Norwich Playhouse is by the river in the heart of the city, and opened in 1995 in what had previously been a Georgian maltings. It had also been a newspaper office, a builder’s merchants, a pub, a motor-cycle dealer’s warehouse and a Greek restaurant. The Playhouse is unusual as theatres go, as it has an award-winning garden which visitors are welcome to relax in. It also has two art galleries and a bar. The stage offers a mix of comedy, children’s shows, musicals, cabaret, and concerts.
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About the area
The North Norfolk Coast is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and probably the finest of its kind in Europe. Here you’ll find a string of quaint villages and small towns – Holkham, Wells-next-the-Sea and Cley next the Sea are 21st-century favourites, while Sheringham and Cromer are classic examples of a good old-fashioned seaside resort where grand Victorian hotels look out to sea. Further round the coast you'll find Great Yarmouth, one of the most popular resorts in the UK and packed full of amusements, shops and seashore entertainment. And let's not forget Norwich, the region's only city.
Norfolk prides itself on its wealth of historic houses, the most famous being Sandringham, where Her Majesty the Queen and her family spend Christmas. Many of Norfolk’s towns have a particular charm and a strong sense of community. The quiet market towns of Fakenham and Swaffham are prime examples, as well as Thetford, with its popular museum focusing on the TV comedy series Dad’s Army which was filmed in the area.
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