About The Garage


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
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


The Garage is running free workshops at the start of the summer holidays for students joining Year 7 at Open Academy or Sheringham high School in September.

Priority will be given to students who have been entitled to free school meals at any point in the last 6 years or are in care.

For more information and to book:.

For Sheringham High School - contact the school office on 01263 822363

For Open Academy - follow this link: https://creativesummercamp.eventbrite.co.uk/

Creative Summer Camp - Open Academy
Creative Summer Camp - Open Academy, Norwich Monday 28th July - Friday 1st August Monday 4th August - Friday 8th August 10am-3pm daily FREE - open to students entering Yr7 in September by invitation only Please Note: Completion of this page is an application for a place on the Creative Summer Cam…
Have you planned your #garagesummer yet? Come and try your hand at breakdancing, circus skills, street dance, theatre and more...


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Calling all budding actors age 14 - 27 > Great opportunity to gain experience working with industry professionals on a new play!

You will work with director Justin Audibert on the play Game Over by Vickie Donoghue.

Auditions THIS FRIDAY! Don't miss out, book your audition now > http://bit.ly/1jdn7np

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This opportunity is suitable for emerging young actors aged 16-25 years who are serious about their acting and want to gain experience working with industry professionals .
'Millennium Plain was packed with people watching the programme of shows on The Forum Stage which included The Garage Emerging Artists Academy’s show-stopping Moulin Rouge spectacle.'

Great EDP round-up of the post Lord Mayor's Celebration entertainment > http://bit.ly/1j7U7NK

Photo gallery: Huge crowds enjoy post-procession entertainment in Norwich
Weird and wonderful entertainment and all kinds of music delighted the crowds in Norwich city centre.
Missed our first show on the Forum stage? Here's just a taster of what you could've watched - make sure you catch the second set at 8.15pm


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Final briefing backstage at the forum stage before our set starts at 2:45 - hoping the rain stays away!
We're excited about the Lord Mayor's Celebration this weekend, come and watch our talented performers on the Forum Stage tomorrow at 2.45pm & 8.15pm!


15 Lord Mayor’s Celebration events to look forward to in Norwich this weekend
As well as the colourful procession of floats set to weave their way through Norwich this weekend, there is a vast array of other events to entertain the crowds during the Lord Mayor’s Celebration weekend of festivities.Emma Knights picks out some highlights.

Great opportunity for 16-25 year olds! Are you a budding actor? Do you want to work with industry professionals? You could be in the new play Game Over:

This isn't Call of Duty and you're not some kind of sniper.
You're right. I'm more run and gun.

A group of likeminded Gamers who have met online gather for a party in the real world. They are all set to play a brand new game that no one has ever played before. The trouble is someone's microwaved the telly remote, the police are knocking about the noise and there's a body in the downstairs toilet. Who's going to speak first, who's going to confess and more importantly who's going to win the game?

Auditions take place Friday 11 July.

“A play about the relationship between young and old, dealing with dementia and memory loss… Angel is an unqualified success… This is children’s theatre at its best!” British Theatre Guide

This unmissable show is coming to The Garage on 13 October!

Cover photos
Read about our upcoming tour of Angel here: http://www.theatrehullabaloo.org.uk/shows-detail.asp?showid=80
Lovely article on the EDP website about the Young Norfolk Arts Festival events that took place over the weekend, including our Emerging Artists Showcase at Holkham.


Photo gallery: Spectacular weekend for Young Norfolk Arts Festival
Talented youngsters have been impressing audiences across Norfolk as a festival celebrating young people’s creativity gets into full swing.
And day 2.... lovely chilled out festival vibe. Thank you to all the brilliant performers and everyone who came along to support our stand, we hope to see some of you through the summer and in next term's classes.

PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITY... September 21st outside The Forum for Norfolk Prepared Week. Looking for all types of acts and entertainment. Show times are 11.30am-Midday and 1.30pm-2pm. If interested, please contact Gemma Bailey on 01953 424 866!
Just a few snaps from our first day at the Royal Norfolk Show. Come and see us tmrw in the YO.LK area - we've got workshops, performances and some freebies!

The fab Passion Productions giving the first performance of the day at the royal norfolk show!

We're in the YO.LK area, there's loads of stuff happening all day including workshops, so come and get involved!

Callout for budding young actors aged 16-25 to audition for The HighTide Performance Academy.

This is a great opportunity for emerging actors to gain experience working with industry professionals on a new play to be performed in August. Auditions will be held at the Garage on 11 July.

More info here > http://ow.ly/ye1o9

HighTide Performance Academy
Call out for emerging actors from the East of England for new play.
PLEASE SHARE: The Garage will be visiting Open Academy in the summer for a special Creative Camp. If your child is joining Year 7 at Open Academy in September and entitled to Free School Meals book their place now: http://creativesummercamp.eventbrite.co.uk/
Participant places for our big summer production The Jungle Book are now SOLD OUT.

There are still great volunteer opportunities in stage management and make up! Follow the link if you're interested in getting involved > http://ow.ly/xYjrR

Volunteer Opportunities Summer 2014
Volunteering Opportunities at The Garage this summer
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