fEAST Theatre reflects on life during lockdown

fEAST

It’s not been the easiest times for the theatre-makers. Happily, we’ve a fEAST of shows – see what I did there – coming over the summer, autumn and beyond. Robin McLoughlin, one of the theatre company’s associate directors, celebrates the return of live theatre. By the time this blog goes live we at fEAST Theatre will […]

Connections 2021 – theatre-makers of tomorrow take the stage

Theatre

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 […]

5 ways the performing arts make young people and adults feel better

Better

We could all do with a pick-me-up right now. A little me time. Whatever your age, the link between the performing arts and feeling better physically and mentally is well documented. For example. Until becoming a dad, I didn’t know children learn quicker between birth and the age of eight than at any other point […]

Norwich summer holiday fun for ages two-16

Summer

It’s been a hard time for families. That’s why we can’t wait to be back in our studios this summer with some fantastic holiday activities for ages two-16 this August. Gabby Meadows, our Participation Programme Manager, said: “We know how much young people have to offer – we see it every week in our classes. […]

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

Students

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 […]

It’s showtime! We can’t wait to reopen our theatre

Showtime

It’s showtime! We can’t wait to open the doors to our theatre again. There’s plenty to enjoy – with drama, music and comedy. Adam Taylor, our Executive Director, said: “I’m so pleased to be welcoming people back into our theatre for our summer/autumn season. There are some cracking shows – as ever. We all know […]

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

Creative

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 […]

Tutors talk cats, creative fatigue and camaraderie

Tutors

With classes continuing online for now, we spoke to The Garage tutors Victoria Taylor, Grace Durbin and The Workshop’s Freddie Main about what it’s like teaching remotely. Just because this is our third term of online teaching doesn’t mean there aren’t challenges – good and bad. But we’ve come a long way since term one […]

Read the great reviews of My First Panto Goldilocks and the Three Bears online 2020

Reviews

My First Panto: Goldilocks and the Three Bears has been called “an innovative online experience” that created “an authentic panto feel right at home” in reviews. The Lynn News also said the interactive element, with the actors letting the audience choose the way the story goes via onscreen options was a “a novel twist to the […]

My First Panto: Goldilocks and the Three Bears streaming online

Panto

Our popular introduction to theatre for young theatregoers is going digital this Christmas. My First Panto: Goldilocks and the Three Bears will provide a magical adventure for the under-sevens and any adults who want to join them too. Because of Covid-19 restrictions, the team behind the popular annual festive production have opted to move it online […]

Free creative industries training for 18-25s

Training

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 […]

Excited to reopen studios for classes on 14 September

Breakdance class

Although it’s been fantastic to carry on with our classes via Zoom during lockdown, we know many of our participants have missed learning in a studio and missed the social and friendship aspect of visiting The Garage. That’s why we’ve been busy behind the scenes, getting ready to open our studios from 14 September in […]

How taking GCSE Drama at The Garage helped me

Online teaching

Ricky Moss loved drama at school but brought the curtain down on performing when it came to picking his A-Level subjects in the late 1990s. “I wanted to take history and geography so had to. My drama teacher tried to persuade me not to and I did um and aah about it a lot. At […]

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 […]