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, […]

Meet Unsigned 2023 future music star Amber Green

Music

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 […]

What NT Connections 2023 means to us

Connections

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 […]

The Garage given £462,500 Youth Investment Fund grant

Youth

We’re delighted to announce we’ve received a £462,500 Youth Investment Fund grant.  We were of 43 youth services in England to benefit from the first wave. It was announced by the funder, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the charity Social Investment Business, who is delivering the grant programme in partnership with Key […]

More needs to be done to put dance and drama education in schools centre stage

Education

We had a fantastic time staging dance and drama sessions for students at Framingham Earl High School on World Theatre Day. It was in support of the Drama and Theatre Education Alliance‘s national Seize The Day initiative, which is calling for drama and theatre education in schools to be more valued and better funded. From […]

Happy Mother’s Day from The Garage

Happy Mother's Day. Gabby Meadows and her mum Lorna Meadows; Beth Norman and her mum Gill Whinney.

Happy Mother’s Day: Gabby Meadows and her mum Lorna Meadows; Beth Norman and her mum Gill Whinney. We like to think of our participants as family. In some cases, that’s literally true. This Mother’s Day we spoke to Lorna Meadows, Gill Whinney and Mandy Stanley, whose daughters also teach here.  “I feel, for the first […]

Music, acting, and composing has been everything to me

Music

Cringleford raised actor, musician and composer Lloyd Gorman pulled double duties over Christmas and New Year. Creating music for ours and All-In Productions’ two festive shows – My First: Into The Snow Globe and Operation: Save Santa – as well as touring America in Wuthering Heights. We caught up with him during an offstage moment to talk […]

Operation: Save Santa 2022 / 2023 cast unwrapped

Santa

One of the downsides to being a working actor this time of the year is spending time away from family and friends. Not a problem for two of our three Operation: Save Santa cast who will be driving home for Christmas. We talked to them about that, pre-show rituals, stealing from sets, unusual talents and […]

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 […]

Delighted to receive Caring Together’s Carer Friendly Tick Award

Carer

We’ve over the moon to have been awarded Caring Together’s Carer Friendly Tick Award in recognition of our work to identify and support carers. A panel of young carers assessed each application on behalf of Caring Together, a charity which supports people caring for family members or friends in Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. It provides […]

Unsigned programme stars still buzzing after playing The Waterfront Norwich

Unsigned

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 […]