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

Our spacious and secure car park is based in the city centre. It's perfect for popping into the city for shopping, a meal out, a trip to Norwich Market, or to catch a performance at Norwich Theatre Royal. By choosing to park at The Forum, you're supporting a charity, and our free programme of events and festivals. 

Opening Times

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

Parking Prices

7am-5.30pm£2.20 per hour
5.30pm-Midnight£3.50 flat rate

Please note we no longer offer Tap+Go as a payment method in the Car Park.

EV Charging Prices

Once your car is fully charged, there is a two hour grace period to move your vehicle. After that point there is a £5 hourly standing charge

EV Charging:

We have four EV Charging Spaces on -2, next to our Blue Badge spaces. The EV charging speed is a min 11kWh / max 22kWh. If you have a hybrid, or another car which has reduced capacity, it will charge at the rate your car will expect.

Payment will be taken at the EV Charging points, by card or mobile wallet. A pending payment will be held on your bank account, then you will be charged for only what you have used.

Parking charges will still apply in addition to any EV charging costs.

No Overnight Parking:

There is a £30 penalty charge for cars left after the car park is locked at midnight.  


The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1TF 
Plus code:  J7HR+66 Norwich 
What3Words: ///Closed.jaws.envy
Access is via Bethel Street.

Payment Options

  • Pay-on-foot machines which accept cash and cards (including contactless) which can be found on Level -1, Level -2 and Level -3

Lost Ticket Fee

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

Customer Services

Our helpful customer services team are available throughout the Car Park opening hours. If you need any help, you can find them inside the building on the ground floor, to the right when facing the library. You can also contact them via pressing the intercom button on the pay machine, or by phoning 01603 727967.


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 points*4 spaces on Level -2 Min 11kW - Max 22kW charging points (charges apply). You will need a 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
*Our EV Charging will be unavailable from Monday 5 June, for a minimum of one week, as we upgrade the technology to include payment facilities. Parking charges will still apply in addition to any EV charging.

Our convenient location means you're just a short walk from everything Norwich has to offer; from Norwich Castle to Norwich Cathedral. It's easy to get to John Lewis, Vue cinema, Chantry Place, Castle Quarter and many other attractions from The Forum. Plus it's the best place to park for Pizza Express, the Norfolk & Norwich Millennium Library and St Peter Mancroft.

The car park offers cash/card pay-on-foot machines and we have a special evening offer, perfect for trips to restaurants or to the theatre.

Within the building we also have a lift, which allows access to all the parking levels.

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.

Please note your car is left at your own risk. The Forum Trust Limited will not accept any responsibility for any damage, accidents or losses.

The Forum is managed by the Forum Trust; an independent, self-funded charity. We reinvest our car park income in our landmark building, and to put on our programme of FREE year-round events and festivals.