Norwich Playhouse

Norwich Playhouse
42–58 St George's Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1AB
  • Telephone 01603 598598
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  • Website www.norwichplayhouse.co.uk
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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.

Events at this venue

There are 38 events at this location

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Adam Kay: This Is Going To Hurt (Secret Diaries Of A Junior Doctor)

Adam Kay shares entries from his diaries as a junior doctor in this hour of stand-up and music.

Sat 24 Feb

£16 (£14) / 01603 598598

  • 19:30

The Bob Dylan Story

A tribute to a singer-songwriting icon.

Fri 23 Mar

£18.50 (£16) / 01603 598598

  • 19:30

The Boy Who Climbed Into The Moon: Theatre Alibi

Daniel Jamieson's adaptation of the award-winning writer David Almond's whimsical tale, featuring original music and puppetry.

Fri 16 Mar

£7.50; £9.50 / 01603 598598

  • 14:00

Sat 17 Mar

£7.50; £9.50 / 01603 598598

  • 11:00
  • 14:00

Sun 18 Mar

£7.50; £9.50 / 01603 598598

  • 11:00
  • 14:00

Chris Ramsey: Is That Chris Ramsey?

Upbeat anecdotes, feelgood humour and witty observations from Ramsey.

Sun 24 Jun

£22.40 / 01603 598598

Chris Ramsey: Just Happy To Get Out Of The House

Upbeat anecdotes, feel-good humour and witty observations from the Geordie stand-up, actor and Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, instantly recognisable from his own television show, which kicked off on Comedy Central in January, and his role as Jack in BBC2's Hebburn.

Sun 24 Jun

£20 / 01603 598598

  • 19:00
  • 21:00

Count Arthur Strong Is Alive And Unplugged

Steve Delaney portrays the self-anointed show business legend as he pays tribute to one of the best musicals he can vaguely remember with stories and other nuggets of well-worn stagecraft. Inspired by the BBC sitcom by Delaney and Graham Linehan.

Wed 18 Apr

£22.50 / 01603 598598

  • 19:30

Thu 19 Apr

£22.50 / 01603 598598

  • 19:30

David O'Doherty: Big Time

Armed with a teeny keyboard and an incredible wit, David presents his latest solo show of comedy and songs, the ledge.

Tue 20 Nov

£21 / 01603 598598

Wed 21 Nov

£21 / 01603 598598

Education, Education, Education

A love letter to the schools of the 90s from The Wardrobe Ensemble.

Sat 24 Mar

£12 (£10) / 01603 598598

  • 19:30

The Faaaabulous Ceri Dupree Show

The female impersonator presents an evening of comedy, vocal impersonations and flamboyant costumes.

Sat 31 Mar

£16 / 01603 598598

  • 20:00

Fiddler On The Roof

This celebrated and much loved musical is packed with show-stopping songs including the hitsIf I Were A Rich Man, TraditionandMatchmaker.

Sat 28 Jul

£12 / 01603 598598

George Wark

The Norwich University Of The Arts student uses black masking tape to create visual illusions influenced by the 1960s Optical Art movement.

Fri 23 Feb

Lower Gallery

Times to be confirmed / Free / 01603 598598

Sat 24 Feb

Lower Gallery

Times to be confirmed / Free / 01603 598598

Sun 25 Feb

Lower Gallery

Times to be confirmed / Free / 01603 598598

…and 125 more dates until 30 Jun

Grumpy Old Women to the Rescue

  • Directed by: Owen Lewis
  • Written by: Jenny Eclair, Judith Holder

Moans and groans from three miserable middle-aged women, based on the successful TV show. Starring Jenny Eclair, Dillie Keane and Lizze Ropper.

Fri 15 Jun

£28 / 01603 598598

Henning Wehn: Das Neuen Materialen Nachten

The Germany-born, London-based stand-up comedian dabbles with new material and old favourites.

Thu 7 Jun

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01603 598598

Fri 8 Jun

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01603 598598

Sat 9 Jun

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01603 598598

The Horne Section

The sextet fronted by the inimitable Alex Horne performs a medley of retro jazz-swing and big band music plus stand-up, performance and musical comedy.

Sat 10 Mar

Phone for availability / 01603 598598

  • 20:00

Iain Stirling: U OK Hun? X

Upbeat wit and gags from Edinburgh-born stand-up and BAFTA-nominated children's TV presenter.

Wed 4 Apr

£22.40 / 01603 598598

I'm About to Lose Control and I Think Joe Lycett

The Birmingham-born comic tours his latest show.

Wed 28 Feb

Sold out / 01603 598598

Thu 1 Mar

Sold out / 01603 598598

John Robins: The Darkness of Robins

Robins reflects on love, loss, and laments the injustice that you can't break up with yourself. Joint winner of the 2017 Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Comedy Show.

Tue 3 Apr

£14.50 / 01603 598598

  • 19:30

Judy & Liza

Tribute to Judy Garland and Liza Minelli, starring two renowned West End leading ladies with orchestrations from composer Michael England.

Sat 7 Apr

£22.50 (£19.50) / 01603 598598

  • 19:30

Kast Off Kinks

Not quite a tribute band as the Kast off Kinks feature former members of the Kinks from through the years, including original drummer Mick Avory.

Thu 15 Mar

£20 (£18) / 01603 598598

  • 19:30

Kerry Ellis

A celebration of 20 years since Kerry Ellis made her West End debut.

Sat 3 Mar

£22.50 (£20) / 01603 598598

  • 19:30

Lefty Scum

A triple-header show with Jonny & The Baptists, Josie Long and Grace Petrie as they tackle present-day politics and socialism on a more light-hearted scale.

Fri 2 Mar

£13 (£11) / 01603 598598

  • 19:30

Mark Steel: Every Little Thing's Gonna be Alright

The star of Radio 4’s Mark Steel’s in Town and newspaper columnist of the year is back with a new show guaranteed to make the world seem even more wild than it is.

Thu 5 Apr

£15 / 01603 598598

  • 20:00

Fri 6 Apr

£15 / 01603 598598

  • 20:00

Mo Gilligan

Highly-energetic stand-up from the actor, comic and social media star.

Thu 31 May

£15 / 01603 598598

  • 20:00

Paul Foot: Image Conscious

Bizarre stand-up from the madcap comedian, who discusses the problems experienced by soft-shell crabs and the merits of iceberg lettuce.

Sat 24 Nov

Tickets on sale Feb 23 / 01603 598598

  • 19:30

Phil Nichol: Your Wrong

Energetic humour and surreal improvisations as Canadian stand-up Phil Nichol presents his brand of mischievous rantings.

Fri 23 Nov

£14 / 01603 598598

  • 19:30

Phill Jupitus: Juplicity

Phill brings poetry and chat to the masses.

Fri 23 Feb

£15 / 01603 598598

  • 20:00

Radio Active

Angus Deayton, Helen Atkinson Wood, Michael Fenton Stevens and Philip Pope reunite to perform classic scripts from the award-winning BBC Radio 4 show.

Fri 20 Apr

£20 (£17.50) / 01603 598598

  • 19:30

Rhapsodes

From the creators of Olivier Award-winning Showstopper! The Improvised Musical, this is competitive improv as you've never seen it. Honouring ancient Athenian traditions, two rhapsodes, Adam Meggido and Sean McCann, compete to improvise a fully authentic Shakespearean masterpiece on the spot. Featuring rap, poetry slams…

Fri 16 Mar

£12 (£10) / 01603 598598

  • 20:00

Ruby Turner

Veteran soul singer-songwriter.

Sat 28 Apr

£21.50 (£19) / 01603 598598

  • 20:00

Sarah and Duck's Big Top Birthday

Sarah and Duck are brought to the stage through the magic of theatre and puppetry. Ages 3+.

Sat 21 Apr

£11.50 / 01603 598598

  • 13:30
  • 15:30

Sun 22 Apr

£11.50 / 01603 598598

  • 11:00
  • 13:30

Sarah Kendall: One-Seventeen

  • 3 stars

The London-based, Australian comedian presents a brand new show.

Fri 1 Jun

£15 / 01603 598598

  • 19:30

Shappi Khorsandi: Mistress and Misfit

  • 3 stars

The TV regular and award-winning comic presents a show about Lady Emma Hamilton, the mistress of Lord Nelson.

Thu 8 Mar

£13–£15 / 01603 598598

  • 20:00

Fri 9 Mar

£13–£15 / 01603 598598

  • 20:00

Simon Evans: Genius

Sardonic and supercilious humour brought to the stage by the Radio 4 regular and writer.

Sat 17 Mar

£15 (£13) / 01603 598598

  • 20:00

Stewart Francis: Into The Punset… The Last Time You'll See This Ass

Surreal and deadpan one-liners from the quickfire Canadian stand-up and TV regular seen on Mock The Week and Live At The Apollo.

Mon 29 Oct

£20 / 01603 598598

  • 20:00

Tom Allen: Indeed

  • 4 stars

The sharply dressed, well-spoken, disparagingly camp son of working-class Bromley discusses how living at home at the age of 33 is making life seem like its passing by.

Tue 6 Mar

£14 / 01603 598598

  • 20:00

Wed 14 Mar

£14 / 01603 598598

  • 20:00

Tom Stade

Canadian comedian Tom Stade presents his show I Swear: comedy in which he pledges to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. So that's not going to happen, obviously.

Tue 13 Mar

£17.50 / 01603 598598

  • 20:00

Turnstyle 2018

Local companies work with The Garage to perform a Grimm's fairy tales-based mixed programme.

Thu 29 Mar

£10 (£8) / 01603 598598

  • 19:30

The War Of The Worlds

The critically-acclaimed Pantaloons adapt HG Wells's sci-fi classic.

Fri 30 Mar

£12 (£9) / 01603 598598

  • 19:00

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