Norwich Playhouse

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Norwich Playhouse

The Norwich Playhouse is a theatre in St George's Street, Norwich, Norfolk, England. It opened in 1995 in a nineteenth-century building that was once a maltings, and is a venue for theatre, comedy, music, cabaret and other performing arts. It seats 300. [1] Television personality and theatre actor Stephen Fry is a patron.


In March 2018 the Playhouse [2] won a Chortle Award, naming it the Best Comedy Venue in the East & Midlands. Norwich Playhouse is a firm favourite with many comedians, including Mark Watson, Tim Minchin, and Sara Pascoe.

The Playhouse Bar is a popular bar attached to the theatre, known for Ceilingopolils (a cardboard cityscape attached to the ceiling of the bar). It recently celebrated its twentieth birthday. [3]

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  1. "Norwich Playhouse". Norwich Tonight. Retrieved 22 September 2011.
  2. Wyllie, Sophie. "Norwich theatre voted as one of Britain's top comedy venues". Eastern Daily Press. Retrieved 2018-08-06.
  3. Southwell, Connor. "Norwich's Playhouse Bar celebrates 20th anniversary". Eastern Daily Press. Retrieved 2018-08-06.

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