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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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7 things you need to know about Thomas Paine ahead of The Bridge That Tom Built on Wednesday 24 September....


7 things you need to know about Thomas Paine...
Ahead of The Bridge That Tom Built we share 7 need to know facts.
Calling all Arts professionals and Drama Practitioners > We're launching a new and innovative Professional Development and training offer in October. Working with partners organisations including Shakespeare’s globe, Trinity College London, Arts Plan, Chicken Shed and more.

The first session is Voice and will cover thorough training for breath, sound, diction and technique that will enable you to gain a variety of useful exercises and ways to engage participants in voice training. Delivered by the Globe > http://bit.ly/1tWlvmf

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The Garage launches a new and innovative Professional Development and training offer for Arts Professionals and Drama Practitioners to develop and improve their skills in a competitive industry. Working with partners organisations including Shakespeare’s globe, Trinity College London, Arts Plan, Chi…
The next performance in the season follows the life of Thomas Paine from Norfolk streets to an American battlefield. Wednesday 25 September, 7pm. Tickets: 01603 598646.

'The Bridge That Tom Built is a blisteringly funny affair, performed with joyous abandon and a fervent historical affection.' Read the full review here http://ow.ly/BqAXc

Edinburgh Fringe Review: The Bridge That Tom Built - A Younger Theatre
An enraptured audience watch agog as Dominic Allen twists history to hilarious and heartfelt effect in The Bridge That Tom Built.
Are you a talented Guitarist, Pianist or Male Vocalist?

The Music Development Programme brings together talented young musicians and singers (up to 25yrs) to develop their skills and create performance work in collaboration with other artists and art forms for exciting performance opportunities throughout the year.

Acceptance to the programme is by audition only.
The course is free to successful applicants but a high level of commitment to sessions, rehearsals and performances is required.

To enquire further or apply for an audition please email:

Until 30 years ago, Norwich was acknowledged as an industrial city. TONIGHT in a fascinating talk, Dr Mary Fewster from the Norfolk Archaeology Society looks back at a heritage which is fast being forgotten.

7.30pm, No booking required. Part of Norwich Heritage Open Days.
We've got some great classes for little ones coming up:

Mini movers, Thursdays 4-5pm, age 5-7
Street pop minis, Fridays 4-5pm, age 5-7
Tiny movers, Saturdays 1-2pm, age 3-5

Hurry! Term starts 18 September > Find out more online http://bit.ly/1gIqUqk

Yes! We can't wait for Tales from the MP3 this evening 7pm, the show comes to The Garage fresh from the Edinburgh Fringe.

You can get tickets on the door for just £10 or £5 if you are under 25 or a student. Bring some friends and make the most of our 3 for 2 ticket offer!

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We'll be pushing PLAY on our mp3s at 7pm tonight at The @[305180146168360:274:Garage Norwich]! #talesfromthemp3 'Enjoyable, life-affirming watching' Time Out, Summerhall at Edinburgh Fringe
Tonight's show #Talesfromthemp3 is one of the EDP 24 cultural highlights of the week...There's still time to get your tickets http://bit.ly/1rza6Tc

Six of the Best: Cultural highlights not to miss this week
The award-winning 20 Stories High theatre group bring real teenagers onto the stage telling real tales straight from their MP3 players, Lil’ Jimmy Read plays the blues, Norwich trio Mammal Hands mix jazz and electronica, there is a fascinating exhibition of photographs taken by Lilah Wingfield and t…

Great video from our 10th Birthday celebrations last night.

Do you have a story or memory about The Garage? Give us a tweet @_TheGarage #mygarage and tell us about it!


Video: Special birthday celebrations as Norwich arts venue The Garage marks its first decade
Norwich arts venue The Garage marked its 10th anniversary in style with a 1950s-themed birthday party packed full of song, dance and stilt-walking.
It's our 10th Birthday on Monday and looking at the Evening News gallery of past pictures has made us all nostalgic!

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Photo gallery: The @[305180146168360:274:Garage Norwich] celebrates 10 years of championing performing arts in Norwich. http://bit.ly/WnrvG7
Good lunchtime vibes today from 12.30pm outside The Birdcage Norwich musical troubadours from Nabokov Theatre will be performing some numbers from #Symphony.

Don't miss their unique mix of spoken word, music and stand-up comedy at the full performance THIS SATURDAY 6 September 8pm. Book tickets here: http://www.thegarage.org.uk/symphony-eid533.html

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Theatre meets live gig and stand-up comedy as three of the UK's hottest writers collaborate with Fringe First winning new writing company nabokov to present a hilarious and eclectic mix of stories told through raucous live music and spoken word.
Calling all our lovely participants! We are having a Garage 10th Birthday picture taken in advance of our birthday celebrations on Monday!

If you are free tomorrow at 4.30pm and would like to get involved then pop us an email and let us know > info@thegarage.org.uk.
TONIGHT! nabokov theatre perform a taster of their award winning show Symphony at The Fat Cat Brewery tap at 8pm.... should wet your appetite for the full gig on Saturday!


The Fat Cat Brewery Tap

Tomorrow we have something a little spectacular, fresh from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The Nabokov Theatre perform live from 8pm - and it's free! An extravaganza of live theatre, music, comedy, dance and visual art wrapped up in a big fat party! Featured in The Guardian & Time Out‘s Hot Picks/Critics’ Choice ‘Best Nights Out’.Check em. www.nabokov-online.com
Congratulations to Nabokov Theatre for winning the Musical Theatre Network award for Best New Musical at Edinburgh Fringe for Symphony.

The award-winning show is the season opener for our Autumn performances this Saturday, 8pm > http://ow.ly/AYCA3

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Theatre meets live gig and stand-up comedy as three of the UK's hottest writers collaborate with Fringe First winning new writing company nabokov to present a hilarious and eclectic mix of stories told through raucous live music and spoken word.
Excited that we are the next stop on the Tales from the MP3 tour after they received amazing reviews from their Ed Fringe performances > http://bit.ly/1pDYXEM

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Looking forward to opening #talesfromthemp3 one week today at @[305180146168360:274:Garage Norwich]!
Start something new in September. Term Time classes kick off later this month, plenty on offer including adult classes in contemporary dance, pilates, yoga, ballet, american jazz and more.


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The performance, both high concept and unpretentious, lives in that twilight zone between real life and theatre. It’s low key but revealed to be rare, like going about London distracted until something catches your eye and takes your breath away.'

Needless to say we are even more excited about our season opener after reading this great review! Saturday 6 September, 8pm. http://ow.ly/ARvGt

Review: Symphony by nabokov (with words by Nick Payne, Ella Hickson, Tom...
New plays by Nick Payne, Ella Hickson, Tom Wells are not to be ignored. New plays by Nick Payne, Ella Hickson, Tom Wells performed together are a...
Good morning. We've lost connectivity at The Garage headquarters. If you need to get in touch or would like to book a class please call us on 01603 283382. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. Hopefully we'll be back online soon!
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.
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