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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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.

Sat 5 Nov

£20 (£18) / 01603 598598


A snapshot of online music and culture from the former Adam & Joe Show presenter and actor.

Wed 9 Nov

£17.50 (£13) / 01603 598598

Thu 10 Nov

£17.50 (£13) / 01603 598598

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.

Tue 29 Nov

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.

Mon 7 Nov

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

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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.

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.

Tue 8 Nov

£12.50 / 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.

Hal Cruttenden: Straight Outta Cruttenden

  • 3 stars

The star of BBC Radio 4's Hal and regular TV panelist rants about modern life in his ever so slightly camp voice.

Thu 24 Nov

Hans Teeuwen

Weird and wonderful cabaret comedy from Han Teeuwen.

Wed 26 Oct

£17.50 / 01603 598598

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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.

Thu 27 Oct

£17.50 phone for availability / 01603 598598

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.

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…

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…

Mon 27 Feb 2017

Tue 28 Feb 2017

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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

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.

Sat 10 Dec

£16.50 (£14.50) / 01603 598598

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.

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

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

£10 (£8; £30) / 01603 598598

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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.

Sat 29 Oct

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

…and 5 more dates until 24 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.

Fri 6 Jan 2017

£20 (£18) / 01603 598598

Paul Foot: Tis a Pity She's a Piglet

Surreal and chaotic humour from the 2013 Sydney Comedy Award-winning stand-up.

Wed 30 Nov

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.

Sat 26 Nov

£17 (£15) / 01603 598598

Sun 27 Nov

£17 (£15) / 01603 598598

Mon 28 Nov

£17 (£15) / 01603 598598

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Shappi Khorsandi: Oh My Country! From Morris Dancing to Morrissey

  • 3 stars

As a way of celebrating the 40th anniversary of her arrival in Britain, Shappi's offering up a love letter to her country.

Simon Evans: In The Money

Observational stand-up from host of BBC Radio 4's Goes to Market.

Thu 2 Feb 2017

£14 (£12) / 01603 598598

Stacey Kent

Mainstream jazz and Latin by the American singer-songwriter with her accompanying band.

Fri 28 Oct

£20 (£18) / 01603 598598

Stephen K Amos: World Famous

Amos, now a well-known face on that there telly, present his latest show of well-spoken funnies.

Wed 1 Feb 2017

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

Sat 3 Dec

Treasure Quest Live

Live version of the radio show with David Clayton and Becky Betts.

Sat 12 Nov

£13.50 / 01603 598598

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.

…and 9 more dates until 4 Dec

Wifi Wars

Teams of four compete across a universe of video games to take home the ultimate video game prize.

Fri 11 Nov

£15 (£13; Children £9.50 under 16s; £40) / 01603 598598

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