Strictly Come Dancing star Layton Williams brings some FAB to The Garage


We knew Strictly Come Dancing 2023 star Layton Williams was going to slay it as one of our new patrons. The West End performer, who is partnered with Nikita Kuzmin in this year’s competition, said of his involvement with the Trust: “I’m honoured to be asked and will 100% bring some FAB to Norfolk. It’s a […]

It’s performance companies auditions week 2023!

Portrait photos of Unsigned artists Ansu Njai, Ruby Sue, Cara Knox and Amber Green for a blog about auditions at The Garage

We’re holding auditions for our Breakin’ Crew, FleX, Fusion, Theatre, and Unsigned performance companies all next week. There’ll also be a free workshop for our Contemporary 50+ members to try out our newest group – Forward.  Each is perfect for performers with a bit of experience under their belt who are ready to push themselves […]

Meet Unsigned 2023 future music star Ruby Sue


Meet Ruby Sue, the third of our Unsigned 2023 singer-songwriters. They share their musical journey so far, including how they’ve decided not to look back at anger and just roll with it after a piano incident at a festival. The 22-year-old from Norwich is currently studying a Music Performance BA at Nottingham Trent University, but their course […]

Meet Unsigned 2023 music star Cara Knox


Meet Cara Knox, another of our Unsigned 2023 singer-songwriters. Originally from Johannesburg, South Africa, performing wasn’t something she always enjoyed. That’s changed, just don’t ask her to adjust a mic stand…  The 25-year-old has been living in Norwich for about 13 years. A qualified occupational therapist, music has always been a huge part of her life. She […]

Meet Unsigned 2023 future music star Amber Green


Meet Amber Green, one of our new Unsigned performers. Despite coming from a musical family, we have Eurovision to thank for nurturing her love of performing, which helps with her Tourette’s. Just watch your eyes when she pulls out the guitar pick…  The 24-year-old is a singer-songwriter from Norwich. She studied Music Performance at Access […]

Unsigned programme stars still buzzing after playing The Waterfront Norwich


Norwich may’ve enjoyed a mini heatwave the other Sunday, but the hottest thing in the city was tickets to our Unsigned Live stars’ gig at The Waterfront. As Maple Ward, Juliet, The Marijanovic and Lfay’s time with mentors Millie Manders and Jasper Milton comes to an end we spoke to them all about gig, the […]

Youth Tech Team 2022 course stars take centre stage


Theatre needs talent backstage, just not on it. That’s why we run our free Youth Tech Team project, giving 14-21-year-olds the chance to learn more about set-up skills for music events and performances. A 2007 Creative and Cultural Skills report said there’d be a damaging shortage of trained technicians by 2017 unless the theatre and music […]

Shows – enjoy live theatre, comedy and music with us in 2022


* Updated 22 August* Checked out our what’s on pages yet? We’ve shows that’ll make you think, laugh and cry. Enjoy internationally acclaimed writers, homegrown talent, the theatre-makers of tomorrow and TV’s brightest comedians. Jason Raper, our venue supervisor, said: “It’s great to see the theatre so busy. We’ve already announced some fantastic theatre, comedy and […]

I aspire to be a strong role model says Unsigned 2022’s Juliet


It’s time to look at the next of our Unsigned stars, Juliet. Originally from south east London, she moved to the north Norfolk coast when she was 10. Now 18, she’s currently in her last year of her Level Three Vocal Artist course at Access Creative College in Norwich. Q: Tell me more about your […]