9 New Year’s Eve events taking place in Norwich
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From a famous DJ to a Ru Paul's Drag Race UK star, start your engines and get set for an unforgettable New Year's Eve in Norwich.
1. What: The Dancing Astronaut: DJ EZ and Special Guests
Where: Norfolk Showground, Norfolk Showground, NR5 0TP
When: 7pm to 4am
Cost: Standard £32.70, group ticket for five £24.63pp, VIP £44.24, skiddle.com
The Dancing Astronaut is a series of warehouse events held at the Norfolk Showground and, following sell-out success in 2018, this year's headline act is DJ EZ, who has played at Glastonbury and Coachella, with support from duo Hybrid Minds and there will be special guests on the night.
Attendees can expect huge custom set designs, inflatables and festival-grade production to create a full galactic transformation, referred to as 'The Dancing Astronaut' and this year there is a later closing time of 4am.
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2. What: Masquerade Night
Where: The Talk, Oak Street, NR3 3BP
When: From 8pm
Cost: £15 in advance from venue until December 21
Dress to impress as The Talk club is celebrating the start of 2020 in style with a Masquerade Night, with DJs playing all the best music from the 80s and prizes for the best costumes.
Buy your tickets in advance at a reduced rate and if there is any remaining they will be sold on the door on the night.
3. What: New Year's Eve Supper Club
Where: St Andrews Brewhouse, 41 St Andrews Street, NR2 4TP
When: 6pm to 11pm
Cost: £50pp, email@example.com, 01603 305995
Add a touch of class to your New Year's Eve celebrations and enjoy a tasty five-course meal with each course paired with a different drink.
Courses include pumpkin ravioli, with whipped Kentish blue cheese and pumpkin volute, and smoked duck breast, served alongside beetroot puree, powder, relish and pickled beetroot leaves.
4. What: Ru Paul's Drag Race star Cheryl Hole
Where: Fetch Nightclub, 75 Prince of Wales Rd, Norwich NR1 1DG
When: 9pm to 4am
Cost: £6 advance tickets available now at skiddle.com, £11.25 after
Start your engines as star of the hit BBC reality show is coming to the LGBTQ+ Norwich venue for the night.
Cheryl Hole finished fourth on the first series of Ru Paul's Drag Race UK and she will be lip syncing and there will also be the opportunity for meet and greet. If you're not familiar with the Queen of Essex, you can watch the full series now on BBC iPlayer.
5. What: The Norwich Soul Train NYE
Where: OPEN Norwich, 20 Bank Plain, Norwich NR2 4SF
When: 9pm to 2am
Cost: £15 early bird, opennorwich.org.uk
Expect an uplifting journey filled with funk, soul, disco and motown classics, leading you along the tracks and grooves with punchy rhythms and storming beats.
Taking influence from the classic US show, Soul Train is back for a NYE edition so expect dancing, impressive lighting and visuals and there will also be make-up artists delivering 60s, 70s and 80s looks.
6. What: NYE - A Vegas Night
Where: Rooftop Gardens, The Union Building, 51-59 Rose Lane, Norwich, NR1 1BY
When: Party 8pm to 3am, food from 6pm to 7.30pm
Cost: Party ticket only £40, including meal £80, musthavetickets.co.uk
Las Vegas is coming to Norwich for New Year's Eve and will see the venue given a glamorous makeover and there will be top DJs playing throughout the night.
There will also be a table magician, a magic mirror photo booth and casino tables, with the top prize of a trip to Vegas for two people.
7. What: NYE Party featuring The Bloodshake Chorus and Papa Shango
Where: The Brickmakers, 496 sSprowston Road, Norwich NR3 4DY
When: 8pm to 1am
Cost: £10, at the bar or ueaticketbookings.co.uk
You're in for a frightfully good night as The Bloodshake Chorus bring their unique style to The Brickmakers and will play 50s and 60s rock 'n' roll classics with a punk twist.
They will be joined by the outrageous Papa Shango and tickets are only available in advance.
8. What: NYE Bottomless Brunch/Afternoon and Dinner Cocktail Fiesta
Where: Cuba Revolution, 7-9 Queen Street, Norwich NR2 4SG
When: Slots at 11am, 12pm, 1pm and 2pm/5pm and 8pm
Cost: £30pp/from £37.95pp, 01603857565 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For the daytime slots, you will be treated to a mimosa and breakfast canapes on arrival and then alongside your brunch dish there is bottomless drinks for two hours, which includes strawberry daiquiris, prosecco, Aperol spritz, bloody Mary, shandy or pints of Mahou.
From 3pm to 7pm there is 241 cocktails and in the evening there will be an Cocktail Fiesta, with slots at 5pm and 8pm, which includes a prosecco reception, tapas feast, flaming mango punch bowls and maracas for all guests. They are also offering 100 wristbands for £20 for the late-night celebrations, which includes entry, queue jump and three drinks.
9. What: Euphoria's NYE Spectacular!
Where: Space Studios Norwich, 5 Swan Lane, Norwich NR2 1HZ
When: 8.30pm to 3am
Cost: £10, eventbrite.co.uk
For those of you that want a night out with a difference, put on your glad rags and see in the new decade with the Haus of Power and a fantastic line up of drag performers.
Expect cheesy hits, plenty of games and the best of Norwich's drag scene, with the show starting at 10pm.