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Exciting entertainment and nightlife in Great Yarmouth

Whatever the time of day, afternoon or evening, entertainment is never far away in Great Yarmouth.

Maybe you're looking for an afternoon matinée or an evening performance at the circus or the theatre, or perhaps you fancy watching a film at the cinema. 

Entertainment - a fun night out in Great Yarmouth

The vibrant nightlife in Great Yarmouth includes traditional end of the pier seaside entertainment at The Britannia Pier Theatre. The Edwardian Gorleston Pavilion has a great programme of old time musical hall shows and variety entertainment from amateur dramatics to musicals. All sorts of performances in addition to the circus are hosted in the Hippodrome, where hypnotists and comedians, classical musicians and Shakespearian plays can be seen. St. George's Theatre also has a wide and varied programme of shows from dancing to comedy to music to plays. If you're after something more energetic for your evening or afternoon's entertainment, challenge friends and family to a game of ten-pin bowling at the end of the Wellington Pier overlooking the waves. Enjoy a game of pool or snooker on the seafront, have a thrilling evening at the greyhound track or watching the stock car racing. For horseracing with a difference, try Live Music Nights at the racecourse in August. Great Yarmouth also has two casinos and several bingo halls.

Enjoy spectacular fireworks displays in Hemsby on Tuesdays and in Great Yarmouth on Wednesdays in the school summer holidays. In both resorts, the attractions all open later than usual so you can play crazy golf by moonlight, make the most of the fun fair or the Pleasure Beach and admire the evening illuminations at the Model Village.

Relax on Sunday afternoons at the bandstand opposite the Pavilion Theatre in Gorleston-on-Sea and enjoy a programme of music from local musicians from June to August.

If you've got plans to dance the night away head for the Ocean Rooms in Gorleston or Great Yarmouth's seafront where bright lights, music and a heady atmosphere will make sure you have a great night out. Great Yarmouth nightlife includes a variety of nightclubs playing music for every taste and style, from disco music and pop anthems, to dance and R'n'B. You'll also find plenty of pubs with live music all year round.

You're sure to find great entertainment in Great Yarmouth for everyone, whether you want to entertain the whole family or you're looking for an exciting nightlife.

Aerial artiste at the Hippodrome Circus

Theatres, entertainment and nightlife in Great Yarmouth

Dinner with live music from Gameplan

Dinner with live music from Gameplan

Barnham Broom Hotel, Golf & Spa, Honingham Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR9 4DD

01603 759393

Sat 18 Jan 2020

Enjoy a night of great food and live music from local band, Gameplan.

The Glamtastics

The Glamtastics

St. George's Theatre, King Street, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2PG

01493 331484

Sat 18 Jan 2020

The Glamtastics are a 5 piece Glam Rock band from Norwich, with some of the finest musicians in the country. They are dedicated to reproducing the glitz of the 70s Glam Rock era.

A Sparkle In Time

A Sparkle In Time

Gorleston Pavilion Theatre, Pier Gardens, Gorleston-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR31 6PP

01493 662832

Thu 23 - Sat 25 Jan 2020

Bringing back the days of sparkle and glitz. A step through time with songs and dances from movies and musicals to get your toes tapping.

Bon Giovi

Bon Giovi

St. George's Theatre, King Street, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2PG

01493 331484

Sat 25 Jan 2020

BON GIOVI are the World’s Premier look-alike and sound alike Tribute to the New Jersey rockers Bon Jovi.

Rocketman

Rocketman

St. George's Theatre, King Street, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2PG

01493 331484

Tue 28 Jan 2020

Directed by Dexter Fletcher, starring Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell and Richard Madden. A musical fantasy about the fantastical human story of Elton John’s breakthrough years.

I, amdram

I, amdram

St. George's Theatre, King Street, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2PG

01493 331484

Sat 1 Feb 2020

In this solo performance, Maxwell makes a prodigal’s return to the musty vibrancy of amateur dramatics – her family’s consuming passion for 89 years and four generations.

Knotted

Knotted

St. George's Theatre, King Street, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2PG

01493 331484

Sat 8 Feb 2020

Knotted are known for energetic live performances with plenty of sing-along opportunities. The sound and song style has often been compared to that of The Housemartins/­Beautiful South and Squeeze.

Roaring Twenties Party Night

Roaring Twenties Party Night

Barnham Broom Hotel, Golf & Spa, Honingham Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR9 4DD

01603 759393

Sat 15 Feb 2020

Marking one hundred years since the golden age of the Roaring Twenties, revel in the era of the Great Gatsby, speakeasies and the feather boa.

Fado

Dulce Duca's Fado Experience

St. George's Theatre, King Street, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2PG

01493 331484

Sat 15 Feb 2020

Great Yarmouth, an English land with a taste of Portugal and we dedicate a night to treasure this culture – FADO – the nation’s historic traditional ‘soul’ music.

Ella Meets Basie

Ella Meets Basie

Gorleston Pavilion Theatre, Pier Gardens, Gorleston-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR31 6PP

01493 662832

Sun 16 Feb 2020

Ella meets Basie The Jonathan Wyatt Big Band play the music of Ella Fitzgerald and The Count Basie Orchestra.

Captain Calamity's Mega Party

Captain Calamity's Mega Party

St. George's Theatre, King Street, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2PG

01493 331484

Tue 18 Feb 2020

Captain Calamity's Mega Party is a crazy mix of magic and mayhem like no other.

The Jam Sesh

The Jam Sesh

St. George's Theatre, King Street, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2PG

01493 331484

Sat 22 Feb 2020

The Jam Sesh at St George's is an exciting, new event that is designed to bring together the music community of Great Yarmouth. This event is suitable for all skill levels, ages and genres.

Circus of Horrors

Circus of Horrors 25th Anniversary Tour

The Hippodrome Circus, St Georges Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2EU

01493 844172

Fri 6 Mar 2020

The New Circus of Horrors show will be a celebration of the 25 years and will include an amazing amalgamation of acts, driven by a rock n roll sound scape, a show that will have you sat on the edge of your seat...

Circus of Horrors

Circus of Horrors 25th Anniversary Tour

The Hippodrome Circus, St Georges Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2EU

01493 844172

Sat 7 Mar 2020

The New Circus of Horrors show will be a celebration of the 25 years and will include an amazing amalgamation of acts, driven by a rock n roll sound scape, a show that will have you sat on the edge of your seat...

Rock For Heroes

Rock For Heroes

Cromer Pier, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 9HE

01263 512495

Sat 14 Mar 2020

Rock for Heroes" is back on the road for 2020; bringing the perfect combination of your favourite Rock & Pop artists, fundraising in support of the fantastic Help for Heroes.

Mother's Day Afternoon Tea

Mother's Day Afternoon Tea

Barnham Broom Hotel, Golf & Spa, Honingham Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR9 4DD

01603 759393

Sun 22 Mar 2020

Treat Mum to a delicious traditional afternoon tea at Barnham Broom.

Pirates Live!

Pirates Live!

The Hippodrome Circus, St Georges Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2EU

01493 844172

Thu 2 - Sun 26 Apr 2020

Join Jack Jay and Johnny Mac for a brand new pirate adventure. Pirates Live! is without a doubt the UK’s no.1 Live action Pirate show, featuring acrobats, aerialists and of course lots of rum too!

John Grant + Teddy Thompson

John Grant + Teddy Thompson

The Hippodrome Circus, St Georges Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2EU

01603 531800

Fri 8 May 2020

A rare stripped–back live show in the iconic Great Yarmouth Hippodrome as part of Norfolk & Norwich Festival 2020, where John will perform as a duo playing songs from across his celebrated career.

The Hippodrome Circus

Summer Spectacular & Water Show 2020

The Hippodrome Circus, St Georges Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2EU

01493 844172

Wed 8 Jul - Sun 20 Sep 2020

Summer Spectacular & Water Show features acts from around the world in Britain's only surviving complete circus building.

The Hippodrome Circus

Halloween Spooktacular 2020

The Hippodrome Circus, St Georges Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2EU

01493 844172

Thu 22 Oct - Sun 1 Nov 2020

It’s nearly time for the ultimate spooky experience with our BRAND NEW show for 2020 The Halloween Spooktacular opens on 22nd October until 1st November.

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