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Resources and Shows

If you are bringing a student group to see a performance at the Playhouse, why not enhance the experience with workshops, production notes, education packs and more. Have a look below for resources and education information linked to our current shows - or click the links on the right to download general theatre resources.


Tuesday 19 - Sunday 24 November at various times
weekday student tickets: £8.50
running time: 60 minutes straight
age: Nursery +

Award-winning adaptation of Julia Donalson and Axel Scheffler's bestselling picture book. Packed with live music and laughter, this is an hour's magic that you and your class will never forget.



Wednesday 27 - Sunday 30 November at various times
Special matinee student tickets: £6  Quote: "magic" when you book on the phone or by email.
running time: 65 minutes straight
age: Year 3+

Based on Hans Christian Andersen's classic fairy-tale; directed and choreographed by Arthur Pitta. This touching tale of an impoverished young street girl's hopes and dreams is beautifully told through dance, song and original music performed live on stage.



From Wednesday 11 - Saturday 21 December at various times
Special Schools Matinees on Thursday 12 & Friday 13 December at 11am
student tickets for mid-week matinees only: £6
running time: 70 minutes straight
age: Years 5 & 6

A magical circus production of Dickens' A Christmas Carol with acrobatics, ghosts of past and future. A marvellously intricate reimagining captures all the thrills and spills of the original festive tale with even more spectacle.


Brother Wolf presents


student tickets: £8.50
running time: 60 minutes straight
age: Year 10+

Based upon real events, this dark and disturbing drama explores how and why the Nazis did what they did.

"A shocking reminder of humanity's darkest moment, it is an exceptional piece of work"


Wednesday 29 & Thursday 30 January at 7.30pm
Thursday matinee at 1pm
student tickets: £8.50
running time: 1 hour 45minutes + interval
age: Year 7+

Early career dancers bring technical virtuosity and raw energy to new work from internationally renowned choreographers.


Tall Stories Theatre Company presents


Thursday 13 & Friday 14 February at 10.30am & 1pm
Saturday 15 February at 11am & 1.30pm
Sunday 16 February at 11am & 2pm*

student tickets: £8.50 (weekdays)
running time: 60 minutes straight
age: Reception+

Fun-filled adaptation of of Julia Donaldson and Alex Scheffer's best-selling picture book.

"Perfect introduction to theatre." The Sunday Express



Friday 28 February at 7.30pm
student tickets: £8.50
running time: 70 minutes straight
age: Year 7+

Invigorating, ground-breaking tap dance.


The Pantaloons present


Monday 9 & Tuesday 10 March at 7.30pm
Tuesday 10 March at 1pm
student tickets: £8.50
running time: 2hrs 40mins including interval
age:Year 8+

A company of 5 actor-musicians bring over 50 characters to life.

"Enjoyable, exciting and incredibly funny... truly wonderful."  Buzz Magazine


Lost Dog Dance presents


Friday 20 March at 7.30pm
student tickets: £8.50
running time: 80 minutes straight
age: 14+ recommended

Juliet & Romeo didn't die and now they are fortyish. With Lost dog's blend of dance, theatre and comedy, they're taking on our cultural obsession with youth and our inevitable issues with longevity.

"A blissfully wry, subverted version of Romeo & Juliet." The Guardian


Vamos Theatre presents


Wednesday 1 April at 7.30pm
student tickets: £8.50
running time:75 minutes straight
age: Year 10+

Created in collaboration with palliative care patients and specialists, it's a gloriously witty, wordless theatre show about the ultimate shared experience.



Wednesday 22 April at 7.30pm

student tickets: £8.50
running time: 70 minutes straight
age: Year 10+

A 5-star intimate and absurd exploration of wanting to live, wanting to die and what can happen if we sit together with the dark, written and performed by Olivier Award nominee Caroline Horton.

*****"Thoroughly alive at every moment"  The Independent


National Theatre, Norwich Playhouse & The Garage present


Monday 27 April - Friday 1 May*

all tickets: £2
running times: 60 minutes per play
age: Year 9+

17 regional schools and youth groups perform 9 newly commissioned plays at the Playhouse and the Garage.

*For individual performance times go to Scheduling not available as yet.



Saturday 2 May at 7.30pm

student tickets: £8.50
running time: 70 minutes straight
age: Year 8+

Inspired by 80s Sci-Fi, satirical comedy and sobering climate change research, this satirical musical is a hilarious night night out like no other, exploring the climate emergency and the men that profit from it.