The Garage is a hub for performing arts, a creative playground – from first steps to professionals; it’s a safe place for everyone to learn, experience and create, to be inspired to succeed.
Located in Norwich The Garage is an important creative space for the communities of Norfolk and beyond. Working with local and national partners to provide high quality performing arts programming, participation, education and training for all ages. It is a place for everyone but has a particular focus on young people from all backgrounds.
The Garage operates year round, in Theatre, Music and Dance. This programme of activity includes:
Outreach and holiday activities
Weekly regular classes
Participant led performance companies
Accredited education courses
Artist Development Programme
Incubated and associate professional performance companies
Presenting small scale theatre and dance performances
Producing and Co-Producing great new pieces of performance for young audiences
The charity has a strong emphasis on engaging those with least access to the arts, particularly young people. The outreach team works with funders, local authorities, schools, statutory agencies and referral partners to deliver year-round access, inclusion and development initiatives based both at The Garage and beyond.
In addition to the work delivered by the trust, the facilities are hired by community, education and arts groups in order for them to deliver their own activities. This not only widens The Garage’s charitable aims but it supports the organisation by generating income that is reinvested in the charitable aims.