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Community Projects

Norwich Theatre is fiercely committed to working with the wide range of communities in the region. Our Creative Engagment team is involved in arranging and steering a host of cross-community initiatives.

37 Plays

37 Plays seeks to capture and write the stories of our nation. It is open to children, young people and adults, including established, emerging and first-time writers.

Norfolk residents will be supported by Norwich Theatre with playwriting advice and prompts given to those writing a play throughout 2022.

Submissions for 37 Plays will open on 1 January 2023 and close on 31 January 2023.

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We strive to build strong partnerships with the community. Our friends and neighbours are really important to us. Encore enables us to reconnect with our local community and as a business Encore will help you to give back to your community.

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Limelighters dancer holding a position on the Theatre Royal stage

Creative Community Recovery Programme

A series of community workshops & activities focusing on using creative participation to support better mental health and emotional wellbeing in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Children's Theatre Partnership team across several theatres posing for a photo

Children’s Theatre Partnership

Children’s Theatre Partnership is producing bold, ambitious and imaginative theatre for the UK stage and young people in local communities. Supported for the next three years by Arts Council England.

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Theatre Cares group throwing haysticks in the air

Theatre Cares

A participatory programme for those living with dementia, their family and carers. It provides a safe space for people to have fun through one-off activities led by experienced practitioners. Each one is very relaxed and set to a leisurely pace with a small number of participants.

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Members of RSC and The Common Lot on stage at the Theatre Royal

Theatre Makers

Adult theatre groups network offering training and networking opportunities throughout the year to ensure strong communication on a host of topics and allow individuals and theatre groups to feel supported and learn together.

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Members of the Shakespeare Nation project at Norwich Market

Shakespeare Nation

Norwich Theatre is one of six venues nationwide working on this project in partnership with the Royal Shakespeare Company. The idea is to encourage more adults to connect to theatre through co-productions, workshops, subsidised tickets and trips to see productions.

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