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Past Festivals

Past Festivals

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

Black and White Image of St Andrew's Plain, Norwich. Taken in 1910.

History of the Festival

We can date our origins back to 1772, when a fundraising concert for the new Norfolk and Norwich Hospital was held at Norwich Cathedral. 16 years later a four-day Festival took place at St Peter Mancroft and St Andrew’s Hall.

In 1824 the Norfolk & Norwich Triennial was founded, and it wasn’t until the late 1980s that the Festival became an annual event.

Read more about the Festival’s History


Image credits: Masthead © Chris Taylor | 2017 © Dibs McCallum | 2016 © Silk Pearce | 2015 © Steve Tanner | 2014 © JMA Photography | 2013 © JMA Photography | 2012 © Joanna Millington.