whether you're better off accepting it or fighting to the death.
Thu 1 Dec
£17.50 / 01603 598598
The Joe Ringer Band: It's Beginning To Look A lot Like Christmas
Find yourself be transported to a magical winter wonderland as Joe and his orchestra treat you to an unforgettable display of sensational singing, dazzling dancing and masterful musicianship. From Bing to Buble, Silent Night to Fairytale of New York and The Nativity to The Nutcracker, this traditional festive treat is for…
Tue 6 Dec
Wed 7 Dec
Thu 8 Dec
Lee Nelson: Suited and Booted
Lee Nelson, the creation of comedian Simon Brodkin, is the chavvy catch-phrase monger whose Well Good Show has become a BBC3 hit. Now the South London geeza takes his banter to the live stage where it all works best. Brodkin has appeared as Nelson in a host of TV programmes including Al Murray's sketch show Al Murray's…
Liz Pichon's Tom Gates Brilliant Bands And Doodle Tour
Come and join the creator of the best-selling Tom Gates Books, in a fun-packed, interactive, music, monster and drawing event.
Mon 24 Oct
£12 ( £40) / 01603 598598
The Lock In: Christmas Carol
Join the BBC award-winning folk powerhouse The Demon Barbers and Breaking Tradition Dance Company for the very best festive live music, song and dance.
The Locrian Ensemble: Carols By Candlelight: Mozart
- Directed by: Justin Pearson (dir)
- Written by: Mozart
The group, in lavish period costume, and in front of an evocative candlelit setting, performs carols, string medleys of familiar Christmas tunes and seasonal surprises. They are joined by the evergreen Jill Washington, West End star soprano of Phantom of the Opera, who sings tunes from Handel's Messiah to White Christmas.
Fri 9 Dec
£19.50 / 01603 598598
Mark Thompson: The Show At The End Of The Universe
Ever since our distant ancestors turned their gaze on the sky we have tried to unravel its mysteries. With fun live demonstrations, Mark brings the current view of the universe to life with a bang. Suitable for over 14s.
Tue 25 Oct
£12 (£9; £36) / 01603 598598
Mark Thompson's Spectacular Science Show
Explore the strange and magical properties of matter with exploding elephant's toothpaste, vortex-generating dustbins, dancing paste, vanishing beakers and even exploding Pringles tubes.
Tue 25 Oct
The Missy Malone & Friends Burlesque Revue
Scottish burlesque performer Missy Malone hosts a variety night featuring some of the biggest names on the burlesque and cabaret circuit.
The Nimmo Twins: Normal For Norfolk 20th Anniversary Show: Country Members
Songs, sketches, monologues and anecdotes from the East Anglian comedy duo, Owen Evans and Karl Minns.
Tue 17 Jan 2017
Wed 18 Jan 2017
Thu 19 Jan 2017
The Pasadena Roof Orchestra
The Orchestra celebrates the music of the great entertainers from Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington to Billie Holiday and Bix Beiderbecke.
Paul Foot: Tis a Pity She's a Piglet
Surreal and chaotic humour from the 2013 Sydney Comedy Award-winning stand-up.
Rich Hall: 3:10 to Humour
The latest musings from the deadpan grouch, star of ridiculous amount of stuff on the tellybox and a favourite at the Fringe each year.
Shappi Khorsandi: Oh My Country! From Morris Dancing to Morrissey
As a way of celebrating the 40th anniversary of her arrival in Britain, Shappi's offering up a love letter to her country.
Fri 25 Nov
£15 (£13) / 01603 598598
Simon Evans: In The Money
Observational stand-up from host of BBC Radio 4's Goes to Market.
Mainstream jazz and Latin by the American singer-songwriter with her accompanying band.
Stephen K Amos: World Famous
Amos, now a well-known face on that there telly, present his latest show of well-spoken funnies.
Susan Calman: The Calman Before the Storm
The Calmanator's latest show is likely to explore any or all of the following: cats, kittens, and being a little lady with nothing to lose.
Fri 2 Dec
Treasure Quest Live
Live version of the radio show with David Clayton and Becky Betts.
We're Going On A Bear Hunt: Little Angel Theatre (Ages 2-7)
- Directed by: Peter Glanville
- Written by: Barb Jungr (music)
Little Angel Theatre presents a 45-minute adaptation of Michael Rosen's popular children's book, with illustrations by Helen Oxenbury. The Lyndie Wright-designed puppets are directed by Peter Glanville with music and lyrics by renowned singer-songwriter Barb Jungr.