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Tickets & Information

Wednesday 4 July

· Circus ·

Gossamer Thread Circus presents

Find Us St Benedicts Street, Norwich, NR2 4PG

Online: By phone or in person: Tel. 01603 660352 Monday – Friday 1pm – 5pm Saturday 10am – 6pm


Gossamer Thread Circus bring you a brand new contemporary circus show featuring world-class international artists. Come on a journey through the many evolutions of circus in all its various forms. It all began with a ring… Commisioned by Norwich Arts Centre and SeaChange Arts.

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8pm | £10 | £8 concessions | Seated Thursday 5 July

· Rock/Pop ·

Under 1 Riff

Acclaimed local musicians have teamed up to support Norwich homelessness charity St Martins featuring The Undies, the band formed by members of the charity’s training centre Under 1 Roof, alongside Little Red Kings, Chris Pidgeon, Anto Morra, Falling From Trees, Matt Watson and Skinny Boy.

All prices shown include admin fee. See website for details. For more information visit Facebook /norwichartscentre Twitter @norwichartcentr

7.30pm | £6 adv | £8 door Friday 6 July

· Rock/Pop ·

Brought together through a mutual love of old school computer games, Brian Wilson and 80s kids films, The Lost Levels have already enjoyed hearty praise and support from The Guardian, Geek Monthly and small labels like Fakediy.

8pm | £6 adv | £8 door Saturday 7 July cular Spectaational n r te n I ary mpor Conte ircus C

Casus Fauna Lost in Translation

· Rock/Pop ·

Sonic Youths v5.6 at Lord Mayor’s Celebrations


Summer Circus

Cabaret Circus Lates (Fri & Sat) Oak Circus Community Cabaret

Tickets £12/£7.50 from Norwich Arts Centre

12 - 15 JULY

Gladboy, Kulk and (The) Red Dear star in our takeover of the Lord Mayor’s Launchpad stage, offering something for everybody keen to experience the #futureOfMusic

6pm-8pm | Free | Chantry car park, NR2 1RG Saturday 7 July

In the Big Top Chapelf ield Gardens

· Rock/Pop ·

Lord Mayor’s Celebrations featuring The Hempolics + We Are Sound + Mullally + Jugnu Bhangra + DJs

Following on from the success of last year, we are programming a music stage outside The Forum to celebrate the Lord Mayors weekend with a line-up of great bands to get you dancing. Headliners The Hempolics are fresh from a sold out show at Norwich Arts Centre. “The Hempolics are the best band in the UK – but nobody knows it yet…” - Maxi Jazz (Faithless)

5pm-10.15pm | The Forum stage | Free

Anyone interested in writing rap, poetry or extending their repertoire, come and join Norfolk rap sensation Franko Fraize in a workshop for young writers. Franko is an independent British rapper from Thetford, with latest tunes including Side by Side and festivals like Sundown under his belt. Join him for his performance afterwards, as part of the YNAF 2018 Celebration.

4.30pm | Free, spaces are limited so booking essential Monday 9 July

· Hip Hop ·

Come and help us celebrate the wonders of young minds, thoughts, and young Norfolk arts. This year headlined by Thetford born rap sensation Franko Fraize with other great home-grown performances.

Tuesday 10 July

· Comedy ·

Lou Conran: I love Lou C

Lou Conran brings her critically acclaimed 5* Edinburgh Show to NAC. With lessons learned, a bit of self-discovery and some painful yet funny situations, this is a story about life and, ultimately, death…but in a positive, uplifting sort of way!

8pm | £9 adv | £11.50 door | Bar Seated & Standing Wednesday 11 July - Sunday 15 July

Chapelfield Summer Circus

· Circus ·

Celebrating Circus250 Lost in Translation Circus present a Big Top style tent with a hand-picked selection of international contemporary circus shows, all appearing in Norwich for the first time. Daytime and early evening shows are suitable for family audiences with late night cabaret for adults on Friday and Saturday evenings. Licensed bar available.

Visit for info and tickets Sutari & Dead Rat Orchestra 11 July

· Folk ·

Wednesday 11 July

Sutari & Dead Rat Orchestra

Collaborating with Polish folk trio Sutari, DRO explore the cultural impact of Polish and European migration in England utilising their unique approaches to performing traditional music. Haunting, occasionally brutal and raucously joyous, this fusion of diverse musical experiences will enchant audiences whilst addressing the cultural impacts of the UK leaving the European Union.

8.30pm | £10 | £7 concessions | Seated Thursday 12 July – Thursday 23 August

· Rock/Pop ·

Saturday 21 July

· Rock/Pop ·

The Wedding Present

British indie rockers led by cult hero David Gedge and renowned for their ‘George Best’ LP are hitting the road. Don’t miss them live in our intimate venue. “The boy Gedge has written some of the best love songs of the rock’n’roll era – you may dispute this, but I’m right and you’re wrong.” John Peel.

8pm | £20 adv | £18 adv concs | £22.50 door The Wedding Present 21 July

The city council’s FREE summer events programme returns. Every Thursday evening from the beginning of July to the end of August, the streets of Norwich came alive with street performers and live music. We will be hosting a young people’s music stage on our lawn with Sonic Youths showcasing the best local talent.

Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys

Wednesday 18 July – Wednesday 22 August

· Exhibition ·

Tazelaar Stevenson: SHIFT

With shifting shapes and stripes of translucent pastels and bold, flat colours - combined with messy, loose marks - these prints are part of an ongoing dialogue with colour, form and process. 

Opening Night Wednesday 16 July 5pm – 7pm Thursday 19 July

· Comedy ·

Kate Lucas + Rahul Kholi Edinburgh Preview

Two top circuit comedians showcase new work before heading up to Edinburgh. Join multi-award-winning musical comedian Kate Lucas as she ponders why we’re all just a wee bit Tetchy and gaming addict, iZombie actor Rahul Kholi for a fun night of new comedy. See it here first!

8pm | £8 | £6 concessions | Seated Friday 20 July

Skinnyman & Franko Fraize + support

· Hip Hop ·

A fresh slice of street poetry and social commentary. One of the greatest voices in UK hip hop with his cult classic album ‘Council Estate Of Mind’, Skinnyman is joined by local wordsmith Franko Fraize for a lively and energetic lyrical display rapping tales and truths about life in England.

· Performance ·


Punk Rock Blues presents

8pm | £13.50 adv | £15.50 door

“The queer Victoria Wood” - Yorkshire Evening Post What happens when you tumble out of the closet and find yourself trying to work out exactly where you are on the gender and sexuality spectrum? Rainbow Heart, the new musical show from The Bleeding Obvious endeavours to describe the experience through songs and tales of joy, grief, happiness, loss, discovery and defiance. With spokenword support from poets Geneviève L Walsh and The Thinking Chimp.

Thom Bailey and Norfolk LGBT+ Project present

· Rockabilly ·

Hailed as the torchbearers of American roots music, join Big Sandy for a night of upbeat and soulful music pulled from honkytonk, western swing, rockabilly, rhythm & blues, soul and doo-wop.

· Performance ·

Rainbow Heart

Wednesday 25 July

5pm-8pm | Free | NAC Front Lawn Tuesday 17 July

Tuesday 24 July

7.30pm | £10 adv | £11.50 doors | Bar Seated & Standing

Head Out Not Home

YNAF Celebration 2018 featuring Franko Fraize + supports

7pm | £6 | £4 concessions

Oddbox presents The Lost Levels + Hugo Z + Max Taylor + Ezifreak

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· Workshop ·

YNAF presents Words For Performance

250 Years of Circus in 60 mins

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Monday 9 July

Sunday 22 July

· Performance ·

Dysney Disfunction by Michelle Sewell

A young soldier returning from the trenches of the First World War recollects a love that dare not speak its name. Almost one hundred years later, a groom-to-be prepares for his gay wedding. Queers celebrates a century of evolving social attitudes and political milestones in British gay history, as seen through the eyes of eight individuals. Poignant and personal, funny, tragic and riotous, these eight monologues cover major events such as the Wolfenden Report of 1957, the HIV/ AIDS crisis, and the debate over age of consent – through deeply affecting and personal ritesof-passage stories.

8pm | £11.50 | £9 adv conc | £13.50 door | Seated

Edinburgh Preview

Malcolm Bradbury Award winner Michelle Sewell takes us on a reality vs Disney journey through love and childhood memories. In Brexit Britain, happily ever after (and UK residency) is just a marriage visa away. But Australian Alice’s visa expires today and she’s only got Primark flats for glass slippers, an Oyster card for a pumpkin coach and a prince who won’t twerk. Visa-less and forced to return to a country she doesn’t call home anymore, she waits at the tube for Prince Charming to rescue her. Alice quickly learns love changes people and childhood stories have no place in the adult world. Supported by Norwich Arts Centre.

Queers 25 July

8pm | Pay What You Can Afford | Seated Monday 23 July

· Blues ·

Mud Morganfield Band

Back by popular demand… multi-award-winning artist Mud Morganfield! Eldest son of the undisputed king of the Blues Muddy Waters, Mud performs his charismatic Chicago blues to audiences all over the world.“When I’m up on stage I always feel pops is there with me and it means so much that I can get on stage and keep his music alive.” Mud Morganfield

8pm | £17 | £14.50 concessions

Thursday 26 July

· Rock/Pop ·

Sonic Youths v5.7a at Head Out Not Home

Get grungy at Sonic Youths first Head Out Not Home collaboration of the season with three 30-minute sets from We’ll Be Detectives.

5pm–8pm | Free | Westlegate

8pm | £8 adv | £10 door www.norwichartscen

Thursday 26 July 4 July

250 Years of Circus in 60 mins

5 July

Under 1 Riff

6 July

Oddbox presents The Lost Levels

7 July

Sonic Youths v5.6 at Lord Mayor’s Celebrations

7 July

Lord Mayor’s Celebrations Forum Stage

9 July

YNAF presents Words For Performance

9 July

YNAF Celebration 2018 featuring Franko Fraize

10 July

Lou Conran: I love Lou C

11-15 July

Chapelfield Summer Circus

11 July

Sutari & Dead Rat Orchestra

12-23 July 17 July 18 July - 22 Aug

Head Out Not Home Punk Rock Blues: Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys Tazelaar Stevenson: Shift

The UK’s definitive, finest Creedence Clearwater Revival Tribute Act. Performing a range of their material consisting of all of their biggest, classic hits, album tracks and wonderful obscurities. Dale Taylor takes up the role of John Fogherty on guitar and vocals with the boundless energy of his generation and with the solid e xperience of the band, providing a power packed delivery of the original band’s classic songs.

20 July

Skinnyman & Franko Fraize

Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 July

Dysney Disfunction by Michelle Sewell

23 July

Mud Morganfield Band

24 July

Rainbow Heart

25 July


26 July

Sonic Youths v5.7a at Head Out Not Home

26 July

Punk Rock Blues: Charley Crockett

27 July

Creedence Clearwater Review

28-29 July 29 July

Sonic Youths 5.8a and 5.8b at Worstead Festival True Stories Live: Too Much Information

3 August

Steve Davis and Kavus Torabi DJ Set

4 August

Take Your Time Summer BBQ

9 August

Sonic Youths v5.9, 4th birthday

10 August

Pony Up Summer Party presents Gaffa Tape Sandy

14 August

Rising Appalachia

17 August

The Blues Bluffers + Umgawa Kagooga

18 August

Sonic Youths’ SALON! #5

18 August

Sonic Youths v5.10 Acts TBA

21 August

Courtney Marie Andrews + Buck Meek

24 August

Silent Disco Bank Holiday Special

25 August

Family Silent Disco

29 August

The Weather Station

31 August

ABA Queens

· Rock/Pop ·

8pm | £12 adv | £13.50 door

Creedence Clearwater Review + DJ support

8pm | £11.50 adv | £9 adv conc | £13.50 door

22 July

One of the most exciting new Blues Brothers tribute bands on the circuit! Bringing their seven-piece band to NAC they’ll play all the best songs from the cult film! They have a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes and they’re wearing sunglasses. Supported by Umgawa Kagooga, Norfolk’s very own Ska kings, playing songs by Bad Manners, Madness, The Specials, The Beat and the very best of Ska, 2 Tone and Reggae.

8pm | £13.50 adv | £15.50 door Friday 27 July

· Rock/Pop ·

Sonic Youths 5.8a and 5.8b at Worstead Festival

More summer fun with multiple members of our #SonicYouthsFam entertaining the weekend crowds at Worstead – acts TBA.

12–4pm | £5 | Under 12s free | Worstead, NR28 9SD Sunday 29 July

· Performance ·

True Stories Live: Too Much Information

True Stories Live is a lively, moving and unpredictable event where people tell true stories about their lives in front of a warm, supportive audience. In these uncertain times we believe more than ever in the power of community and empathy to galvanise and inspire. Interested in telling a story at one of our regular events? Contact

7.30pm | Pay What You Can Afford | Seated Friday 3 August

· Electronica ·

Steve Davis and Kavus Torabi DJ Set + Levi Fruits (Our House)

The man, the myth, the legend: Snooker world champion turned nu-skool DJing titan Steve Davis debuts at NAC joined by revered British Iranian multi-intrumentalist and experimental rock composer Kavus Torabi.

9pm | £6 Early Bird | £8 adv | £10 door | 18+

· Soul/Ska ·

The Blues Bluffers + Umgawa Kagooga

The archetype of the new American vagabond Charley Crockett’s music is rich with Southern flavor, musical gumbo of Delta blues, honky-tonk, gospel and Cajun jazz. Self-described as elusive, rebellious and self-taught, he has been compared to legends like Bill Withers, Merle Haggard and Gary Clark Jr.

Kate Lucas + Rahul Kholi Edinburgh Previews The Wedding Present

Friday 17 August

Punk Rock Blues presents Charley Crockett

19 July 21 July

· Country ·

Saturday 18 August

Sonic Youths’ SALON! #5

Steve Davis and Kavus Torabi 3 August

Saturday 4 August

· Reggae ·

Take Your Time Summer BBQ

An all day celebration of all things Reggae. With open decks to begin and a line up of local DJs spinning selections of Ska, Rocksteady, Calypso and Afrobeat, we can guarantee the perfect sound track to this summer barbecue. We will be joined by a few of our friends selling a host of local goods from records to food.

3pm – midnight | £4 before 7pm | £5 after 7pm | Under 14’s FREE if accompanied by an adult 18+ | NAC Bar & gardens Thursday 9 August

· Rock/Pop ·

Sonic Youths v5.9, 4th birthday

Everyone’s invited to our genre-hopping, two-room, 4th birthday celebration of all things original music with emerging artists Finn Doherty, JBXM, Maya Law, Pretty Ace and Sadie Nencini.

8pm | £5 adv | £7 door Friday 10 August

· Rock/Pop ·

Pony Up Summer Party presents Gaffa Tape Sandy + Marigolds + Kulk

All aspiring musicians aged 14-19 are invited to join our SALON! community for first-hand advice, useful info, hints, tips, exclusive offers and fun times.

11am–1pm | Free | Bar Saturday 18 August

Silent Disco Bank Holiday Special

Four DJs battle it out on two coloured music channels against a backdrop of smoke and lasers. Who’s going to be the ultimate DJ – you decide!

9pm – late | Last entry 11pm | 18+ Early bird £6 | £6 student | £7.50 adv | £9 door £5 cash deposit for headphones Saturday 25 August

· Disco ·

Family Silent Disco

It’s daytime rave time! Spinning your favourite Disney, Pop and Indie favourites to get all the family dancing. Get glittered up and head down for an early danceathon with laser lights and smoke from 10am – midday. Light, healthy fruit snacks will be provided in the bar

10am – 12pm | £2 under 14s, £7.50 adults | £6 adult concs

· Rock/Pop ·

1pm-4pm | PWYCA | Bar Tuesday 21 August

Music .. Comedy .. Live Art .. Theatre .. Dance Circus . Literature . Education . Exhibitions

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Aged 14-19 and making any genre of original music? Get on this chance to play our August showcase! Send your demo to by 6pm on Saturday 14 July. · Country ·

Courtney Marie Andrews + Buck Meek

Inspired by the people she has met along her road trips across US, Canada, Europe and NZ, the prolific Arizona singer-song-writer weaves her authentic country voice into their tales about the struggles and complexities of living in a modern world. “a brilliant record” 5* - The Guardian

8pm | £15.50 adv | £13.50 adv conc | £18 door

The Weather Station 29 August

Wednesday 29 August

· Disco ·

The Weather Station + Shannon Lay

Smooth, folk-pop vocals from Canadian singer-songwriter Tamara Lindeman who crafts intimate and vulnerable storytelling throughout her recently released Self Titled album. “A singer with an unmistakable & communicative voice, able to convey hope & hurt with equal clarity.” – Pitchfork

8pm | £6 adv | £8 door

8pm | £9 adv | £8 adv conc | £11.50 doors · Americana ·

Friday 31 August

Rising Appalachia

Rising Appalachia brings to the stage a collection of sounds, stories, and songs steeped in tradition and a devotion to world culture. Intertwining a deep reverence for folk music and a passion for justice, they have made it their life’s work to sing songs that speak to something ancient yet surging with relevance.

8pm | £13.50 | £11.50 concessions | Seated

· Rock/Pop ·

Sonic Youths v5.10 Acts TBA

Three-piece garage rock band, spewing out glorified noise for your amusement only! The Bury St Edmunds’ giddily frantic, highoctane hyper rock ‘n’ roll has lead to them performing at Glastonbury Festival, with their latest single ‘Beehive’ gaining much support including Huw Stephens’ BBC Radio 1 Tip Of The Week.

Tuesday 14 August

· Rock/Pop ·

Friday 24 August

· Disco ·

ABA Queens Courtney Marie Andrews 21 August

A choreographed Abba tribute featuring all of their greatest hits this is guaranteed to be a fun night out for all you dancing queens! With 10 years of experience, Anneli who plays Agnetha, has previously performed in Abba tribute show bands ‘Mamma Mia’ and ‘Planet Abba’ so you’ll be singing along with some of the best in the business.

8pm | £11.50 www.norw

Dysney Disfunction 22 July

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