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Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions relate to the purchase and supply of Tickets, Creative Engagement Events and Workshops, Memberships and the use of Norwich Theatre’s website generally. Please read these terms and conditions carefully before purchasing any of the above as by doing so, you accept that these terms and conditions will govern all Contracts.

Norwich Theatre is the operating name of Theatre Royal (Norwich) Trust Ltd. It comprises three venues Norwich Theatre Royal, Norwich Theatre Playhouse & Norwich Theatre Stage Two. Tickets are sold by Theatre Royal (Norwich) Trust Ltd on behalf of producers, promoters and third party event organisers. Registered Charity No.262259

Nothing in these terms and conditions is intended to affect your statutory rights.

For more information on how we protect your privacy and data – please read a copy of our privacy policy



If you choose to purchase Theatre Tickets, Creative Engagement Events and Workshops or Memberships on Norwich Theatre’s website, your contract with Norwich Theatre will be concluded as follows:

  • By accepting your order a legally binding contract between Norwich Theatre and you is created. This contract shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with English law, and the English courts shall have jurisdiction to resolve any disputes.
  • By placing your order you warrant that all details you provide to us for the purpose of booking, ordering or purchasing goods or services are correct, that the credit or debit card you are using is your own and that there are sufficient funds to cover the cost of the ticket or service. If there are any changes to the details supplied by you it is your responsibility to inform us.
  • Norwich Theatre reserves the right to alter or vary the advertised programme, including cast, running times, and such other matters without prior notice or without being obliged to refund monies or change tickets.
  • Tickets purchased or reserved for our shows cannot be resold for commercial gain.
  • Tickets sold via third parties and other unauthorised outlets, including online auction sites, Social Media etc, are not valid for admission. Reselling a ticket makes it void and the ticketholder may be refused entry.
  • All tickets are subject to availability. Norwich Theatre reserves the right to change or limit the number of tickets available for sale at any time.
  • We cannot guarantee a perfect view of the full stage from every seat. This will vary by performance. For information about the best available seats please contact the Box Office before purchase.
  • Ticket prices for all shows and seats may be subject to change at any time. Always check for the most up to date prices with Box Office directly on 01603 630000 or online at
  • Up to £2.50 of the ticket price paid for certain shows goes to the Building Improvement Fund.
  • An order confirmation email is sent after all online transactions to the email address we hold on file. This confirmation does not guarantee the ticket sale. The e-ticket or physical ticket are guarantee of your order.
  • Every member of the audience must be in possession of a valid ticket. Altered or defaced tickets will not be valid.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to ensure tickets in their possession are for the correct date and time; please check your ticket carefully as mistakes cannot be rectified after the event. Customers attempting to use tickets for an incorrect date or time will not be admitted.
  • Bookings made via telephone, online or in person are subject to a £3.50* per transaction fee. *Anyone with a Friends Membership is exempt from the transaction fee which will automatically be deducted at basket stage online, in person or when purchasing over the phone.
  • By default, all tickets are now print at home e-tickets. These can be shown on a mobile device or in printed form when entering the auditorium. Tickets can be printed and/or posted on request
  • Subject to proof and at the discretion of the Box Office lost tickets will be replaced free of charge.



  • Norwich Theatre tickets are non-refundable.
  • Where Norwich Theatre is unable to perform a Contract on the date(s) agreed because the performance in question is no longer available or cancelled, Norwich Theatre will refund to you the face value of the Tickets purchased (excluding any admin, ticket protection, booking or transaction fees).
  • Norwich Theatre will issue a refund to you using the same method of payment that you used to purchase the Tickets. When it is not possible to refund via the same payment method the Norwich Theatre reserves the right to request additional identification or documentation to ensure the refund is returned to the correct person.
  • In case of a show/performance cancellation, Norwich Theatre will notify ticket holders with reasonable endeavours. However, we cannot guarantee that ticket holders will be informed before the date of the performance due to circumstances beyond our control.
  • If a show/performance is rescheduled then ticket holders will be offered an equivalent value ticket of their original purchase for the new dates. If they cannot make the new dates, ticket holders will be entitled to a refund or credit note (valid for three years) for the face value of the tickets purchased.
  • We regret that we will not be able to offer a refund or exchange on your ticket(s) if you are refused entry to a performance due to being late.


  • Tickets may be exchanged, subject to availability, for an alternative performance of the same show. We charge an administration fee of £3 per ticket for this service provided that you contact Norwich Theatre no less than 5 working days before the performance is due to take place.
  • Norwich Theatre reserves the right to refuse entry to ticket(s) holders if the Refund, Exchange or Resale services has been requested, and completed, but the original tickets (including e-tickets) are presented.


  • If you return Tickets for a SOLD-OUT performance, Norwich Theatre may, but will not be obliged to, resell them on your behalf to the waiting list for that specific performance only, subject to availability.
  • If your Tickets are successfully resold, Norwich Theatre will issue a credit to you for your ticket. The credit will expire after 36 months, from the date of the issue. This credit can be used for payment for future bookings at Norwich Theatre.
  • A resale will incur a charge of £3 administration fee per ticket. The seller is welcome to contact the Box Office at any time to check if the resale was successful

Protect your tickets

  • When booking your tickets, you will be offered the chance to buy ticket protection, at a cost of £2.50 per ticket.
  • Purchasing ticket protection (provided by Secure My Booking) allows you to recoup 100% of the paid ticket price (including service and admin fees) if you are unable to make it to your event for a number of covered reasons, including illness (including COVID-19), travel delay, adverse weather conditions and more. For more information, click here.


  • Friends’ ticket discounts apply to full price tickets only and cannot be combined with any other offers, discounts, concessions or tickets already purchased. 
  • Friends’ ticket discounts are offered by agreement with touring producers and will be limited/capped or subject to availability and withdrawn at our discretion. 
  • A valid Friends membership will entitle you to the benefits but some or all of the benefits may be added to, removed or altered by Norwich Theatre at our discretion. 
  • Friends’ membership cards and associated details are not transferable and can only be used by the named cardholder to book tickets or receive benefits available. 
  • Friends’ memberships are non-refundable and will run for the validity period and cannot be cancelled. 
  • Friends’ will receive a priority booking period for most shows before they go on general sale but exclusions may apply. 
  • All information about Friends’ membership and benefits will be sent via email, including event invitations where applicable.  
  • By joining the Friends’ membership you consent to receive information about the scheme and related benefits by email. Personal details will be stored on our database. Your data will be processed and stored in line with the General Data Protection Regulations (2016). You can view our privacy policy here. 
  • Friends’ membership cards remain the property of Norwich Theatre and Norwich Theatre reserves the right to refuse or terminate membership and its associated benefits at any time. 


  • Ambassadors’ ticket discounts apply to full price tickets only and cannot be combined with any other offers, discounts, concessions or tickets already purchased. 
  • Ambassadors’ ticket discounts are offered by agreement with touring producers and will be limited/capped or subject to availability and withdrawn at our discretion. 
  • A valid Ambassadors’ membership will entitle you to the benefits but some or all of the benefits may be added to, removed or altered by Norwich Theatre at our discretion. 
  • Ambassadors’ membership cards and associated details are not transferable and can only be used by the named cardholder to book tickets or receive benefits available. 
  • Ambassadors’ memberships are non-refundable and will run for the validity period. Ambassadors agree that they will not cancel their membership within this period (one year).  
  • The Ambassadors’ membership contribution is divided by the commercial value of the benefits and a suggested donation to Norwich Theatre (UK registered charity number 262259). This donation is eligible for Gift Aid. 
  • All Ambassadors’ memberships are available to purchase through monthly or annual payments. 
  • All Ambassadors’ membership benefits are available to purchase separately. 
  • All Ambassadors’ memberships are available to purchase without tangible discount benefits on tickets, food and beverages. 


  • Gift Vouchers are non-refundable once issued, and can be redeemed towards tickets, memberships and creative engagement activities. Not valid at Bars, Restaurant or Kiosk points.
  • Vouchers expire after three years from the date of purchase.
  • If the value of the voucher exceeds the value of the purchase, change will be left as a balance on the existing voucher to use towards your next purchase.
  • Vouchers can be used immediately and, in terms of ticket purchases, towards any production currently on sale, even if the performance date is later than your voucher expiry.
  • Vouchers may not be exchanged for tickets, goods or services already purchased or exchanged for a monetary refund.
  • Please be aware we do not accept National Theatre Tokens.
  • All purchases are subject to availability and standard Terms & Conditions of Sale.


  • Gift cards can be purchased from Café Royal during the day or from the Long Bar post show.
  • They are non-refundable once issued.
  • Discounts are not applied to the purchase of gift card
  • They can be redeemed towards food, drink, Norwich Theatre own merchandise, snacks and ice creams (not at roving sales points). They are not valid at the Box Office, Creative Engagement events or visiting company merchandise.
  • They must be presented at the time of purchase
  • Gift cards expire after three years from the date of purchase.
  • If the value of the gift card exceeds the value of the purchase, the remaining balance will remain on the gift card which can be used towards your next purchase. No change will be given.
  • The remaining balance can be checked by a member of our team at any till point.
  • They can be used immediately after purchase
  • Gift cards may not be exchanged for cash, goods or services already purchased or exchanged for a monetary refund.
  • Gift cards have no monetary value
  • Cards cannot be replaced if they are lost, stolen or damaged.
  • All purchases are subject to availability and standard Terms & Conditions of Sale.


  • Prelude at Norwich Theatre uses the ResDiary booking system to manage all restaurant bookings. If you book a table with us, your personal data and booking information will be processed and stored on the ResDiary system which is required for us fulfil our contract with you. Please see the Third parties section in our GDPR policy for additional information.
  • If you book online via the widget or DishCult, we will require you to enter your credit/debit card details to secure the booking. These details are stored on ResDiary’s payment partners system (Stripe) and a charge will be applied only for “Non-Attendance” bookings – more information below.
  • For bookings made in person, email or over the phone, we do not require any card details.
  • If you need to cancel your booking, you must let us know before the time your table is booked for. If you inform us after this, you will be charged the non-attendance fee. You can cancel your booking by clicking the appropriate link in your booking confirmation email or reminder email. You can also contact us on 01603 598577 or
  • If you do not turn up before the show starts, your restaurant booking will be marked as cancelled with the reason of “Non-Attendance”
  • Prelude at Norwich Theatre will charge the card we hold on file (details collected during the booking process) £5 per cover for all Non-Attendance bookings
  • The above fee only applies if the whole table does not attend the booking
  • After two none attendance bookings, your customer account on ResDiary will be blocked from making any future bookings with us.
  • If you have a reservation in the restaurant and are running late on the day, don’t worry! As a reservation only restaurant the table will be yours for the evening.
  • If you arrive within 30 minutes of your table reservation, please be advised there may be a delay on your order being taken. If you arrive 30 minutes after your allocated reservation we cannot guarantee we will be able to fully accommodate your dining requirements (*show & time dependent) although we will do our best to ensure you don’t miss the start of the show!’


  • We operate a ‘No under 3s’ policy to all performances unless otherwise advertised as a show aimed specifically at very young children. In tandem with this, customers must be mindful of age recommendations when booking tickets as these reflect the tone and content of a show.
  • For shows that permit the attendance of 3’s and under, all attendees over the age of 18 months require a ticket. The only exception to this rule is at Pantomime where U3’s are welcome to attend without a ticket, but must be sat on parents’ lap.
  • Any published advice about age suitability for any performances is offered as a guide. It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to determine the suitability for their child.
  • For certain shows, babies and children under 3 are welcome and may share a seat with you. For shows which do not qualify for this option, children under 3 cannot be admitted.
  • For reasons of Safeguarding, all children aged 14 and under must be accompanied by a responsible adult (aged 18+) at all times.


  • Norwich Theatre takes the safety at their venues very seriously and reserves the right to implement additional security measures such as bag checks as and when necessary. Lasers/knives/sharp items/fireworks/flares/ smoke bombs/any items which could be used as a weapon will be confiscated and may result in admission being refused.
  • Norwich Theatre reserves the right to refuse admission to its three venues to ensure the safety of its staff and other customers, and reserves the right to terminate your permission to be on the premises and remove you therefrom in similar circumstances.
  • To be admitted you must be in possession of a valid Ticket.
  • Photography and video/sound recording as well as the use of mobile phones and other digital equipment in the auditoriums is strictly prohibited and patrons who break this condition or cause any kind of disturbance may be required to leave immediately.
  • To avoid disturbing the audience and performers, latecomers may not be allowed access to the auditorium until a suitable point in the performance designated by the company, which may not be until the interval. It may be possible to follow the performance on closed circuit television in the bars.
  • Smoking including e-cigarettes is not permitted inside Norwich Theatre’s premises, including the Playhouse terrace and Theatre Royal balconies.
  • Norwich Theatre cannot be held responsible for any personal property left unattended.
  • Only drinks purchased from Norwich Theatre and Playhouse bars are permitted inside the auditorium unless otherwise stated.
  • Norwich Theatre and any authorised parties may occasionally film or take photographs during performances for promotional purposes. On these occasions, public signs will be on display to inform customers as they arrive for the performance.
  • CCTV is in operation throughout Norwich Theatre for the purpose of crime prevention and detection.


All personal information and data is managed in accordance with UK/European General Data Protection Regulation and the Privacy and Electronic Communication Regulation. For more information visit our Privacy Policy here.


We hope that every visit to Norwich Theatre will be an exciting and enjoyable event. We aspire to bring the best in theatre entertainment to Norwich and to provide the highest levels of customer care for our guests.

If you feel we have fallen short of these aspirations it is important for us to know. Honestly is a core value of Norwich Theatre and we encourage our visitors to be open and honest with us. We will listen with sincerity to feedback and suggestions so we may try to improve your experience and learn from it to the benefit of future guests.

How to contact us

If you would like to provide feedback or make a complaint you can do so by emailing:

Please provide full details of your issue and your booking reference number (if applicable).

You can also speak to us by telephoning 01603 598 500.

Please follow directions to speak to our Visitor Services team or our Box Office team, depending on the nature of your complaint.

You can write to us by post at:

Visitor Services, Norwich Theatre, Theatre Street, Norwich, NR2 1RL

We aim to reply to all email complaints within 7 days but will often do so in much less time. Our average response time to complaints in 2023 was 1.67 days.

How to escalate a complaint

Initial contact

When you contact us by email, telephone or post, a Visitor Services Duty Manager will reply to complaints in the first instance.

If you are unhappy with the response you have received, you can ask for your complaint to be escalated. There are three stages of escalation to our complaints procedure:

Stage 1 – Senior management

Your complaint will be forwarded on to the Head of Visitor Services for further investigation.
Replies to stage one escalation will be sent within 10 days of receipt.

Stage 2 – Executive team

Your complaint will be forwarded to the Director of Commercial & Visitor Services.
Replies to stage two escalation will be sent within 10 days of receipt.

Stage 3 – Chief Executive

Your complaint will be forwarded to the Chief Executive of Norwich Theatre.
The Chief Executive will aim to respond to your complaint as soon as possible, but no later than 21 days.

All complaints will need to escalate through the stages in sequence so we can have the best opportunity of reaching a positive outcome.
If you are still unhappy with the decision you may also complain to the Charity Commission.

Complain about a charity – GOV.UK (

If you have any questions about this procedure, please do contact our visitor services team by emailing


Registration and Enrollment

People attending Creative Engagement activities at Norwich Theatre are asked to complete an annual registration form. In addition, participants must also enrol for each activity e.g. a term’s workshops, a holiday activity, a masterclass. A place on a preceding activity does not guarantee a place on a forthcoming one. Places are issued on a first come first served basis.


Enrolment commits participants to full payment of fees for the activity. Except in special circumstances refunds cannot be made. Should a participants’ fee not be paid in full by the specified date, places may be made available for others on the waiting lists. There can be no reduction in fees for participants who are absent from sessions. All workshop fees and a large majority of excursions are subsidised by Norwich Theatre. As a registered charity, we have a limited amount of bursaries available. Please call the office for details. If at any point the payment of fees is difficult, please contact Norwich Theatre as soon as possible.

Workshop Cancellations

We do our very best to ensure all planned sessions go ahead. However there may be rare instances when sessions have to be cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control. As much notice as possible will be given. In circumstances such as bad weather, we will provide notices on our website.


No refunds will be given unless the activity or event is cancelled. In exceptional circumstances, at the discretion of the Creative Programmes and Audiences Director, we may be able to offer a place on a future activity of the same value. This must be used within six months.

Data Protection Act

To comply with the Data Protection Act 1998, Norwich Theatre is required to advise all participants that their personal records will be held on file. These records will be kept confidential and solely for the purpose of administration of Norwich Theatre activities. These records will not be disclosed to any person outside of Norwich Theatre without your consent unless the Data Protection Act 1998 allows this. Your signature on the registration form acknowledges that you accept these provisions. To support participants, we record their progress, personal development and achievements whilst engaging with our services. We use various activities, forms and conversations to do this. We do this to help evidence the value of our work to each other, to our funders and stakeholders. All personal information is treated confidentially and, if we use it in reports, the information is anonymised.

Complaints Procedure

We trust in general that participants are happy at Norwich Theatre. Obviously however, over a period of time the odd problem may arise. Should you be unhappy with events at Norwich Theatre, the following procedure should be followed; In the first instance, the matter should be broached with the activity leader; If a satisfactory conclusion is not achieved, an appointment should be made with the team manager; If a satisfactory conclusion is still not reached then a formal complaint in writing can be made to the Creative Programmes and Audiences Director.

Child Collection

It is important that parents collect young children at the end of each session, as we cannot take responsibility for your child after that time. We take every care that we can to ensure children leave our sessions safely. Please see our Safeguarding Policy and Travel Plan for further details on our website.

Your Wellbeing

We are members of Norfolk Safer and have been awarded their Safer Certificate. Norwich Theatre works hard to ensure best practise and the safety of all who attend our activities. To do this, we have a number of policies and procedures in place which effect all children and young people attending Norwich Theatre. These are available at our reception in Stage Two, on our website, or you can ask for a copy.

  • Anti Bullying Policy
  • Safeguarding Policy and Procedures
  • Privacy Policy
  • EDI Policy

Your wellbeing is our priority. If you wish to talk to any member of staff about anything which makes you feel unsafe or unhappy, we are all very willing to make that time for you. If you don’t feel able to talk to us, there is a list of other people who may be able to help in our reception in Stage Two.

Codes of Conduct

We have a Code of conduct for both young people and staff at Norwich Theatre. These are available at our reception at Stage Two and on our website. Your signature on the membership application form acknowledges that you accept these codes of conduct.

Personal Belongings

We cannot take responsibility for members personal belongings. If members wish to bring items such as mobile phones with them, we ask them to not use these during activities (unless this is part of a learning activity identified by a staff member). If you need to contact your child/ward during a session in an emergency, please contact Stage Two reception on 01603 598600.

The above Terms and Conditions are related to the Creative Engagement Workshops of Norwich Theatre. Full Terms and Conditions of the organisation are also available on our website.