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Who are we

Internationally recognised, Norwich Arts Centre is firmly established in the heart of Norwich’s cultural community as the leading contemporary arts venue. Delivering a daily programme of live music, theatre, dance, live art, visual art, spoken word and continually supporting the development of artists; Norwich Arts Centre really is the best small venue in Britain.

In 2014 the venue received the prestigious NME Britain’s Best Small Venue award, having previously been shortlisted for the award in 2011, 2012, 2013. In 2014 it was also honoured with both a EDP People’s Choice Award for best small to mid-scale venue, festival or organisation and a LIVE UK Music Business Awards for Best Venue Teamwork.

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Producer of The Neutrinos and Sal Pittman – Klanghaus Edinburgh Festival
Winner of NME Britain’s Best Small Venue
Winner of Live Music Business Awards – Best Arts Centre -Teamwork
Winner of EDP Peoples Choice Award – Best Small Arts Venue/Organisation


Over the years NAC has seen an amazing array of shows from performers who have subsequently gone on to achieve fame. Amongst those who have appeared are musicians such as Ed Sheeran, Nirvana, Oasis, Muse, Coldplay, Kasabian and The Manic Street Preachers as well as blues legend Dr John. Stage performers like Little Britain stars Matt Lucas and David Walliams, top comedians like Dylan Moran, Jack Dee, Josie Long, David Baddiel and Rob Newman have all graced the stage over the years. Former Dr Who star Tom Baker has been spotted in the audience and Hollywood film director/writer Mike Figgis appeared as part of the People Show in the early days.
In 2014 half of performers nominated for the Mercury Music Prize had played at Norwich Arts Centre within the last 12 months.


Norwich Arts Centre

(01603) 660352
51 St. Benedict’s Street,


General telephone and in person sales:
Monday – Friday 1pm – 5pm
Saturdays 10am – 6pm
Sundays / Bank Holidays – Closed

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The NAC team

Director – Pasco-Q Kevlin
Performance art and theatre booking enquiries.
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Operations Manager – Bradley Glasspoole
General building operations, maintenance, health and safety enquiries.
01603 697662

Music & Comedy Programmer – Ian Carrell
Booking enquiries.
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Music Programmer & Tech co-ordinator – Rosie Arnold
Booking enquiries.
01603 697666

Finance Manager – Jayne Steward
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Front of House and Marketing Officers – Kelly Robb and Grace Jackson
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Exhibitions and Education Co-ordinator – Bill Vine
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Tech Agents and touring technical staff, please refer to this document:

Venue Technical Specification


Norwich Arts Centre is a small, independently run venue with charitable status (Charity No: 274803) situated close to the centre of Norwich. NAC is an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation (more information can be found here)

Stimulating audiences – nurturing creativity.

Norwich Arts Centre provides a vibrant mix of cultural experiences. We nurture creativity and emerging talent across a range of art forms. We present a stimulating, imaginative programme to a diverse audience.

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