Norwich has three stand-out music venues, as well as a wide range of pubs and smaller venues regularly putting on live music.
The LCR, a 1500 capacity venue on campus at UEA and run by the Union of UEA Students, attracts the biggest and best bands. Over the years acts have included U2, Manic Street Preachers, Kasabian, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Iron Maiden and Coldplay.
If you do choose to stick around over the summer, there are a number of great music festivals to choose from in East Anglia including the increasingly popular Latitude, which offers live music alongside stand-up comedy, poetry and crafts.
Comedy nights are well catered for in the city, and these range from big scale events such as the Norfolk Comedy Festival, to monthly evenings at Red Card Comedy, and open-mic nights at local pubs for budding amateurs. Many top acts also appear at the Theatre Royal and Norwich Arts Centre.
There are many restaurants in Norwich, with new ones popping up all the time. Most tastes are catered for from top gourmet establishments and independent eateries to well known chain restaurants. Celebrity cooks Delia Smith (Delia's at the football ground) and Jamie Oliver (Jamie's in the Royal Arcade) both have popular businesses in Norwich.
Clubs and bars
In addition to University's renowned LCR venue which hosts regular club nights, the city centre caters for all music tastes, from mainstream rock, pop and R&B to alternative indie, D'n'B and underground dance. The music scene is ever evolving, with many of the smaller clubs and venues run by local students and collectives, providing a thriving alternative to the mainstream clubs and bars.
The popular Riverside area has plenty of pre-club bars and clubs and is home to the recently opened Wonderland, which has a state-of-the-art sound and lighting system with breathtaking visuals. Prince of Wales Road is always popular on the weekend and houses many of the city's clubs. Kartel is also a popular haunt at the end of an evening, offering an after-hours roof terrace.
There are over 300 pubs and bars in the city, each with their own unique vibe. The Golden Triangle has an excellent selection of cosy ‘locals' well established within the student community, offering regular quiz and film nights to provide variety to the evening.