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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Ipswich County Library

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Ipswich Regent Theatre

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New Wolsey Theatre

The beating heart of theatre in Suffolk A leading UK theatre, right here in Ipswich; creating incredible shows for anyone and everyone. Since opening in 2001, the New Wolsey Theatre has...

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Red Rose Chain

Dynamic Community Theatre Company  Red Rose Chain is a dynamic award-winning theatre company based in Suffolk with a well-established reputation for delivering work for the whole...