Our venues have established themselves over many years as some of the leading receiving theatres in the country, deemed by promoters and producers of touring work of all genres as ‘must visit’ tour dates. Whilst we remain very proud of this achievement and the wide-ranging portfolio of work that regularly tours to Norwich Theatre’s venues, over recent years we have begun an exciting journey of developing our artistic strategy in a way that sees us fill a profound gap in our county’s cultural ecology by playing a new and very proactive role in the origination and co-origination of performing arts work.
Norwich is unique in being one of the few cities in the country without either a producing theatre or subsidised venues at the mid or large-scale. However, we know that our city provides a unique environment where creativity flourishes, future talent is developed and audiences are willing to take risks on new work made locally.
As we move forward, our commitment to origination and co-origination remains fervent. Over the coming years we will work to develop a sustainable mixed model of received and presented work at all scales, supporting Norwich’s identity as a creative force and developing a healthier and more sustainable theatre-making ecology which sees creative talent developed, retained and attracted to our city and county by the opportunities we create.
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