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Norwich Arts Centre
St. Benedicts Street, Norwich, NR2 4PG
Tel. 01603 660352
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Norwich Arts Centre is a small, independently run venue with charitable status situated close to the centre of Norwich.

The centre celebrated its twenty fifth anniversary in 2002. It was originally opened in a disused department store on St Benedict's Street in 1977 and moved to its current site, St Swithin's Church on St Benedict's Street, in 1980.

Norwich Arts Centre was redeveloped with the aid of a capital grant from the National Lottery in 1999. The improvements included a new on-street entrance, a new multi-media department and improved access and facilities for disabled people and performers alike.

Since redevelopment, Norwich Arts Centre has established itself as a major venue for live music, new comedy, Theatre and performance art in the region, popular with artists and audiences alike for its intimacy, friendliness and commitment to professional presentation of small scale arts and entertainment.

Norwich Arts Centre specialises in exhibiting photography and new media work, with a particular commitment to developing audiences for new media and opportunities for artists through a commissioning programme.

Norwich Arts Centre's public access multi-media facilities are the region's first. The five Apple iMac G5 workstations are regularly used by artists and students, while the reasonably priced courses in such areas as website design and digital image manipulation have proved to be very popular.

Public access Black and White and Colour Darkroom facilities are also available along with Beginners and Advanced courses in processing and printing.

Norwich Arts Centre has a friendly and relaxed café bar with tasty vegetarian / vegan and meat dishes and daily homemade specials and cakes. It also serves a large selection of drinks including fair trade coffee, tea and fruit teas and hosts a range of local ales and bitters, as well as bottled Belgium beers.

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Opening times

Mon - Sat: 10:00am - 7:00pm

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Rating: 5 Stars Review by Funkmeister Trusted Reviewer

Norwich, United Kingdom - 15th May 2007

Great venue to see a variety of acts through the week all week.

Rating: 4 Stars Review by pruedobinson Trusted Reviewer

Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom - 14th February 2006

Some excellent performances - particularly enjoyed world music concerts. Please, please allow more seating. Bar good value but can be bit smokey. Worth using if only for snack. Exhibitions could do with developing.

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