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 […]

What NT Connections 2023 means to us


Last week, we welcomed hundreds of young people into our theatre and studios for NT Connections 2023. We were one of just 36 venues and the only one in East Anglia to host the festival, which champions budding creatives looking to kick-start their career in the arts.  Entering the industry has become increasingly difficult in […]

Meet the 2022 / 23 casts of My First: Into The Snow Globe and Operation: Save Santa

My First

Our windows are decorated. Our children’s shows casts revealed. Now it’s starting to feel more like Christmas. The fantastic CiM Signs and Graphics were here earlier in the week, transforming the front of our Chapel Field North site. How great do our My First: Into The Snow Globe and Operation: Save Santa decals look? They’re even […]

Welcome to The Last Motel, hope you enjoy your stay


Like the Coen Brothers, Quentin Tarantino and David Lynch? You’ll love new darkly comedic psychological thriller The Last Motel.  Abalone’s desperate. He’s taken a day off from the poultry farm to commit armed robbery. Now he has local vicar Eve stuffed in the boot of his classic car. Set near Barnsley (South Yorkshire, not Kentucky), […]

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 […]

Hello future theatre-makers


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 […]

Kids’ 2022 summer term classes are great prep for September school start


Is your child starting school in September? Our summer preschool classes are the perfect way to help you get them ready for this milestone – and make some fun memories on the way. Creative activities are known for boosting youngsters’ ability to learn and solve problems, to interact with other others and learn self-control, to […]

Be brave enough to explore your creative side says dancer Alex Sturman 


Dancer Alex Sturman says giving young people the chance to explore themselves in a creative way is so important – especially during the times we’re living in. He said: “I was genuinely thrilled that an organisation such as The Garage Trust would ask me to become one of their ambassadors. Growing up in Taverham and […]