About UEA public events

UEA programme a range of events for the public. All are welcome, including members of the local community and staff and students of the University. We live stream and/or record as many of our events as we can, to enable audiences from around the world to tune in.

UEA event listings


What’s On at UEA eNewsletter

Join our email list to receive our monthly events bulletin - What's On at UEA  - with the latest updates on our public events.

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What’s On at UEA 

What’s On at UEA is a triannual guide to events, gigs, lectures, workshops and performances that are open to the public. Printed copies of the guide are available from Norfolk libraries, cultural and arts venues around Norfolk and Suffolk, and on UEA campus. 

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uea(su) Students’ Union events

uea(su) (the UEA Students' Union) run lots of events for students! Find out more and book onto events using the link below.

uea(su) events


Gigs at The LCR and The Adrian Flux Waterfront

The LCR on UEA campus and The Adrian Flux Waterfront on King Street in Norwich host shows by local, national and international acts. Find out more and book tickets using the link below.

UEA box office


Conferences at UEA

The UEA Conferences team offer a range of on-campus venues for conferences, meetings or other events. Follow the link below for more information.

UEA Conferences


Coming to an event - frequently asked questions

Interested in attending a UEA event? Many of our events are free and do not require registration. Others will have a cost, or require advance booking. Check our event listings in advance to make sure you've done everything you need to before attending an event.

If you have any accessibility or other requirements, please contact us on events@uea.ac.uk before attending an event so that we can help make arrangements so that you have a positive event experience.

Yes, all of the events listed as part of our online events diary and in our What’s On at UEA guide are open to members of the public, as well as staff, students, alumni and supporters.
For many of our events, there is no need to book. We do try to make it clear on individual event listings if booking is required, but if you have any questions please email events@uea.ac.uk or call 01602 592130 and we will be happy to answer your questions.
Tickets for paid UEA events are available via the UEA Store and Norwich Box Office.
Norwich is easily accessible by road, rail, bus and coach. We also recommend the local Park and Ride service as a way of getting to campus. For more information on visiting campus, including public transport, parking and a campus map, visit our Information for visitors page.
UEA is committed to reducing the environmental impact of those travelling to and from campus by car. Before you travel, please consider alternative methods of travel such as public transport or sharing your journey. Information on parking, including charges are available on our Information for visitors page.
Our official campus map shows all the major buildings on campus.
Doors usually open 20-30 minutes before the advertised start time. We recommend arriving promptly to increase your chances of getting a seat.
We do encourage people to turn up on time to our events, however if there is space in the venue and the event will not be disturbed, we will allow latecomers in after the start of the event.

Norwich Box Office operate a waiting list for returned tickets. If this is full, you might want to try posting a request on The Official LCR Ticket Exchange Facebook page to see if anyone has a spare ticket.

Some larger events, such as UEA Live, operate an overspill when they sell out, to allow additional visitors to view the event via video link. See individual event listings for details to find out whether this is an option at your event.

For paid events, you are guaranteed entry on production of a valid ticket. We cannot guarantee places at unpaid events for which registration is not required, however, due to the nature of these events it is unlikely that they will fill up.

The majority of UEA events are open to all. As a general rule, you will need to be 14 years old or over to attend a gig at The Nick Rayns LCR or Adrian Flux Waterfront, and over 18 years old to attend a club night.

Some film screenings hosted by UEA will be age restricted, dependant on the film’s official rating.

Photo ID will be checked on entry if there is any doubt as to whether you are old enough to attend an event.

No food or drink, with the exception of water, should be taken into UEA seminar rooms or lecture theatres.

Should you wish to take photographs at a UEA gig or club night, you will need a valid press pass. For further information please contact email the Norwich Box Office.

You are welcome to take photos at other UEA events but please do not use flash photography during talks or lectures, as it may distract our speakers or other members of the audience. Don’t forget to tag @UEAEvents in your posts if you upload your pictures to social media!

There are a number of different food outlets across campus, offering a wide range of drinks and meals. Shop at UEA also sells a variety of sandwiches and snacks. Opening hours of shops and outlets on campus vary depending on time of year.

The Union Bar is open to those attending events on campus. Please make sure you explain to staff on the door that you are on campus for an event. If you are a UEA alumnus, you will be able to enter the bar by showing your Alumni Benefit Card. To obtain a card, please email alumni@uea.ac.uk.

A cloakroom is available for use at gigs in The Nick Rayns LCR and Adrian Flux Waterfront. We do not normally operate a cloakroom at our public lectures or seminars.
There is access to The Cloud across most parts of campus.
Yes, all event venues on campus are accessible to disabled guests. Take a look at our 'Campus accessibility' pages for more information about accessibility around UEA.
A hearing aid loop is available in each of our lecture theatres. If you have any questions about hearing aid loops at UEA, please email events@uea.ac.uk.
Guide dogs are very welcome on campus and at UEA events.
A growing number of UEA lectures are now being recorded and posted online. Take a look at the UEA Public Engagement and Events YouTube channel to find videos of past events.
UEA works with a number of organisations to hold events in Norwich city centre, including the SISJAC Third Thursday Lectures and the Norwich Science Festival.
The length of our events varies. If you would like to know the expected run-time for a specific event, please email events@uea.ac.uk or call 01603 592130.

Many of our public lectures are followed by drinks receptions, giving you a chance to mingle with other guests and talk with the speaker.

You can also talk about the event on social media. If you’re on X (formerly known as Twitter), don’t forget to tag @UEAEvents in your post!

For more information on Open Days and campus tours at UEA, please head to our 'Visit us' pages.
If you have a question about an event at UEA that isn’t listed here, please email events@uea.ac.uk or call 01603 592130 and a member of the team will be happy to take your query.