Arts & culture in north norfolk

North Norfolk has one of the largest artistic communities in the UK. With its many galleries for artists, sculptors and potters, as well as theatre, dance and outdoor concerts, there’s always so much to see and experience.

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Explore Carnivals, Fairs, & Festivals in North Norfolk

North Norfolk has an array of festivals, exhibitions, shows, theatres and events to enjoy throughout the year. There are carnivals and festivals all year-round celebrating arts, enjoying the outdoors, family fun or events exploring the area's heritage, so there's something for everyone in north Norfolk.


Unique to north Norfolk is Cromer Pier Pavilion Theatre, the only one of its kind in the country which stages traditional variety shows as well as live music events. There are several theatres in north Norfolk, including Sheringham's Little Theatre and Hunstanton Princess Theatre.

Cinemas are perfect for rainy days and keep an eye out for the pop up cinemas during the summer. Screen-next-the-Sea in Wells is a community cinema, which holds regular screenings and a film festival.


There are events all year round celebrating the arts as well as live classical, pop, rock and clubbing outdoor music events in stunning venues including Holkham Hall and the National Trust's Blickling Hall.

North Norfolk is home to landmarks that inspired many famous writings. The coast, countryside and Norfolk Broads became well-known over the years, when famous writers, poets and authors were inspired to create important literary works. North Norfolk has also been the backdrop for many films and TV programmes.


If you're look for festivals and carnivals, north Norfolk is the place to be! All year round there are events celebrating the area's heritage and past. Popular festivals include The Viking Festival, The Crab & Lobster Festival, COAST Arts and Sheringham Carnival. 

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