An Artsadmin Project


Station House Opera

Friday 13 May, 6pm

This is a past event which has now ended.

Dominoes, by Station House Opera, takes as its starting point the simplest of ideas… a line of dominoes. Thousands of breezeblocks are used to create a moving sculpture which traverse the city, unfolding over the course of the day.

On streets, through parks, buildings and even on water, occasionally disappearing and then resurfacing, sometimes pausing for sculptural performances, the domino line threads its way through historical and everyday parts of the city, linking its diverse communities in a symbolic as well as physical chain of cause and effect.

Creating a celebration across the whole city, Dominoes transforms its rhythm for one special day. The project has the power to bring communities together through participation and engagement – hundreds of volunteers and audience members gather together to make this exceptional and unique event.

Dominoes will travel through Norwich City Centre, starting at Anglia Square and finishing at The Forum, beginning our 250th anniversary Festival! Find a spot along the route to watch the dominoes topple.


Want to be a part of Dominoes? We’re looking for 200 volunteers to help build the route and be part of this unique city-wide event! If you’d like to get involved, email or click below for more info.

Dominoes Volunteers 


Here is the route where the dominoes will topple through Norwich City Centre. If you have any questions about the event, you can find out more on the Dominoes FAQ page.

Important information

Duration: 30 minutes

Tickets: This is a non-ticketed event

Image credit: Masthead © Tom Arran

Sponsored by Norwich Business Improvement District.

Free Outdoor Programme Partner Tarmac

Supported by the Paul Bassham Charitable Trust

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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