The Apex

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

Photo: Jerry Gilbert

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 44 events at this location

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Albert Lee & His American Band

Rock'n'roll guitarist Albert Lee performs with his band.

Sat 28 Apr

£24 / 01284 758000

  • 19:30

Aled Jones

Mothers' favourite, TV presenter and former choir boy Aled Jones performs a mix of inspirational songs.

Sat 19 May

£27.50; £5 under 25s / 01284 758000

  • 19:30

An Audience with Simon Reeve

The journalist sets out on his first-ever tour to discuss the many fascinating adventures he has undertaken.

Wed 7 Nov

£27.50 / 01284 758000

  • 19:30

Brodsky Quartet & Sir Willard White

The quartet and the acclaimed opera singer perform a programme with a strong American theme, featuring Barber's haunting Dover Beach and works by Copland, Gershwin and Kern.

Sat 26 May

£25 (£21) / 01284 758000

  • 19:30

Crooners

Brand new comedy musical that uses the the tunes of the Rat Pack. Following three gentlemen who all exude the properties that make up a crooner: smoothness, suavity, and stylishness.

Fri 27 Apr

£21.50 / 01284 758000

  • 19:30 – 22:00

£22 / 01284 758000

  • 19:30

Dan Snow: An Evening With The History Guy

Dan Snow: An Evening with the 'History Guy' will feature the well-known historian, broadcaster and BBC TV presenter recount anecdotes of memorable experiences from his very successful career. Otherwise known as 'The History Guy', Dan will also research and include historical facts relating to Sale and the surrounding area…

Tue 26 Jun

£25 / 01284 758000

  • 19:30

The Dime Notes

The band perform 1920s New Orleans jazz, stomp and swing.

Fri 25 May

£9; £5 under 25s / 01284 758000

  • 13:00

Elio Pace: The Billy Joel Songbook

Pace plays the songs of the Piano Man.

Tue 8 May

£27.50 / 01284 758000

  • 19:30

The ELO Experience

This tribute band recreates 'Mr Blue Sky' et al, probably with a more stable line-up than the real ELO.

Fri 22 Jun

Phone for prices / 01284 758000

  • 19:30

Emma Johnson's Clarinet Goes To Town

Emma Johnson traces the roots of traditional American jazz whilst paying tribute to some of the greatest clarinettists of all time – Sidney Bechet, Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw – with the help of John Lenehan (piano) and Paul Clarvis (percussion).

Tue 22 May

£5–£21 / 01284 758000

  • 19:30

Federico Colli

The acclaimed pianist performs Bach's Partita No 4 and Bach-Busoni's Chaconne.

Tue 22 May

£9 ( £5) / 01284 758000

  • 13:00

From the Jam

Now featuring only one member From the Jam. Bruce Foxton is joined by Russell Hastings and drummer Steve 'Smiley' Barnard.

Thu 17 Jan 2019

£28 / 01284 758000

The GB Home Guard Band

The Home Guard band performs a concert of vintage military band music.

Sat 12 May

£12 (Children £10) / 01284 758000

  • 15:00

Giovanni Pernice: Born To Win

The Strictly star is accompanied by Luba Mushtuk and a host of top class dancers.

Mon 18 Jun

£29 / 01284 758000

  • 19:30

Tue 19 Jun

£29 / 01284 758000

  • 19:30

Gretchen Peters

Americana from the Nashville singer-songwriter.

Thu 31 May

£26.10 / 01284 758000

Hal Cruttenden: Chubster

The London-born TV regular and self-confessed middle-class luvvie shares his brand of upbeat observational humour.

Thu 18 Oct

£18 / 01284 758000

  • 20:00

Hal Cruttenden

  • 3 stars

The star of BBC Radio 4's Hal and regular TV panelist rants about modern life.

Thu 18 Oct

£19.80 / 01284 758000

Hello Again: The Story Of Neil Diamond

Brooklyn Creed & The Salvation Band recreate the story of the American singer-songwriter.

Thu 21 Jun

£23 / 01284 758000

  • 19:30

Henry Blofeld: 78 Retired

After 50 years of expert commentary on international cricket, Henry Blofeld has hung up his microphone for good. In this farewell show, he shares previous unheard anecdotes plus secrets about the Test Match Special team, which would not be allowed on the radio.

Sun 6 May

£20 / 01284 758000

  • 19:30

Illegal Eagles

Tribute band to the prolific Hotel California songsters.

Fri 28 Sep

£25 / 01284 758000

  • 19:30

Sat 29 Sep

£25 / 01284 758000

  • 19:30

Jessica Radcliffe

One of London's most accomplished jazz singers takes the rich, lovelorn repertoire made famous by Billie Holiday and puts her own spin on it.

Sun 20 May

£15; £12 adv; £23 VIP / 01284 758000

  • 11:30

Joan Armatrading

The three-time Grammy Award-nominee and widely acclaimed singer and musician from Saint Kitts performs blues songs, old and new.

Sun 7 Oct

£35 / 01284 758000

  • 19:30

Mon 8 Oct

£35 / 01284 758000

  • 19:30

Joanne Shaw Taylor

Bluesy-rock from the solo artist.

Wed 3 Oct

£25.85 / 01284 758000

Kathleen Turner: Finding My Voice

Lending her trademark husky alto to classic tunes from the American songbook, Kathleen Turner interweaves songs including 'Let’s Fall in Love' and 'I’d Rather be Sailing' alongside stories from her remarkable life and career.

Wed 9 May

£27.50 / 01284 758000

  • 19:30

Kerry Ellis

A celebration of 20 years since Kerry Ellis made her West End debut.

Mon 7 May

£28 / 01284 758000

  • 19:30

Kevin Bridges: Work In Progress

The Clydebank-born stand-up trials new material ahead of his new tour.

Wed 2 May

£17.50 / 01284 758000

  • 20:00

King King

Glasgow blues outfit fronted by Alan Nimmo.

Fri 1 Jun

£22 / 01284 758000

Kosmos Ensemble

The trio performs an inspirational combination of tango, Gypsy, Balkan and Japanese music.

Thu 24 May

£9; £5 under 25s / 01284 758000

  • 13:00

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

The Grammy Award-winning South African a cappella ensemble were brought to the attention of the entire world when Paul Simon introduced them on his best-selling Graceland album. Marrying the harmonies of their Zulu traditions with the sentiments of gospel music, the group uplift audiences with their voices and tightly…

Fri 18 May

£33; £5 under 25s / 01284 758000

  • 19:30

Les Musicals

'Les Musicals' presents the biggest hit songs from the West End & Broadway in this exhilarating live concert tour. Musical theatre’s leading men and X Factor stars; Jonathan Ansell (G4 frontman) & Rhydian Roberts join forces for the first time ever to create a dramatic & spine-tingling concert. This…

Wed 20 Jun

£22.50 / 01284 758000

  • 19:30

Neil Oliver: The History Of Britain In 100 Places

Neil was born to love Great Britain. During his 20 years travelling to every corner, and whilst filming BBC2's 'Coast', he's fallen in love all over again. From north to south, east to west it cradles astonishing beauty. The human story here is a million years old, and counting. The tolerant, easy-going peace we enjoy has…

Tue 23 Oct

£15–£22.50 / 01284 758000

  • 19:30

The Red Hot Chilli Pipers

A unique brand of 'bag rock' (that's bagpipes plus rock, if you were wondering) with stirring tunes and energetic performances. Expect everything from 'Flower of Scotland' to Coldplay's 'Clocks', via AC/DC and Deep Purple.

Fri 30 Nov

£27.50 / 01284 758000

Sara Dowling Sings Gershwin

The jazz vocalist applies her exotic musicality to the songs of one of the most beloved American composers of the 20th century.

Mon 21 May

£9; £5 under 25s / 01284 758000

  • 13:00

Shappi Khorsandi: Mistress and Misfit

  • 3 stars

The TV regular and award-winning comic presents a show about Lady Emma Hamilton, the mistress of Lord Nelson.

Mon 14 May

£15 / 01284 758000

  • 20:00

The Simon Spillett Quartet: Tribute To The Tenors

The saxophonist and band plays music associated with some of the great jazz tenor saxophonists over the years such as Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster, Dexter Gordon, John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Joe Henderson and others, including Ronnie Scott and Tubby Hayes.

Wed 23 May

£9; £5 under 25s / 01284 758000

  • 13:00

Stewart Francis: Into The Punset… The Last Time You'll See This Ass

Surreal and deadpan one-liners from the quickfire Canadian stand-up and TV regular seen on Mock The Week and Live At The Apollo.

Sun 28 Oct

£18.50 / 01284 758000

  • 20:00

Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra

Leslie Olive conducts a performance of Glinka's Russlan And Ludmilla Overture, Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No 2 and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No 5. With pianist Alexander Ullman.

Sun 20 May

£18–£36 / 01284 758000

  • 16:00

The Tap Pack

A modern rat-pack show with the addition of tap dancing.

Mon 21 May

£25 / 01284 758000

  • 20:00

Tom Soper

This exhibition celebrates the diversity and beauty of East Anglia through a series of the artist's photographs.

Wed 9 May

Free / 01284 758000

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Thu 10 May

Free / 01284 758000

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Fri 11 May

Free / 01284 758000

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 23 more dates until 3 Jun

UK Pink Floyd Experience

A tribute show that spans PF's Gilmour-led catalogue from Dark Side to The Division Bell.

Sat 8 Sep

£24 / 01284 758000

Ute Lemper: Last Tango in Berlin - The Best of Ute

The German singer made her name as murderess Velmer Kelly in the London and New York revivals of the musical Chicago. Her root repertoire draws on pre-War Berlin cabaret, and the songs of Brecht and Weill. In this show she branches out to sing chansons by Brel, Piaf and Ferre, as well as venturing into the world of tango…

Thu 24 May

£30; £5 under 25s / 01284 758000

  • 19:30

Walter Trout

Blues guitarist who has played with the likes of John Mayall, Canned Heat and John Lee Hooker.

Wed 6 Jun

£27.50 (£25.30) / 01284 758000

Whitney: Queen of the Night

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

Thu 13 Sep

£24.50 / 01284 758000

Woman to Woman

Judie Tzuke, Beverley Craven and Julia Fordham perform their hits and album tracks with a five-piece band.

Sat 3 Nov

£35.10–£79.50 / 01284 758000

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