The House

Throughout the years the building has played host to a wide range of art exhibitions, live concerts, lectures and other activities.


The Assembly House Trust is a registered charity, which continues to support and develop creative arts in the local community.

The Assembly House Trust has always been a proud supporter of the Arts.

Throughout the years the building has played host to a wide range of art exhibitions, live concerts, lectures and other activities.

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The Assembly House has always been the place to be in Norwich since the 19th century when it was the favoured watering hole of the local gentry who would come to drink and dance beneath its magnificent crystal chandelier.

In 1805, a Grand Ball was held to celebrate Nelson's glorious victory at the Cape of Trafalgar and the hall has welcomed countless dignitaries over the centuries. The impressive Georgian features still remain and today the hall is the perfect place to meet for drinks and in winter, when a welcoming fire is lit in the grate, is a wonderful place to recharge after Christmas shopping.


This beautiful ballroom makes a stunning backdrop for larger occasions thanks to its high ceilings, crystal chandeliers and polished wooden floor. This impressive space is decorated with paintings of the Noverre family, from whom the room takes its name, and is where the people of Norwich first learned classical dance.

One of the largest function rooms in the city, today The Noverre Ballroom is used for dinner dances, balls, weddings and parties in addition to product launches, meetings, conferences and live performances.

It benefits from its own entrance, staging and a licensed bar and also has a pretty, enclosed garden which can be reached through French doors and offers the perfect place for al fresco drinks.


With its stunning chandeliers, minstrels' gallery and resident Steinway grand piano, The Music Room is the most regal room in the House. Benefitting from an abundance of natural light, this majestic suite provides a wonderful space for all sorts of events ranging from weddings to conferences, thanks to its licensed bar, balconies, stage and dance floor.


Named after the Hobart family who owned the House in the early 17th century and who built Blickling Hall in the north of the county, The Hobart Room is an attractive function room located just off the Grand Hall. Perfectly-proportioned for more intimate celebrations, its wonderful architecture includes a feature fireplace, period panelling and huge sash windows overlooking the courtyard and fountain. The Hobart Room is ideal for private dining and business meetings.


Located on the first floor, the Pierce and Kent Suites are a collection of rooms which offer stunning views over the main courtyard and sweeping driveway.

They offer great flexibility for both corporate and social functions and benefit from their situation in one of the most peaceful parts of the House. Disabled access to these rooms is available via a lift from the ground floor.

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The Assembly House

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