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Be in the Audience

We welcome young audiences. There are reduced student prices for all our performances aimed at younger audiences. Our Arts Awards page has further offers.


Our specially programmed 10.30am schools' matinees are a continuation of the legacy left by three successful years of work with the Prince's Foundation for Children & the Arts START programme between 2008-2011. 

START at Norwich Playhouse (seating 300) provided 8,400 places for students and their teachers to see 16 drama, dance and musical productions at heavily subsidised prices.

Take a look at the Picture Gallery on the right to see some highlights of our CTT Project so far...

CTT aims to bring young people into the auditorium to learn about theatre as consumers and to find out how theatre can play a continuing role in their lives.  

CTT aspires to:

1) Help build young people’s confidence by offering two separate visits to a theatre venue supported by introductory in-school assemblies, thus giving young people the chance to experience professionals in action, close up

2) Help young people feel comfortable in a cultural environment

3) Give young people the opportunity to develop appreciation/enjoyment of an art form (e.g. willingness to get involved in cultural activity beyond lesson time, increased independent engagement with the arts) and provide them with a wider set of recreational options and interests

4) Give young people and teachers the opportunity to use the arts as a starting point for inspirational creative and cross-curricular activities

5) Enhance the professional development of teachers

Production partnerships so far:
Joe Carlarco's R&J - Original Theatre and South Hill Park  Autumn 2008
Everything Happens in the Break - Rannel Theatre Company Spring 2009
Norfolk's Rose - Bart Lee Theatre Autumn 2009
ACE Dance & Music - Switch  Spring 2010
Everything Happens in the Break - Rannel Theatre Company Autumn 2010
Flor de Muerto - Gomito Theatre Company Spring 2011
In 2Deep - Rannel Theatre Company Autumn 2011
Midsummer Night's Dream - Selladoor Theatre Company Spring 2012
Your Last Breath - Curious Directive Autumn 2012
My Mother Told Me Not To Stare - Theatre Hullabaloo Spring 2013
In My Shoes - Rationale Hip Hop Company
Autumn 2013
Dracula - Blackeyed Theatre
Spring 2014 
Pocket Dream - Pocket Propeller 
Autumn 2014
Pocket Comedy - Pocket Propeller  
Spring 2015
Edmund the Learned Pig - Fittings Multimedia Arts and Krazy Kat Theatre Autumn 2015
Pocket Dream - Pocket Propeller Spring 2016
Frankenstein - Blackeyed Theatre Spring 2017
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde - Blackeyed Theatre Autumn 2017
Teechers by John Godber - Blackeyed Theatre Spring 2018
Private Peaceful - Scamp Theatre Autumn 2018
Sherlock Holmes: The Sign of Four - Blackeyed Theatre Autumn 2018
Rambert2 - Rambert Ballet Spring 2019
Eduardo Niebla Duo - Katherine Alvarez Management Spring 2019
Jane Eyre - Blackeyed Theatre Autumn 2019
Little Match Girl - Ballo Arthur Pitta Autumn 2019
A Circus Carol - Lost in Translation Autumn 2019