The Apex Bury St Edmunds

Events at The Apex

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

Tel: 01284 758000

Fri 1 Dec, 8pm

Hazel O’Connor

Hazel and her 5-piece band play all the hits from her first three albums: ‘Breaking Glass’, ‘Sons and Lovers’ and ‘Cover Plus’, including the iconic ‘Will You’, ‘Eighth Day’ and ‘D’Days

£25 / £20

Sat 2 Dec, 3pm & 7pm

Christmas Swingalong

The massed forces of The Voice Squad team up with The Galaxy Big Band to bring you a gargantuan and joyful seasonal celebration.

£12 (£8 U12s)

Tue 5 Dec, 1.30pm

Raymond Froggatt Christmas Matinee Show

Froggie (as he is affectionately known) has spent 50 years treading the boards, writing and singing songs that have been covered by so many other major artists, including Cliff Richard, Isaac Hayes & Elton John.


Tue 5 Dec, 7.30pm

Chas & Dave

Rescheduled from June (original tickets still valid). The history of Chas & Dave in ‘The Full Story Live’, with their greatest hits and more!


Sat 9 Dec, 7.15pm

The Fillers

The Fillers return to their hometown to play Killers’ classic hits and new songs. Plus Kings of Lyon, The Swamp Donkeys & Alton Wahlberg

£13adv / £15door

Sun 10 Dec, 1.45pm

60s Hits & Laughter Christmas Matinee Special

With the Tornados (‘Telstar’), The Foundations (‘Build Me Up Buttercup’) and Dozey, Beeky, Mick & Tich (‘Hold Tight’, ‘Bend It’, ‘Legend Of Xanadu’).


Sun 10 Dec, 8pm

Fat Cat Comedy Club

See for line-up.


Mon 11 Dec, 7.30pm

Schubert Ensemble

After 35 years as one of the world’s leading exponents of music for piano and strings, The Schubert Ensemble has announced that this will be their final season of concerts.

Schumann: 3 Canonic Studies for pedal piano from Op. 56 arr. David Matthews (nos. 3 & 5) and Orlando Jopling (no.4)

Beethoven: Piano Trio in D major Op.70 no.1 ‘The Ghost’
Brahms: Piano Quartet no.1 in G minor

£20 / £15 (£5 U25s)

Wed 13 Dec, 7.30pm

Steeleye Span

Maddy Prior leads a line-up featuring faces old and new. Their 2017 performances will see them perform new gems alongside classics that have made them one of the most successful British folk rock bands ever.


Thu 14 Dec, 7.30pm

Let’s Twist Again

Love 50s and 60s music? Then you will love ‘Let’s Twist Again’… with new songs for 2017. Join us in our American Diner to re-live the fabulous songs of Elvis, Dusty, Lulu, The Beatles, Sandie Shaw, The Drifters, Frankie Valli, Cilla and more.


Mon 18 Dec, 7.30pm

Jazz At The Movies

Joanna Eden & the Chris Ingham Quartet present jazzy festive favourites from the silver screen.


Tue 19 Dec, 8pm

Roy Wood Rock & Roll Band

Recently inducted into “The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame” in New York, Roy is now known across the world as a founder of The Move, ELO, and Wizzard. Roy and his Big Rock & Roll Band, will perform classic hits ‘Flowers In The Rain’, ‘Fire Brigade’, ‘Blackberry Way’, ‘See My Baby Jive’ & ‘I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day’ and many more.



Wed 20 Dec, 7.30pm

Only Men Aloud

Former ‘Last Choir Standing’ on BBC1, and winners of a Classical Brit Award for Best Album, OMA, inject new life into the Welsh Male Voice Choir tradition, with many different styles of music – from Welsh hymns and folksongs, opera and musical theatre all the way to swing and pop music.


Thu 21 Dec, 8pm

Eliza Carthy and the Wayward Band

First assembled in 2013 by Eliza to explore and celebrate her long and varied career in folk music, The Wayward Band  loved playing together so much it seemed natural and inevitable that this 12-piece would set about recording an album. ‘Big Machine’ is undoubtedly one of Eliza’s most adventurous and accomplished works to date and their live show, which features a who’s who of names in the folk world, is equally as impressive, ambitious and exhilarating.



Sat 23 Dec, 11am & 2pm

Father Christmas Comes Up Trumps!

Father Christmas is back, and this time he’s had three helpings of sprouts! As he tries to deliver the presents, his tummy rumbles, gurgles and groans, but Father Christmas knows he must keep it in – he doesn’t want to wake anyone up! TaleGate Theatre Productions hit the perfect combination of witty humour, fantastic music and the extra sparkle for which they have become known in this fabulously funny and brilliantly bouncy musical adaptation of Nicholas Allan’s sequel to ‘Father Christmas Needs a Wee.’

£12/ child £10/ family £38

Sat 23 Dec, 7.30pm

An Albion Christmas

A guided tour through the Christmas customs of Britain with Simon Nicol (Fairport Convention), Kellie While (Albion Band) Simon Care (Edward II) and founder of Fairport, Steeleye Span and The Albion Band, Ashley Hutchings.

Described in the Guardian as “the perfect antidote to the corporate Christmas”, many people say that their Christmas doesn’t start until they have seen this show!


Wed 27 Dec – Tue 2 Jan, times vary see website for details.


CTC return with the swingin’ 60s musical set in Baltimore, 1962. Tracy Turnblad is a big girl with big hair and an even bigger dream: to dance her way onto national TV, and into the heart of teen idol Link Larkin!

Tracy’s audition makes her a local star and soon she is using her new-found fame to fight for integration. But can she win equality – and Link’s heart – without denting her ‘do?

This irresistible feel-good show features hit songs, ‘Welcome To The 60s’, ‘You Can’t Stop The Beat’, ‘The Nicest Kids in Town’.

£22 (£18 conc)

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