The Apex

The Apex
Charter Square, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 3FD
  • Telephone 01284 758000
  • Box office times Mon–Sat 10am–5pm.
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The Apex

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Apex, a multi-arts venue and community meeting place housed in the Arc shopping centre, first opened in 2010 and has since played host to a diverse programme of rock, folk, blues, country and classical concerts, plus a wide range of comedy events. Local groups use the space for chess clubs, craft fairs and dance classes, among other activities. In addition, Apex houses an art gallery.

Apex is located two minutes from the main bus station and ten minutes from Station Hill train station.

Events at this venue

There are 33 events at this location

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Barbara Dickson

The songstress explores her catalogue of songs in an acoustic performance with the support of her pianist Nick Holland.

Wed 27 Sep

£22 / 01284 758000

  • 19:30


Poperatic man band.

Thu 14 Sep

£22.50 / 01284 758000

  • 19:30

The Bob Dylan Story

A tribute to a singer-songwriting icon.

Fri 28 Jul

£20 / 01284 758000

  • 19:30

Ed Byrne: Spoiler Alert

Stand-up comedy from the Mock The Week regular.

Thu 2 Nov

£24 / 01284 758000

  • 20:00

Eliza Carthy & the Wayward Band

The Scarborough-born singer and fiddler performs traditional English folk, backed by an ensemble which includes members of Bellowhead, Mawkin, Blowzabella, Edward II and more.

Thu 21 Dec

£20 / 01284 758000

  • 20:00

Evelyn Glennie

The world's foremost percussionist, who has also vowed to teach the people of the world to listen better to each other, performs Prism Rhapsody by Keiko Abe, Orologeria Aureola by Evelyn Glennie and Philip Sheppard, Clapping Music by Steve Reich and Quasi Una Sonata by Nebojsa Zivkovic. She is accompanied by Philip Smith…

Fri 29 Sep

£22–£27; £5 under 25s / 01284 758000

  • 19:30

Graham Gouldman

10cc man jointly responsible for hit 'I'm Not in Love', as well as songs that became hits for The Yardbirds, The Hollies and Herman's Hermits, tours his new solo material and impressive back catalogue.

Wed 4 Oct

£26.95 / 01284 758000

Hazel O'Connor

Veteran new wave singer-songwriter.

Fri 1 Dec

Times & prices to be confirmed / 01284 758000

Illegal Eagles

Tribute band to the prolific Hotel California songsters.

Fri 15 Sep

£24 / 01284 758000

  • 19:30

Sat 16 Sep

£24 / 01284 758000

  • 19:30

Jackson Live In Concert: Amir Sharma: Michael Jackson Tribute

Remembered as one of the most influential musical artists of all time, Michael Jackson's legacy remains a centre-point of pop culture. In a sensational live show, Ben Bowman recreates the moves and the music of King Of Pop with hits Thriller and Bad featured.

Thu 21 Sep

£21 / 01284 758000

  • 19:30

JASON DONOVAN and his Amazing Midlife Crisis

The vocalist performs stripped-back and acoustic versions of classic pop hits, intermingled with stories and chat about the highs and lows of his career.

Mon 9 Oct

£25 / 01284 758000

  • 19:30

Jeremy Hardy

Mr Hardy is a stalwart of BBC Radio 4 comedy including The News Quiz and I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue. Now's your chance to see Jeremy out on his own, peddling his intelligent satire and gentle musings across the country.

Sun 1 Oct

£14 / 01284 758000

  • 20:00

Katherine Ryan: Glitter Room

Dark and warped humour from the London-based Canadian stand-up.

Fri 20 Oct

£19.50 / 01284 758000

  • 20:00

The Lady Boys of Bangkok

The colourful and light-hearted cabaret featuring the showgirls of Thailand's capital. Their latest show, Who Runs The World!, is lip-synched choreographed dance fest featuring songs from the movies as well as covers of classic pop hits.

Wed 1 Nov

Times to be confirmed / 0871 705 0705

Let's Hang On

A tribute to Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. Tight falsetto vocals and doo-wop harmonies, featuring all those insanely catchy hits such as 'Can't Take My Eyes Off You' and 'December '63 (Oh What A Night)'.

Thu 7 Dec

£23.50 / 01284 758000

  • 19:30

Livewire AC/DC

Live/Wire - The unique six man tribute to rock music´s greatest band AC/DC complete with trademark cannons, a wall of Marshall´s and 2 hours of High Voltage Rock and Roll. The band cover both eras as always with both Bon Scott and ´Pete´ Brian Johnson present to take you on the Rock and Roll train for a night to remember.

Fri 2 Mar 2018

£20 / 01284 758000


Pop icon, Bond singer and 1969 winner of the Eurovision Song Contest whose singing career spans six decades.

Sun 22 Oct

£45 / 01284 758000

  • 19:00

Tue 7 Nov

£45 / 01284 758000

  • 19:00

Matt Cardle

The singer-songwriter and winner of the seventh series of The X Factor, performs his commercial pop-rock originals. Support from Kerry Ellis.

Wed 23 Aug

£27.50–£40 / 01284 758000

  • 19:30

Thu 24 Aug

£27.50–£40 / 01284 758000

  • 19:30

Mike Westbrook: The Uncommon Orchestra

The 80-year-old jazz composer, pianist and bandleader presents a score he has written for his 22-piece ensemble.

Sat 30 Sep

£18; £5 under 25s / 01284 758000

  • 19:30

Milkshake! Live ‘The Magic Story Book’

Bob the Builder, Little Princess, Noddy, Fireman Sam, Shimmer & Shine, Pip from Pip Ahoy!, Winnie and Wilbur, Wissper, Milkshake! Monkey and two Milkshake! presenters will be appearing at this stage version of the children's TV programme.

Sat 9 Sep

£15 (Children £13.50 under 16s; £52) / 01284 758000

  • 12:00
  • 15:30

Nik Kershaw

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of his first chart success the diminutive 80s pop star hits the road for his 'Me, Myself and I Tour', performing songs, telling tales and once again inflicting 'The Riddle' on the nation.

Wed 20 Sep

£25.30 / 01284 758000

Paul Chowdhry: Live Innit

The Lafta funniest stand-up award winner of 2013 tackles more observational stuff in his latest show.

Sun 17 Dec

£22.40 / 01284 758000

Rich Hall: 3:10 to Humour

The latest musings from the deadpan grouch, star of ridiculous amount of stuff on the tellybox and a favourite at the Fringe each year.

Tue 24 Oct

£17 / 01284 758000

  • 20:00

Sean Kelly

A night of stand-up comedy and charity auction from the US-based star of Storage Hunters, joined by his co-stars T-Money and Green Mile.

Wed 18 Oct

£23.65 / 01284 758000

The Selecter and The Beat

A co-headline tour featuring the two of the original 2-Tone ska acts who both formed in the late 1970s.

Thu 19 Oct

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01284 758000


Doo wop nostalgia merchants who performed on Top of the Pops over 50 times and have now been together over 40 years.

Sat 24 Feb 2018

£22 / 01284 758000

Simon Day: In Character

Legend of The Fast-Show, Simon Day takes to the stage to present his different comedy characters.

Thu 12 Oct

£22 / 01284 758000

Songbook Sundays: Emily Saunders

The London-based vocalist, songwriter, composer and producer joins the Chris Ingham Trio to perform jazz, pop and soul favourites.

Sun 24 Sep

£15; £12 adv / 01284 758000

  • 11:30

Songbook Sundays: Gill Manly

The acclaimed vocalist joins the Chris Ingham Trio to perform a tribute to Nina Simone.

Sun 27 Aug

£15 (£12) / 01284 758000

  • 11:30

The South

Original Beautiful South members Dave Hemingway, Alison Wheeler, Dave Stead, Damon Butcher, Tony Robinson and Gaz Birtles reform with a slightly different name and Phil Barton and Steve Nutter added to the line-up.

Thu 30 Nov

£25–£27.50 / 01284 758000

  • 20:00

SuperSonic 70s Show

Six piece 'totally live' 70s tribute show.

Sat 29 Jul

£17.50 / 01284 758000

  • 19:30

That'll Be the Day

Step back in time with a brand new edition of the popular touring show, and hear rock'n'roll hits from the 50s, 60s and 70s.

Fri 18 Aug

£25 / 01284 758000

  • 19:30

Whitney: Queen of the Night

A celebration of the life and music of Whitney Houston through three decades of classic hits.

Sun 30 Jul

£23.50 / 01284 758000

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