Dragon Hall Norwich

Dragon Hall Norwich Dragon Hall is a Grade 1 listed medieval trading hall in the heart of Norwich. It opens as a museum
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Dragon Hall is a unique, Grade 1 listed medieval trading hall dating from around 1430, renowned for its spectacular timber crown-post roof and intricately carved and painted dragon. It was built by a merchant called Robert Toppes and was at the heart of his international trading empire. In its heyday it would have been filled with wool, cloth, timber, spices, pottery and other items that could be

bought and sold. For centuries the original timber roof and vast Great Hall were lost, concealed within an everyday terrace of houses and shops. Today, the Great Hall has been restored to its original splendour and Dragon Hall opens as a museum, telling the remarkable story of Robert Toppes, medieval trade and civic life in fifteenth century Norwich. Dragon Hall is also a venue for a wide range of learning, cultural and community events activities. It is a magical venue for weddings, parties and celebrations, a popular setting for markets and fairs and an inspirational environment in which children of all ages can learn, create and discover.

21/01/2015

Vintage weddings always work well at Dragon Hall and Biddy's Tea Room are always a joy to work with!

06/11/2014

Congratulations Beth Keys-Holloway and Leighton Williams on your performances as Lord and Lady Macbeth. And to all of Crude Apache Theatre Co for an superb production.

Tickets here http://www.dragonhall.org/events

31/10/2014
Hallows Jamboree

Only 20 tickets left for the Hallows Jamboree feast on Saturday night. Book here http://www.dragonhall.org/BookingRetrieve.aspx?ID=67009

On the weekend of All Hallows, we are pleased to play host to an exciting celebration of food, drink, arts, crafts and music, all organised by our friends at the Proper Pizza Company and Bullitt Guerrilla Dining.

16/10/2014

Autumn's looking very exciting at Dragon Hall. Not only do we have Macbeth to look forward to, there is a weekend of art, food, and general merrymaking on 1 and 2 November too. Our friends at the Proper Pizza Company and Bullitt Guerrilla Dining are concocting two days of fun. See more at http://www.dragonhall.org/events

02/10/2014

There are three witches inhabiting Dragon Hall after dark at the moment. Also a king and a murderous Scot. It can only mean that our friends at Crude Apache Theatre Co are rehearsing Macbeth.

The show starts on 5 November, tickets available from our website http://www.dragonhall.org/BookingRetrieve.aspx?ID=66207

29/09/2014

We have Dragon Hall History Hours coming up in October. These will take place on Wednesdays, 8th, 15th and 22nd between 1 and 2 pm.
They include a walk along historic King Street, an introduction to herbal cures from Dragon Hall's own Wise Women and an insight into the world of Robert Toppes, the merchant who first traded here. See more here www.dragonhall.org/events

17/09/2014

Dragon Hall Norwich's cover photo

17/09/2014

Thanks for sharing your lovely photos, Hanna and Josh. Another great shot from Roy Barnes www.roybarnes.co.uk.

17/09/2014

Hanna and Josh were married at Dragon Hall this summer. Roy Barnes took this lovely photo - www.roybarnes.co.uk.

17/09/2014

A gingerbread Dragon Hall by Sweetie House Heaven

31/07/2014

It was lovely to see you all at Dragon Hall. Enjoy your stay in Norwich.

The International Summer School students are really enjoying their modules!

16/07/2014

If you're tempted to come and enjoy a dinner cooked by our Masterchef star, Robert Austin, see the menu here http://www.robert-austin.com/events.html. We have information on the vegetarian/nut or gluten free options - email [email protected] if you would like details. It all sounds yummy.

07/07/2014

Are you a Masterchef fan? If you are, you will recognise our neighbour, Robert Austin, who was a semi-finalist earlier this year. We are very lucky, as he is coming to cook a delicious meal at Dragon Hall on Friday 25 July! If you'd like to join us, see more details here http://www.robert-austin.com/events.html

28/05/2014

One of our crafty contacts, Sue Scheller, has made these adorable felted mice for some wedding clients.

28/04/2014

So the beers are all gone and the rave reviews have been flooding in, and just as we predicted, Dragon Hall's 2014 Beer Festival has been a great success. Thank you to everyone that came along!!

27/04/2014

What better way to spend a sunny Sunday afternoon, come on down, there's still time (we're open till 3.30pm)!

27/04/2014

It's a beautiful sunny Sunday afternoon (which makes a nice change doesn't it), so why not come and spend it in Dragon Hall's very own beer garden. See you later! :-)

26/04/2014

Wow, what a weekend we have had so far, Dragon Hall's 2014 Beer Festival looks set to be a record breaker!!!

25/04/2014

Come on down, the Beer Festival is Now Open for Business!!!

25/04/2014

The Beer Festival has finally arrived today, Yay!!! The rain is meant to clear in time for tonight but bring a brolly just in case of any showers. It's going to be Epic :-)

23/04/2014

IT'S FINALLY HERE, this weekend see's the 4th annual Dragon Hall Beer Festival taking place. Come on down and enjoy a pint with your friends, whilst listening to a range of live music. It's gonna be the best yet!!

16/04/2014

TICKETS GOING FAST TO AVOID THE QUEUE!!

Advance tickets still remain to get fast track entry into the ever popular Dragon Hall Beer Festival, BUY YOURS NOW!!

They are available to buy for the Friday and Saturday evening sessions, priced at £7 per ticket (£6 for CAMRA members).
Entry will be between 6 - 7pm only, to jump the queue.

Check out the Events page on our website at www.dragonhall.org for more details!

08/04/2014

AVOID THE QUEUE!!
50 Advance tickets Now available to buy for the Friday and Saturday evening beer festival sessions, priced at £7 per ticket (£6 for CAMRA members).
Entry will be between 6 - 7pm only to jump the queue.
Check out the website at www.dragonhall.org for more details.

08/04/2014

Who's looking forward to tasting some Titanic English Glory, Burton Bridge's Stairway to Heaven or some thirst quenching York Guzzler in a few weeks time :-)

08/04/2014

Floral arrangement examples across the hall.

31/03/2014

I'm really excited to announce that we have now confirmed all of our Live Music for the 2014 Beer Festival. They are as follows:

Friday 25th Evening - Copperplate
Saturday 26th Lunch - Invidia Voices Rock and Soul Choir
Saturday 26th Evening - The Dirigibles
Sunday 27th Lunch - Daisyhead

Now that is what I call a line up!!!

24/03/2014

The new logo for this years Beer Festival has finally landed, and what a great design it is too. Thank you to Matt Reeve for this amazing and very comical design. Souvenir Glasses and T-shirts will be available with it on too.

10/03/2014

Here are some beautiful photos of Dragon Hall showing how the venue looks when it is set up for one of our amazing weddings. We hope this gives you some ideas.

03/03/2014

We are very happy to welcome back the ever popular Little Vintage Lover Fair on Sunday 23rd March, 11am-4pm. If you love your old school vintage, then this is defiantly for you :-)

17/02/2014

Well it's been a wet and memorable winter so far hasn't it. So if you looking forward to the Spring, put these dates in your diary for the ever popular Dragon Hall Beer Festival 2014.
Friday 25th April - 6-11pm,
Saturday 26th April - Lunch: 12-3.30pm, Evening: 6-11pm,
Sunday 27th April - 12-3.30pm
We look forward to seeing you there :-)

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115-123 King Street
Norwich
NR11QE

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Christmas is just one week away and we can’t quite believe it. We’ve missed seeing rooms draped in deep reds, warm lights and lots of greenery throughout December during our usual winter weddings and customary parties but we’re remaining hopeful for the year to come!

We hope everyone is enjoying the lead up to Christmas and has managed to create a festive feeling. If you’re not quite there yet we really recommend making your home SMELL Christmassy. Think mulled wine, cinnamon sticks, dried oranges and pine.

Venue: Dragon Hall Norwich
Photography: Camilla Andrea Photography
Planning/styling: Softley Events and Authentic Charm
Florist: Fox & Fern Florist
Wedding dress: La Creme

If you’d like our assistance planning a bespoke wedding or next event, please visit our website: www.softleyevents.co.uk.
Here are the answers to last week's quiz!

1. Hanse House
2. Corpus Christi Guildhall (it once stood on King Street)
3.The Church of Our Lady of the Annunciation (London Road, King’s Lynn)
4. Lantern
5. Time Team
6. Castle Acre Priory
7. Dragon Hall Norwich
8. Neolithic flint mine
9. Houghton Hall
10. Sandringham1870 House and estate
Christmas party season is well underway!
We've got fabulous festive 'dos' happening at Kimberley Hall and Dragon Hall Norwich in the coming fortnight.

Want to discuss your Christmas party for 2020? Get in touch!

https://www.softleyevents.co.uk/parties/

Image: Photography by Suzanne Fossey.
Sending love, luck and light to Lisa & John and Chris & Sarah, who we can't wait to look after at Kimberley Hall and Dragon Hall Norwich this weekend.
Like poetry as well as the country? Then you may like this Nordic Poetry Festival, planned for mid-October, and taking place in London, Norwich and York:

http://www.nordicpoetryfestival.com

British Council Sweden / Embassy of Sweden in London / Anglo-Swedish Society / British Embassy Stockholm / JORVIK Viking Centre / RichMix / Writers Centre Norwich / Dragon Hall Norwich.
Interesting guests, conversations and food for thought tonight at 7.30pm Dragon Hall Norwich! 👥🌍
Book now: https://nationalcentreforwriting.org.uk/spektrix/event-detail/?WebEventId=storiesfromeurope
EUNIC London is delighted to invite you to 'Stories from Europe' on Tuesday 4th June at 7:30 pm at the National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Norwich.

The evening will be focusing Literature with four of the most exciting writers from across the channel, Javier Cercas, Christina Hesselholdt, Pajtim Statovci and Lina Wolff. Chaired by Lucie Campos, Head of Book Department - Institut Français du Royaume-Uni / EUNIC London Vice President.

This event is part of our Writers 2019 project. Presented in partnership with the National Centre for Writing, and supported by Instituto Cervantes, the Embajada de España en Londres- Embassy of Spain in London - The Finnish Institute in London, the Embassy of Denmark in the UK, and the Embassy of Sweden in London.

British Council Finland / British Embassy Helsinki.
EUNIC London is delighted to invite you to 'Stories from Europe' on Tuesday 4th June at 7:30 pm at the National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Norwich.

The evening will be focusing Literature with four of the most exciting writers from across the channel, Javier Cercas, Christina Hesselholdt, Pajtim Statovci and Lina Wolff. Chaired by Lucie Campos, Head of Book Department - Institut Français du Royaume-Uni / EUNIC London Vice President.

This event is part of our Writers 2019 project. Presented in partnership with the National Centre for Writing, and supported by Instituto Cervantes, the Embajada de España en Londres- Embassy of Spain in London - The Finnish Institute in London, the Embassy of Denmark in the UK, and the Embassy of Sweden in London.

British Council / British Embassy Stockholm / British Council España.
EUNIC London is delighted to invite you to 'Stories from Europe' on Tuesday 4th June at 7:30 pm at the National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall Norwich.

The evening will be focusing Literature with four of the most exciting writers from across the channel, Javier Cercas, Christina Hesselholdt, Pajtim Statovci and Lina Wolff. Chaired by Lucie Campos, Head of Book Department- Institut Français du Royaume-Uni, London/ EUNIC London Vice President.

This event is part of our European Writers 2019 project. Presented in partnership with the National Centre for Writing, and supported by Instituto Cervantes, the Embajada de España en Londres- Embassy of Spain in London, the The Finnish Institute in London, the Embassy of Denmark in the UK, and the Embassy of Sweden in London.

British Council / British Embassy Copenhagen.
Did someone say BIG weekend?
Wow - we have had the biggest, best time these past couple of days, with amazing happenings at several of the venues we're lucky enough to work with...

First up - shout and out and big congratulations to The Orangery Tea Room Norfolk. Based at the stunning Ketteringham Hall, this lovely new Tea Room opened on Saturday - do check them out.

Next up - yesterday saw lots of you enjoying the gorgeous surroundings of Dragon Hall Norwich (National Centre for Writing) when we threw open the doors for our first Wedding Open Day. Thank you so much to everyone who came along, and to all the wonderful suppliers who were also involved. What a super day.

And last but absolutely by no means least - Victoria and Terry celebrated their wedding at the weekend with an amazing day at Kimberley Hall. Congratulations - we loved looking after you all.

Wonder what this week has in store... https://softleyevents.co.uk/

*Image of Dragon Hall: Bracken and Twine Flowers.
It was earlier this year and THIS SUNDAY you can explore the magnificent venue that is Dragon Hall Norwich for yourself:
Dragon Hall Wedding Open House
Sunday 12 May, 11am – 4pm