OPEN is located in the heart of Norwich in the Grade II listed grandeur of the former regional headquarters of Barclays Bank. We are one of the largest most versatile function venues in Norwich that can to offer bespoke facilities whether you are looking to book for a small boardroom style meeting, a larger conference, a fundraising dinner, trade fair, concert, wedding or fashion show.  Whatever your event we are an ideally located and within walking distance of the main line railway station and Norwich's international airport just a short taxi journey away.

Our Banking Hall can hold up to 240 cabaret style, 500 people seated theatre style or 1450 standing and benefits from a massive 7m presentation screen.  We also have six smaller function rooms which can accommodate meetings for two or presentations for 20-50 in a variety of different layouts.  We can offer a wide range of services designed to complement any event perfectly, including plasma screens, hearing loop systems, flipcharts and technical support, incorporating sound, lighting and audio visual.  We can also offer full on-site catering facilities and have a licensed bar.

OPEN also has it’s very own Media Lab, a great place to hold IT training courses, a Climbing Wall as well as a Dance and Recording Studio all of which are available for hire for adults and children alike. 

We also host an array of live music events, as well as being able to provide secure storage through CLOSED and we are the lead agency behind Norwich's SOS Bus.

OPEN was established to provide opportunities for young people in Norfolk including those who are most disadvantaged, with the longer term aim of making a positive difference to their lives.  Through the hire of our facilities we are able to offer a variety of activities and services free of charge for young people aged between 7 - 25. 

Contact Us:
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Phone number: 01603 763111
Contact name: Hayley Gerrard

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Services and Facilities:
Disabled facilities
Groups Allowed


20 Bank Plain

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