MON 10 - SUN 16 DEC
The ‘ultimate’ Guide to What’s On in Norfolk this week!
Sleeping Beauty, King’s Lynn Corn Exchange, Mon 10th – Mon 31st December
Oh yes, it is…it’s Panto season! Head along to King’s Lynn Corn Exchange for traditional family entertainment and laughter. All together now: he’s behind yoooooou!
Beauty & The Beast, Sheringham Little Theatre, Mon 10th December – Tues 1st January
Sit back and let Sheringham Little Theatre take you on an enchanted journey with the classic tale of Beauty & The Beast. There’ll be singing, dancing and giggles galore – everything you want from a panto performance, plus a few surprises along the way….
Arts Night For Girl Up, Norwich Arts Centre, Mon 10th December
Fly the flag for females across the world and support the UN Foundations’s Girl Up Campaign. The evening will feature local musicians and live performance acts and an art exhibition with the theme of ‘The Female Gaze.’ Forget the Spice Girls. This is girl power at its best.
Elf The Musical, Norwich Playhouse, Weds 12th – Sat 22nd December
You’ve seen the film: now watch the performance! Elf The Musical is a theatrical extravaganza of music, dance and song through the snowy world of the North Pole and Santa’s workshop. You don’t get more Christmas cheer than that!
Aladdin, Theatre Royal Norwich, Weds 12th December – Sunday 13th January
With an all-star cast of famous faces, the Theatre Royal Panto promises to bring the mystic Far East to our Norfolk doorsteps with its sparkling set, colourful costumes and very colourful humour! The panto is always THE family event of the festive season and this year, it’s no exception. Book your tickets now and let the magic of Christmas really begin.
Christmas Party Night, OPEN Norwich, Thurs 13th December
Everyone loves a Christmas party and OPEN knows how to throw a party in style! With a three-course dinner, live acoustic music, gin cocktails and a DJ to help you dance the night away, this is the place to be if you want to wine and dine in style! But hurry – these are popular nights are almost sold out, so get your party hats on and get booking!
Late-Night Shopping, Pensthorpe Natural Park, Thurs 13th December
Avoid the chaos of the city and finish your Christmas shopping in the tranquil surrounds of Pensthorpe. The gift shops and Courtyard Cafe will be staying open late for you to browse whilst sipping mulled wine and enjoying a mince pie or two. Bliss.
Fresh Artisan Christmas Market, The Shoe Factory Social Club, Fri 14th – Sun 16th December
The ever-popular Fresh Artisan Christmas Market returns to The Shoe Factory Social Club with over fifty independent makers, crafters and artisans showcasing their wares. The ideal place to pick up those quirky gifts while supporting local artists and enjoying food, music, drink and more!
Bo Nanafana, Sat 15th December
Unashamedly decadent, The Bo Nanafana Social Club is the alternative party night for those who love to dress up, party hard, go big or go home. Their Office Christmas Party features live music, DJs, cabaret, naughty installations, Bad Santa and Mental Elf, all delivered in the trademark spectacular Bo style. Not for the faint of heart and no party-poopers allowed!
Photo credit: Richard Shasamane
Festive Food Fair, Holkham Hall, Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th December
If you’re searching for presents for the foodie in your life, or if you’re a lover of all things yummy yourself, then Holkham Hall is the go-to destination. Watch demonstrations from well-known local chefs in the cookery theatre, browse through stalls of scrumptious treats and pick up artisan gifts from local crafters. We’ll see you at the fudge stand.
Swing Into Christmas, The Forum, Norwich, Sun 16th December
The Jonathan Wyatt Big Band are back with their annual sellout show, ‘Swing Into Christmas.’ Packed with all your favourite festive numbers, this will have your toes tapping as Norfolk’s premiere big band gets you swinging and singing in your seats!