The Apex Theatre Bury St Edmunds

Events at the Apex Theatre

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

Tel: 01284 758000

Here we go again:

Unfortunately I was a bit optimistic sending out the listings for July & August as following yesterday’s announcement, the first 5 events will now not be able to go ahead.

It’s so frustrating for everyone (you guys included of course) as the knock on effect ripples out.

We hope to be back to normal(ish) for Brian McFadden on 21 July.

Aurora Orchestra, Gary Delaney, The Drifters, ELO Experience and Suffolk Philharmonic are cancelled or postponed. Aurora will be returning in June 2022, but with a different programme. Suffolk Phil’s concert has been moved to 9 October.

Thanks & best wishes


Aurora Orchestra with Nicola Benedetti

Aurora Orchestra with Nicola Benedetti

Postponed – Aurora will be returning in June 2022

“Dreaming, hearing loss and saying goodbye.” So reads the evocative subtitle for Richard Ayres’ No.52 (Three Pieces about Ludwig van Beethoven), premiered by Aurora Orchestra behind closed doors at last year’s BBC Proms. Aurora’s first post-pandemic appearance at The Apex offers the first opportunity for a live audience to experience this radiant, intensely personal work, described by The Times as “Stupendous… unbearably poignant, yet also indefatigably stoic.

Richard Ayres – No. 52 (Three pieces about Ludwig van Beethoven)

Beethoven – Violin Concerto in D, Op.61

Playing the Beethoven from memory, Aurora created an organic sense of community, dynamism and inspiration.” – New York Times

The Green Fair

The Green Fair

Sun 4 Jul, 10.30am-4.30pm Check event with organisers

A celebration of all things eco-friendly, sustainable and green! Workshops, talks, stalls and information by a variety of local organisations and businesses. The Green Fair will be held in the main auditorium and upstairs in the lounge area, as well as outside in Charter Square.

Entry is free but you will need to book tickets to some of the talks and presentations. For more information about stallholders and to book tickets please go to:

Free entry

Gary Delaney

Gary Delaney


‘Gary in Punderland’. One of the most sought-after joke writers in the country and longstanding Mock the Week special guest, Gary has been through the laughing glass and he’s ready to bring you a brand new show with hit after hit of the kind of one-liners only a master could craft.

★★★★ ‘One of Britain’s grandmasters of the one-liner’’ – Chortle

★★★★ ‘A cavalcade of brilliantly inventive puns’ – Guardian

ELO Experience


The world’s foremost tribute to The Electric Light Orchestra


Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra

Postponed – 9 October 2022

“Welcome back” concert: a delicious programme of joyful, sunny Mozart on a Sunday afternoon.

Enjoy the outstanding playing of Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra in one of Mozart’s best-loved symphonies, the famous 40th, and marvel at the exultation in the exhilarating soprano motet Exsultate Jubilate.

Suffolk Philharmonic’s top professional string section play the familiar sounds and delightful energy of Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, and to round off a memorable afternoon drink in the golden sounds of the French Horn in Mozart’s Fourth Horn Concerto.

Post-show “Meet The Players” reception, hosted by conductor Leslie Olive, with soprano soloist Jane Burnell, horn soloist Benjamin Goldscheider, the SPO’s distinguished Associate Leader Richard Milone, and members of the Orchestra (£15)

£39.50* / £34.50* / £28.50* / £22.50*

Brian McFadden Live Acoustic

Brian McFadden Live Acoustic

Wed 21 Jul, 7.30pm

Former Westlife singer, Brian McFadden and his band will play an acoustic set featuring Westlife and solo hits as well as some soul classics.


Bootleg Blondie

Fri 23 Jul, 8pm

The only Blondie tribute to play the legendary CBGB’s in New York City before its demise in 2006.
Lead vocalist Debbie Harris appeared on two shows for BBC1 when she was picked out of 15,000 applicants to represent Debbie Harry on ‘Even Better Than The Real Thing’ hosted by Paddy McGuinness.

£18.50* standing / £21* seated

Viva Santana

Sat 24 Jul, 8pm

The 7-piece Viva Santana features Spanish guitar wizard Marcos Rodriguez on electric and acoustic guitar, two incredible percussionists and a full line up to match Carlos’ Abraxas days. Expect classy guitar licks over danceable percussion, as the band roll their way through ‘Samba Pati’; ‘Changes’, ‘Soul Sacrifice’, ‘Oye Como Va’, ‘Smooth’ and other highlights from Santana’s 30-year career.


The Sound of Springsteen

Fri 30 Jul, 7.30pm

Whether you were ‘Born to Run’ or ‘Born in The USA’, you can enjoy ‘Dancing in the Dark’ with a ‘Hungry Heart’!

Formed in late 2017, each member of this 8-piece band has toured and recorded with many of the biggest names in the music industry and been chosen for their unique abilities as performers and an undeniable love for the music of The Boss.


The Total Who Show

The Total Who Show

Sat 21 Aug, 7.30pm

Two hours of anthemic hits, including ‘Won’t Get Fooled Again’, ‘My Generation’, ‘Pinball Wizard’, ‘Who Are You’, ‘Substitute’ and more, by Johnny Warman’s Magic Bus – featuring musicians who have performed with Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend and John Entwistle (as well as David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, Foo Fighters and The Small Faces!).




Fri 27 Aug, 7.30pm

Lindisfarne’s pioneering sound, combining acoustic instruments like mandolin and fiddle with electric blues & roots, proved the perfect medium to deliver their catchy, memorable songs.

Lindisfarne are back with a classic five-piece line up of long-time members fronted by original founder-member Rod Clements (vocals, mandolin, fiddle, slide guitar) and a repertoire of much-loved songs like ‘Meet Me On The Corner’, ‘Fog On The Tyne’, ‘Lady Eleanor’ and ‘Run For Home’.


Chantel McGregor

Blues, Rhythm & Rock Festival

Sat 28 Aug, 2pm

Chantel McGregor, Dana Gillespie and the London Blues Band, Kyla Brox, When Rivers Meet, The Ryk Mead Band, The Cinelli Brothers.

£28*adv / £31*door

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