Glasshouse Dance - Time Machine Disco (Westlegate)

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Head Out Not Home is Norwich's summer festival of music and street theatre, taking place across the city centre over July and August.  It is commissioned by Norwich BID, and programmed and run by NORCA & Sistema in Norwich.

Since 2013, this staple of Norwich's summer has offered more than 300 acts over the 7 years that it has been able to run, including established local bands, such as The Vagaband, Alden, Patterson and Dashwood, Samia Malik, Georgia Shackleton Trio, Kilamonjambo, the Thinking Men, Lovin' Handful, and Impilo and world renowned street theatre (programmed with Covent Garden Entertainment) such as Betty Brawn, Akira, Mullet Man and Jarrdu.

Head Out Not Home is back for its 9th season in Summer 2022.  The festival will remain on a Sunday and run from Sunday 24 July to Sunday 4 September (inclusive).  2022's sites will be:

  • Gentleman's Walk (opposite Lloyds bank)

  • Millennium Plain (exccept for Sun 14 Aug)

  • Westlegate

  • St Gregory's Green, and

  • Riverside, and

  • Tombland (Sun 14 Aug and Sun 4 Sep)

Volunteers wanted! For more information, click here.

Since 2017, we have taken the opportunity to support young and up-and-coming acts, via our Platform Acts, especially working in partnership with other organisations.  This year's partners are: 

  • Access Creative College

  • Young Norfolk Arts Trust

  • Norfolk Music Hub

We are always looking for volunteers to help us run Head Out Not Home, so please get in touch if you are interested.


If you have a band or a street theatre act and are interested in performing, then please complete this form (all acts are confirmed for 2022, but we are always open to hearing from you for future years).

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Dove and Boweevil (St Gregory's Green)