Entertainment and Nightlife

Norwich has a thriving nightlife, taking you from theatre or gig to bar or cosy city pub.

There’s also a good amount of independent drinking holes, clubs and cocktail venues to mix in with the national chains that we all know and love.

In amongst this you can drink retro cocktails whilst bowling, and follow bowling by belting out big numbers in a private karaoke kiosk too. Join live-streams performances at Cinema City or see the latest blockbusters. Why not try your hand at a ‘Bums’ session at The Birdcage for some life drawing whilst indulging in your favourite tipple.

Music is also a huge part of Norwich’s nightlife, with regular performances from Norwich Philharmonic and Norwich and Norfolk Chamber Music to one-off international extravaganzas as part of the 17-day Norfolk & Norwich Festival every May.

Theatres present a huge choice of performance. The Theatre Royal is the largest to see plays, musicals, concerts and comedy. Norwich Playhouse is a delightful, intimate theatre for comedy, music and performance of all genres. Norwich Puppet Theatre is one of only 3 permanent puppet theatres in the country and finally at The Maddermarket Theatre enjoy cheaper ticket prices for local and amateur performances.