Dominoes FAQs

Dominoes FAQs


Where’s the best place to watch the route?

Dominoes is a moving sculpture, so we recommend finding a spot to watch the topple anywhere along the route. There will be larger dominoes structures at The Forum, St Andrews Hall and Anglia Square.

How do I get to the event?

Dominoes will be taking place throughout Norwich City Centre. We encourage people to walk, cycle and use public transport as much as possible. Car parking is available at The Forum, St Andrew’s Car Park and Chantry Place Car Park.

What roads will be closed?

We will be closing a number of roads; we will be sharing these closures and times in due course. Some will only be closed temporarily, but some will be closed for longer periods throughout the day.

Are there any places along the route we can’t view it from?

Yes, there will some private spaces that aren’t accessible to the public.

How long does it last?

The route is over 2 kilometres long and takes around 20 – 25 minutes to topple.

Can I follow the entire route from start to finish?

We don’t recommend trying to follow the route from start to finish. It will go through areas that aren’t accessible to the public.

How can I get involved?

Volunteers are key to making Dominoes happen. We’re looking for 200 to help build the route. If you’re interested in getting involved, visit

How many blocks will be used?


What are the dominoes blocks made from?

Aerated concrete blocks, supplied by Longwater.

What happens to the blocks after the event?

Unbroken blocks will be sent to the next performance of Dominoes in Newbury, which will be taking place in June. Some of the blocks will break; these will be recycled by Tarmac into aggregate. Any bricks that have more of a clean break will be repurposed to be used in social projects.

Is the event accessible?

The event takes place in Norwich city centre, on pavemented streets that will mostly be accessible to wheelchair users. If you have specific access questions please email and we shall do our best to answer them.

Can I watch the dominoes being assembled?

Yes, the main assembling of the route will take place between 1-4:30pm on Friday 13 May. We suggest using that time to find a spot along the route to watch the topple from.

Do I need a ticket for Dominoes?

No, Dominoes is a free, un-ticketed event.

Is it suitable for children?

Yes, Dominoes is suitable for all ages.

Where are the nearest toilets?

There are public toilets in The Forum, Chantry Place and Norwich Market.

Will it be cancelled in bad weather?

It is unlikely that we will cancel the show due to rain or light winds. If there is wet weather, please do still come and join us, just don’t forget your raincoat!

What happens if I lose a child?

Please report a missing child to a team member in an event t-shirt and they will escalate the issue.


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