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THE PLACE FOR PERFORMING ARTS

The Garage is a centre for performing arts located in Norwich which supports the creative journeys of participants, audiences and artists. It is managed by The Garage Trust, a registered charity and limited liability company.

The venue is an important creative hub for the communities of Norfolk and beyond, working with local and national partners to provide high quality programming, participation, education and training for all ages. It is a place for everyone but has a particular focus on young people from all backgrounds.

The year round programme includes open access performing arts classes, projects, live performances and support for the development of new creative work. Local delivery is complimented by national partnerships and delivery of strategic initiatives which develop the sector. Each year its team produce a wide range of performing arts events for partners, stakeholders and commissioners. 

The charity has a strong emphasis on engaging those with least access to the arts, particularly young people. The Creative Learning team works with funders, local authorities, schools, statutory agencies and referral partners to deliver year-round access, inclusion and development initiatives based both at The Garage and beyond.

In addition to the work delivered by the trust, the facilities are hired by community, education and arts groups in order for them to deliver their own activities. 


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...
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  • 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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Recent Activity
It's not too late to book for Scooby's Street School this week, 28 & 29 MAY, two days of dance & fun for 7-11 yr olds! http://ow.ly/Nsl0K


Our marketing intern Katrina reviewed last night's The Sun Apparatus Theatre Company performance of Unprescribed!

Tickets are still available on the door for the final show at 8PM tonight!

A scratch performance of the group's latest play 'Deliverance' is also here Friday 29 May. It features a Q & A with the group afterwards, tickets are FREE but booking is required: http://ow.ly/NvoGU


Theatre Review - UNPRESCRIBED
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Our intern Katrina reviewed last night's performance of Unprescribed...
Aged 11-24? Passionate about music?
Find out more about our FREE musical opportunities we're running this summer: http://ow.ly/Nspsv


Music Opportunities at The Garage this Summer
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Find out how you can get involved with The Garage this Summer!
Find out about SLAM, the open mic night at The Garage! SLAM gives a stage to talented local musicians, singer-songwriters, dancers, comedians and more to share their love of performing with other young people.


SLAM
Stephen Bumfrey spoke to The Sun Apparatus Theatre Company this afternoon about 'Sinister, funny, sexy and absurd' show Unprescribed - on tonight and tomorrow, 8PM.

Listen again to the interview at 3:36:27.

Tickets still available > http://bit.ly/1esdboV

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Head down for a spot of monkeying around this afternoon with FREE performance Hot Air Baboon at 2.15pm, for ages 5+.

Everything has rhythm, you just have to listen! GlobalCorp Theatre bring their family show about the bandleader baboon with a big idea to save his family to The Garage for one performance only.

Reserve your ticket by calling 01603 283382! http://bit.ly/1BmWpMU


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Everything has rhythm, you just have to listen! GlobalCorp Theatre bring their family show about the bandleader baboon with a big idea to save his family to The Garage for one performance only. Incorporating puppets, percussion and poetry, don't miss this work in progress performance of an exciting…
How far can one obsession go? Find out by seeing The Sun Apparatus present DELIVERANCE here on 29 MAY! It's FREE but please book: http://ow.ly/N50et


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Ahead of SLAM on Thursday 28 MAY, we took some time to speak to our headline act Mullally:

How did your passion for music first begin?
Well I saw Ed Sheeran playing a guitar when I was about 15 and I thought 'why can't I do that?' So I bought an acoustic for something silly like £15 and taught myself how to play. It just kind of developed from there...

Read the full interview on our website!


Interview with Mullally
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We've interviewed 18 year old musician Mullally, headliner of our upcoming SLAM!
Our D4Dance participants are performing outside the Forum at 10.30am as part of the Big D Festival. The festival is on all day, come and show some support!


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There's always something going on at The Forum and most of the events are FREE. Explore the calendar to see what's on now and what's coming up. Don't forget to pick up a copy of our quarterly event guide. It's available inside The Forum and at venues across Norfolk.
Don't miss Wildlife, tonight and tomorrow, 5pm.

Funny, beautiful and honest, this show explores the lives of local young people in an irreverent take on a high school musical.

No ticket required, pay what you can on the door.



This summer we're off to see the Wizard....and you can come too! http://ow.ly/LEexG




The Garage's Stilt girls doing a spot of rehearsing on a rather windy Cromer Pier....Impressive!

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The Garage High5 Stilt Company

Stilt Practice on the Cromer promenade with CJ and Emmie
Don't miss out....Still places available for the BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra's Academy Freeformers build an app workshop tomorrow and Thursday > http://freeformers.com/radio1/

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Freeformers

Day 1 of our workshops at BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra's Academy is a GO! Who's joining us tomorrow?
Calling 16-25 year olds! Still places available on the Freeformers BBC Radio 1 Academy build an app workshop tomorrow, Wednesday and Friday.

At the end of these 1-day workshops you will have built your own, app and webpage....

Oh and did we mention you'll get to meet the insanely talented BBC/Radio 1 DJs B.Traits and MistaJam?

Book your #FREE place here > http://bit.ly/1dA0CaK

Find out more here > http://bit.ly/1E1NRe1


Make It Digital Live - Freeformers
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You are invited to a FREE ‘Build an App in a Day’ Workshop BBC Radio 1’s Academy have teamed up with Freeformers for 3 days in May as part of the Radio 1’s Academy in Norwich. In this FREE workshop you will walk away with: Your own webpage Your own mobile app You’ll learn how to be a social media…
Well done to Daniel, our #experimental #sonicart young musician and the #Bleep team for an entrancing performance at #NorwichArtsCentre ! Funded by our #YouthMusic programme.
Want to get involved with events created by and for young people in Norfolk? The Young Norfolk Arts Festival are looking for enthusiastic, committed volunteers and Arts Award participants to join the 2015 Festival team. See how you can get involved this summer on their website, http://ow.ly/Mk9hA


http://www.artsawardvoice.com/magazine/opportunities/opportunities-young-norfolk-arts-festival-2015


Opportunities at Young Norfolk Arts Festival 2015 | Arts Award Voice
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Want to get involved with events created by and for young people in Norfolk? We are looking for enthusiastic, committed volunteers and Arts Award participants to join the 2015 Festival team. See how you can get involved this summer on our website,
Come and build an app and website at BBC Radio 1's Academy with Freeformers.

The workshops are for 16-25 year olds and are #free!

PLUS YOU CAN WIN TICKETS TO THE BIG WEEKEND (and maybe see some famous faces....)

Places are limited, book here! http://bit.ly/1dA0CaK


Make It Digital Live - Freeformers
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You are invited to a FREE ‘Build an App in a Day’ Workshop BBC Radio 1’s Academy have teamed up with Freeformers for 3 days in May as part of the Radio 1’s Academy in Norwich. In this FREE workshop you will walk away with: Your own webpage Your own mobile app You’ll learn how to be a social media…
Want to tailor your approach to creative evaluation for youth arts? Great @ArtsworkLtd training taking place here on 25 June, 10am - 4.15pm

This course will give you the confidence you need to engage fully with evaluating youth arts. http://ow.ly/LGnEP


Event - Artswork
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National Theatre Connections Festival continues today with 4 great performances from local youth theatre companies:

At The Garage:
Key Youth Theatre presents The Crazy Sexy Cool Girls' Fan Club, by Sarah Solemani, 5pm

North Norfolk Partnership presents, The Boy Preference, by Elinor Cook, 8.30pm

At The Playhouse:
Kings Company presents The Accordion Shop, by Cush Jumbo, 3pm

Suffolk New College presents The Edelweiss Pirates by Ayub Khan-Din, 7pm

Check out the region's up-and-coming talent! Tickets are only £2.

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The Garage
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Every year ten brand new plays are written exclusively for connections by both established and talented young playwrights to be performed by young theatre companies all over the country. From Plymouth to Inverness and from Cardiff to Newcastle, Connections celebrates great new writing for the stage…
PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITY! Dancers or Singers needed for an intermission performance during a Fashion Show for Break Charity being held at Eaton Grove Hall on Tuesday 9th June. Please contact Gemma or Vicky on 01603 763009 or info@cottagesalon.co.uk.
The inspiration for Rhum and Clay's A Strange Wild Song is taken from Léon Gimpel's astounding photographs from the First World War.

Book tickets for a Strange Wild Song this Saturday 25 April, 7pm here > http://bit.ly/1PtTL01


War games: the strange story of Léon Gimpel and the Parisian street kids
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In 1915, photographer Léon Gimpel directed a gang of street children and created surreal tableaux that mirrored the realities of war raging elsewhere on the continent, writes Sean O'Hagan
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