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Easter holiday fun at Norwich Theatre

Join us this Easter for an egg-citing line-up of activities and shows, from free workshops to funny dramas!


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This Easter, Norwich Theatre has some amazing opportunities for you and your family during the holidays. There are many free and low-cost activities for you to enjoy, from creating your own pop-up stage to a family-friendly sing-along; there is so much for you to see and do! 

Free activities 

Have you ever wanted to create your own stage set? Well, with Cardboard Creations: Build a Stage Set (9 Apr), now you can! So, drop in for a free session to create your own set using cardboard boxes and craft materials. Plus, there’s no carpentry experience needed. 

With a range of free activities to participate in, Manual for Kindness (9 Apr) is the perfect opportunity to explore your creative side with drawing and writing. Pick up your copy at the Box Office at Norwich Theatre Royal. 

Take part activities 

Take part in our Kindness Choir (9 Apr), where you can learn some familiar songs from musicals. The perfect chance for the whole family to come together to enjoy a fun sing-along! 

Dance Day is the perfect opportunity to produce an original piece of dance! The workshop provides creativity, imagination, and confidence through dance — the perfect opportunity for you to express yourself through movement.  

Or visit Drama Day, a fun workshop to devise your own piece of theatre! Participate in a range of games to warm you up before delving into a range of roles, from acting to directing, to create the perfect original piece.  

Dance and Drama Days are broken into half-day sessions and will allow you to dive into the perfect creative day on 10 Apr! No experience is needed. 

Want a coffee break 

Café Royal is open six days a week to meet friends or relax after a workshop. The café will offer a free cookie with every children’s hot chocolate or Fruit Shoot during the half term week. Don’t forget to stamp your loyalty card to get your tenth drink free.  

Spectacular shows  

Escape the real world with your little ones to where fantastical creatures and monsters hide in the dark. In the Dead the Night (5 Apr), Arthur McBain’s book has been transformed into a whimsical world on stage where we’re as scared as Lily as she braves the noises she hears in the middle of the night. 

For your older kids, why not try the musical come rock concert Jesus Christ Superstar(8 – 13 Apr)? It is set against the backdrop of an extraordinary series of events during the final weeks of Jesus Christ’s life, as seen through the eyes of Judas. Reflecting the rock roots that defined a generation, the legendary score includes ‘I Don’t Know How to Love Him’, ‘Gethsemane’, and ‘Superstar’. 

Family shows for the diary 

Looking further ahead, Norwich Theatre has some great family treats that you won’t want to miss, so get out your diary and plan your trip. 

Tom Fletcher’s interactive adventures for big imaginations are leaping from page to stage as the beloved ‘Who’s in Your Book?’ series makes its debut as a brand-new musical show, There’s a Monster In Your Show (18 – 19 Apr). A group of performers are preparing to start their show but quickly discover they are not alone on stage. Little Monster wants to be part of the fun too! 

Told from a child’s perspective, balancing heart and humour, The Boy at the Back of the Class (23 – 27 Apr) highlights the power of friendship and kindness in a world that doesn’t always make sense and reminds us that everyone needs a place to call home. 

Rod Campbell’s much-loved lift the flap book has been a firm favourite with children and parents for nearly forty years. Lovingly adapted for the stage, his distinctive illustrations leap from the page in this colourful show packed full of puppetry, songs and, of course, all the animals from the zoo. With lots of laughs and audience interaction, Dear Zoo (2 – 5 May) is the perfect introduction to theatre for young children. Join us and find out whether the zoo will send the perfect pet…in the end! 

To book or to find out more, visit or call the Box Office at 01603 630 000.