The Apex Theatre Bury St Edmunds

Events at the Apex Theatre

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

Tel: 01284 758000

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Following the latest government advice, and alongside other UK venues, we regret to inform you that The Apex auditorium and studios will be closing until further notice.

This decision has not been taken lightly and we have made this decision with the safety and well-being of our customers and staff in mind. Where possible, events will be postponed, but unfortunately some events will be cancelled, in which case ticket holders will be contacted and refunded. We ask all ticket holders to please avoid contacting The Apex. If you were due to visit us in the near future, we will contact you directly as soon as possible. We ask that you please bear with us at this unprecedented time.

Thank you for your understanding, we very much appreciate your patience.

Please do keep checking our website and social media channels for the latest updates. As we know more, we will of course update these channels with developments.

We look forward to welcoming you back to The Apex at the soonest possible opportunity.

For NHS advice regarding COVID-19, visit the NHS website.

Here’s a list of some of the delights in store at the Apex

Bury Friendly Orchestra

Bury Friendly Orchestra Spring Concert

Sun 1 Mar, 6pm

A varied programme of music including Verdi’s dramatic overture to his opera, Nabucco and Hamish Macunn’s evocative portrayal of the Scottish landscape in his piece ‘The Land Of the Mountain and the Flood’, Crusell’s Clarinet Concerto with Matthew Walker (former winner of the West Suffolk Young Musician) and Korngold’s scintillating Theme and Variations which builds to a glorious and dramatic conclusion.

Giuseppe Verdi: Overture to Nabucco,

Oskar Lindberg: Gammal fäbodpsalm från Dalarna (arr. Edward Pullin),

BH Crusell: Clarinet Concerto No 2, Op 5,

Hamish MacCunn: The Land of the Mountain and the Flood Op 3,

Welsh Traditional (arr. Edward Pullin): Suo Gan,

Korngold: Theme and Variations.

£11* (£3* U17s)

Blazin’ Fiddles

Tue 3 Mar, 7.30pm

Hear the regional expressions and diverse fiddle dialects from Scotland’s Highlands and islands as fiddles and bows ignite in a blend of ensemble and solo sets from the four fiddle frontline of Inverness’ Bruce MacGregor, Shetlander Jenna Reid, Nairn’s Rua Macmillan, and Orcadian Kristan Harvey, with guitar and piano from Anna Massie and Angus Lyon.

The band’s passion is gloriously infectious… a much loved staple on the Scots traditional scene for the past 20 years” Songlines




Fri 6 Mar, 7.30pm

Europe’s most successful ever exponents of retro-inspired rock & roll, with 23 Top 40 hit singles, including ‘Under The Moon of Love’, ‘When’, ‘You Got What It Takes’, ‘3 Steps To Heaven’ & ‘Hey Rock & Roll’.

£21* standing

Clare Grogan

Altered Images

Sat 7 Mar, 8pm

Altered Images had worldwide success in the 1980s, with 3 Top 10 Albums and 6 Top Ten Singles. They have an array of artistes who happily describe themselves as fans, from Florence And The Machine to The Foo Fighters.

After an eighteen-year gap Clare Crogan was persuaded to sing their hits again and continues to play in front of enthusiastic crowds.

£23.50* standing / £25* seated

Havana Nights

Tue 10 Mar, 7.30pm

Italian Latin Champion, Graziano Di Prima has established himself on the hit BBC show Strictly Come Dancing and will now be touring the country with his new show with partner Giada.

Havana Nights is an exciting mix of Latin dances with individual performances from Graziano and Giada as well as entertaining group numbers with their supporting dancers.



Brubecks Play Brubeck

Wed 11 Mar, 7.30pm

Darius Brubeck and his brothers, Chris and Dan, along with Dave O’Higgins on sax will be touring around the world in 2020 to celebrate Dave Brubeck’s Centennial.

Born in 1920, Dave Brubeck had an international reputation as a composer, player and jazz ambassador. The Dave Brubeck Quartet released hits such as ‘Take Five’ and ‘Blue Rondo a la Turk’ and these tracks from the Time Out album continue to please and excite audiences the world over.

£23.50* (£6* U25s)

The Music of Prince

The Music of Prince

Sat 14 Mar, 7.30pm

New Purple Celebration: the artists formerly known as Purple Rain. The 2-hour hit-packed funky show, includes ‘1999’, ‘Little Red Corvette’, ‘Purple Rain’, ‘Raspberry Beret’, ‘U Got The Look’ and many more.

£24.50* standing / £26.50* seated

Roddy Doyle

Conversations with Roddy Doyle

Sun 15 Mar, 7.30pm

An entertaining evening with one of Ireland’s best-loved writers & special guest interviewers.

Roddy Doyle’s writing is immediately recognisable for his rich humour, unique use of dialogue and contemporary references. He portrays the experiences of everyday Irish life, while presenting difficult social and historical issues in a concise and accessible form.

Credited with having reinvented the modern Irish novel, his work includes The Commitments, The Woman Who Walked Into Doors, Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, The Snapper & The Van.


Kojo Anim

Kojo Anim

Wed 18 Mar, 7.30pm

The Taxi Tour: Britain’s Got Talent comedian Kojo Anim launches his debut solo tour.

The 39-year-old father of one was Simon Cowell’s golden buzzer act on this year’s series of the ITV talent show, winning through to the grand final. Kojo is here to make the world laugh, sharing his funny observations and stories about life, parenthood and family.


Eric & Ern

Ian Ashpitel & Jonty Stephens as Eric & Ern

Thu 19 Mar, 2.30pm & 7.30pm

The Olivier nominated duo behind the critically acclaimed West End hit, Eric & Little Ern bring you joy, bring you sunshine….

I never thought I’d see Morecambe & Wise live – I think I just have!” Ben Elton.

I laughed until I cried!” Twiggy


BurySOUND 2020 Grand Final

BurySOUND 2020 Grand Final

Fri 20 Mar, 6pm

Legendary music competition with 5 heat winners, headlined by last year’s winner Gabby Rivers.


Suffolk Sinfonia Spring Concert

Suffolk Sinfonia Spring Concert

Sat 21 Mar, 7.30pm

Brahms may be in a tragic mood, but Dvorak’s tunes will soon put a smile back on your face, and his dance rhythms will have your toes tapping as we perform his violin concerto and seventh symphony. Czech it out!

Brahms Tragic Overture

Dvorak  Violin Concerto

Dvorak Symphony no 7

Chris Braime – Conductor


Aurora Orchestra

Aurora Orchestra

Mon 23 Mar, 7.30pm

The brilliant Aurora Orchestra bring another one of their extraordinary memorised performances: Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony.

Known for her thoughtful interpretation of Mozart, pianist Yeol Eum Son performs Mozart’s A-major Piano Concerto K488, by turns jubilant and melancholic. This masterpiece is paired with a rare opportunity to experience Birtwistle’s Cortege for 14 musicians, a virtuosic work in which musicians take turns to deliver a solo line from the centre of the ensemble, creating a kind of ritualised dance. Aurora then presents one of its distinctive memorised performances of a whole symphony with an electrifying interpretation of Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony.

£27* / £22* (£6* U25s)



Tue 24 Mar, 8pm

Fish brings his final album ‘Weltschmerz’, which is scheduled for release exactly 30 years after his first solo album, ‘Vigil in a Wilderness of Mirrors’. Fish will be performing songs from his new album including
‘Man with a Stick’, which was voted best single of 2018 on ‘Planet Rock Radio’ and a full performance of the ‘Vigil’ album, in what will be the start of the closing of the circle on Fish’s long solo career.

£33.50* standing

Ninebarrow Band

Ninebarrow Band

Wed 25 Mar, 7.30pm

Innovative and captivating folk duo described by Mike Harding as sounding ‘damn fine’, by Seth Lakeman as ‘a fantastic duo’, and by Kate Rusby as ‘absolutely amazing’. Jon Whitley and Jay LaBouchardiere combine breath taking vocal harmonies and melodies, delivering songs that are inspired and rooted in the landscape and history of the British Isles.

For the first time, the duo will be joined by cellist Lee MacKenzie, John Parker on double bass and Evan Carson on percussion for brand new songs and stunningly realised arrangements of some old favourites.


The Syd Lawrence Orchestra

Thu 26 Mar, 7.30pm

Live and Swinging: An exciting, dynamic performance directed by Chris Dean, packed with Big Band favourites by the likes of Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey, Neal Hefti, Billy May, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and many more.

£24.50* (£6* U25s)

Feast of Fiddles

Feast of Fiddles

Sun 29 Mar, 7.30pm

Fiddlers Peter Knight (Gigspanner, Steeleye Span), Chris Leslie (Fairport Convention),  Brian McNeill (Battlefield Band), Ian Cutler (Bully Wee), Tom Leary (Lindisfarne) and Garry Blakeley (Band of Two) add the large range of fiddle playing styles to the  back-line of guitars, keyboards, sax and accordion – all held together by legendary drummer Dave Mattacks. The show features all the individuals in a wide range of ensemble pieces – instrumental and vocal.

Britain’s fiddling supergroup” – Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2


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