Music and arts

Norfolk has a rich and vibrant arts scene. This year the Show will celebrate the arts in Norfolk. Many local groups and organisations will be taking part ranging from art to music and performing arts.



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!

Confirmed performers will be announced in due course.

Show Art Gallery

The Show Art Gallery is located on the junction of Third Drive and Ninth Avenue. The Gallery will be home to the works of many Norfolk-based artists and their art and sculpture will be available for sale.

Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

The Sainsbury Centre is a cultural jewel in the crown for both UEA and Norfolk. The SCVA will return to the Show to promote their role as a world-class exhibition centre.

Paint Out

Paint Out’s plein air artists will be painting live around the Showground. Norwich-based ‘Live Art’ event Paint Out will host a rolling exhibition of fresh work for sale in their marquee. This year will see 16 handpicked artists making 2 works per day, to be exhibited ‘raw off-the-easel’ in an artist café atmosphere.