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Maddermarket Theatre

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Visited for a strictly ballroom dance show amazing show vibrant colourful and full life very... read more

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Oliver The Musical

Just seen the Norfolk Youth Music Theatre group present Oliver at the Maddermarket. What an... read more

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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“little gem”(4 reviews)
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St. Johns Alley, Norwich NR2 1DR, England
+44 1603 620917
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 24 November 2013

If you live in Norwich you have to visit this charming little theatre hidden in the city centre. We went there to see Chekhov’s Seagull and weren't expecting much since it is a difficult play. The director was brilliant and the actors were really good....More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 2 October 2014

It's a funny little theatre. Quite central with a quirky arrangement, a small auditorium featuring quite good view. The sound is respectable and the facilities pleasant. They attract a number of music and theatrical events and I've had some very enjoyable - though perhaps not...More

2  Thank Joe S
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited for a strictly ballroom dance show amazing show vibrant colourful and full life very professional great staff who volunteer there time for this little Shakespearean theatre.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just seen the Norfolk Youth Music Theatre group present Oliver at the Maddermarket. What an outstanding group they are, a credit to Norfolk. From start to finish, a thoroughly enjoyable performance. Truly amazing! The attention to detail was incredible...we saw 'Singing in the Rain' at...More

Thank rwayforest1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Brilliant little theatre in the heart of Norwich. Complete with Bar which serves drinks before and after the show as well as in the interval period. Toilets could do with an overhaul but on the whole a lovely Theatre.

Thank TheStevieGee
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Enjoyment of concert ruined by selfish people standing in a small seated theatre completely blocking the view of those who had paid for the comfort of a seat and who through discomfort, infirmity or choice, remained seated. The tickets were not sold as restricted view...More

1  Thank Ian D
Reviewed 12 June 2018

A Very lovely place. Staff all helpful.Love it as big enough so you can see the acts close up every where you sit. The act we saw was Frankies boys .It was Brilliant.Dancing in the isle.Love this Theatre.

Thank Erin G
Reviewed 29 January 2018

I was here for the second time to see the Locrian Ensemble, Vivaldi by Candlelight. The theatre is small but I prefer it. It makes me wish I was a Norwich resident. I had to drive from Cambridge, but the Locrian are worth the effort.

Thank CambridgeIan
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Went here to see Ushers and it was a wonderful performance. Lovely cast who were happy to talk to you, in a quaint theatre with lots of character. Would love to visit again if I visit Norwich!

Thank Charlie S
Reviewed 27 October 2017

This is a great theatre. The bar staff was friendly, the theatre staff was friendly and the show I saw (An Ideal Husband) was unexpected, but really enjoyable.

Thank JayBansal1994
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Lovely place ,very personal and a great place to see a performance .Bar staff are friendly and drinks are middle of the range price wise , there’s tea and coffee available as well. Nice outside sitting area for the interval .

Thank Sanorvall
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Just seen my first show at this wonderful arena, who needs the globe theatre in London, as soon as you walk into the auditorium, you are transported back in time, no reference to Henry Blofield there, of course, superb place, superb shows to come, would...More

Thank NorfBhoy
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12 December 2016|
Response from Margaret B | Reviewed this property |
The only thing I noticed was it made my neck ache a bit but did not restrict my view.
Simon C
25 September 2016|
Response from CityCanary | Reviewed this property |
Hi Leg room like all theatres can sometimes be tight. End of row seats are good as RE the whole of front row downstairs if you don't mind being right at front of stage. Front rows on each side are good too. I have no... More
1 August 2015|
Response from Maddermarket | Property representative |
Hey there! Fantastic to hear you will be visiting us for the first time later this year. At 312 seats, we are an intimate little theatre, so your view from the Gallery will be unrestricted and puts you close to the... More