THE PLAYROOM (Norwich Theatre Playhouse)

Third Friday of each month, 2.30pm


Come along to our new Record Club, where each month we’ll enjoy a classic album on vinyl, before discussing the record together.

Inspired by the growth of album listening clubs such as ‘Classic Album Sundays’, Record Club is similar to how book and film clubs operate, except of course that it in this case it revolves (pun intended) around close listening and escaping the tyranny of the shuffle button.

Album choices are suggested and agreed ahead of each meeting and then each month we’ll gather to enjoy and discuss a classic album played in full, on vinyl, on a quality sound system with minimal distractions.

Meetings will be led by our Director Guy Martin and after a short introduction, we’ll drop the needle onto track one and savor the first side of the record. At the end of side one we can take a few minutes to share any initial reactions before turning the record over. When the album finishes, we’ll encourage people to grab a tea or a coffee before we reconvene to discuss the merits of the album whilst having a listen to any other relevant songs along the way.

Music is something that is close to all our hearts, and we positively encourage lively debate at our meetings, whilst keeping meetings relaxed, friendly and welcoming for everyone. Feel free to turn up on the day or drop us a line to find out more at

Upcoming meetings

Friday 20 May, 2.30pm: Album – INNERVISIONS by Stevie Wonder (1973)

Friday 17 June, 2.30pm: Album TBC

Friday 15 July, 2.30pm: Album TBC

All meetings take place at The Playroom, Norwich Theatre Playhouse, 42-58 St Georges St, Norwich NR3 1AB. Click here for directions.

Safety and Accessibility

Building access – The Playroom and the rest of the building is accessible in all public areas and on stage to people using wheelchairs and those with mobility difficulties. Toilets – Accessible toilets are both inside and on the bar terrace.

COVID Secure Measures

  • Air purifiers are operational in front of house areas and in The Playroom throughout the day.
  • Hand sanitiser units will be available throughout the venue.
  • If you have COVID-19 symptoms or a positive test result do please stay at home.

Part of our Music On My Mind project.

Record Club is supported by the National Lottery Community Fund, Norwich Theatre and the 12th Man Campaign.