The Assembly House
Welcome to The Assembly House
Visit one of the city’s most prestigious addresses, with an enthusiastic, professional team, a confident style and a positive attitude. Our aim is to restore this stunning building to its former glories and to honour its illustrious past, which includes visits from Franz Liszt, Niccolo Paganini, Madame Tussaud and the famous Noverre dance family.
Many of you will remember visiting the magnificent cinema here in the past, or perhaps taking tea here with your aunt. Some of you will have used the address to take an exam, visit an exhibition or even give blood!
All kinds of different events still take place here on a daily basis, with the Arts very much the heart of the House, but there is also so much more. Refurbishment of the cloakrooms, kitchen and galleries is an indication of the new direction of the House. We have injected life into the Grand Hall with a fabulous cake counter, along with luxurious leather arm chairs, creating the ideal meeting place for a freshly-brewed cup of coffee and an indulgent slice of home-made cake. The restaurant boasts a fabulous menu, with traditional tiered afternoon tea featured alongside delicious pre-theatre dishes, signature salads, more-ish sandwiches and toasts, and simple sausage and mash.
And the function rooms are stunning! There can be no more beautiful room in the city than The Music Room with its incredible chandeliers and minstrels’ gallery, making the perfect backdrop for a wedding. And with seven sensational rooms from which to choose, including two ballrooms, we can cater for all manner of occasions, from conferences, product launches and exhibitions to private dining.
There continues to be a real Arts beat through the House thanks to the fabulous Noverre Gallery & Shop, Hobart Room, Gallery Cabinets and Café/Bar, all exhibiting varied and innovative artwork. Music is another important strand to our programme of Arts activities. Classical music recitals, jazz nights, folk and acoustic music, even rock and blues, are all regularly heard here, with performances in either the beautiful Music Room or the elegant Noverre Ballroom (download the quarterly Arts Programme & Brochure to find out more).
The Assembly House is one of the finest buildings in Norwich, thanks to its impressive Georgian architecture and Grade I listing, coupled with a superb culinary pedigree and a warm and welcoming attitude. Keep up-to-date with what’s happening by downloading the Arts Programme & Brochure or simply pay us a visit! And if you do, make sure you treat yourself to a slice of Gateau Opera, The Assembly House’s signature cake.
The Assembly House
Open Monday to Saturday for morning coffee and cake, lunch, afternoon tea and pre-theatre dinner, and available for private hire on Sundays.