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Legendary line up of shows go on sale at Norwich Theatre

It’s a legendary March at Norwich Theatre with an amazing line up of shows going on sale. This month features acting superstar Ian McKellen, explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes, a musical based on music royalty, comedy icons and some bedtime stories megastars!


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It’s a legendary March at Norwich Theatre with an amazing line up of shows going on sale. This month features acting superstar Ian McKellen, explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes, a classic musical, comedy icons and some bedtime stories megastars!

This month the last Friday is Good Friday, and so for March only, all shows go on sale to the public on Thursday 28 March. Norwich Theatre Friends and Ambassadors enjoy priority access, plus extra benefits.

Ian McKellen plays Falstaff in a new version of Shakespeare’s Henry IV, adapted by the award-winning writer and director Robert Icke. Bringing together Shakespeare’s two great history plays – Henry IV, parts 1 and 2 – into the theatrical event of the season, Player Kings (17 – 20 Jul 24) will reign over Norwich Theatre Royal. Norwich is one of only four venues on the tour.

Smash-hit comedy ART (10 – 14 Sep 24) makes its way to Norwich Theatre Royal. Iqbal Khan directs an all-star cast in this brand-new production of Yasmina Reza’s fiendishly clever and hilariously funny play about friendship, love and, of course, art.

Musical fans will want to catch the sensational production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat comes to Norwich Theatre Royal (30 Apr – 10 May). With much loved pop and musical theatre classics.

Spend an evening in the extraordinary company of Sir Ranulph Fiennes (1 Sep 24) at Norwich Theatre Royal. The world’s greatest living explorer will go beyond his record-breaking achievements to explore the man behind the myth. The first lady of the paranormal, Yvette Fielding, and the Most Haunted Live(2 Sep),  team premiers their spine-chilling theatre, show taking you on the darkest, most terrifying journey.

Some of comedy’s finest are heading to Norwich Theatre Royal with Rob Beckett (21 Feb 25), Chris McCausland (9 Mar 25), Katherine Ryan (13 Mar 25) and Omid Djalili (29 Jun 25) set to make us all laugh in 2025. At Norwich Theatre Playhouse, George Lewis (13 Sep 24), Christopher Hall (24 Sep 24), Larry Dean (25 Sep 24), Rhys Nicholson (26 Sep 24), John Shuttleworth (6 Feb 25) and Jenny Eclair (25 Mar 25) will all making their way to the stage to have you chuckling in your seats.

In its second collaboration with Buxton International Festival, Norwich Theatre is delighted to present Peter Brook’s adaptation of Bizet’s La tragédie de Carmen at Norwich Theatre Royal between 26 – 28 Jul 24. La tragédie de Carmen is a brutal, gritty tale of self-destruction fuelled by lust, set to some of opera’s most famous music. Peter Brook doesn’t hold back, stripping the opera to its core essentials while focusing on themes of obsession and lust.

Family favourite The Very Hungry Caterpillar (20 – 22 Sep 24) will munch their way onto the Norwich Theatre Playhouse stage. The show features a menagerie of 75 lovable puppets that will have you spellbound just like the book! If you are up for more family stories, join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in The Gruffalo (27 Nov – 1 Dec 24) at Norwich Theatre Playhouse. Or why not try The Extraordinary Time-Travelling Adventures of Baron Munchausen (6 Jul 24) at Norwich Theatre Stage Two for amazing tales elegantly told about pirates and princesses, unicorns and dragons, swordfights and spacemen?

The on-sale dates for this month’s shows are 

Mon 25 Mar 24 – Ambassadors, Corporate Members and Gold Friends

Wed 27 Mar 24 – Best Friends and Friends

Thu 28 Mar 24 – General Public

Signing up for Norwich Theatre’s Friends or Ambassadors Scheme will give you access to priority booking for shows across its three venues, allowing you to secure your favourite seats. The entry-level into the scheme costs £25 a year and includes benefits such as priority booking, discounts on tickets, plus a 10% discount off food and drink at Norwich Theatre Royal the Playhouse and Stage Two.

For those who want to deepen their connection to Norwich Theatre, becoming an Ambassador is an easy and effective way to support the charity whilst enjoying all the benefits of being a Gold Friend. You can choose to join at a level that suits you and the difference you want to make.


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