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The Garden Party

SATURDAY 18 & SUNDAY 19 MAY 12Pm – 6pm



Ever dreamed of scaling the canopies of a metal jungle, or uniting the world with barricades of baguettes? The Festival’s middle weekend sees the return of our interactive, all-ages Garden Party celebration. With dance, acrobatics, music and more, Chapelfield Gardens is the place to experience the wild and wacky this Festival… and all for FREE!

With a selection of workshops, family activity, local food and drink, you can chill out and make a day of it with all the family!

Our Garden Party performance programme includes some of the UK’s finest outdoor work with new co-commissions through our Without Walls partnership.

Important information

Glass House Dance
Time Machine Disco
12pm & 2.45pm | 1
Embark on a clubbing journey through the ages.

Spitz & Co
Les Gloriables
12pm, 2.45pm & 4.30pm | 2
A masterclass in mutiny inspired by Les Miserables.

Plunge Boom
12pm & 2.45pm | Walkabout
A playful, engaging and hands-on street theatre performance for all ages.

Talawa Theatre Company
The Tide 
12.45pm, 2.15pm & 3.45pm | 3
Unknown land, new arrivals, boarded doors and a suitcase full of hopes, dreams and aspirations. The Tide explores the narratives and experiences of migration within The United Kingdom whilst holding a mirror to an evolving British culture.

Apocalyptic Circus
My House
12.55pm, 2.10pm & 3.55pm | 4
A magical circus experience for little ones and their families.

Catch Me
1.15pm & 4.15pm | 5
A playful performance packed with dance, acrobatics and object manipulation.

1.30pm & 5.15pm | 6
A daring new dance-circus show!

Stopgap Dance Company
Frock & Frippery
11am, 3pm & 4.30pm | 7
Two dance shows to delight the whole family.

Make and Do Area:
Make puppets with the Puppet Theatre, get creative with Playing Up or create something with Norwich’s Men’s Shed.

Let’s Dance! Norwich – Silent Disco
A brand new interactive workshop bringing people of all ages and abilities together to move, shake, sing and shout!

The Garden Party

at NNF18

Tickets: This is a non-ticketed event

Masthead image: © JMA Photography

Norfolk & Norwich Festival is a partner in Without Walls, working with festivals and artists and bringing fantastic outdoor arts to people in towns and cities across the UK. See website for full details.

Norfolk & Norwich Festival co-commissions with thanks to Director’s Circle Supporters Jackie & Richard Higham.