My First Panto returns with Cinderella Rocks and all-female cast for 2021/22

Cinderella

Poor Ella. She just wants to be a famous rock star, but her sour-faced sisters sabotage her dreams like little Simon Cowells. Can you help her headline the royal party this Christmas? We, All-In Productions and our sister venue The Workshop in King’s Lynn are thrilled to cordially invite families to have a ball with […]

Alan Titch-who? You couldn’t make it up – but BGT stars The Noise Next Door can

BGT

Despite having spent 13 years living in each other’s pockets, The Noise Next Door gang still really make each other laugh. They’re looking forward to doing the same to you. Expect the unexpected when the Edinburgh Fringe favourites bring In Charge to Norwich on 5 May. It’s their sixth national tour of improvised anarchy, with the reins in your hands. […]

Are you brave enough to watch classic thriller Wait Until Dark?

Dark

Mustard Theatre Company return on Tuesday 28 September with the thriller Wait Until Dark, written by Frederick Knott, the author of Dial M for Murder. A trio of thugs looking for a mysterious doll visit the apartment of blind housewife Susy Henderson, whose husband may be involved in murder.  Realising the doll could prove his innocence, […]

It’s showtime! We’re excited for our 2021/22 theatre line-up

Showtime

*new shows added 8 November* It’s showtime! We’re so happy to have opened the doors to our theatre again. There’s plenty to enjoy – with drama, music and our comedy festival (see suggested reads below). Adam Taylor, our Executive Director, said: “I’m so pleased to be welcoming people back into our theatre for our latest […]

Comedy Fest 2021 starring TV favourites and the UK’s standout stand-ups

Comedy

We could all do with a laugh right now, which is why we’re holding our first Comedy Fest this autumn – packed with stars of TV and some of the best stand-ups touring the UK right now. Altered Feast, Norwich’s favourite alternative comedy cabaret night, takes over The Garage with Clutterbuck’s Comedy Club (1 October). […]

Turnstyle 2021 dance showcase will be a little different

Dance

This year’s Turnstyle showcase will be a little different explains Danielle Tubb, Assistant Producer and Performing Arts Tutor at The Garage. “Last year, Turnstyle couldn’t take place at all due to the pandemic. So, I was determined to ensure our companies had the opportunity to perform at the end of this academic year. “I wanted […]

Free entertainment for all ages at The Workshop, King’s Lynn, 5-7 August

Workshop

Before reopening its studios for classes in September, our sister venue The Workshop in King’s Lynn has teamed up with Creative Arts East to bring live entertainment back to the town this week. Supported by Farnham Maltings’ house theatre, they have put together a free programme of children’s theatre and spoken word performances. You’ll also […]

Thank you! Joy at £345K grant boost from Paul Hamlyn Foundation

Hamlyn

We’re thrilled to announce we’ve received £345,000 from Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s Arts Access and Participation Fund. PHF was established by Paul Hamlyn in 1987. He died in 2001 and left most of his estate to the foundation, creating one of the largest independent grant-making foundations in the UK. PHF use their resources to support social […]

fEAST Theatre reflects on life during lockdown

fEAST

It’s not been the easiest times for the theatre-makers. Happily, we’ve a fEAST of shows – see what I did there – coming over the summer, autumn and beyond. Robin McLoughlin, one of the theatre company’s associate directors, celebrates the return of live theatre. By the time this blog goes live we at fEAST Theatre will […]

Connections 2021 – theatre-makers of tomorrow take the stage

Theatre

Every year, the National Theatre commissions some of the UK’s most exciting writers to write ten plays for the theatre-makers of tomorrow. The Garage are proud to be partnering with the Connections Festival. We’re especially thrilled to be hosting three of the participating companies in our theatre from 22-23 June. Fisher Youth Theatre Group perform […]

5 ways the performing arts make young people and adults feel better

Better

We could all do with a pick-me-up right now. A little me time. Whatever your age, the link between the performing arts and feeling better physically and mentally is well documented. For example. Until becoming a dad, I didn’t know children learn quicker between birth and the age of eight than at any other point […]