The Assembly House is a proud supporter of the Arts, and a host of exhibitions, concerts, lectures and other activities take place here on a regular basis.
As a registered charity, The Assembly House has a remit to support visual and performing Arts programmes and also encourages educational projects and community activities.
Many of the city’s clubs and societies meet at The Assembly House, with the Norwich Music Society, Norwich Opera Club and Norwich Writers’ Circle among those holding events here.
The Assembly House is also the location of resident theatre group The Great Hall Theatre Company which puts on a series of plays and other performances (for forthcoming events, please see: www.greathalltheatrecompany.co.uk).
The H.J. Sexton Arts Trust has looked after this beautiful Georgian building since 1945, when extensive refurbishment was carried out so that it could be re-opened to the citizens of Norwich for their use and enjoyment.
The remit to promote cultural activities is still very much in evidence, with The Assembly House available for exhibitions, concerts and other activities. A wide range of work goes on display at the House each year, with local and international artists displaying everything from paintings, photography and sculpture to jewellery.
Meanwhile The Noverre Gallery & Shop, Café/Bar and Hobart Room are host to regular exhibitions of both contemporary and traditional art, showcasing an eclectic range of work from both local and international sources.
Located next to the Grand Hall, the elegant Music Room provides the ideal location for a concert or play for an audience of up to 200 in theatre-style. It also boasts a small stage complete with a Steinway Grand piano and can be reserved for concerts and other performances (please download the Performing Arts brochure at the top of this page for details).
The Noverre Ballroom is larger than The Music Room, but equally impressive, with attractive chandeliers and large Georgian windows overlooking the Noverre Garden. Concerts and plays are often held in this magnificent room.
Meanwhile, The Noverre Gallery & Shop is a true treasure trove, full of wonderful paintings, prints and other artwork as well as jewellery, pottery, stationery and hand-made cards.
Lottie Day, who runs The Noverre Gallery & Shop, also produces her own range of fabulous hand-printed products including aprons, tea towels, deckchairs and lampshades. Find out more at: www.madebylottieday.com.
The Noverre Gallery & Shop has a separate entrance at the front of the House and is open from 9am to 5pm, Tuesday to Saturday.
Meanwhile, for details of events scheduled over the next few months, simply download the Arts Programme & Brochure at the top of this page or pick up a copy when you’re in the building next.