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

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.

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There are 47 events at this location

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60s Hits & Laughter Show 4

The Marmalade and The Swingin' Blue Jeans deliver a selection of their hits, plus comedy, anecdotes and the 5-4-3-2-1 60s Pop Quiz.

Sat 25 Feb 2017

£24.50 / 01284 758000

Abba Party Night

The classic pop of the Swedish foursome is performed live.

Thu 22 Dec

£22 / 01284 758000

Academy Of Ancient Music

The orchestra performs Bach's Concerto For Oboe D'amore In D and Italian Concerto In F, Vivaldi's Concerto For Violin In G Minor, No 6 and Concerto For 2 Violins In A Minor, No 8, Albinoni's Concerto For Oboe In D Minor, No 2 and A. Marcello's Concerto For Oboe In D Minor, with violinist Rebecca Livermore and…

Thu 23 Feb 2017

£25–£28; £5 under 25s / 01284 758000

An Afternoon With Gervase Phinn

The Yorkshire-born writer and radio personality talks about his life and work.

Sun 11 Dec

£17.50 / 01284 758000

The Albion Christmas Band

The Albion Christmas Band consists of three Fairport Convention alumni and singer Kellie White.

Fri 23 Dec

£18 / 01284 758000

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Belcea Quartet

The group performs Schubert's String Quartet No 10, Shostakovich's String Quartet No 8 and Schubert's String Quartet No 14, Death And The Maiden.

Mon 12 Dec

£5–£20 / 01284 758000

Big Country

A re-formed configuration of the veteran Scotrockers whose hits include 'Fields of Fire' and 'In a Big Country'. Following the success of their 30th Anniversary ‘Steeltown’ Tour Big Country present their 'Best Of' tour.

Wed 14 Dec

£24; £22 adv / 01284 758000

Cats!: The Children's Theatre Company

  • Directed by: Gillian Lynne
  • Written by: Andrew Lloyd Webber (music)

Andrew Lloyd Webber's long-running musical, based on TS Eliot's Old Possum's Book Of Practical Cats, is set on the night of the Jellicle Ball when feline tribes gather to honour a new soul.

Fri 30 Dec

Sat 31 Dec

£21 (Children £18) / 01284 758000

Mon 2 Jan 2017

Celtic Fiddle Festival

Folk fiddlers Kevin Burke, Christian Lemaitre Charlie McKerron from Ireland, France and Scotland respectively showcase their regional repertoires accompanied by acclaimed guitarist Nicolas Quemener.

Sun 19 Feb 2017

£17 / 01284 758000

The Chicago Blues Brothers

Celebrating the music of The Blues Brothers with a packed revue of blues and soul.

Sun 22 Jan 2017

£24.50 / 01284 758000

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Chinese New Year Variety Show

This variety show with its Chinese theme, is to raise funds for My WiSH Charity, supporting West Suffolk Hospital and The Samaritans.

Thu 2 Feb 2017

£12 (£8) / 01284 758000

East Anglia Chamber Orchestra

Jacques Cohen conducts Brahms's Tragic Overture, Elgar's Cello Concerto and Beethoven's Symphony No 3, 'Eroica', with cellist David Cohen.

Sat 4 Feb 2017

£20 ( £16; £16; Children £16) / 01284 758000

Ed Byrne

Stand-up comedy from the Mock The Week regular.

Thu 2 Nov 2017

£24 / 01284 758000

Elkie Brooks

Million-selling British songstress belts out the hits as well as material from her latest album.

Sat 21 Jan 2017

£27 / 01284 758000

European Union Chamber Orchestra

The orchestra performs Elgar's Serenade For Strings In E Minor, Mozart's Concerto No 14 In E Flat, Bach's Concerto In F Minor and Haydn's Symphony No 57 In D, with pianist Angela Hewitt.

Tue 7 Feb 2017

£22–£25; £5 under 25s (£20–£23) / 01284 758000

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An Evening with Gervase Phinn

The Yorkshire writer and radio personality talks about his life and work.

Sun 11 Dec

£17.50 / 01284 758000

Fairport Convention

Veteran folk group whose current line-up features founding member Simon Nicol with Gerry Conway, Chris Leslie, Dave Pegg and Ric Sanders.

Fri 24 Feb 2017

£26 / 01284 758000

Sun 11 Dec

£12 / 01284 758000

Guest acts take to the stage for a night of laughter.

Sun 8 Jan 2017

£12 / 01284 758000

Guest acts take to the stage for a night of laughter.

Sun 12 Feb 2017

£12 / 01284 758000

Guest acts take to the stage for a night of laughter.

Fleetwood Bac

The ensemble performs rock in tribute to the award-winning band.

Fri 20 Jan 2017

£18 / 01284 758000

From the Jam

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

Thu 19 Jan 2017

£22.50 / 01284 758000

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Glenn Tilbrook

Solo show from the former Squeeze frontman.

Tue 13 Dec

£20 / 01284 758000

Jazz At The Movies

Joanna Eden and the Chris Ingham Quartet, with saxophonist Mark Crooks, play jazz-inspired renditions of film soundtracks.

Mon 19 Dec

£15 / 01284 758000

Jethro: Bull & Bonkers

Adult character comedy from the reactionary Cornishman and well-known Kipper.

Wed 1 Feb 2017

£20 phone for availability / 01284 758000

Joe Stilgoe: Songs On Film

After two sell-out years at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the internationally acclaimed singer, pianist and entertainer Joe Stilgoe finally takes his smash hit show on tour.

Fri 17 Feb 2017

£20.50 (£18.50) / 01284 758000

Jon Richardson: Old Man

Wry observations and pessimistic humour from the 8 out of 10 Cats star, who is starting to feel his age.

Sat 18 Feb 2017

£20.50 / 01284 758000

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Lee Nelson: Suited and Booted

Lee Nelson, the creation of comedian Simon Brodkin, is the chavvy catch-phrase monger whose Well Good Show has become a BBC3 hit. Now the South London geeza takes his banter to the live stage where it all works best. Brodkin has appeared as Nelson in a host of TV programmes including Al Murray's sketch show Al Murray's…

Wed 22 Feb 2017

£20 / 01284 758000

Leo Sayer

Leo Sayer performs his debut album Silverbird in full.

Wed 7 Jun 2017

£27.50 / 01284 758000

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 'Dec '63 (Oh What A Night)'.

Thu 8 Dec

£23 / 01284 758000

Let's Twist Again

Chris Madin and Suzi Madin lead a full professional company in a musical show featuring the hits of the 1950s and 1960s, including songs made famous by Elvis Presley, Dusty Springfield, Buddy Holly, Lulu, The Beatles, Sandie Shaw and others.

Thu 15 Dec

£25.85 / 01284 758000

The Locrian Ensemble: Carols By Candlelight: Mozart

  • Directed by: Justin Pearson (dir)
  • Written by: Mozart

The group, in lavish period costume, and in front of an evocative candlelit setting, performs carols, string medleys of familiar Christmas tunes and seasonal surprises. They are joined by the evergreen Jill Washington, West End star soprano of Phantom of the Opera, who sings tunes from Handel's Messiah to White Christmas.

Wed 21 Dec

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Los Pacaminos

Tex-Mex and Americana music.

Fri 27 Jan 2017

£17.50 / 01284 758000

Macca: The Paul McCartney Story

A musical biopic of one half of the greatest songwriting partnership of the latter half of the 20th century, cause he's actually sort of kind of fab, in a funny way, y'know.

Thu 16 Feb 2017

£25 (£23) / 01284 758000

Maddy Prior & The Carnival Band: Carols & Capers

Between the five members of the band they bring to the stage a combination of 25 instruments and multiple musical styles and ideas to make this a refreshing and irreverent show, as they put their unique stamps on a range of familiar and not-so-familiar festive fare.

Tue 20 Dec

Martha Wainwright

The New York blues-folk singer-songwriter performs songs for her latest release Goodnight City.

Tue 24 Jan 2017

£24.50–£29.50 (£19.50–£27.50) / 01284 758000

Paolo Angeli

Using a variety of special effects, the guitarist and composer from Sardinia performs his own material that mixes, folk, jazz and pop. Support from Derek Gripper.

Sun 5 Feb 2017

£12.50; £5 under 25s / 01284 758000

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Ramin And The Broadgrass Band

Iranian-Canadian actor and singer Ramin Karimloo fronts the collective in a performance that combines bluegrass and country.

Sun 29 Jan 2017

£28.50 / 01284 758000

Raymond Froggatt Christmas Matinee Show

The singer-songwriter plays country and Americana.

Thu 15 Dec

£18.50 / 01284 758000

Rory Bremner: Party Political

Britain's best-known satirical impressionist is back! With Trump, Boris and Brexit fresh in the memory, Rory's on a mission to make sense (and nonsense) of it all. (Good luck with THAT.) He will be joined by special surprise guests: some politicians, some comedians. Come and work out which is which! Best known for the…

Wed 8 Feb 2017

£18.50 / 01284 758000

The Roy Orbison Story

Roy Orbison tribute singer Barry Steele and his five-piece show band singing hits by the Big O plus a special tribute to the time Roy spent with The Traveling Wilburys, and Bono.

Fri 3 Feb 2017

£22 / 01623 633133

Ruby Turner

Veteran soul singer-songwriter.

Fri 10 Feb 2017

£20.50 / 01284 758000

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The Simon & Garfunkel Story

The story of one of music's most compelling duos.

Sat 28 Jan 2017

£19.50 / 01284 758000

The Sons Of Pitches

Inventive pop covers, original numbers and improvised songs from the multi award-winning a cappella YouTube stars and winners of BBC Two's The Naked Choir..

Wed 5 Jul 2017

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01284 758000

TaleGate Theatre: Father Christmas Needs A Wee!

A children's show with music which explores a near-universal dilemma, adapted from Nicholas Allan's book.

Tommy Emmanuel

Australian guitarist in concert.

Wed 11 Jan 2017

£25 / 01284 758000

Turin Brakes

The acoustic guitar-toting English duo take some new tunes on the road, along with their decade-strong back catalogue in tow.

Wed 7 Dec

£22; £20 adv / 01284 758000

Wilko Johnson

The redoubtable Dr Feelgood guitarist and band rock it up Canvey Island-style; after undergoing radical surgery to treat his hitherto-believed-to-be terminal cancer, the indomitable Johnson is back, minus one pancreas but with added vim and vigour.

Fri 14 Apr 2017

£25 / 01284 758000

Wolsey Orchestra

Ben Palmer conducts Borodin's Overture To Prince Igor, Dvorak's Cello Concerto, Sibelius's Valse Triste and Nielsen's Symphony No 1, with cellist Susie Davis.

Sat 11 Feb 2017

£15 (£12; £3; Children £3) / 01284 758000

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