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Norwich Playhouse

42-58 St. Georges Street, Norwich NR3 1AB, England
01603 598 598
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Ranked #15 of 91 attractions in Norwich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Most recent review
- Jul 9, 2014
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North Walsham
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50 reviews 50 reviews
36 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Norwich Playhouse has everything going for it - a fine, raked auditorium, a central location with riverside views, an impressive facade and pedestrianized forecourt. A children's play area just across the courtyard attracts young families, and the thriving Playhouse Bar is a meeting place for the young and trendy. The theatre attracts top-class acts as well as touring shows for... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

I have visited the Playhouse many times and I have always had a good experience show wise and having a drink before the show. Cannot agree with other reviewer who said its expensive I found it cheaper than most places and have called in when passing by just for a drink.The theatre is a nice size for the shows( usually... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Very fun and nicely decorated. Really like the refurbishments made recently with the new set of toilets. A great place to sit and have a drink in the summer. Not a huge amount of seating in the winter inside. Rather expensive but nice none-the-less.

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

After a day on the Broads I meandered through Norwich from the rail station. I hadn't bought a ticket on line but thought I could go the nearby cinema if need be if play was sold out. Tickets go on sale one hour before show time if available and I was in luck. Got a local brew from the bar... More

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Heacham
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5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Lovely small theatre, great comedy shows. Very friendly, and big enough to be a good crowd, but small enough to be able to see/hear from anywhere. Lovely staff.

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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Love this place. If I ever want to see a show locally then I always check to see if the Playhouse is showing it first.The theatre itself is small, compact and friendly. I describe this place as somewhere I can go to relax of an evening to enjoy a show. The staff are always friendly. The outside bar/cafe is great... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Very comfortable place for a coffee or drink, before going to the theatre. Builders on location at the moment but I am sure the experience will be even better when they are done

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

It would help if the staff is a bit more interested in the customer on a busy bank holiday, rather the chatting to each other serve the customer a bit faster.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We love the Playhouse and regularly check to see if there is anything on we are interested in (as there quite often is!). We especially love the size of the place as it isn't huge it makes shows feel so much more involving - whether comedians or plays! We'll definitely keep coming back!

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Wymondham, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

The wife & I love visiting this place for drinks then a show. It can be a little studenty, but it always has a good atmosphere! A much nicer venue to watch a performance than the Theatre Royal! especially love the Playhouse for a comedy show.

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