Norwich Playhouse

Norwich Playhouse
42–58 St George's Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1AB
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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.

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Annelien Van Wauwe & Amatis Trio

The group performs Ravel's Piano Trio In A Minor and Messiaen's Quartet For The End Of Time.

Fri 19 May

Bridget Christie: Because You Demanded It

  • 5 stars

Acute social and political humour from the award-winning stand-up, who repeatedly pokes fun at her own righteous anger, this time taking to task Britain's departure from the EU.

Tue 2 May

Mon 12 Jun

Calidore Quartet

The group performs Dvorak's String Quartet No 12, 'American', Ligeti's String Quartet No 1, 'Metamorphoses Nocturnes' and Tchaikovsky's String Quartet No 1.

Sat 20 May

£14 / 01603 598598

Catrin Finch And Seckou Keita

Join us on a stunning shared musical journey between two world class virtuosos - Welsh harpist Catrin Finch and West African kora player Seckou Keita.

Fri 12 May

£16.50 / 01603 598598

Curious Cabaret

Gossamer Thread's Vaudeville Company's cabaret evening with international circus, cabaret and burlesque performers, hosted by Joe Black.

Sat 10 Jun

£18 / 01603 598598

Dial Medicine For Murder

John Bodkin Adams and Harold Shipman were both doctors. They were also both serial killers. Join doctors Harry Brunjes and Andrew Johns as they delve into the murky world of two of history's most infamous homicidal physicians; the national scandals, psychopathy and trials, from unique positions of insight. Andrew Johns…

Tue 13 Jun

£16.50 / 01603 598598

Ed Byrne: Spoiler Alert

Stand-up comedy from the Mock The Week regular.

Mon 2 Oct

£24 / 01603 598598

Tue 3 Oct

£24 / 01603 598598

Wed 4 Oct

£24 / 01603 598598

Elio Pace: The Billy Joel Songbook

Pace plays the songs of the Piano Man.

Fri 5 May

£22.50 (£20) / 01603 598598

Frankie Vah

Joe Murphy directs Luke Wright's solo that deals with the life of a radical poet in 1980s.

Fri 26 May

£14 / 01603 598598

Sat 27 May

£14 / 01603 598598

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.

Fri 23 Jun

Graeme Of Thrones

A fan of the book and TV programme Game Of Thrones, attempts to re-create the show on a non-existent budget in this parodic production.

Fri 9 Jun

£18.50 / 01603 598598

Jason Byrne: The Man With Three Brains

The Dublin-born stand-up follows up his highly-acclaimed Propped Up tour with a new show full of energetic humour, props and fast-thinking improv.

Fri 13 Oct

Juliet Kelly: Family Jazz All-Stars

The singer leads a band of top jazz musicians in a tribute to jazz singers past and present, including the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone and Astrud Gilberto.

Sat 13 May

Kathryn Rudge And James Baillieu

The mezzo soprano performs Schubert's Fruhlingsglaube; Nachtstuck; An Die Laute; Im Abendrot, Tosti's Aprile; L'alba Separa Dall Luce L'ombre, Quilter's Seven Elizabethan Lyrics, Britten's Folksongs: Salley Gardens; Brisk Young Widow; Last Rose Of Summer; Oliver Cormwell and Bridge's Coleridge Settings: Thy Hand In Mine;…

Fri 12 May

Katy Brand: I Was a Teenage Christian

  • 2 stars

The comedian tells the true story of when she was the member of a teenage church group.

Tue 20 Jun

Lee Nelson: Serious Joker

Serial sneaker-into-places-he-shouldn't-be, Lee Nelson, returns with a new standup show.

Wed 29 Nov

Thu 30 Nov

Lula Pena

The reclusive Portuguese singer, composer, guitarist and poet performs a selection of her original works.

Thu 18 May

£16.50 / 01603 598598

Maarja Nuut

Hailing from Northern Estonia, fiddler-singer Maarja Nuut combines traditional dance tunes, songs, and stories with live electronics to create an intricate layered sound. Performing songs from her second album Une Meeles.

Mon 15 May

£16.50 / 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.

Sat 6 May

£12 (Children £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.

The Marked

Theatre Temoin use mask, puppetry, and physical theatre to explore homelessness.

Wed 7 Jun

£12 (£10; £8.50) / 01603 598598

Martin Hayes And Dennis Cahill

The fiddler and guitarist join forces to produce Irish melodies featuring numbers from their album Welcome Here Again.

Sun 21 May

£16.50 / 01603 598598

Monty Python's Spamalot

Winner of three Tony awards, including Best Musical, Spamalot rewrites the legendary tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Inspired by the classic comedy film Monty Python And The Holy Grail and performed by Threshold Theatre Company.

Tue 30 May

£19; £17 Tue & mat / 01603 598598

Wed 31 May

£19; £17 Tue & mat / 01603 598598

Thu 1 Jun

£19; £17 Tue & mat / 01603 598598

…and 2 more dates until 3 Jun


The Norwich-based dance company perform a mixed programme of works.

Sat 24 Jun

£11 (£7) / 01603 598598


  • Written by: Lionel Bart (lyrics & music)

Lionel Bart's musical based on Charles Dickens' novel Oliver Twist about an orphan, who falls into the clutches of Fagin and his gang of child pickpockets performed by members of Livewire.

Fri 30 Jun

£12 (£11; Children £8 under 16s) / 01603 598598

Sat 1 Jul

£12 (£11; Children £8 under 16s) / 01603 598598

Oliver! The Musical

One of the most beloved British musicals ever, Oliver!, brings vividly to life Dickens’ timeless characters with its ever-popular story of the boy who asked for more, Lionel Bart’s sensational score includes Food Glorious Food, Consider Yourself, You’ve Got to Pick-a-Pocket or Two, I’d Do Anything,* Oom Pah Pah*, *As Long…

Fri 30 Jun

£8–£12 / 01603 598598

Sat 1 Jul

£8–£12 / 01603 598598

Pam Ann: Fly

Character comedy from the hostess with the mostess.

Wed 14 Jun

£21–£27 / 01603 598598

Thu 15 Jun

£21–£27 / 01603 598598

Paul Chowdhry: Live Innit

The Lafta funniest stand-up award winner of 2013 tackles more observational stuff in his latest show.

Wed 6 Dec

Paul Zerdin: All Mouth

The ventriloquist, who won the 2015 series of America's Got Talent, performs with his three puppet characters, Sam, Albert and Baby, plus two new ones.

Wed 25 Oct

£17.50 / 01603 598598

Richard Herring: The Best

A 'best of' compilation from the comedian as he picks the best jokes from his last 12 shows.

Wed 3 May

Phone for prices / 01603 598598

Thu 4 May

Phone for prices / 01603 598598

Simon Amstell: What is This?

Stand-up and former Buzzcocks presenter with his acerbic, self-deprecating humour taking on freedom, suffering, forgiveness and other cheery topics.

Sat 14 Oct

Stormy: The Life Of Lena Horne

Camilla Beeput, under the direction of Clarke Peters, performs a celebration of the life of the American dancer, movie star, activist and singer in her centenary year.

Wed 17 May

£18.50 / 01603 598598

Tom Stade

Canadian comedian Tom Stade presents his show I Swear: comedy which shows you how to swear properly.

Wed 22 Nov

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01603 598598

The Way You Look (At Me) Tonight

A musical theatre piece by UK disabled artist Claire Cunningham and international choreographer and performer Jess Curtis about perception.

Tue 23 May

Wed 24 May

Worbey & Farrell

The piano duo brings a unique touch to the world's greatest music: from Liszt to Jools Holland, from Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody to Gershwin's Rhapsody In Blue.

Fri 16 Jun

£15 (£12) / 01603 598598

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