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Norwich Guildhall

Norwich Guildhall

About the venue

Built in 1407-13, Norwich Guildhall is a chequerboard flint building on the north side of Norwich marketplace. Once the centre of city government from the early 15th century until 1938, the historic Guildhall is currently home to the Norfolk & Norwich Festival office.

Getting There

Norwich Guildhall is 1 mile from Norwich Station, next to a Taxi Rank and close to bus routes on Castle Meadow, Red Lion Street and Rampant Horse Street. The nearest car park is at The Forum.


The ground floor is wheelchair accessible. All levels other than the ground floor are only accessible via stairs. Please be aware that Norwich Guildhall is an old building, and has uneven floors.


The ground floor has an accessible toilet. The Forum across the road has a Changing Places toilet for those who have multiple and complex disabilities travelling with assistants.

Norwich Guildhall, Gaol Hill, Norwich, UK

Festival Box Office: 01603 531800

Accessibility Information

  • Assistance dog
  • Induction loop/infrared system
  • Internal lift
  • Level entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible toilet
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