Firmly established in the heart of Norwich’s cultural community, Norwich Arts Centre (NAC) delivers a programme of live music, live art, comedy, live literature and theatre twinned with a commitment to creating opportunities for the development of new talent.
NAC is a small, independently run and an award-winning venue. Situated close to the city centre, we're an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation with charitable status (Charity No: 274803).
The converted church (originally built in 1349) houses an auditorium able to cater for seated and standing events with many original features of St Swithin’s Church in tact. This allows NAC to undertake a live programme covering all types of music as well as rising comedy, performance, children’s theatre and creative workshops. The Grade 1 listed beautiful flint structure dates back to the 14th century offers the perfect venue for parties and weddings as well, especially for anyone looking for something a little bit different.
We nurture creativity through opportunity. We champion artists and creatives by providing support and a platform to showcase their talents.
We believe strongly in equality of access and are committed to removing barriers. We will keep questioning and asking ourselves and our communities how we can be more accessible across race and ethnicity, class, age, gender, sexuality and disability status. We will continue to develop partnerships with key businesses, charities and community groups to strengthen our engagement and understanding so we can offer a welcoming venue for all. We question our privileges and biases within the cultural world and open up important conversations for productive learning and engagement.
We put environmental sustainability at the heart of our operation and programming and aim to lead by example. We engage with community groups and businesses to question and make improvements to our carbon footprint.
We work hard to ensure financial resilience through strategic programming. We will continue to develop our team, we will keep learning, researching, improving and adapting to respond to an ever-changing financial landscape.
Working for us
Norwich Arts Centre provides quality cultural experiences. We nurture creativity and emerging talent across a range of art forms and deliver a stimulating, engaging programme to a diverse audience. We continually question and adapt to the changes around us to ensure we are an authentic, welcoming venue for all.
Equality and diversity considerations underpin all activities within Norwich Arts Centre. This includes recruitment and selection, pay and benefits and training and development. We actively encourage the employment, promotion and training of all employees and potential employees from all sectors of the community and values the different skills, ideas and opinions that a diverse workforce can offer.
All employees will be considered solely on their merits for career development and promotion and are with appropriate training. Our employees are encouraged to discuss their career prospects and training needs with their manager.