Car park

Blue car park entrance sign with The Forum building in the background.
Re-opens at 7am

Our safe, central car park – the perfect location in the heart of Norwich

Located in the centre of Norwich, The Forum car park is a short walk away from city centre shopping, restaurants, Norwich Castle, Norwich Cathedral and performances at Norwich Theatre Royal.  

It is the most convenient for visiting Pizza Express, Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library and a short walk away from John Lewis, Vue cinema, Chantry Place and Castle Quarter. 

The Car park is Covid Secure with contactless payment available at entry/exit (see details below) as well as cash/card pay-on-foot machines. 

Opening times 

Car Park Open from...
Monday-Sunday 7am-midnight
Christmas Day Closed


The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1TF 

Plus code:  J7HR+66 Norwich 
What3Words: ///Closed.jaws.envy

Access is via Bethel Street.

Parking prices

7am-5.30pm£2 per hour
5.30pm-Midnight£3 flat rate

There is no overnight parking - there is a £30 penalty charge for cars left after the car park is locked at midnight.  

Payment options

  • On entry and exit using a contactless card or mobile device via our new Tap+Go payment system
  • Pay-on-foot machines which accept cash and cards (including contactless) which can be found on Level -1, Level -2 and Level -3

What is Tap+Go?
Our new payment system allows entry and exit from the car park simply by using your mobile device (Apple Pay, Google Pay etc) or contactless bank card. 

There is no need to visit the pay-on-foot machine before you leave. Simply Tap+Go at entry and exit. 

At entry, tap your contactless bank card or mobile. When leaving, tap and hold at the barrier to register payment, then tap and hold again to confirm payment.

The system is completely secure and payment will be taken from the card holder after your visit. Tap+Go accepts Mastercard or Visa credit and debit cards. 

Lost ticket fee

Lost tickets will be charged from earliest possible time of entry (generally 7am).


Blue Badge holder spaces12 spaces on Level -2 Parking charges apply to Blue Badge holders
Parent and child spaces8 spaces on Level -1
Electric charging points4 spaces on Level -2 7kW charging points are free to use (normal parking charges apply). You will need to bring your charge cable with a Type 2 connector. 
Motorcycle parkingYes
Maximum height2 metres
SecurityCCTV is used to monitor the car park at all times
Park Mark accredited for safer parkingYes
Overnight parkingNo

The Forum car park has been awarded a Disabled Parking Accreditation. Park Mark®, is awarded to parking facilities that have met the requirements of a risk assessment conducted by the police.

The Forum is managed by the Forum Trust an independent, self-financing charity.  Income raised from our car park helps to support our programme of FREE year-round events and look after The Forum building.