General Entertainment

Bowling House - Dereham Road

Forget what you thought you knew about bowling - this retro venue offers something new and exciting to the fine city of Norwich! With five intimate lanes and contemporary décor, their restaurant serves flavoursome dishes alongside a selection of great beers, wines and cocktails. They also have board games and plenty of seating if you just want to hang-out with your mates as well as regular student events and discounts. 


Cinema City – St. Andrew’s Street

This local Picturehouse cinema has an excellent assortment of cultural films alongside some big releases. All housed in a renovated church with a bar and restaurant as well as a quaint little courtyard to soak up the summer sun. Students can join their Slackers Club for discounts on tickets, food & drink too. 

The Garage – 14 Chapelfield North

Just on the cusp of Chapelfield Gardens The Garage is an exciting and fresh venue with an intimate theatre, various studio spaces and a café. If you’re into theatre or want to find a movement class to suit your taste, check out their website.

Maddermarket Theatre – St. John’s Alley

This small, independent theatre that has been going since 1921! With 12 in-house plays every year, and a wide selection of visiting companies and artists, there’s a whole lot going on to get your teeth into! Check out their website to find out more.

Norwich Arts Centre – St. Benedicts Street

An exciting arts, music and culture space, this venue consistently has top-class entertainment. From big bands to affordable performance art, check out their website to see what’s on.

One Life Left - St Benedict's Street

This family run gaming café is the perfect place to enjoy food and drink whilst playing your favourite games console. Regular games tournaments also take place for those of you that have a competitive edge. Check out their Facebook page for more info. 

Playhouse Theatre - St. Georges Street

A small, local theatre with an intriguing selection of acts and performances that are not to be missed. Their bar and beer garden is also the local go-to for art students, experienced tea-drinkers, hangers-out and general hip young folk. With a brilliant selection of snacks, hot and cold drinks, a brilliant atmosphere and the coolest decorations (go and have a look!) it’s easy to see why so many people hang out there.