Acting Resources in Norfolk and Norwich

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.

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.

Acting in Norwich Theatres

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.


Norfolk Background Artistes

Locally based agency recruiting supporting artists for televison and film


East Anglian Theatre Network

Facebook group covering all aspects of theatre across East Anglia. Gets a bit busy but there are opportunities that come up so worth keeping an eye on.

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 Actors Network

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


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