Who we are
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.
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 the Dr Frank Bates Musical Theatre and Dance Award. In 2015 and 2016 NAC received the LIVE UK Music Business Awards for Best Venue Teamwork.
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 Ed Sheeran, Nirvana, Oasis, Muse, Coldplay, Kasabian and The Manic Street Preachers.
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
General telephone and in person sales:
Monday – Friday 1pm – 5pm
Saturdays 10am – 6pm
Sundays / Bank Holidays – Closed
Box Office number: (01603) 660352
The venue opens for evening events at 7.30pm.
51 St. Benedict’s Street,
Vehicle Parking Information
The NAC team
Director – Pasco-Q Kevlin
General Manager – Bradley Glasspoole
Finance Manager – Jayne Steward
Executive Producer & Music Programmer – Rosie Arnold
Music & Comedy Programmer – Ian Carrell
Marketing & Press Manager – Kelly Robb
Marketing & Press Manager – Grace Jackson
Technical Manager – Alex Unstead
Front of House Manager – Will Walmsley
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).
Norwich Arts Centre is also a PRS for Music Foundation Talent Development Partner (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.
More information about St. Swithins Church can be found at the Norwich Historic Churches Trust website.