The Garden Party

SATURDAY 18 & SUNDAY 19 MAY 12Pm – 6pm

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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.

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

2021 offers hope for the creative sector, and as an arts charity, we are redoubling our efforts to share meaningful art and cultural experiences with people across Norfolk. We rely on support from our audiences, partners and supporters to continue to bring innovative and inspirational programming and commissioning to the region, and to empower those who might not otherwise have access to the life-changing power of the arts. Find out more about how you can support us, as an individual or as an organisation below.

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