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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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Know someone who is turning 10 between 1 October 2014 and 30 September 2015? Enter them into our prize draw to win one of ten free arty parties!


Norwich arts venue celebrates anniversary with competition to win free birthday ‘arty parties’
Performing arts venue The Garage turns 10 this year and is holding a special competition to share its celebrations with fellow 10-year-olds.
Good luck to everyone collecting their GCSE results today!

WIN! We are giving away 10 Arty Parties to children turning 10 in our 10th year. If you know anybody that is turning 10 years old between 1 October 2014 and 30 September 2015 then please share this status!

To find out more and to enter follow the link below:


Win one of Ten Birthday Parties for 10 year olds
We are giving away 10 arty parties to children turning 10 years old in our 10th year.
Thanks to Radio Norfolk for having us! As we mentioned there are summer mixer workshops happening the rest of the week for 7-11 year olds take a look here: http://bit.ly/1lUwODo

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STEPHEN BUSY AT WORK MAKING BALLOON HATS! Thanks to Alan Mansfield & Emma Stanley from the Garage for popping in to talk about the circus celebration skills day! As you can see Stephen has had a smashing time! Next we are hearing from Lee Ashford who is organising Mucky Races this year in Norfolk to raise funds for Nelson's Journey. Last, but by no means least we've got LIVE music from The Tin Pigeons very soon!
Anticipation is building for the first performance of our summer production The Jungle Book tonight. The participants will be performing to a packed theatre, as all three shows have sold out!

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Audiences are set to be transported into the depths of the jungle as performers from the @[305180146168360:274:Garage Norwich] present @[437733289637528:274:Rudyard Kipling]’s classic story of the man-cub Mowgli. http://bit.ly/1kG9I8h
'Symphony will have you leaving with a light spring in your step and happy about the current state of British theatre.'

Our season opener is currently up in Edinburgh and receiving great reviews!


Symphony by Ella Hickson, Nick Payne and Tom Wells: Broadway Baby, Brighter Coverage.
★★★★ Symphony promises to blend a live gig environment with the best of contemporary British theatre. Such a promise inevitably puts high demands on its performers, but they more than meet these demands, proving themselves to be what I can only describe as annoyingly talented virtuosos. They are act…
Good luck to everyone collecting their AS and A level results today!
There's still time to sign up for our summer mixer workshops next week and test out your juggling skills!


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Thordis is showing off her circus 'skills'! And so can you. We hear from The Garage ahead of their Summer Workshops, including street dancing, musical theatre and circus skills. We also hear about the Norfolk cafe hoping to inspire the Canaries to victory. All this and music from way way back in 1988 and 1999!
Tune in to BBC Radio Norfolk now! Our Chief Executive Darren Grice will be on the Stephen Bumfrey show talking about The Garage's upcoming Autumn Season!


BBC - Radio Norfolk - On Air
Norfolk's news, travel, weather and sport - great conversation all day.
Calling all young people in the Broadland District > join our young promoters network and have your say on what creative activities you want to see happen near you!

Email takepart@thegarage.org.uk for more information.

Please share with anyone you think may be interested!

We are looking for lovely people to come and help us back stage for The Jungle Book Production on Friday and Saturday. If any of you lovely people would like to come and help that would be fab! Please call reception 01603 283382 with your name and number and Carrie will give you a call to arrange:)
"What I hope audiences take from the show," she says, "is a heightened awareness of the sounds we are all constantly hearing in the world. And, as cheesy as it sounds, that they have a voice, and it matters – even if they don't think it does." Champion Beatboxer Grace Savage on the show BLIND > Coming to the Garage on Thursday 9 October, 8pm.

Follow the link to read the full article.
This morning we cast the parts for our summer production The Jungle Book.

Disney have also been casting for their remake of the story, what do you think to their choices? Will Bill Murray make a good Baloo? How about Scarlett Johansson as the python, Kaa?

We'd love to hear your thoughts!


Ape like me ... Bill Murray to voice Baloo the Bear in Jungle Book remake
Veteran comedian will join Scarlett Johansson, Idris Elba and Sir Ben Kingsley on a new Disney adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's collection of short stories
These lovely faces will be bringing a veritable gypsy caravan of dark folk ballad and blues to The Garage on the 16 October in a re-telling of Goethe's class tale Faust.

More info here http://bit.ly/WOuQP3

FAUST 2014 Cast

It's a pleasure to introduce our next Cast, who'll be starting FAUST rehearsals September 8th, then touring the UK for the Autumn.
Make your August awesome with our Summer Mixer Workshops!


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The lovely Tom from Locomotioncoffee is going to be walking a distance of 337 miles with nothing but a backpack of tinned beans, a tent and a sleeping bag in the name of charity.

Show your support and head down to the Charity Gig in the coffee bar TONIGHT!

He will be raising for ASPIRE, spinal Injuries Charity as well as SHELTER for the homeless.

Are you an 11 - 25 year old living in the Broadland District? Do you want to have your say about what creative classes happen near you?

Our Young Promoters project is your chance to:

- Learn new creative skills
- Attend upcoming events and shows
- Work towards a Silver Arts Award
- Have fun & meet new people!

Sessions begin Thursday 7 August. Get in touch with us on 01603 283382 or email lewis.wickwar@thegarage.org.uk if you are interested!
Great opportunity with Arts Award Voice! The chance to become one of their young reporters working to create exciting content, conduct interviews, and create articles for the website. Check it out!

Join the Youth Network | Arts Award Voice

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