In King’s Lynn
There are a great many lively venues in and around King’s Lynn town centre to cater for every taste; from poetry readings and classical music to local rock and pop bands, from stage plays to stand up comedy and beyond, the town really does live up to its reputation as a Festival Town.
Located on the historic Tuesday Market Place in the heart of King’s Lynn, the Alive Corn Exchange hosts a wide variety of entertainment for everyone to enjoy including: top comedians, live music concerts from classical to rock and pop, dance, opera, children’s shows, musicals, theatre, talks and a magical pantomime every Christmas.
Close by is the 15th Century Guildhall of St George, one of England’s oldest surviving Guildhalls. This intimate venue hosts a wide variety of live shows including comedy, drama, music, dance, and children’s shows.
The King’s Lynn Town Hall is a truly magnificent building in King’s Lynn. Dating back to 1421, when the Hall of the Trinity Guild was rebuilt after a fire, the Town Hall is the perfect venue for a variety of events such as music recitals and themed live music nights, such as the Soul, Motown and Northern Soul Nights and retro music nights every month.
More and more pubs and nightspots across the town feature a host of local bands, singers, karaoke and comedy nights, as live entertainment becomes a regular feature of the vibrant nightlife of King’s Lynn town centre. There are also live cutting-edge DJ sets of contemporary dance genres happening regularly in the clubs of King’s Lynn.
For more information about live entertainment in King’s Lynn, please see the Festival Town section of our website.
Other, less conventional venues for live music events and seasonal entertainment, such as the town’s 17-hectare urban park (The Walks) and St. Nicholas’ Chapel (the largest chapel in England), can be found throughout the town.
Pick up local events guides from the Tourist Information Centre for all local live music and entertainment information. The local newspaper The Lynn News also features a weekly gig guide in the Friday edition.
Other West Norfolk Venues
In Hunstanton, the Princess Theatre, a distinctive building built with Norfolk carrstone, has traditionally shown a rich variety of theatre shows – from variety to drama, dance, music, and films.
Delving further into West Norfolk’s unspoilt countryside you can find Westacre Theatre, which provides a truly ambitious programme of dramas, comedies and atmospheric open-air performances.
Browse our listings to find more entertainment venues in the area.