Norfolk & Norwich Festival 2024

Norfolk and Norwich Festival

buy tickets now > Friday 10th to Sunday 26th May 2024
various venues, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1HF, England MAP
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Tickets go on sale to the public on Wednesday 8 November
Daily capacity: 10,000
Last updated: Thu 2nd Nov 2023

Norfolk & Norwich Festival the international arts festival takes place from Friday 10th until Sunday 26th May 2024  with artists from around the world and across the region presenting a huge variety of work and events at various locations throughout the medieval city of Norwich.

The festival offers world premieres, festival commissions and rare appearances by globally renowned artists as well as outdoor free events as well as a children's programme.


With a full programme for 2024 set to be announced in the New Year, Norfolk & Norwich Festival have announced the first shows to go on sale for next year’s programme.  

All the way from South America and created especially for the Festival’s Adnams Spiegeltent, Circolombia will present the World Premiere of Corazón ('heart' in Spanish).  Founded in 2006, Circolombia showcase the talents of young Columbians, and is known for producing high-energy modern circus shows with a distinctive Latin feel.

On the opening weekend Aurora Orchestra will return to the Festival for the first time in seven years with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3. Performed entirely from memory, audiences will be treated to a delightfully intimate concert on 11 May at Norwich Cathedral.

The Festival welcomes back leading champion of the harpsichord Mahan Esfahani. Performing with Britten Sinfonia on 25 May, they’ll complete their season-long Bach collaboration at St Peter Mancroft in Norwich. Alongside the complete cycle of Bach’s uplifting and era-defining keyboard concertos, they will perform a programme of Bach’s second orchestral suite, which doubles as a flute concerto, and the baroque concerto the fifth Brandenburg. They are joined by violinist Jacqueline Shave. 

Also on the opening weekend, Ashley Grote will present a unique, meditative performance on the newly rebuilt Norwich Cathedral organ, on 12 May. In a programme of Olivier Messiaen, the Cathedral Master of Music will play three towering works of the organ repertoire, displaying the full range of the instrument.

Kenny Anderson (aka King Creosote) will bring his emotive brand of folk-pop to the Festival for one night on 18 May at Norwich Cathedral.

Norwich born, international musician Laura Cannell will present the live version of her seventh solo album Antiphony of the Trees - a concert focused solely on the recorder and taking inspiration from the sound of the birdsong which cuts through the crisp air of the fen valley where she lives. Armed with bass, tenor, alto and double recorders, she will transcribe birdsong into a minimalist solo chamber music.

Fellow East Anglian and Festival favourite Luke Wright returns with his latest critically acclaimed show Silver Jubilee. For twenty-five years, Luke has built a reputation for being one of Britain’s most popular live poets. With sold out shows across the world, he regularly tours with John Cooper Clarke and The Libertines. Silver Jubilee provides a warm, funny and honest hour of poems and stand-up with the directness and pathos for which he has come to be known. The show includes some wild experiments in the form of a nervous kitten called Sir John Betjeman and a healthy smattering of drum ‘n’ bass.


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Tickets go on sale to the public on Wednesday 8 November

Prices vary depending on the event, some events are free.


The festival will offer a complete children's programme expect acrobatics, circus, stand up, puppets, music and a family concert.


This event does not offer camping. There are plenty of accommodation options in Norwich itself over the festival fortnight.

More information will be here when available.

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