Norwich Puppet Theatre
St James

Transport Options

On Foot

Norwich Puppet Theatre is in the area of the city known as ‘Over the Water’ as we are just North of the river Wensum, within the inner ring road.

The Theatre is a 10 minute walk from Norwich Cathedral. From Tombland, take the right outside the Maids Head Hotel, called Palace Street. Continue on the same road as it curves to the left and becomes Whitefriars. Cross the bridge and you will see the tall brick tower of Jarrold printing works and the large glass Barclays building on the right ahead. Just beyond the Barclays building and before the roundabout you will see the Theatre on the righthand side, the church building under some large trees.

By Car

The nearest Pay and Display car parks are Magdalen Car Park (accessed via St Saviours Lane or Blackfriars Street) or St Helen’s Wharf (next to the Adam and Eve Pub on the Riverside Walk, accessed via Bishopgate or St Martin-at-Palace Plain).

We have a very small car park on site, but there are only enough spaces for 6 or so vehicles. If you are visiting the Theatre for an event we are happy for you to block other cars in, but you may be asked to move if you are not taking part in an event or activity. Vehicles are left at owners’ own risk.

By Train

Norwich Rail Station is about 25 minutes walk from the Theatre. The most pleasant route is along the riverside footpath which you access via the terrace of the Compleat Angler pub which is opposite the station.

Follow the path round past Pulls Ferry, the Red Lion Pub, Cow Tower and the Magistrates Courts until you come up to Whitefriars road (by a concrete bridge). Turn right over the bridge and proceed to the roundabout at the end and you will see the Puppet Theatre on your right.

Alternative walking routes: follow either Riverside Road or Prince of Wales Road.

By Bus

Various services (including the 501 and 502 Park & Ride services) stop at the Magdalen Street flyover by Anglia Square Shopping Centre.

From the bus stop it is a two minute walk to the Theatre. Walk through the car park with the flyover on your left hand side, you will come to the Barrack Street roundabout and will see the Puppet Theatre directly ahead of you.

By Bicycle

There are a handful of bike racks directly outside the Theatre to lock up bicycles and children’s scooters.