The Forum

Castle and Marketplace

An iconic building in the centre of Norwich, where amazing free events take place year-round. Designed to be accessible, this welcoming space is an essential part of city life and is open to everybody. From the striking architecture to the relaxed outdoor space, The Forum is a must-visit!

This unique cultural space is home to fantastic events, including The Forum’s own Norfolk Heritage Open Days, Norwich Science Festival and Norfolk Makers Festival. Check The Forum What’s On for details of fairs, exhibitions, family activities, talks, markets, and much more.

The Forum also hosts Norwich Guided Tours, which offer a fascinating opportunity to explore the city with local experts! From Norwich’s incredible history to its modern quirks, the Guided Tours are a brilliant and affordable way to discover the City of Stories.

Norfolk & Norwich Millennium Library (one of the most popular libraries in the country), the BBC, Pizza Express, Café Bar Marzano, and Citizen’s Advice Bureau can be found in the building.

The Forum Car Park offers accessible, spacious/safe parking: perfect for popping into the city, or catching a show at the nearby theatres. Special evening rates are available and the car park also includes Tap+Go contactless payment.

The Forum is available for hire, with affordable rates for all of its spaces: including outside, main Atrium, auditorium, meeting rooms and gallery. Take advantage of the building’s impressive appearance, expert events managers, and high footfall, to bring your event to life and reach new audiences.

As a registered charity, The Forum reinvests all of its income into protecting and improving the building, and putting on a programme of free events: so the space can be enjoyed for years to come.