West End show and dazzling dancers lead new season at Norwich Theatre Royal

Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty will be performed at Norwich Theatre Royal. 

Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty will be performed at Norwich Theatre Royal. - Credit: Johan Persson

From epic musicals to Strictly Come Dancing stars, Norwich Theatre Royal has announced its latest line-up of shows.

Highlights include Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and the season will open with its own production of Carlos Acosta: On Before, returning this summer after a sold-out run in 2021. 

Norwich Theatre will then take the Carlos Acosta show on its very first international tour.

Tickets are already on sale for gold friends, supporters, corporate members and friends and they go on general sale on Friday, April 29.

Buy tickets at norwichtheatre.org or call 01603 630000.

Carlos Acosta returns to Norwich by popular demand.

Carlos Acosta returns to Norwich by popular demand. - Credit: www.dibsphotography.com

Norwich Theatre & Valid Productions present: Carlos Acosta: On Before, July 29 – 30 2022

Devised, directed and performed by Carlos Acosta: On Before is a powerful homage to Acosta’s late mother and his most personal work yet. It returns to Norwich after a hugely successful 2021 UK tour.

Family Festival – 26 – 31 July 2022 (also at Playhouse and Stage Two)

This summer, Norwich Theatre’s three venues swing open their doors to families of all shapes and sizes. From crafts to digital art making, silly storytelling to family sing-alongs, come along for a creative adventure like no other.

Anoushka Shankar will perform with Britten Sinfonia.

Anoushka Shankar will perform with Britten Sinfonia. - Credit: Mark Allan

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Beyond the Barricade returns to Norwich Theatre Royal. 

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Girl from the North Country. 

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The Cher Show comes to Norwich. 

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The Cher Show – March 7 – 11 2023
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Swedish Philharmonia return to the UK. 

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Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty. 

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Strictly Ballroom the Musical. 

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is coming to Norwich. 

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The Estonian National Symphony Orchestra.

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