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Heritage Event, Fri 3 Nov 2017

That's Show Business

That's Show Business

Entertainment in Seaside Towns

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That's Show Business - Entertainment in Seaside Towns

The Great Yarmouth Borough Cultural Heritage Partnership is open to any individual and organisation involved and interested in cultural heritage. Its vision is to establish the Borough of Great Yarmouth as a leading cultural heritage destination and aims to do this by sharing and promoting knowledge throughout the Borough and beyond. This will be our third annual conference.

What is the conference about?
Entertainment is at the heart of all seaside resorts but this has changed dramatically over recent decades and many resorts are struggling with competition from cheap flights to foreign parts with more or less guaranteed sun. Concentrating mainly on theatres, the conference will trace the history of seaside entertainment and how it has changed. It will discuss what entertainment is required and how some theatres have bucked the trend and are run successfully. It will look at some large Edwardian theatres and seek to find uses for them.

Who is it for?
Everyone who is interested in the history of seaside entertainment and architecture and the future of British seaside resorts.

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Disabled access

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 3 Nov 2017 10:00

Address

King Street,
Great Yarmouth,
Norfolk,
NR30 2PG

Facilities

  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Disabled accessDisabled access

Location

Directions

See location of St. George's Theatre on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TG 526073  Lat: 52.60520 Long: 1.72938

By Road:
The nearest car park for St. George's is the 208 space car park off King Street.
From Norwich on the A47: go straight over the Vauxhall roundabout and turn right at the next roundabout onto North Quay. Carry on straight ahead, and at the traffic lights get into the left hand lane. The road forks in front of the Town Hall, follow the left fork, then turn immediately right along Greyfriar's Road to the left of the Town Hall. Take the next left into King Street car park.

From the south on the A12 and A143 Western Bypass: take the third exit at the Gapton Hall Retail Park roundabout onto Pasteur Road. Go straight ahead at the next roundabout. At the trafflic lights, go straight ahead onto Bridge Road ensuring you are in the right-hand lane. On Haven Bridge, make sure you are in the right-hand lane and turn right onto North Quay, then immediately get into the left hand lane. The road forks in front of the Town Hall, follow the left fork, then turn immediately right onto Greyfriar's Road to the left of the Town Hall. Take the next left into King Street car park.
King Street Car Park is a pay and display car park until 4pm. It is free to park after 4pm. Once parked, face Pegotty's and walk up one of the well lit Rows to either side of this well known pub. At the end of the Row, turn right onto King Street. St. George's Theatre is located at the junction of Yarmouth Way with King Street.

By Rail:
Great Yarmouth station is approximately 1.5 miles from St. George's. On leaving the station go over the pedestrian bridge to the left. Walk along North Quay heading south onto South Quay, passing the Town Hall on your left. Cross left into Yarmouth Way at the pedestrian crossing just past Row 111 and Greyfriar's Cloisters. Walk along Yarmouth Way, St. George's is at the junction of Yarmouth Way with King Street.

By foot:
St George's is a huge central Great Yarmouth landmark. From the seafront, walk up Trafalgar Road past St. George's Park on your right. St. George's Theatre is at the top of the park. From the Market Place, walk past Palmers, WHSmith and the Body Shop onto King Street. Carry on along King Street for about 5 minutes, St. George's is at the junction of Yarmouth Way with King Street.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas a ramp

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas

Entrance

  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 3
      Number of steps to entrance
    • YesHandrail by steps
  • YesRamp to entrance
  • YesEntrance is well lit