The Apex Theatre Bury St Edmunds

August at The Apex 2023

Events at the Apex Theatre

1 Charter Square, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 3FD

Tel: 01284 758000

Autumn at The Apex

There’s masses of entertainment coming up at The Apex, with pop, rock, soul, folk and comedy from well-known names and relative unknowns…

Famous faces include Martin Kemp, Nik Kershaw and Toyah, whose shows are all close to selling out.


However, there are still tickets left for Marti Pellow and Paul Young, who bring intimate evenings of stories and songs.

There’ll be unforgettable melodies from Beverley Craven & Judie Tzuke; 1970s hits from The Three Degrees; and one of the main singers in Jools Holland’s R&B Orchestra, Ruby Turner.

China Crisis perform their first album ‘Working With Fire and Steel’, and Showaddywaddy’s show will include all their chart-toppers.


Lee Mead shot to fame on the BBC show ‘Any Dream Will Do’ in 2007 and has since starred in a wide range of West End shows.

Tributes to well-known acts include T.Rextasy; Think Floyd; Illegal Eagles; Tina Live – The Tina Turner Experience; Rocket Man tribute to Sir Elton John; Genesis Visible Touch; Elio Pace’s Billy Joel Albums Show and Calling Planet Earth a  multi-tribute to the 1980s.

Northern Soul Live features ten-piece band The Signatures playing classic Northern Soul tracks; The Stars From The Commitments bring two hours of sizzling soul music, and there will be the customary barnstorming funk & soul set from Brother Strut.

Classic Rock fans will enjoy Wishbone Ash, Glenn Hughes and relative newcomers Cats In Space with their majestic songs, power chord guitars and symphonic keyboards.

If you’ve a penchant for Swing, maybe try 100 Years of Big Bands or The Rat Pack, who’ll be ‘Swinging at The Sands’.

Things go ‘a little bit country’ with Ireland’s Nathan Carter, Albert Lee and Ward Thomas

Nathan Carter

Folk fans are really spoilt for choice, with a phenomenal line up, including Lindisfarne, Ralph McTell,Eddi ReaderKathryn Tickell, Cara Dillon, Judy Collins and The Gigspanner Big Band. There’s contemporary Scottish traditional music from Skipinnish and Skerryvore; and some of the oldest songs in the English canon at Eliza Carthy & Jon Boden’s Wassail.

If you fancy something a little bit different, there’s Afro-Latin and West African rhythms from Orchestra Baobab, or the Terje Isungset Ice Quartet, whose instruments are all made of ice. Polish trio Kroke bring klezmer and Balkan music, while Penguin Café craft panoramic sonic landscapes.

Orchestra Baobab

And it’s not just music! There’s comedy from Simon EvansJohn Robbins; Suzi Ruffell and Bridget Christie, astute advice from Philippa Perry and tales of derring-do from Billy Billingham.

If you’re interested in any of the shows, see or ring 01284 758000 for more details and to book tickets.

The Apex

The award-winning venue in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, is known for its acoustic excellence and home to a diverse programme of live music and events; from classical concerts to pop, rock, jazz, blues, world, country and folk, plus comedy and dance performances.

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