Music and arts

Norfolk has a rich and vibrant music and arts scene and the Show introduces more local groups and organisations taking part, ranging from artists, musicians and performers!

Show Art Gallery


If you are a local artist, amateur or professional, and would like your work to be considered for the next Royal Norfolk Show Art Gallery, on the 26 and 27 June 2019, then please write before the end of September 2018 to:

Rebecca Banyard, RNAA, Norfolk Showground, Dereham Road,
Norwich, NR5 0TT

T: 01603 748931

Highlights for 2018:

Local artwork, including 325 paintings and 22 sculptures, will be available to buy on both days of the show in the Gallery supported by Keys Fine Art Auctioneers. The works will also be judged by the sponsor and a winner selected. Last year’s winner was Richard Motely. Art demonstrations will be taking place at the gallery where visitors can see the artists at work.


Phil Daniels, who uses all media to create wildlife paintings

Gena Ivanov, who specialises in oils (Wednesday and Thursday)


Colin Revell, a Norfolk-born artist specialising in watercolour

The Show Art Gallery is located on the junction of Third Drive and Ninth Avenue.

Take a look at the catalogue for more information

Sainsbury Centre

Celebrate 40 years of the Sainsbury Centre, the first public building designed by worldrenowned architect Norman Foster. The Sainsbury Centre is home to the Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Collection, comprising over 1,400 items spanning 5,000 years including artefacts from prehistory through to the late 20th century, and from across the globe.

Enjoy a series of pop-up talks and find out more about the centre, its exhibition programme, how the centre engages with people of all ages from the local community and beyond, and hear about plans for the next 40 years. Visitors can also get involved with an artist-led activity, ideal for children
(President’s Ave, 168).

Find out more at To book a place at any of the talks email


The Royal Norfolk Show will have a bigger line up of music this year across the showground including local bands and choirs and the Band of the Parachute Regiment performing in the Grand Ring.

Performing Arts

Summer 2018 sees the return of The Garage & Y.N.A.T to the Royal Norfolk Show, in association with the Norfolk Music Hub. Two exciting days of music and dance featuring some of the best upcoming young talent from across the county, as well as walk-about acts, face-painting and bubbleologists to keep you entertained!

We’re also delighted to have Jimmy’s Festival on the Wednesday evening with an exciting line-up of local talent in our new Woodland Arena thanks to Jimmy’s Festival, Access to Music and Woodforde’s Brewery, to bring you a programme of amazing bands and live music. For the line up click here