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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.

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. 

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