NORWICH THEATRE ROYAL
For top-of-the-range professional theatre, check out the Norwich Theatre Royal. Situated in the city centre, it showcases a range of productions from Shakespeare to classic operas. No matter what you see, you can always depend on it being of the highest quality!
NORWICH ARTS CENTRE
This is a staple for local affordable performances, from music to amateur theatre to spoken word. This award-winning venue creates a cosy and cool atmosphere, and is an excellent place to discover local artists.
UEA DRAMA STUDIO
Various student theatre groups showcase their productions on a regular basis in the Drama Studio, situated by Congregation Hall. This is a great way to support your fellow students’ creative endeavours, and is particularly convenient for those located on or around campus.
Another space fit for a variation of performances, Maddermarket Theatre puts on shows from musicals to in-house productions (12 each year). It also features stand-up comedy, dance, and contemporary music concerts on a regular basis.
Gringos Mexican Tequila Bar on Prince of Wales Road is where the UEA comedy society Headlights host their comedy events, so be prepared for some student-focused stand up and improv.
The Birdcage pub in Pottergate is host to an array of performing arts, perhaps most notably several monthly comedy nights. They also host art exhibitions, music nights, and poetry open mics.