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...

Storytime with Santa


Isaacs on the Quay

Santa Claus is coming to Isaacs for an afternoon of stories, presents, hot chocolate and gingerbread...

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...

Live Jazz Afternoon


Briarbank Bar & Brewery

A lazy Sunday afternoon of jazz with a talented group of musicians jamming plus Sunday roasts...

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!



After a strenuous dance class, or a walk along the waterfront, why not pop into the danceeats! café? Hot, cold and alcoholic drinks, homemade cakes, delicious pastries, made to order sandwiches,...

Gaming Technology Solutions

Gaming Technology Solutions (GTS) is a leading global supplier of gaming solutions for online gaming operations. Playtech provides cutting-edge software to the top operators in the gaming industry,...


HTK provides “web-based software (Horizon) for digital marketing, customer service automation, business continuity and emergency notification messaging. It was named ‘Britain’s Brightest Business’ in...

Isaacs on the Quay

Isaacs on the quay is an established, welcoming pub located on the beautiful Waterfront in Ipswich. The venue offers a superb range of food, a wide selection of drinks and a vibrant atmosphere...

John Olivers at The Lock

Award Winning Salons in Ipswich Welcome to our new Ipswich salon! Situated just one minute walk away from the vibrant Ipswich Waterfront and a short walk from Ipswich town centre, it’s the...

La Tour Cycle Cafe


Unique floating restaurant. Mariners restaurant is a classic brasserie on a renovated 1899 boat with an elegant, wood-lined interior, beautiful views across the waterfront and a classic menu of...

Neptune Marina

The Neptune Marina group of companies are based at Neptune Quay, Ipswich. Principally a marine leisure and property management company, providing a high quality client focussed service to customers,...

Orwell Lady river cruises

Cruise the River Orwell – voted one of the most beautiful and historic rivers in England – aboard the motor vessel Orwell Lady. Cruises depart Ipswich Waterfront, passing through the lock gates, and...

Pizza Express

Licensed family, friendly, Italian, pizza restaurant....