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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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Recent Activity
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

Great night at the 2014 Bernard Matthews Youth Awards last night at OPENNorwich , an evening that honoured some exceptional young people from Norfolk and Suffolk.

Members of The Garage provided the entertainment between awards and they were fab!


Incredible young people from Norfolk and Suffolk are honoured with special awards
Incredible young people whose achievements are an inspiration to us all have been honoured at a special awards ceremony hosted by an Olympic champion.
'Imagine standing in the middle of a packed party: you look across the room and can tune in to a private conversation. Despite the loud music and noise of the crowd, you can hear every word as it happens. This is the Gatecrash experience.'

Gatecrash is this Thursday and Friday 7pm & 9pm.
Find out about how the production uses silent disco technology here >

Book tickets here > http://ow.ly/Dt0XT

Interview with Ari Levy, technical touring manager | Tech talk
The 23-year-old technician on bringing silent disco technology to the stage and breaking into the technical side of theatre
Some cool sounds coming out of the digital playground workshop!

Door tickets available for the 2pm showing of Once in a Blue Moon. Arrive half an hour early and you can have some crafty fun making birthday cards for the moon!

'a wonderful hour of charming inventiveness' catch Wriggle Dance Theatre's #Onceinabluemoon here tomorrow 11am & 2pm!

Read the review > http://bit.ly/1DkVD3o
Book Tickets > http://bit.ly/1wvtxRU

The Garage
TUESDAY 28 OCTOBER - SHOWS START 11am & 2pm TICKETS: Online (Will redirect to Theatre Royal Box Office) / 01603 598646 £10 regular / £5 (FT Students and under 25yrs) £22.40 Family Ticket Groups: 3 for 2 ticket offer (Not available when purchased online) (Bringing a group? For risk assessments, safeg…
Our family fun day is tomorrow! Book your free taster workshop now as places are going fast. You can still book for Junior Ballet, Digital Playground, Drama Games, Family Circus and more...

As always there will be free face painting in the cafe bar, come along and join in the fun!

Family Fun Day, Tuesday 28th October 2014
FAMILY FUN DAY Tuesday 28th October 11.00am - 3.00pm The Garage throws open its doors for another fun filled family day packed with activities - our friendly staff will be on hand to help with the half-term fun! Sign up for our 45 minute FREE taster classes and enjoy our family show, Once in a…
Massive congratulations to Rachel Graham, who recently played Shere Khan in our summer production of The Jungle Book, for winning the Peter Barrow Bursary Award for Best Newcomer. She was awarded EDP 24 Norfolk Arts Awards 2014.


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.
We're getting Gatecrashed next week! Zest Theatre bring their groundbreaking interactive production to The Garage on 30 + 31 October, 7pm & 9pm.

Here's what the reviewers had to say:

“The audience is right in the thick of things, and the actors negotiate this relationship with poise and skill, whether twerking on chairs, leading party games, or vomiting into handbags."

Read the full review here > http://bit.ly/1vUX2i8
Book tickets here > http://bit.ly/1sY0zbQ

Theatre review: Gatecrash at Cast, Doncaster
Theatre review of Gatecrash (Toby Ealden) from Zest Theatre at Cast, Doncaster, reviewer: Mark Smith
Hankering for some half term fun? Here's what's happening at The Garage...including free workshops at our family fun day! http://bit.ly/ZJgDDC

Half Term at The Garage
Looking for ideas for great trips out for families this half term? Look no further! From tots to teens weve got your half term activities covered!
Head over to the Norfolk Family Arts Festival page to find out what's going on for families across the county between 17 October - 2 November > go on give it a like!


Family Arts Festival - Norfolk

This page is to promote Family Arts Festival events taking place throughout some of Norfolk and Suffolk's most exciting theatre and workshop venues.
‘A clever songwriter, social satirist and bittersweet romantic somewhere between Jake Thackray and Jacques Brel.’ John Walsh, Independent

Terence Blacker and Something Happened perform TONIGHT 7.30pm > Don't miss out it's going to be a good'un!


21 October Terence Blacker & Something Happened
Terence Blacker performs with Something Happened : Music at The Garage, 14 Chapelfield North 7.30pm Tickets £6 advance, £7.50 OTD This will be a superb evening at one of Norwich’s fave Fringe...

We are really excited to be able to offer free tickets to two shows about loves triumphs over war > Wednesday & Thursday this week, 7.30pm. First come first served!

Read the EDP article here > http://bit.ly/1wscqRG

Norfolk-based theatre company gets ready to tour two shows about love’s triumph over war
Two Irish plays about love’s triumph over war are set to go on a tour of Norfolk and Suffolk.
'there are affecting flashes of beauty when the three performers sing in close harmony as the self-styled Muddy Choir.' **** The Stage

The Muddy Choir is TONIGHT 7pm. Door tickets still available to this touching play which marks the centenary of the First World War.


The Garage
MONDAY 20 OCTOBER 2014 - SHOW STARTS 7pm TICKETS: Online (Will redirect to Theatre Royal Box Office) / 01603 598646 £10 regular / £5 (FT Students and under 25yrs) / £22.50 Family Ticket (1 Adult + 3 children, or 2 adults +2 children)Groups: 3 for 2 ticket offer (Not available when purchased online)…
Tomorrow we have satirical songs, rocking music, and lots of laughs courtesy of Norwich Fringe event Terence Blacker and Something Happened at 7.30pm > http://bit.ly/1olBSrc

TONIGHT 8PM > Dumbwise Theatre Company brings its gypsy caravan of dark folk ballad and blues to the Garage in a stunning retelling of Goethe's classic #Faust.

Tickets still available, don't miss out > http://bit.ly/1Dfgwir

The Garage
THURSDAY 16 OCTOBER - SHOW STARTS 8pmTICKETS: Online (Will redirect to Theatre Royal Box Office) / 01603 598646 £10 regular / £5 (FT Students and under 25yrs)

Great reviews coming in for #TheMuddyChoir > see it here on Monday 20 October, 7pm!

Timeline Photos
#TheMuddyChoir tour continues, with forthcoming dates at @[305180146168360:274:Garage Norwich], @[157322940988171:274:The King's Lynn Arts Centre Trust], @[21426983633:274:The Museum of The Black Watch], @[107027974929:274:Salisbury Playhouse - Official] and @[113990025318267:274:Brighton Dome]. More information and booking here: http://www.theatre-centre.co.uk/shows/2014/the-muddy-choir/tour-schedule/
Tomorrow in the theatre Applecart bring I am Mark #guesttheatre. Read more > http://bit.ly/1sL7mHo

The Garage
Commanding demons and controlling storms, a lone man walks out of the desert and, gathering a nation around him, he walks towards certain death in an occupied land. Ridding the tale of two thousand years of religious baggage, Applecart presents Mark’s Gospel combining drama, storytelling, music, and…

'One of the most intriguing and beautiful pieces of theatre staged at the Edinburgh Fringe this year.' ***** British Theatre Guide

Feral comes to The Garage TONIGHT, 8pm. Don't miss out.

Watch the trailer > http://bit.ly/1o2VwrM
Book Tickets > http://bit.ly/1rkz2gi

Feral: Trailer

TOURING SUMMER AND AUTUMN 2014 For more info: http://www.showandtelluk.com/feral By Tortoise in a Nutshell with Cumbernauld Theatre 2013 FRINGE FIRST AWARD W...
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