Plan your visit

Booking tickets
Age restrictions
Preparing for your visit – guide for children with autism
Public transport
Venue information

Booking tickets

Many events are bookable and have limited capacity, so early booking is advised to avoid disappointment. There are different ticket agents operating booking for different events. This information can be found on each event.

Concession tickets: These are available, where specified, for events sold via (via our ticketing partner Line-Up), for: children under the age of 16, adults aged 60 or over, students in full-time education, Go4Less card holders, those on Income Support, registered disabled. Please bring proof of eligibility to the event. For tickets sold by other venues, e.g. Norwich Playhouse, please see their website for terms and conditions.

Any audience member requiring a Personal Assistant in order to attend a Festival event can receive one free ticket for their registered carer – please contact after you have booked your original ticket to arrange. Proof of eligibility may be required.

Many exhibitions, events and activities at the Norwich Science Festival are FREE. The Forum and our partners have kept prices, to the paid-for events, as low as possible. Ticket income is used to cover the costs of bringing high profile shows and speakers to Norwich and to pay for other Festival events, which are free and open to all.

Children’s events: Please check each event to see who needs tickets. Generally, for seated family shows everyone will need a ticket, including adults, whereas for workshops specifically for children, only the children need tickets (but must be accompanied by an adult).

Age Recommendations:

We include an approximate age recommendation as a guide to help you choose your events. Everyone is welcome to all of the listed events (unless specified as adults only), but some will be more suited to the ages suggested, due to content or language.

Children under 12 must be accompanied in talks and workshops by a responsible adult.

Access Requirements:

Once you’ve booked your ticket(s), please contact us at detailing your name, number in party, number in party with specific requirements (e.g. wheelchair place required), and what type of ticket(s) you have booked (if more than one price point). We’ll then liaise with the venue to ensure that there are places reserved for your party. On arrival at the event, please identify your party to our event staff, and you’ll be shown to the reserved places.

A Guide to Preparing for Your Visit

We want to make the Norwich Science Festival the best experience for everyone. We have prepared a video and guide, for children and parents of children with autism and Aspergers. We will also have copies of the guide available during the Festival at the information desk. We hope that you will find the guide and video useful, and that you enjoy your visit!

Download the NSF Preparing for Your Visit PDF (web version)
Download the NSF Preparing for Your Visit PDF (printable version)


Please note that photography/filming will take place during Festival events – please notify a Festival event team member if you do not wish to be included.

Public Transport

The following links may be useful when planning your journey to Norwich by public transport.

First Buses | National Express | National Rail Enquiries | Greater Anglia | Norwich Park & Ride | The Trainline



The Forum Car Park is perfect for visits to the Norwich Science Festival’s Explorium hands-on family activities, which take places in The Forum’s Atrium, and for most city centre venues. Parking at The Forum helps support our year round programme of free events – including Norwich Science Festival.

The Forum Car Park

In addition, the following links may be useful when planning your journey by car.

Norwich City Council Parking Planner | Norwich Car Park spaces availability checker



The following links may be useful when planning to cycle. There are secure cycle parking facilities at The Forum including Streetpods.

Norwich Cycle Map


2019 Venues

Norwich Science Festival events will take place at The Forum, in central Norwich, and in venues across the city. Click on each venue name to visit their website for further information.

The Forum

Millennium Plain, Norwich, NR2 1TF
01603 727 950

The Forum has been designed and operates with accessibility in mind for all. Please visit The Forum’s Accessibility page for full information.

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Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form

The Old Fire Station, 30 Bethel Street, Norwich, NR2 1NR
01603 280 940



Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library

The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, NR2 1AW
01603 774 774

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Norwich Playhouse

42-58 St. George’s Street, Norwich, NR3 1AB
01603 598 598

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Norwich Cathedral

The Close, Norwich, NR1 4DH
01603 218300

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University Technical College Norfolk (UTCN)

Old Hall Road, Norwich, NR4 6FF
01603 580280

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Union House, UEA, Norwich, NR4 7TJ

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Julian Study Centre, University of East Anglia

University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, NR4 7TJ

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The Enterprise Centre, UEA

University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, NR4 7TJ
01603 591366

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Norwich Puppet Theatre

St. James, Whitefriars, Norwich, NR3 1TN

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Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts (SCVA)

University of East Anglia, Norwich, NR4 7TJ

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Stage Two

Norwich Theatre Royal, Theatre St, Norwich, NR2 1RL
01603 598600

Level access to entrance door and auditorium, stairs and lift to Studio, Training Room on upper floors.
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Accessible toilets on all floors.

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No. 8 Thorpe Road – The Business Rooms

No. 8 Thorpe Road, Norwich, NR1 1RY
01603 473 732




Norwich Arts Centre

51 St. Benedict’s Street, Norwich, NR2 4PG
01603 660 352

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Norwich School – Blake Studio and Refectory

The Close, Norwich, NR1 4DD
01603 728430


Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Castle Hill, Norwich, NR1 3JU
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Museum of Norwich at The Bridewell

Bridewell Alley, Norwich, NR2 1AQ

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Octagon Chapel

Colegate, Norwich, NR3 1BN
01603 666636


100 Castle Mall, Norwich, NR1 3DD
01603 766430


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National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

115-123 King Street, Norwich, NR1 1QE
01603 877177

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intu Chapelfield

40-46 St Stephens Street, Norwich, NR1 3SH


Centre for Computing History

Rene Court, Coldham’s Rd, Cambridge, CB1 3EW

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Aviva Office

Surrey Street, Norwich, NR1 3NG





Disabled parking


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Contact us

Call 01603 727950 or email