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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.

The Captain Calamity Crazy Science Show

The Captain Calamity Crazy Science Show

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

01493 331484

Tue 18 Feb 2020

Captain Calamity’s Crazy Science Show will mix up a batch of twisty, sloppy, stretchy green slime, launch pop rockets, send smoke rings high into the air, demonstrate how a needle penetrates a balloon without popping it and more!

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.

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.

The Hippodrome Circus

Christmas Spectacular Circus & Water Show 2020

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

01493 844172

Sat 5 Dec 2020 - Sun 10 Jan 2021

The Hippodrome Christmas Spectacular Circus & Water Show has become one of East Anglia’s most popular Christmas shows, with over 50 performers making a spectacular alternative to traditional pantomimes.

Live entertainment

Shows come in all shapes and sizes in Great Yarmouth, from thrilling performances at the Hippodrome circus, to comedy, musicals and performances in a choice of three theatres.

Circus spectaculars at the historic Hippodrome, designed by RS Cockrill, usually take place at Easter, over summer, during the October half term holiday and at Christmas. This amazing art nouveau building with excellent acoustics also plays host to a number of travelling shows throughout the year, including plays put on as part of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival in May, the Chinese State Circus and sometimes full philharmonic concert orchestras.

The Drill House is home to Seachange Arts and is located in the heart of Great Yarmouth's heritage quarter. Dedicated to circus and street arts creation and training, they also host a variety of shows, workshops and craft events.

Shows ranging from comedy to musicals, pantomimes and plays , magicians and mystics can be seen in Britannia Pier Theatre, Gorleston Pavilion and St. George’s Theatre. Well known as one of Great Yarmouth’s important landmarks at the end of the traditional wooden pier, Britannia Theatre hosts shows and big names such as Jimmy Carr, Jim Davidson and Joe Pasquale from May to the end of September. St. George’s Theatre and Gorleston Pavilion have shows all year round, with musicals, pantomimes and comedy a regular feature on both programmes.

Many local hotels and pubs have live music at weekends and in the holidays and live music nights at the racecourse in high summer are a real treat.

For all the latest films, head to the Arc Cinema on Great Yarmouth seafront or Gorleston Palace Cinema situated in Gorleston high street, both open all year round, showing all the latest Hollywood blockbusters.

Live shanty folk music is a huge feature of the Maritime Festival in September with great bands and groups playing live on three stages along historic South Quay. Live entertainment takes on a completely different edge at the Out There Festival also in September, when acrobatics, comedy and circus entertainment take to the streets.

Festivals in Great Yarmouth

Martham Village Green

Martham Scarecrow Festival

Martham, Martham, Great Yarmouth, UK

Fri 8 - Sun 10 May 2020

A great day out for the family. Maps to guide you round the village to see all the wonderful creations made and also garden/garage sales. Family Treasure Hunt and lots of attractions to see.

Great Yarmouth Comic Con 2020

Great Yarmouth Comic Con 2020

Great Yarmouth Racecourse, Jellicoe Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 4AU

Sat 30 - Sun 31 May 2020

Great Yarmouth Comic Con 2020 brings together famous faces, props and entertainment from the world of TV, film and comics. Meet stars, see props and enjoy the unique atmosphere that a comic convention creates.

Great Yarmouth Wheels Festival

Great Yarmouth Wheels Festival

Anchor Plaza, Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2EN

Sat 4 - Sun 5 Jul 2020

Head to Great Yarmouth's seafront on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 July when an array of bikes, classic and contemporary cars will be lining up to star in a seafront wheels spectacular.

Festival of Bowls

Festival of Bowls

Britannia Bowling Greens, Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2EN

Sun 30 Aug - Fri 25 Sep 2020

The Britannia Bowling Greens on the Great Yarmouth seafront are the venue for four weeks of competition as mens, ladies, and mixed teams battle it out for singles, pairs and triples titles.

Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival

Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival

Historic South Quay, South Quay, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2RG

Sat 12 Sep 2020

The 2020 Maritime Festival will take place on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 September on South Quay when a mix of traditional and modern maritime vessels will be moored on South Quay for visitors to admire and go aboard.

Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival

Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival

Historic South Quay, South Quay, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2RG

Sun 13 Sep 2020

The 2020 Maritime Festival will take place on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 September on South Quay when a mix of traditional and modern maritime vessels will be moored on South Quay for visitors to admire and go aboard.

Eastern Festival of Racing

Eastern Festival of Racing

Great Yarmouth Racecourse, Jellicoe Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 4AU

Tue 15 - Thu 17 Sep 2020

Great Yarmouth Racecourse invites you to join them at their annual three day Eastern Festival of Racing.

Great Yarmouth Racecourse

Eastern Festival of Racing Ladies Day

Great Yarmouth Racecourse, Jellicoe Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 4AU

Thu 17 Sep 2020

Great Yarmouth Racecourse invites you to join them on the last day of their annual three day Eastern Festival of Racing for Ladies Day.

Full Circle

Out There Festival

St. George's Park, Crown Road, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2JN

Sat 19 - Sun 20 Sep 2020

The Out There Festival of International Street Arts & Circus Entertainment is an action-packed weekend, bursting with circus and street entertainment from daring acrobatics and daft comedy to dancing, juggling, theatre and circus.

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