Take Part

Get involved with the Festival


Creative Learning at Norfolk & Norwich Festival is about harnessing the fun, curious and creative nature of arts and culture, that can transform a place or people, and providing an opportunity to participate and engage with them alongside artists.

Arts and culture to help us make sense of the world around us. Escapism; exploration; creativity; fun, to communicate how we feel when it can be so hard to articulate how we all feel. Our Creative Learning Programme is responsive to these needs in a changing world, with a belief that meeting and working hands-on with professional artists is one way to create those intangible yet life-defining memories for people of all ages.


The Festival is returning 12 – 28 May 2023. If you would like to volunteer please email volunteers@nnfestival.org.uk to register your interest and we will be in touch.

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Every year there are lots of opportunities to take part in the Festival – from joining our team of crucial volunteers, to performing at a Festival event.

Find out how people participated in previous Festivals


Take Part: Schools

Each year we create a bespoke series of opportunities for students to engage with the Festival programme. From workshops and talks with Festival artists to subsidised event tickets, we cover all key stages, from 0-25 years, across a range of artforms.

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Image credits: Masthead © Malachy Luckie | Get involved with the Festival © Chris Taylor | Take Part: Schools © AYCORN East | Volunteer © JMA Photography.

Festival Futures – Arts make life better

Norfolk & Norwich Festival brings tens of thousands of people together in celebration – it has been doing this for 250 years. Through our May festival and our arts education work, we lead and support celebration, creativity and curiosity in communities across Norfolk.

This year we launch a giving campaign, Festival Futures, to help ensure we continue this work for future generations.

2022’s campaign focuses on ‘Tomorrow’s World’ – the participants, audiences and artists of the future. We aim to raise £20,000 towards our Take Part: Schools programme and towards a range of programming at 2022’s Festival that provides participation and showcase opportunities for young people and early-career artists.  We believe that participation in the arts can increase confidence, creativity and academic results and that by creating performance and commissioning opportunities for the next generation of artists, we are ensuring the future of Norfolk & Norwich Festival. We need your support.

Make a Festival Futures donation to Norfolk & Norwich Festival.

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