Acting Resources in Norfolk and Norwich

Acting in Norwich Theatres

Norwich is a relatively small city, but it has a thriving arts scene, culturally, musically, visually and theatrically.

If you are between jobs but want to keep your actor gears well oiled and/or just experiment with something new,  there are lots of small theatres in Norwich that are often auditioning for actors.

They provide an opportunity to work on a variety of productions from the traditional to contemporary, the safe to the edgy, depending on the venue and director.  A chance to experiment and test out different methods and styles. To just keep your hand in whilst doing your survival job and looking for paid acting work,  test your limits, push yourself in a different direction and/or develop as an artist.

As they are community theatres they often are looking for people to help out with directing, costumes, lighting, sound and stage management too, so they are a great way of getting experience in areas that you might not have worked in before.

Sewell Barn Theatre

Beautiful gem of a theatre, with historical links to Anna Sewell. It’s is on the North side of Norwich, somewhat tucked away in the grounds of what is now the Sewell Academy. The theatre holds just one hundred people, so has a very intimate feel.

Great Hall Theatre Company

The theatre company hold residence at The Assembly House in Norwich and perform all of their productions “in the round” within the beautiful setting of the Noverre ballroom.

Maddermarket Theatre

Right in the heart of Norwich City Centre, the Maddermarket is a traditional theatre space, with auditorium, gallery and stage and is home to the Norwich Players. It can hold 310 people in total, but is still small enough that you could be sitting at the back and you still have a good view of the production.

Acting Work in Norfolk


Cast is an agency that provides roleplay training services. Based at the University of East Anglia, they provide actors to roleplay for schools within the university as well as external public, private and voluntary organisations.

Norfolk Background Artistes

Locally based agency recruiting supporting artists for televison and film

Dreamstone Productions

A lovely local business that are always on the look out for actors working in and around Norfolk for Murder Mysteries and comedy shows.

Acting Communities in Norfolk

East Anglian Actors Network

A facebook group sharing casting notices in the region for paid work in film and theatre.

East Anglian Film Network

Local Facebook group sharing film and TV opportunities, and promoting the  work of the members. Occasionally has student film opportunities for actors.

East Anglian Theatre Network

Facebook group covering all aspects of theatre across East Anglia. It does get a bit busy with ads for productions, but there are occassional opportunities that come up so it’s worth keeping an eye on.

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