What We Do
We create, host and educate.
The Maddermarket Theatre hosts both professional and amateur companies. We also work in partnership with local and national arts organisations, schools, charities and community groups. Get in touch to find out more about hiring our venue and working with us.
Our resident theatre company, The Norwich Players, have never been short of ambition and were the first company in the world to stage the entire Shakespeare canon twice. Today they benefit from a loyal following of theatre-lovers, who come to see established faces and rising stars take on plays old and new – just for the love of it. Whether it is theatre to make you laugh, gasp or reflect, we’re making throughout the year and we would love you to get involved.
We are also an established presence on the professional touring circuit, giving audiences everything from stand-up comedy to hair-raising rock and much in between. Our 300-seater auditorium offers the chance to see some of the best nationwide talent up close and personal.
As a community theatre, we are committed to enriching the lives of local people. Our work supports people at all stages of life whatever challenges they might be facing. It directly contributes to improved health and wellbeing, can support positive mental health and builds skills useful for both inside and outside the workplace.