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The Garage is a lively performing arts centre in Norwich and home to The Garage Trust, a charity providing support and development opportunities for children,young people and families from all backgrounds. 

At The Garage you will find a jam packed programme of performing arts from performances to classes and professional training. There are literally hundreds of different activities every season for people of all ages and abilities.

Check out the WHAT'S ON? page for listings of current performances and classes. You can also download our most recent brochure from the website or pick a copy up by calling in at the venue.

Our NEWS section will keep you up to date with exciting ‘hot-off-the-press' opportunities such as auditions and recruitment opportunities.

Whatever you do, make sure you sign up for our E-NEWS so that we can tell you about all the exciting things on offer. We quite like trees so we prefer to email you if possible!

Below are some of the activities you can enjoy at The Garage:

  • LIVE PERFORMANCES - The Garage boasts a beautiful and intimate studio theatre. This is home to ‘Curtain Up!' our programme of professional theatre by some of the UK's hottest up-and-coming theatre companies. >More...
  • EMERGING ARTISTS ACADEMY - We help support and develop emerging artists through our Emerging Artists Academy. 
  • CREATIVE CLASSES - Our classes are for a wide range of ages and cover many different styles. Each class is lead by experienced artists, each fully trained and safety checked. >More...
  • SCHOOL HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES - We run holiday activities including all day workshops, courses, performances and family fun days. >More...
  • TRAINING - If you are thinking about working in the arts or already do, we offer a range of professional CPD and training opportunities. >More... 
  • PARTIES - Whether its a childs birthday or a wedding anniversary, our dance party packages are a great choice >More...


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A MASSIVE well done to Norwich Arts Centre for winning this award - Great Work, lovely team.

Video: As Norwich Arts Centre wins Britain’s best small venue - what’s the secret to its success?
It’s a small Norwich venue that’s making a big impact on the UK’s music industry - for Norwich Arts Centre is celebrating being crowned Britain’s best small venue by NME magazine.
Love this picture of The Garage High5 Stilt Company looking festive for their performance at last night's Christmas Light Switch on!


Video and photo gallery: Thousands turn out for Norwich Christmas lights switch-on
A tractor led Santa’s sleigh to The Forum, as thousands turned out for Norwich’s Christmas lights switch-on.
Are you a singer-songwriter aged 14-21 years old?

Great opportunity with Norfolk & Norwich Festival to audition for a show that they will be workshopping in the spring to perform at the 2015 festival and to go on to create a full production in 2016.

More info here > http://www.nnfestival.org.uk/2015_musicians

Norfolk and Norwich Festival | Participate
Call out for young musicians AN AMBITIOUS NEW THEATRE PRODUCTION IS LOOKING FOR SINGER-SONGWRITERS AND BANDS Are you: A singer-songwriter? A band? Aged 14-19? If you sing your own home-grown songs and love performing music we want to hear from you! No previous theatre experience required. We will be…
Super excited about the Christmas Light Swich on! Our performers will be wowing the crowd with dance, stilt walking and a few festive musical numbers > we're on at 6pm & 6.20pm don't miss it!

Christmas Switch-on, Thursday 20 November 6pm to 8pm
Christmas Switch-on, Thursday 20 November 6pm to 8pm

Look out for our stilt walkers (they're pretty hard to miss!) and members of our emerging artist academy performing at tomorrow's Christmas Light Switch on!

Christmas Switch-on, Thursday 20 November 6pm to 8pm
Christmas Switch-on, Thursday 20 November 6pm to 8pm
This is still making us chuckle! Nativity in Creakebottom is on at The Garage on 22 December, 7pm > http://vimeo.com/107027802

Nativity in Creakebottom Teaser Trailer
Gus, Hack, Rev. Biggins and Stibby Blot form the four corners of the All-Male Amateur Dramatics Society of Creakebottom. Susie Pimpleknickers wants in. They're all…
Great photo of Connect Dance Co. performing at the Moving Arts East dance platform!

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Connect Dance Co. performing at the Moving Arts East dance platform on Sun 16 Nov. A massive well done to all who took part in what was a very inspiring evening of live dance and film. Nicky Gibbs.
The next in our series of masterclasses is Improvising and Devising, delivered by Shakespeare's Globe > http://bit.ly/1xkAJ6j

The Spring brochure has landed!

Spring’s performances bring some of what’s best about the Edinburgh Fringe with award-winning theatre: The laugh out loud musical I Need a Doctor: The Whosical, the wickedly dark comedy Fleabag, and the wonderfully uplifting Every Brilliant Thing.

There’s also an array of classes with activities for every age, stage and interest, all led by our team of professional artists.

Take a peek at the brochure online here > http://bit.ly/1GRQfJJ

Love these pics of Spooky City from Norwich City Council events . Take a look at the pictures of The Garage Emerging Artists strutting their stuff in full halloween gear!

Spooky City!

Halloween 2014
Follow the link to see the new traffic changes in Norwich from today > including those to Chapel field North where The Garage is situated!


Graphic: All you need to know about today’s Norwich traffic changes
Norwich’s biggest traffic shake-up in years comes into effect today as general traffic is banned from St Stephen’s Street.
Great #opportunity > Are you an aspiring playwright in Suffolk? @HighTideFestivalTheatre and IdeasTap are offering FREE workshops to playwrights to hone their skills and develop their work with Luke Barnes, award winning writer.

More info here > bit.ly/htipswichworkshop

HighTide Playwriting Workshop - New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich - Shows - HighTide Festival Theatre
HighTide Festival Theatre are offering 300 places on one of our 12 Playwriting workshops.
Great pic of Millie from Fridays Halloween antics outside The Forum, Norwich !

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Tonight is going to be spooktacular! Watch our performers dance, sing and stilt-walk outside The Forum, Norwich in the finale of the Norwich City Council events spooky city parade.

The parade starts at Norwich Castle at 6.30pm. Don't miss out on the Halloween fun! http://bit.ly/1tpagjG

Spooky City
Spooky city, half-term halloween activities in Norwich
Congratulations to Garage Dance teacher Laura McGill, who runs the Full Tilt and Mosaic dance companies, for winning the Norfolk Arts Award for Dance http://bit.ly/1oOWAjB

Photo gallery: Stars of the arts honoured in the 2014 Norfolk Arts Awards
Stars of our county’s arts scene have been honoured at an awards ceremony celebrating Norfolk’s champions of culture.
These Gatecrash photos are awesome! We can't wait for the show to come to The Garage, so it's lucky that it's here TOMORROW and Friday, 7PM & 9PM.

You can book tickets here > http://bit.ly/1sY0zbQ

Gatecrash - National Tour 2014

With his parents on holiday Sam’s having a house party. Nothing big, just a few close friends…at least that was the plan until you knocked on the door.Zest Theatre’s exciting, interactive production puts you right in the centre of the action and gives you control of the conversations you listen to through Silent Disco technology.Put on your wireless headphones, step through Sam’s front door and experience the night unfold all around you as you Gatecrash the party.Touring nationally 25th September - 7th November 2014. For more information and tour dates visit: www.zesttheatre.com/gatecrashSuitable for ages 14+#gatecrashplaySupported by public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England together with Garfield Weston Foundation, Sylvia Waddilove Foundation, CAW Foundation and Lincoln Drill HallOriginally commissioned by Lincolnshire One Venues and Frequency Festival
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