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

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Ali Cook: Principles of Deception

Cook returns with his own brand of awe-inspiring magic and off-beat comedy. Expect to be genuinely amazed.

Sat 30 Sep

£16.10 / 01603 598598

Antigone

Actors Of Dionysus presents a new adaptation of Sophocles's tragedy re-imagined in a dystopian landscape.

Mon 18 Sep

£8.50–£14 / 01603 598598

  • 19:30

Tue 19 Sep

£8.50–£14 / 01603 598598

  • 13:00

Austentatious: An Improvised Novel

  • 4 stars

An irreverent show performed in period costume, borne from suggestions from the audience.

Thu 23 Nov

£14 / 01603 598598

  • 19:30

Barry Cryer & Colin Sell: Strictly Come Joking

Barry Cryer and Colin Sell - the Ant and Dec of the Sanatogen set - reunite to bring you a new show, devised by them after the visitors left. Barry Cryer is one of the nest and most prolific writer-performers this country has produced. He's lost none of his lust for life, palpable delight in punning wordplay and…

Fri 1 Sep

£18 phone for availability / 01603 598598

  • 19:30

The Counterfeit Stones

A Rolling Stones tribute band laced with a dash of Spinal Tap humour.

Fri 6 Oct

£22 / 01603 598598

  • 19:30

Daliso Chaponda: What The African Said

The debut tour from the raw and cheeky Britain's Got Talent star, who came third in the show in 2017.

Sat 18 Nov

£15 / 01603 598598

  • 19:30

Daniel Sloss: NOW

The Scottish comedian, and recent recipient of the 2016 Sydney Comedy Festival 'Best of the Fest' International Award, presents his latest show.

Sat 7 Oct

£13.50 / 01603 598598

  • 19:30

Dotdotdot Dance: No Frills

dotdotdot dance uses flamenco as a medium to create innovative dance, challenge conventional perceptions and explore how traditional flamenco can be expressed in a contemporary context. In No Frills, they set out to strip flamenco down to its bare essence to access and express the raw and nuanced energy that is awoken in…

Sat 23 Sep

£16 (£13) / 01603 598598

  • 20:00

Ed Byrne: Spoiler Alert

Stand-up comedy from the Mock The Week regular.

Mon 2 Oct

£24 / 01603 598598

  • 20:00

Tue 3 Oct

£24 / 01603 598598

  • 20:00

Wed 4 Oct

£24 / 01603 598598

  • 20:00

Ed Gamble

  • 4 stars

Solo comedy from the 2014 Chortle Award winner and star of BBC America's Almost Royal.

Thu 21 Sep

£12 / 01603 598598

  • 20:00

Fri 22 Sep

£12 / 01603 598598

  • 20:00

Ellie Taylor: This Guy

  • 3 stars

Bubbly banter and energetic, upbeat wit from the former contestant on ITV's Show Me The Funny.

Fri 1 Dec

£12 / 01603 598598

  • 20:00

Ensonglopedia Of Science

A song about science for every letter of the alphabet by John Hinton. Expect atoms, big bangs, cells, DNA.

Wed 20 Sep

Times to be confirmed / £7.50 / 01603 598598

Thu 21 Sep

Times to be confirmed / £7.50 / 01603 598598

An Evening Of Jazz And Cabaret

Christopher Bailey presents a mix of music hall, illusion, comedy and magic.

Sun 17 Sep

£19 / 01603 598598

  • 19:00

Festival of the Spoken Nerd: You Can’t Polish a Nerd

Steve Mould, Helen Arney and Matt Parker present their latest show, filled with nerdy goodness.

Thu 26 Oct

£16 / 01603 598598

  • 19:30

Fri 27 Oct

£16 / 01603 598598

  • 19:30

Finding Joy

Danny becomes a carer to his grandmother, who is gradually losing her memory, in Vamos Theatre Company's touching and funny full mask performance.

Tue 26 Sep

£10 (£8) / 01603 598598

  • 15:00

Gok Wan Naked and Baring All

Learn more about the Leicester born fashionista, Gok Wan.

Mon 30 Oct

£25 / 01603 598598

  • 19:30

Tue 31 Oct

£25 / 01603 598598

  • 19:30

The Gruffalo

  • Directed by: Olivia Jacobs
  • Written by: Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler (book), Julia Donaldson (book)

Theatrical adaptation of Julia Donaldson's clever and colourful book about a resourceful mouse and, of course, the terrible Gruffalo.

Tue 17 Oct

£11.50 / 01603 598598

  • 13:00

Wed 18 Oct

£11.50 / 01603 598598

  • 10:30
  • 13:00

Thu 19 Oct

£11.50 / 01603 598598

  • 10:30
  • 13:00
…and 3 more dates until 22 Oct

Hayley Moss And Benjamin Lake

The acclaimed classical vocalists perform together.

Wed 6 Sep

£12 (£10) / 01603 598598

  • 19:30

James Acaster: Classic Scrapes Preview

Self-deprecating anecdotes from the comedian who will release his first ever book this year.

Sat 25 Nov

£16 / 01603 598598

  • 20:00

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

£19.50 / 01603 598598

  • 19:30

Thu 9 Nov

£19.50 / 01603 598598

  • 20:00

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.

Wed 1 Nov

£19.60 / 01603 598598

Jimeoin: Ridiculous

Refining a lost art of the commonplace, Jimeoin is a comic with a delightful sense of the absurd and a uniquely low-key style.

Tue 20 Feb 2018

£16.50 / 01603 598598

  • 19:30

Joli Vyann: Imbalance

Combining exciting acrobatic skills and athletic dance, this energetic performance explores our obsessive dependence with technology, asking whether our lives are in or out of balance.

Sat 16 Sep

£10 (£8) / 01603 598598

  • 19:30

Kathy Lette's Girls Night Out

New show from Kathy Lette, taking everything on board – from puberty to menopause – with men, marriage, toy boys, Prince William, and George Clooney along the way.

Sat 4 Nov

Times & prices to be confirmed / 01603 598598

Lee Nelson: Serious Joker

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

Wed 29 Nov

£22.40 / 01603 598598

Thu 30 Nov

£22.40 / 01603 598598

Mark Thomas: A Show That Gambles on the Future

  • 4 stars

Mark Thomas sets out to discover what the future has in store for us by collecting and examining his own predictions and those of his audiences before gambling on their outcome.

Thu 5 Oct

Phone for prices / 01603 598598

  • 19:30 – 20:45

Missy Malone & Friends Burlesque Revue

An evening of tassles, tease, comedy, music and cabaret featuring a host of the very best authentic burlesque performers.

Sat 28 Oct

£18.50 / 01603 598598

  • 20:00

Natyapriya Dance: Shakti

The ensemble present the story of ultimate girl-power, with their trademark beautiful dancing, rousing music, sumptuous costumes, sparkling humour and great story-telling.

Sat 9 Sep

£10 (£8) / 01603 598598

  • 19:30

The Nimmo Twins: The Country Cords

Songs, sketches, monologues and anecdotes from the East Anglian duo, Owen Evans and Karl Minns.

Thu 24 Aug

£19.50 / 01603 598598

  • 19:30

Fri 25 Aug

£19.50 / 01603 598598

  • 19:30

Sat 26 Aug

£19.50 / 01603 598598

  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 28 Aug

Paul Chowdhry: Live Innit

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

Wed 6 Dec

£19.60 / 01603 598598

Sat 3 Feb 2018

£19.60 / 01603 598598

Paul Zerdin: All Mouth

The talented British ventriloquist, who conquered The States when he won the 2015 series of America's Got Talent, performs with Paul, Sam, Albert and Baby plus two new characters. His technical skills are amazing and his humour harks back to the grand old days of TV variety.

Wed 25 Oct

£17.50 / 01603 598598

  • 20:00

Richard Jones: The Power of Imagination

Magic and mindreading act from Lance Corporal Richard Jones, as seen on Britain's Got Talent.

Fri 15 Sep

£15 (£12) / 01603 598598

  • 19:30

Robin Ince: Pragmatic Insanity

New stand-up show from the star of Radio 4's The Infinite Monkey Cage.

Fri 20 Oct

£15 / 01603 598598

  • 19:30

Ronnie Scott's All Stars

Jazz performances and footage charting the history of the jazz club.

Fri 8 Sep

£21 (£19) / 01603 598598

  • 19:30

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

£23 / 01603 598598

  • 19:00

So You Think You Know About Dinosaurs?

Scientist TV answers questions about dinosaurs and uses film footage from the BBC's Planet Dinosaur to talk about deadly predators. There's also the chance to show off your own dino knowledge.

Mon 23 Oct

£10 (£8) / 01603 598598

  • 14:00
  • 19:00

Stacey Kent

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

Sun 29 Oct

£20 (£18) / 01603 598598

  • 19:30

The Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde

Blackeyed Theatre presents Nick Lane's adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic bogey tale.

Mon 9 Oct

£8.50–£14 / 01603 598598

  • 19:30

Tue 10 Oct

£8.50–£14 / 01603 598598

  • 13:00
  • 19:30

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 / £17.50 / 01603 598598

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