Somewhere special...

This iconic area is what makes Ipswich 'East Anglia's Waterfront Town'. This vibrant area of the town is alive with restaurants, cafes and bars; all perched on the waters edge. A great place day and night; watch world-class dance at DanceEast, hop on an Orwell River cruise or relax in the sumptuous Salthouse Harbour Hotel. 


Ten Sorry Tales

13/12/2019 - 17/12/2019

DanceEast, Jerwood Dancehouse

A surreal collection of modern-day fables performed with dance, theatre and beautiful live music...

Saints BIG 80s Christmas Party

20/12/2019 - 21/12/2019

St Peter's by the Waterfront

​A night full of the 80s' greatest hits in a stunning venue! Dance ‘All Night Long’ to your favourite 80s...

Noah's Ark Museum

15/11/2019 - 08/02/2020

Orwell Quay, Ipswich Waterfront

The world's most unique floating "museum", with enchanting exhibitions of Biblical stories...

Briarbank NYE Party


Briarbank Bar & Brewery

Briarbank is bringing you a New Year's Eve party to remember! With live music from Matt White and the...

New Year's Day at Aurora


Aurora Bar & Restaurant

Whether you're bleary eyes and in need of good food or just looking for somewhere to meet family...

New Year's Eve Dinner


Aurora Bar & Restaurant

A classier way to bring in the New Year. Enjoy a luxurious New Year's Eve dinner at Aurora...

Boxing Day Brunch


Aurora Bar & Restaurant

The perfect post-Christmas treat. Whether you want some food after taking advantage of the Boxing...

Christmas Eve Dinner


Aurora Bar & Restaurant

Soak up the festive atmosphere this Christmas Eve at Aurora and enjoy a luxurious seasonal dinner and...

Enowate | Dickinson MBI


Dance East

‘Enowate’ translates as ‘truth stands’ and the inspiration for this performance came from a personal trip...

Chotto Xenos | Akram Kahn Company

21/02/2020 - 22/02/2020

Dance East

How does war begin? And how does it end? It depends on who is telling the story...

Chotto Xenos Ages 7-11 Workshop


Dance East

This workshop will begin with a playful warm up, developing into a creative dance session...

Blkdog | Botis Seva


Dance East

Vital and gripping, BLKDOG is Botis Seva’s haunting commentary on surviving adulthood as a childlike...

Far From the Norm Workshop 11-16 years


Dance East

​Centred around groove, musicality and intricacy, you will delve into repertoire and creative processes...

Hansel and Gretel | Uchenna Dance


Dance East

This contemporary retelling of the classic fairy tale finds our two young heroes lost in London...

Return to Heaven | Mark Bruce Company

27/03/2020 - 28/03/2020

Dance East

Two explorers (Dane Hurst, Eleanor Duval) search the dark mysteries of the ancient world and enter a perilous...

The Company Experience


Dance East

​The company experience is perfect for dance students, artists and anyone interested...

National Youth Dance Company


Dance East

​For their latest stage work National Youth Dance Company (NYDC) collaborate with multi-award-winning...

National Youth Dance Company Workshop


Dance East

Led by NYDC artists and current company members you will take part in a warm up, learn movement...

Creative Crafts and Dance Family Workshop


Dance East

In the first part of this workshop, you’ll learn how to make Ghungroo bells, a musical anklet...

ACCE Annual Chinese New Year Show


Dance East

Following last nine year’s success, the Anglo Chinese Cultural Exchange (ACCE) returns to perform...


Escape & Pizza Deal

Escape Ipswich & Pizza Express

Get a live escape room experience and a two-course pizza meal for just £34pp!



Associated British Ports (ABP) “handles 120 million tonnes of cargo each year - about a quarter of the county’s seaborne trade. With 21 ports around the UK, including the short sea ports of...

Allen Gardiner River Cruise Restaurant

Welcome to Allen Gardiner, the River Cruise Restaurant offering brunch, lunch, sunset and candlelit dinner cruises along the River Orwell from the historic Ipswich Waterfront. Sailing all year...

Anytime Fitness Ipswich

Anytime Fitness is the first 24hour, 7 day a week gym in Ipswich. We are part of a global franchise group of over 2700 gyms across the world - you can join one and be a member of them all. We are a...

Ashtons Legal

Businesses only survive and thrive if they deliver what their clients and customers want. At Ashtons Legal, our aim is to be a firm you are proud to call ‘your solicitors’ and are happy to recommend...

Aurora Bar and Restaurant

"With unparalleled views, modern British cuisine and a welcoming atmosphere, Aurora delivers an experience unlike any other." The bar is the perfect place for a coffee, cocktails or a glass of...

Autism & ADHD

Autism & ADHD are Suffolk’s leading holistic Autism and ADHD service based in Suffolk. As a social enterprise, we offer so much more than just 1:1 support. We’re a team of friendly professionals...

Bistro on the Quay

The Bistro is situated on the historic waterfront of Ipswich, Suffolk. The restaurant is housed in a former salt warehouse overlooking the new marina and is easily accessible by foot, car or sail....


TAP INTO A WARM WELCOME AT BRIARBANK When you’re looking for a great beer experience in Ipswich, look no further than the Briarbank Brewing Company. Set just moments from the historic waterfront...


Our first Espresso Bar started in 2006 at the Neptune Marina Building. We continue to enjoy welcoming people to the Ipswich Waterfront, which is a perfect location all year round to enjoy the...


Founded in 1983 and gaining National Dance Agency status in 1994, DanceEast has grown from strength to strength, maintaining its commitment to the rural communities of East Anglia whilst developing...