Ipswich is a powerhouse of culture in the East. It is home to the highest number of regularly Arts Council funded companies in the region, which touch and inspire communities across the town. Tourists come from far and wide to visit a variety of world premieres, once in a lifetime experiences, events inside beautiful buildings and outdoor arts and music festivals both in parks and along the stunning waterfront.

Culture in Ipswich varies from the new musical work at the New Wolsey Theatre, to live art at Pacitti Company; from dance excellence at DanceEast, to Shakespeare in the forest with Red Rose Chain. Gecko Theatre travel the world with incredible multi-lingual performances, and Eastern Angles travel the region with heart-warming performances about local heritage. Ipswich Film Theatre hosts a range of independent films as well as popular NT Live events. The Ipswich Regent and Corn Exchange present some of the biggest touring productions in the UK.

It fills our hotels, promotes our restaurants, drives business to our independent shops, and leaves visitors and the community proud to have known that they are surrounded by creativity that speaks to them, so make your visit a memorable one and enjoy culture in Ipswich.


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