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About Us

Our vision is to use the power of the arts to make our part of the world a truly great place to live, work, learn and play.

We collaborate year-round with extraordinary artists – some from the region, some from the other side of the world – and with communities across Norfolk and Norwich to create unmissable experiences that have the potential to change lives.

For 17 days each May, the Festival transforms our public spaces, city streets, performance venues, parks, forests and beaches, bringing people together to share the same brilliant and inspirational events. The flagship arts festival for the East of England, our world-class programme spans music, theatre, literature, visual arts, circus, dance and free outdoor events.

We have been an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation since April 2012 and are one of 10 Bridge Organisations with a mandate to develop arts and cultural opportunities for children and young people in the East of England.

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Past Festivals

Take a look back at some of the highlight shows from previous Festivals.

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Image credits: Masthead © JMA Photography | Past Festivals © Chris Taylor | Festival Team © Life and Times | Festival Bridge © Paul Harrison Photography.