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Norwich Theatre Playhouse

Celebrating its 25th anniversary as a theatre in 2020, Playhouse is a relaxed, intimate 300-seat riverside venue a 10-minute walk from the Theatre Royal. The building dates back to the late nineteenth century and was once a maltings building.

Since becoming a theatre it has become recognised as one of the best fringe venues in the country and is also home to the famous Playhouse Bar.


42-58 St George’s St, Norwich, NR3 1 AB
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Box Office:

01603 630000

Tickets can be booked in person at Theatre Royal

Opening Times:

Mon – Sat 12pm – close

Getting here


42-58 St. George’s Street, Norwich NR3 1AB
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The nearest car parks are: St Andrew’s NR3 3AT, Colegate NR3 1BP  and Duke Street NR3 3AP


First Bus services 11, 13, 14/15, 21/22, 23, 24, 25/26, 28, 29, 36, 37, 38, 39 will all service the Playhouse. The nearest bus stops are on St Andrew’s Street and Bank Plain/Castle Meadow. For bus times and routes, visit

Coaches & minibuses

Coaches and minibuses can drop off via Colegate (St George’s Street is closed to traffic, and the road is pedestrianised) please use the turning circle opposite the theatre.

Layover parking is available at several locations in the city centre: King Street NR1 2BU, Rouen Road NR1 1QP, Lower Clarence Road NR1 1HA & Harford Park & Ride NR4 6GA.


There are secure cycle parking facilities at the front of the theatre by the bridge and alongside the buildings to the left of the park.

Private hire bikes/e-bikes/e-scooter pods are located outside the front of the building on on St George’s St – for more information click here.

For cycle maps and routes visit the Norwich City Council website


Eat & Drink

Norwich Theatre Playhouse Bar

The Playhouse Bar is a fantastic, friendly space serving real ales from local breweries, German lagers on tap, delicious wines, exotic tea and coffee and splendid small snacks.

Speak-easy snug, art exhibitions and contemporary wonky music both live and on vinyl.

Find out more

Seating Map

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