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INTERLUDE Tent at Chapelfield Gardens



INTERLUDE in the CLOSE will take place in the iconic and historic Norwich Cathedral Close in a big-top circus tent, from 14 Jul to 30 Aug 2021, in partnership with Lost in Translation Circus, Norwich Cathedral and Norwich School. Norwich Theatre will also be supporting with events and activities as the National History Museum’s Dippy on Tour arrives in Norwich from 13 Jul, set to be one of the major cultural events in the East of England.

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Getting Here


Address Norwich School (Playing Field), The Close, Norwich NR1 4DD

By Car The nearest car parks are: St Helens Wharf, pay and display NR3 1RZ, Magdalen car park NR3 1SP or Alternatively you can use the new multi storey car park on Rose Lane NR1 1PY.  Please Note: There is no public parking to visitors within the Cathedral grounds.

INTERLUDE – COVID Secure Measures

All performances and activities will be presented in compliance with the latest Government’s guidance and regulations. Specific control measures, which will be reviewed regularly, will be in place to mitigate the risk of the spread of Coronavirus.

Anyone who has displayed COVID-19 symptoms in the 10 days prior to the event / activity they have purchased tickets for is asked not to attend. This is in line with the Government’s Coronavirus advice.

More specific event details will be released closer to the event date.


Ticket Information:

Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling our Box Office on 01603 630 000. All bookers will be emailed an e-ticket which can be printed at home or shown on your mobile device when you arrive at the theatre.

To allow for social distancing, seating capacity has been reduced. However, we may release more tickets closer to the event date if Government regulations change. Tickets online are available in fixed groups of 2, 3 , 4 , 5 or 6 as each group needs to be socially distanced from other ticket holders  in line with government guidance. A small number of single tickets will be made available for each performance.  All tickets within a particular group must be purchased by one booker. On selected shows and depending on availability, the fixed group size may change and unsold seats may be purchased over the phone or in person via our Box Office.

Will I be able to buy tickets on the door?

To ensure a safe environment for staff and audiences, we recommend all tickets are pre-bought online or via box office. Unsold tickets will be made available on the door on the day of the performance.

What does the INTERLUDE in the CLOSE tent seating look like?

Seats are allocated in fixed groups of 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, to ensure the 1m+ social distancing is maintained between groups or ‘bubbles’. A small number of single seats will be made available for each performance. The sides of the tent will be lifted to  ensure optimum ventilation. Ticket holders will be asked to follow the one way system and keep social distancing at all times.

Where should I sit?

You will be issued with a Print At Home/E-Ticket which will include your row & seat number. There will be stewards on hand to help guide you to your seats.

What are your opening hours?

We anticipate the site will open 60 minutes prior to an event, and doors to the tent 30 mins before the performance is due to start. More information will be released closer to the event.

Will the venue be accessible?

The venue will have level access across the site using matting and ramps.

Will performances go ahead if it’s raining?

Yes. We will do our very best to ensure every scheduled event will go ahead in INTERLUDE in the CLOSE and any adverse weather conditions should not affect this. However in extreme circumstances, if we did need to cancel a performance to ensure the safety of performers and audience members, we will contact customers booked for that particular show to let them know of any changes.

What happens if I’m running late?

Depending on how late ticket holders are, customers will still be able to gain entrance to the site and our stewards will escort you to your seats at an appropriate point in the event.