New Summer Activities in Performing Arts

Street Dance Class

PERFORMING ARTS WEEK MONDAY 17 – FRIDAY 21 AUGUST, VARIOUS TIMES Keep your performance skills alive during the summer by taking part in our programme of acting, dance and musical theatre. Work with professional performance practitioners to develop your skills, with bespoke one to one and group sessions on offer. The week has been designed […]

The Garage to Offer 8 Scholarships in HE

Scholarships for HE students

Despite the Government’s recent £1.57billion lifeline, this is an extremely challenging time for the creative industry and the next generation of artists. Which is why The Garage is today offering scholarships to people looking to forge a career in this vital sector. Successful HNC Performing Arts Programme applicants could receive the full cost of their […]

Lockdown Lounge

Lockdown Lounge The Garage

The Garage is proud to announce Lockdown Lounge, a season of free online performances airingon Facebook on Friday and Saturday nights starting from Friday 22  May. In the current climate, theatres and venues across the country have closed their doors but artistsand performers are continuing to explore ways to express their creativity. The Garage, usually hometo a 113-seat […]

CORONAVIRUS LATEST

Front of The Garage building

Easter and summer term As we begin to see the light at the end of the tunnel you can shake off lockdown and join us both online and then in person. Our summer term begins online on 19 April for a block of six weeks until half-term. We’re planning to reopen the building from 7 […]

COULD YOU BE OUR NEXT CHAIR OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES?

11/03/2020 The Garage Trust is looking for a new Chair of the Board of Trustees to help us shape our vision of changing people’s lives through art. It’s an exciting time to support our growth, with the charity having recently agreed the freehold of the Chapel Field North building from Norfolk County Council. The Garage […]

D4DANCE TO PERFORM AT FAMILY VOICE NORFOLK CONFERENCE

11/03/2020 D4Dance – The Garage performance company for people with special educational needs and or disabilities (SEND) – have been asked to perform at this month’s Family Family Voice Norfolkconference. They were invited by a members’ mum who works for the parent-carer forum, which aims to improve services for children and young people by making […]

THINGS TAKE A TURN FOR THE STRANGE IN NARRATION: OPENED BY THE FOOT MONSTER

11/03/2020 Cruyff Turn Theatre Company presents Narration: Opened by The Foot Monster, a double bill of plays, here on 13-14 March. ​ Will Owen’s The Foot Monster is the story of a child’s struggle to understand the role of baked goods, the very nature of time itself and, above all, feet, in the modern world. […]

FEED-ING OUR HNC STUDENTS’ IMAGINATIONS

25/02/2020 Our lucky HNC Performing Arts Foundation Programme students got to take part in workshops today led by Abbie Willcox, the participation producer for Theatre Témoin. The company is bringing its latest play, FEED, here at 7.30PM tomorrow, Wednesday 26 February. Described by Broadway Baby as “essentially a live episode of #blackmirror” it introduces you […]

KILLER NIGHT OUT AT WHODUNIT THE EMPTY STAGE BY PURPLE DREAMS PRODUCTIONS

17/02/2020 Rising star Carina Harris has been murdered during an unscheduled rehearsal for an upcoming play. Now it’s up to the director to turn detective to find our which of his cast is dramatic enough to be a killer. Whodunit The Empty Stage was presented by Purple Dreams Productions, who return with comedy The Last […]

NO PLACE LIKE HOME TO MAKE AND CREATE THEATRE

29/01/2020 Katie-anna Whiting remembers thinking it was ridiculous to believe any actor could make a living in Norwich. Years later, with her first full-length play debuting here, she says it’s an inspiring time to be working in the arts in East Anglia. There’s no place like home… to make and create theatre. Growing up in […]

WANTED: PERFORMERS WITH THEIR FINGER ON THE PULSE OF DANCE

13/01/2020 PULSE is on the hunt for people with an unstoppable passion for dance who want to be seen on the biggest stages. Company choreographer and tutor Victoria Taylor said: “This is more than a weekly class. We’re looking for dancers aged eight to 16 who are showing that next level technique or performance quality. […]

NO REST FOR MY FIRST PANTO: RAPUNZEL’S STEWART MCCHEYNE

11/01/2020 Stewart McCheyne has toured pretty much every city in the UK with children’s band Andy and The Odd Socks, but this was his first visit to Norwich. “That’s it,” he said when we suggest he was saving the best for last. Anybody with a young child of CBeebies age will recognise the actor / […]

YOUNGSTERS PUT THEIR ART AND SOUL INTO MY FIRST PANTO: RAPUNZEL COLOURING COMPETITION

16/12/2019 A huge thanks to young artists from The Clare School in Norwich for their nearly life-size portrait of My First Panto‘s Rapunzel in her tower. We teamed-up with The Evening News to ask for children’s help to give her hair some extra flair ahead of the show’s opening. Ten Key Stage 3 students from the school, which caters for […]

INCLUSION TEAM INSPIRED BY YOUNG PEOPLE’S SUCCESS

09/12/2019 As the year draws to a close, our inclusion lead Adam Yaxley and his team have taken the time to reflect. What a year it has been for The Garage. Hundreds of young people have been supported through our Foundation courses. The successful outcomes are a credit to the tutors and support team who work so […]

FIRST REACTIONS TO MY FIRST PANTO: RAPUNZEL

04/12/2019 The first reviews are in for My First Panto: Rapunzel, our latest interactive family show for sevens and under. High in her tower, Rapunzel sits by the hour, waiting for the day she can explore the world below. Is she just being kept safe by her overbearing mother Dame Gothel or is she a prisoner? […]

IT’LL BE ALRIGHT ON THE NIGHT… MOST TIMES

03/12/2019 You know your lines. You know your marks. You’ve practised with your props. Your costume fits like a glove. You’ve got this, right? Well… My First Panto: Rapunzel actor Stewart McCheyne, whom many will know from Andy and The Oddsocks, recalled his last panto appearance in Peter Pan in Glasgow. “It involved lots of very complicated flying routines – […]

JACK’S LIVING THE HIGH LIFE AFTER HIS BEANSPROUT ADVENTURE

03/12/2019 A simple trip to the market changed Jack’s life forever. Now one of panto-land’s most famous residents, we found out how he and family are coping with their new-found fame after their adventures up the beansprout. Can you take me back to that business with the giant and what that was like? Oh it […]

THINGS GET A BIT WILD FOR LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD IN KING’S LYNN THIS CHRISTMAS

28/11/2019 Red and her sister Violet have been spending most of their time looking after their ill grandma who lives in the enchanted woods. She doesn’t seem herself so they’re on their way to cheer her up but they need help carrying all these tasty treats, which she’s been wolfing down lately. Red and Violet […]