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

Fab

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 […]

Without Peter Wilson, we wouldn’t be here

Michael Launchbury and Adam Taylor at The Garage Trust's AGM where tributes were paid to Peter Wilson

Tributes were paid to theatre producer Peter Wilson MBE DL at The Garage Trust’s recent Annual General Meeting. As CEO of Norwich Theatre Royal, Mr Wilson (pictured below), who died last week, was one of the founding partners of the Trust and more recently served as one of its patrons. Adam Taylor, the Trust’s CEO, […]

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 […]

National award for our fabulous Taverham Community Ambassadors

Taverham

Congratulations to our Taverham Community Ambassador Programme members Anya Bond, Hattie Lynchy, Edith Yau, Juliette Van Minden and Lilly Barton-Bullman. They just won the Campaigning Award at this year’s Clarion Futures Annual Power Youth Event and Awards 2021-22.  CAP is part-funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Clarion Futures. It’s supported by the DCMS, National […]

Youth Tech Team 2022 course stars take centre stage

Course

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 […]

Co-design projects will help change the community says Sarah

Co-design

With our Picnic in Jenny Lind Park just days away, we thought what a great time to introduce our new community producer Sarah Witcomb.  Right now, she’s working on a trio of projects in that area, sharing her passion for transforming places and people via the arts. But we’ll let her tell you more about […]

Community co-design consultation at our Jubilee Picnic in the Park

Jenny Lind

Last Thursday was the first of the four-day celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee across the UK, and the sun was shining on the Jenny Lind area of Norwich for our Picnic in the Park. More than 1,000 invites went out to residents. Weeks of planning had seen bands, staging, tents, a generator, face painters and entertainers booked. Now […]

Dan.ce.In Project

With several of our team currently partnering with international art makers on inclusion work, now seems a good time to look back at The Garage Trust‘s involvement with the DAN.ce AcCEssibility INclusion (DAN.CE IN) project in 2019. It was an Erasmus + Plus Programme which was part of the projects sponsored and funded by the European Agency for Education, Culture and Audiovisual […]

Hello future theatre-makers

Theatre

The Garage Norwich is welcoming hundreds of youngsters from across Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire this week as part of NT Connections. We’re one of just 29 regional theatres in the UK taking part in the National Theatre’s annual youth theatre festival and the only venue in this area to be hosting groups. Young theatre-makers […]