Buoyant Arts and Culture Scene
Norwich Arts Centre
Discover art in all its forms at this cultural community hub.
This small, independent venue is the place to come to discover new artists. Catch some comedy, live music, dance performances, poetry readings or live art. Take in the visual art exhibitions in the space. There’s always something exciting going on, so head down and get involved with the Norwich cultural scene.
Norwich Arts Centre
51 St Benedicts Street,
Norwich, NR2 4PG
Museums and Halls
Discover more of Norwich’s rich and fascinating history.
And as a UEA student, you'll get in for free.
Norwich is an ancient city. Step back in time on a guided tour of Dragon Hall, a medieval trading hall. Explore Stranger’s Hall, one of Norwich’s oldest buildings that dates back to 1320. Learn about the Bridewell’s time as a prison. Uncover a slice of more recent history at the Maddermarket Theatre. A great way to spend a few hours.
Norwich City Football Club
Get behind the Canaries as they battle it out on the football pitch.
Norwich City has a proud footballing history. Join the locals for a home match and soak up the atmosphere as the Canaries play against other big-name teams. Take a stadium tour to see behind the scenes and learn about the club’s achievements. Not a football fan? Keep an eye on the other events at the stadium, like music concerts.
Discover more than 900 years of history in the cathedral’s walls.
Norwich Cathedral is a striking landmark and the most complete Norman cathedral in England. As well as enjoying the Romanesque architecture, explore the free exhibitions, which regularly change. Follow the labyrinth in the centre of the cloisters. Keep an eye out for the pair of nesting peregrine falcons that make the cathedral spire their home in the summer.
Dive into Norwich’s past at the castle and its museum.
Norwich Castle dates back to the time of the Normans and has a rich and fascinating history. Learn some of its stories on a guided tour. Explore the galleries at your own pace. See works of art, natural treasures and artefacts from the Anglo-Saxons, Egyptians and Iron Age. Don’t miss the Castle Keep, the heart of the original Norman castle.
Norwich Theatre Royal
Catch a live show with your friends and enjoy an evening at the theatre.
A variety of shows come to the Theatre Royal. Laugh along with top comedians. Get swept up in one of the touring plays. Sing your heart out at a musical. Be wowed by a dance show. Or enjoy a concert or orchestral performance. It’s a great alternative evening to a night at the pub.