The Assembly House Trust is proud to support a wide range of community organisations by offering high quality facilities at a subsidised rate.
Norwich Flower Club
As one of the older flower groups in the country, Norwich Flower Club was originally founded in 1952 by the late Mrs. Jocelyn Steward. Membership is open to all who enjoy flowers and floral arrangements. They guarantee a friendly and relaxed atmosphere in which to develop your interest through an annual programme of meetings, demonstrations, workshops and outings.
The Great Hall Theatre Company
For over fifty years Great Hall Theatre Company has produced plays at various venues in Norwich and the surrounding area. Since August 2005 they have been the resident theatre company at The Assembly House. Over six productions in each season, they present a varied mix of plays, with six performances of each (including a Saturday matinee).
U3A Norwich, is an opportunity for people aged 50 and over to enjoy meeting others in an informal atmosphere, usually in members homes, to learn and enjoy various educational, creative and leisure activities. In addition monthly meetings are held in the Music Room at The Assembly House, Theatre Street, Norwich on the third Wednesday of each month at 2 p.m.
The Norwich Society
The Norwich Society helps people enjoy the history and character of Norwich, and helps to shape the future of the City. Formed in 1923, it has over 700 members and organises walks, talks, projects, audits, reports and scrutiny over whatever aspects of the life and fabric of Norwich that interests its members. The Society’s office is on the second floor of the Assembly House and its winter lectures, and bi-annual Design Awards, are staged in the Music Room and Noverre Ballroom respectively.
Norwich Philharmonic Society
The Norwich Philharmonic Society was established in 1841 and has remained at the heart of the city’s musical life ever since. With a full-size symphony orchestra and a mixed chorus of some 120 voices, the Society performs a wide repertoire of large-scale works, joined by guest soloists of the highest calibre. ‘The Phil’ performs four concerts of choral and/or orchestral music each season, plus a very popular Family Christmas Concert.
Noverre Visual Arts Society
The aim of the Noverre Visual Arts Society is to show classic films old and new in pleasant surroundings, we meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 2.15pm.
As, in general the members are of the “older generation” we hope the films will bring back memories of youth. The more modern films they can perhaps enjoy in company with like-minded people.