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The Keep

Hold your event in the magnificent Norwich Castle’s Keep. The splendid Norman architecture and museum displays provide a dramatic setting and add a ‘wow’ factor to any corporate or private event.

It's perfect for drinks and buffet receptions, dinners, ceremonies, presentations, performances and social occasions.

The Keep can be hired for an early evening cocktail event or for the full evening. An early evening drinks reception in the Keep is the perfect way to wind up a daytime conference.


The Keep is available for evening events Monday – Saturday 6-10pm.

Access for setting up evening events is from 5pm.

Maximum capacity: 180 guests
Seated dinner: 80 guests

What’s included? 

All evening venue hire includes the use of the Rotunda area, plus the support of our venue hire coordinator, front of house and operations staff, cleaners and porters. We provide a cloakroom (not staffed), audio visual and public address equipment.


Our catering team will meet all your requirements, from tea and biscuits to a three course dinner.  

Evening hire charges


  • Early evening 6-8pm £1,100 
  • Full evening 6-10pm £1,600 
  • Per additional hour (full evening only until 12 midnight) £175 

Venue hire charge applies to venue hire events using our own or approved caterers. We will consider requests to use external caterers who meet our operational requirements and high standards for which there would be an additional charge.

Additional services

Specialist equipment and furniture, dedicated A/V support, tour guides, museum experts and costumed characters can be arranged at an additional charge. Approved contractors are available to provide additional supplies and services for more complex events. Entertainment and music should be organised by the client in liaison with our venue hire coordinator.

To discuss your requirements email or telephone 01603 493625 Monday – Friday.