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Theatre Cares - A Life in Music

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Theatre Cares - A Life in Music

21 Sep - 2 Nov


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Theatre Cares brings together individuals with mild to moderate dementia and their carers/partners for engaging and participatory music workshops that spark joy, curiosity and new friendships! Research has proven that music improves the wellbeing of people living with dementia and can be a positive shared experience between loved ones. Join us at Norwich Theatre as we explore music in all its forms, from singing and song-writing, to getting hands-on with drums, chimes, and stringed and small percussion instruments.

This term. we will also be joined by Sandeep Gurrapadi, educator, theatre-maker, and tenor with English Touring Opera on Tuesday 17th October for an exciting one-off workshop based on their latest touring opera, Rossini’s Cinderella!

This project is an exciting collaboration between Musical Keys and Norwich Theatre! Working with experienced practitioners, we provide a safe space for you to feel at ease and connect with your creativity. Workshops are relaxed and set to a leisurely pace with small groups allowing for maximum contact with practitioners. Workshops take place in Norwich Theatre’s Long Bar – a venue that is fully accessible, familiar and calm. The practitioners remain the same throughout the programme meaning you get to see the same friendly face each visit and relationships can be nurtured.

Important information

Price: £35 for 7 sessions


21, 28 Sept 10am – 12pm
12, Oct 10am – 12pm
17 Oct (Exclusive workshop with English Touring Opera based on their production of Rossini’s Cinderella)
26 Oct 10am – 12pm
2, 16 Nov

All 10am – 12pm

Additional info:

This series of workshops is for those with mild to moderate dementia. Tea, coffee and biscuits/cakes will be included in the offer at each session.

The space can be accessed via a lift. We also have an accessible toilet.

Please feel free to call the Box Office team on 01603 630000 to make a booking, or to discuss the programme in further detail.

Creative Engagement

Take Part

We work hard to ensure best practice and the safety of all who attend our activities. To do this we have a number of policies and procedures in place to support our participants and visitors. All activities are sold inline with our Terms & Conditions.

Before signing up, please take a moment to read our Participants Guidance & Policies (Safeguarding & Privacy etc) 


Eat & Drink

Fresh, seasonal, and locally sourced produce. Enjoy the best in food and drink  at our restaurant Prelude or a quick delicious bite before the show.

Getting here

Directions to  the Theatre Royal. Where to park near the theatre, drop-off & disabled parking plus public transport information.

Access Information

Up-to-date information on access our building, accessible performances and details on personal assistant tickets.