Ipswich is home to some of most creative, exciting and inspiring arts & culture in the East of England; with a ground-breaking dance and theatre scene, a vibrant community of illustrators and photographers and a rich heritage of landscape painters that broke the mould.


NEW WOLSEY THEATRE

400 seat theatre and production company with a dynamic programme of drama, comedy, contemporary theatre and, of course, their famous panto!

The New Wolsey Theatre is nationally renowned for the quality and diversity of its productions, both as a sole producer, and in collaboration with a diverse range of artists and companies. With a particular reputation for their incredible musicals, often employing actor-musicians, the New Wolsey is a leading player in the development of new musicals in the UK along with regularly staging world premieres. 

New Wolsey are also the creators of PULSE Festival; a bright and inspiring annual festival of contemporary theatre from established artists and emerging talent.

Browe all upcoming shows at New Wolsey Theatre...



DANCEEAST 

Home to contemporary dance and performance in the East of England and a regular host to world premieres of internationally-acclaimed choreographers and dance companies.

DanceEast is custodian and curator of the Jerwood DanceHouse, the home of dance in the East of England. Its vision is to make the East of England a place where everyone has the opportunity to engage with great dance. It's ambition is to raise aspirations and transform lives through a programme of work that champions excellence, engages the public and inspires artists.

Watch a performance at DanceEast...





Ipswich Regent

East Anglia's largest theatre, a venue for UK and European touring shows and big-name acts from across comedy, music and theatre. 

The Ipswich Regent Theatre is the biggest theatre in Ipswich with over 1,500 seats and a long history and bringing the latest entertainment to the people of Ipswich. The theatre opened in 1929 and was one of the first UK theatres to play films with sound. Now, the theatre hosts touring musicals and productions, big-name comedians and popular singers and bands along with family entertainment shows 

See what's on at the Ipswich Regent...




RED ROSE CHAIN

Grass-roots theatre company; creators of Theatre In The Forest at Jimmy's Farm and residents of The Avenue Theatre.

A beacon for the local community, Red Rose Chain creates plays and films that provoke, excite and enrich themselves and everyone around them. The company perform and produce original dramas and comedy, always with thoughtful or ridiculous story! 

Red Rose Chain love to perform and reinvent Shakespeare, especially through their Theatre In The Forest productions; a unique outdoor theatre experience in the rugged woodlands at Jimmy's Farm that is a highlight of a Suffolk summer.

Find out more about Red Rose Chain...




And don't miss...

SPILL Festivalinternational festival of contemporary arts and activism hosted by Pacitti Company in Ipswich.

The Wolsey Art Gallery: significant collection of Constable and Gainsborough paintings and drawings in Christchurch Mansion.

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Bethesda Baptist Church

Bethesda Baptist CHurch is a classical style building built by the architect F G Faunch. The building opened in 1913 and seats 800 people as well as having a splendid gallery on three sides providing...

Christchurch United Reformed Baptist Church

Designed in 1856 by local architect Frederick Barnes in the gothic Revival style and built in Kentish Ragstone with Caen stone quoins, Christchurch Church can be found in the Blackfriars area of...

DanceEast

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...

Eastern Angles Theatre Company

Eastern Angles Theatre Company combines heritage with theatre to make regional stories and hidden histories come to life on stage. Eastern Angles provide professional rural touring and...

Holy Trinity Church

A rare georgian Church (one of Ipswich’s best kept secrets) with a surprising and harmonious interior that includes a remarkable stained glass window commemorating the fallen of the parish in World...

Inspire Suffolk

Inspire Suffolk is a charity supporting young people onto a positive future. Each day, Inspire Suffolk works at the forefront of helping young people to overcome challenges onto positive next...

Ipswich Art Gallery

The Ipswich Art Gallery is an exciting new contemporary gallery with a changing programme of art exhibitions featuring works of international importance and as well as providing a unique...

Ipswich Arts Association

Representing 50+ Arts Organisations in SuffolkIpswich Arts Association has 50+ member organisations, which means also that hundreds of individuals are associated with its activities. In 2017 the...

Ipswich Film Theatre

Ipswich Film Theatre Trust is a community-based two screen cinema situated within the Corn Exchange in King Street, Ipswich. IFT specialises in independent and world cinema. It presents films...

Ipswich Institute, Reading Room & Library

The Ipswich Institute provides lending library facilities and an extensive programme of leisure learning courses, talks and trips to over 2,000 members in the centre of Ipswich. It also serves as a...