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Norwich Arts Centre

51 St. Benedicts Street, Norwich NR2 4PG, England
+44 1603 660352
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Interesting and quirky

We love this place. There is always an interesting variety of gigs, shows and exhibitions on here... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
cargocycles
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Norwich, United Kingdom
Music venue

Great night in a fantastic intimate venue. Adnams bar and a beer garden rounded off a perfect... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sandra S
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Internationally recognised and at the heart of Norwich’s cultural community, Norwich Arts Centre is a contemporary arts venue that delivers a daily programme of live music, theatre, dance, live art, visual art, literature and comedy. It is a small, independently run venue with charitable status with a mission to support the development of artists and nurture emerging talent across a range of art forms; Norwich Arts Centre really is the best small venue in Britain. The venue is multi-award winning, including the prestigious NME Britain’s Best Small Venue award (2014), having previously been shortlisted for the award in 2011, 2012, 2013. The EDP People’s Choice Award for best small to mid-scale venue, festival or organisation and the Dr Frank Bates Musical Theatre and Dance Award 2014. In 2015 and 2016 NAC received the LIVE UK Music Business Awards for Best Venue Teamwork.
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“music venue” (7 reviews)
“lovely venue” (5 reviews)
“great sound” (3 reviews)
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51 St. Benedicts Street, Norwich NR2 4PG, England
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+44 1603 660352
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We love this place. There is always an interesting variety of gigs, shows and exhibitions on here. The bar is well appointed and we often attend the saturday afternoon unplugged gigs

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great night in a fantastic intimate venue. Adnams bar and a beer garden rounded off a perfect evening. Will definitely be back. Being on st. Benedicts means loads of places to eat and drink nearby. Great vibe!

Thank Sandra S
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Reviewed 12 May 2018

The Arts Centre is a great venue where you can see a lot of alternative bands and some larger more mainstrean bands too. It has a really nice bar (although quite pricey and small) and the staff are really nice and cheerful whenever I've been....More

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Reviewed 10 April 2018

Here on Sat. 7th April for the Sleeper gig - if you are looking to go to a concert that is in a small venue with loads of atmosphere then this is great. Doesn't matter where you are in the main room when the bands...More

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Reviewed 28 February 2018

Watched Police Dog Hogan and loved this venue. It is small and personal with great sound and the band mixed with the audience in the bar after the gig. Lots of pubs and restaurants nearby and a good bar within the Arts Centre.

Thank Becs6
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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

The great experience for me started when I called to book tickets for the Ducking Punches gig the lady who I spoke to was very friendly and helpful. Great atmosphere throughout the evening. Clean toilets, friendly staff (esp cloak room assistant) and good variety at...More

Thank goat78
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

A great venue to see bands. You can see big names as well as unknowns here, all up close and personal. Sound quality is always good. Plus there's a good bar that serves real ale. (And lots of good pubs and restaurants nearby, too). Highly...More

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Reviewed 3 November 2017

Went to see the Hot Club of Cowtown here. The venue is a nice cosy place to have a concert and the people that look after you in various ways were great

Thank Mike F
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Reviewed 3 November 2017

Visited this 15th C church converted into an arts centre again for the Hot Club of Cowtown. Lovely venue, small and intimate with great acoustics. Good bar. Must try and see more events here. John

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

Great venue for the arts and has excellent food, drinks and service in an intimate setting - highly recommended.

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