Adnams Main Stage

Adnams Main Stage

About the venue

A brand new venue in Chapelfield Gardens where the Festival makes its home. Festival Gardens hosts the iconic Adnams Spiegeltent, Festival Bar and Garden Party, and this year, the brand new Main Stage – a 500 seat pop-up venue bringing you music, circus, performance and laughter.

Getting There

By Bus Regular buses and trains run to Norwich from locations around Norfolk and from outside the county. Chapelfield Gardens is a 20 minute walk away from Norwich Train Station, and a 10 minute walk from Norwich Bus Station. The nearest bus stops can be found on Red Lion Street.

By Car If you are driving the closest car parks are Chapelfield multi-storey car park, which has 49 blue badge spaces or Chantry Road pay and display car park, open 24/7 on Theatre Street, which has 4 blue badge spaces.


Level entrance is available.

There is one accessible toilet.

Hearing loop?

Assistance dogs allowed?


What will the venue look like? 

You can see an artist impression of the outside of the space above, and the inside will look a lot like the image below.


What will the seating be like?

The seats on the flat infront of the stage have some padding. The tiered seating in the tent is made of bespoke moulded plastic – these are very comfortable but not padded. If you feel you would like a little extra something please feel free to bring your own cushion.

The very back row of the grandstand is a bench seat, rather than individually moulded seats. Each space has its own cushion and these have been generously spaced. It also has a fantastic view.


Will the venue be accessible?

The venue will have level access across the site using festival matting and ramps.


I have an assistance dog, can I bring them?

Yes – we welcome assistance dogs at all performances, please just inform us when booking. Your dog can come into the show with you, or can be looked after by our team.


Will performances go ahead if it rains or snows?

Yes – we will do our very best to ensure every scheduled performance goes ahead and adverse weather conditions should not affect this. However in extreme circumstances if we did need to cancel a performance to ensure the safety of performers and audience members we have systems in place so that we can contact customers booked for that particular show.


Will there be a bar and catering offer?

The Festival Bar will be operating in full swing, offering all of the drinks and snacks you would expect and all set up to take card payments. There will also be some delicious food concessions in the Festival Gardens too, you can really make a night of it!


What happens if I’m late to the show?

For most performances you will still be able to gain entrance to the site and our Festival team will escort you to your seats at an appropriate point in the show, however do check the event page for the show you’re seeing for more specific information.

Chapelfield Gardens, Norwich NR2 1RP, UK

Accessibility Information

  • Assistance dog
  • Level entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible toilet