Connections 2021 – theatre-makers of tomorrow take the stage


Every year, the National Theatre commissions some of the UK’s most exciting writers to write ten plays for the theatre-makers of tomorrow. The Garage are proud to be partnering with the Connections Festival. We’re especially thrilled to be hosting three of the participating companies in our theatre from 22-23 June. Fisher Youth Theatre Group perform […]

Inspirational students lead the way in 2020 – a year of online HNCs


As lockdown restrictions begin to ease, and potentially for good this time, our HNC Acting Lecturer Sam Webber took a look back at a year of online teaching at The Garage Just over a year ago, the day before the first national lockdown was announced, we were preparing for the final week of our HNC […]

Creative course helps aspiring playwright Juno set the scene for a bright future


When she lost her retail job because of Covid, drama graduate Juno Evans decided to sign up for our new, free Introduction to the Creative Industries course. It’s given her the confidence to pursue her dream of becoming a playwright. This is her story. I’ve been wanting to work in the creative industries for as […]

Inclusion difficulties in the age of Covid-19


The continued health restrictions and lockdowns – essential as they’ve been to control the spread of Covid-19 – have presented the Inclusion Team and the young people The Garage works with with a number of new barriers to overcome. Youth Arts Worker Tom Francis explains more. The pandemic has presented major challenges for most people. As […]

Bursaries campaign launched in honour of incredible chair of board Maggie

Creative potential

We’re honouring our chair Maggie Wheeler, who is retiring from the board of trustees after seven years at the helm. We’ve launched a fundraising campaign which will fund thousands of bursaries for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and challenging circumstances wanting to taking part in dance, music or theatre classes and courses at either The […]

Youth Forum honoured to design official Children in Need 2020 T-shirt

Youth Forum

In the last three weeks before the first Covid-19 lockdown, Rhia was among The Garage Youth Forum members presented with an amazing opportunity – they had been selected to design the official Children in Need T-shirt 2020. She picks up the story. Luckily for us, we finished the designing process the week before lockdown, allowing […]

Free creative industries training for 18-25s


We’re excited to announce the launch of a new training programme for 18-25 year olds which will introduce learners to the wide variety of work and roles that exist within the creative industries and support them to take their next steps into training or work. Over the course of 12 weeks, learners will take part in […]

Music: You need others to develop and grow says Unsigned 2020/21’s Blux J


Blux J found peace from the playground bullies by hiding in his school’s music block. There’s been plenty of ups and downs since then, including spending a year-and-a-half homeless. Music was always the thing that made him think he had something to build on. He told us how Unsigned was too good a chance to […]

Music: Unsigned 2020/21’s Ella excited to debut original songs


Teenager Ella Massingham is tired of singing other people’s songs. She told us how Unsigned is helping her express herself through music her way. How do you feel your music/skills have improved since starting the course last September? I feel my music skills have improved by having a better view of the industry, but most […]

Music: Unsigned 2020/21 is helping Amelia find who she is as an artist

Picture of Amelia (artist)

Amelia Stephanides is a little confused where she fits in genre-wise, just one of the things the Unsigned course is helping with says the NUA drama student and The Garage team member. How do you feel your music / skills have improved so far since starting the course last September? I’ve learnt lots more about […]

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 […]


24/07/2019 The Garage, Norwich are looking for some young musicians and percussionist’s to learn the music and play the soundtrack live to our Summer Production of Aladdin! You will get to work and learn from the fantastic, inspiring Musical Director Sam Sommerfeld. Sam Sam studied at Leeds College of Music where he graduated in 2014. He is a pianist, […]


TUESDAY 05 FEBRUARY 2019, 15:45 The Young Norfolk Arts Trust and The Garage have teamed up to develop an incredibly exciting opportunity for music artists/bands in Norfolk. We are looking for 6 bands or individual music artists aged 16-21 years, who are ready to take their music skills to the next level. The music artists/bands […]


21/09/2018 Next month marks 5 years of my involvement with The Garage Referral Network. The aim of the Network is to bring different organisations who work with young people with challenging circumstances together to share information and best practice. In 5 years there have been some amazing outcomes, due in large to the great working relationships […]


14/09/2018 We had a wonderful sign cafe today, we learnt the hand shape “H” (the index and middle fingers on both hands are extended from the fist and held together) and found signs using this hand shape for “Paris” “name” “sing” and “road” “river” and “railway track.” (Can you think of more for next time?) We also met […]


24/04/2018 We’re recruiting for volunteers to help us and fifty children & young people put on our Big Summer Production of Beauty & the Beast! We are looking for individuals aged 18+ to join our busy summer production team as volunteers. You will be part of the creative team that is bought together for duration of the production. We spend […]


22/01/2018 Do you really enjoy performing arts? From this April young people aged 11+ can sign up to take part in Arts Award. Arts Award lets you explore your creativity whilst working towards a nationally recognised qualification. Take on challenges in an art form, participate in arts activities, experience arts events, get inspired by artists and share your arts […]