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“A quaint little theatre”

Maddermarket Theatre
Ranked #30 of 148 things to do in Norwich
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 13 July 2014

This is a really quaint little theatre, and we have been fortunate enough to see excellent plays and concerts here.
It is very small, and you are extremely close to the stage.
The only problem is that if you are tall, there is not much space between the rows of seats, but as it's only usually for a short while, you can generally manage.

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Reviewed 13 July 2014

This is a very small Theatre near to the centre on Norwich. Do not expect a standard West End of London venue - rather a very old historic building. The Maddermarket opened its doors to the public for the first time as a theatre in September 1921, the exterior of the oldest part of the building remaining the same today as it was then.

It was originally a Roman Catholic Chapel, which became a hostel and finally a warehouse. It was discovered, derelict and abandoned and was purchased by Walter Nugent Bligh Monck, the founder of The Norwich Players.

The building stands on the site of the medieval market where the scarlet dye called madder was sold during the times of woollen trading. The area had therefore been called the Maddermarket in the thirteenth century.

We were here to watch a Gilbert & Sullivan tribute - which was excellent. Sitting in the gallery allows intimacy with the actors (or in this case singers).

Back to see Beverley Craven in September!

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Reviewed 23 June 2014

All good - fantastic building, lovely people, cheap drinks, great show, what more could you want?!

OPEN DAY on 6th of July 2014.

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Reviewed 6 May 2014

We went to see Humble Boy at the MadderMarket Theatre. The theatre is an excellent place to see good amateur productions and Humble Boy was outstanding.

The theatre seats around 250 and was not entirely full when we went. We could have eaten in the pleasant looking restaurant but only had a drink and an ice cream. The seats were comfortable and on the basis of one visit to see Humble Boy, the quality of the front and back of house is great.

We will certainly go and see another production there

Thank SergeLourie
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Reviewed 23 April 2014

Fantastic performance, very emotive. Great refreshments and fab customer service- again run by volunteers, Ticket prices are good and well worth a look in. Advisable to book but not essential. Just amazing value. Good night out for all, I have NEVER seen a duff performance here, always good, very good or more often than not- excellent. :-)

Thank Kate L
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