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Historical Event, Sat 9 Sep 2017, free entry

The Great Yarmouth Drill House

The Great Yarmouth Drill House


To mark the 150th anniversary of the Drill House and celebrate its first year in operation as a state of the art circus and street arts creation and training facility, SeaChange is opening its doors to the community as part of the Heritage Open Day programme.

A grade II listed former military Drill Hall, the building was the base for the 2nd Volunteer Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Designed by JT Bottle, it was built in 1867 and featured in an article in the Illustrated London News of 1868. Over the years, it has housed concerts, marching bands and become a community sports hall before SeaChange acquired the building in 2012. The main hall has recently undergone a £1.5 million refurbishment, supported by Arts Council England, to turn it into an international circus and street arts centre.

Join one of our heritage guided tours, learn about the history and architectural features of the building and explore behind the scenes. Come along and join in some decor making workshops, try your hand at circus skills or simply drop in for a cuppa and a slice of cake.

Credit cards accepted (no fee)On-site light refreshmentsPublic toilets

Children welcomeDisabled accessFacilities for hearing impaired

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 9 Sep 2017 10:00 to 16:00
Tours available at 1200 & 1500
Pre-booking preferred by emailing as spaces per tour are limited to 15.

Drop in arts workshops 1200 - 1600.


Free entry

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 9 Sep Heritage Open Days
Sat 21 Oct Rise


York Road,
Great Yarmouth,
NR30 2LZ



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Map reference: TG 527072  Lat: 52.60388 Long: 1.73076


  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired