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 44 events at this location

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10cc´s Graham Gouldman & Heart Full Of Songs

Graham Gouldman formed what became Heart Full of Songs six years ago, purely for the pleasure of playing songs in their simplest form, acoustically. Backed by fellow 10cc band members and opening the show at 10cc concerts, Graham performed a selection of hits he wrote for other artistes. The format became so popular…

Wed 4 Oct

£26.95 / 01284 758000

Brian Poole & The Tremeloes

Brian Poole, Len 'Chip' Hawkes and Dave Munden reunite more than 50 years after recording their first song. Take a trip down memory lane as they preform classic hits including Twist And Shout, Do You Love Me, Silence Is Golden, (Call Me) Number One and Suddenly You Love Me.

Sun 25 Jun

£21 / 01284 758000

  • 19:30

The Carpenters Story

  • Directed by: Phil Aldridge

Theatre show telling the tale of the brother/sister duo, featuring all the songs that made The Carpenters a legend in the world of music.

Sat 10 Jun

£24 / 01284 758000

  • 19:30

Chas & Dave

The cheeky cheery Cockneys return with 'Rabbit', 'Gertcha', 'Margate' and more.

Sat 3 Jun

£32.50 / 01284 758000

  • 19:30

Chris Smither

The Boston-based singer-guitarist performs his melange of folk and blues.

Mon 12 Jun

£15 / 01284 758000

  • 20:00

Con & Dec: The Bachelors

An afternoon of musical memories, stories, anecdotes and sing-a-longs with a hint of Irish blarney.

Sat 3 Jun

£18.50 / 01284 758000

  • 13:45

Dixie Strollers

Dixie and New Orleans seven-piece jazz outfit, influenced the likes of Alex Welch, Kid Ory, Sidney Bechet, Jelly Roll Morton and Louis Armstrong.

Fri 26 May

£9; £5 under 25s / 01284 758000

  • 12:30

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

An Evening of Burlesque

Cabaret spectacular featuring fan dancing fantasies, foxy 40s WAF sirens, bubblegum blowing baseball babes and cheesecake pin-ups.

Fri 14 Jul

£22 / 01284 758000

  • 20:00

An Evening with Strictly Come Dancing's Ian Waite and Camilla Dallerup

Join Camilla Dallerup and Ian Waite from Strictly Come Dancing for an evening of dance, song and stories.

Tue 30 May

£26 (£24.50) / 01284 758000

  • 19:30

Sun 11 Jun

£12 / 01284 758000

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

  • 20:00

Harvey And The New Wallbangers

We loved this band in the 80s, and were very excited to hear that they had got back together for some one-off gigs this year We were even more excited that they agreed to come and play at the Bury Festival! Three original Wallbangers, Harvey Brough, Jeremy Taylor and Richard Allen, plus two new Wallbangers, Clara…

Sat 27 May

£20; £5 under 25s / 01284 758000

  • 20:00

Hazel O'Connor

Veteran new wave singer-songwriter.

Fri 1 Dec

Times & prices to be confirmed / 01284 758000

Il Ballo E Vita: Giovanni Pernice & Luba Mushtuk

Giovanni Pernice and Luba Mushtuk, from Strictly Come Dancing, star in this exciting dance performance. Joined by professional dancers from Dancing With The Stars Ireland.

Wed 12 Jul

£28; £14 disabled (£26) / 01284 758000

  • 19:30

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

*Jason * is delighted to announce that he will be hitting the road once again in the autumn, only this time; it’s a tour with a twist. He will return to Town Hall with an intimate show, which promises to be a unique opportunity to see him like you’ve never seen him before! At aged 49 ½ and with a wealth of tantalising…

Mon 9 Oct

£25 / 01284 758000

  • 19:30

Joel Dommett: LIVE

  • 4 stars

The young comedy star with a cupboard full of accolades and dreadfully modern hair.

Tue 27 Jun

Phone for availability / 01284 758000

  • 20:00

The Lady Boys of Bangkok

The colourful and light-hearted cabaret featuring the showgirls of Thailand's capital.

Wed 1 Nov

Times to be confirmed / 0871 705 0705

Leo Sayer

Leo Sayer performs his debut album Silverbird in full.

Wed 7 Jun

£27.50 / 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

The Magic of Motown

Tribute to the sweet soul sounds of Motown starring the supremely-talented Magic of Motown band, with hits made famous by the Isley Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Martha Reeves and more.

Thu 15 Jun

£25.50 / 01284 758000

  • 19:30

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

The Pasadena Roof Orchestra

The Orchestra celebrates the music of the great entertainers from Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington to Billie Holiday and Bix Beiderbecke.

Fri 23 Jun

£22 / 01284 758000

  • 19:30

Patsy Cline & Friends

Tributes to Patsy Cline, Hank Williams and Jim Reeves deliver renditions of country classics that will transport you back to the good old days.

Fri 9 Jun

£18.50–£19.50 / 01284 758000

  • 19:30 – 22:10

£19.50 / 01284 758000

  • 19:30

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

Rachel Tucker

The star of Broadway, known for her run as Elphaba in Wicked The Musical, performs a bevy of classic jazz, soul, and musical theatre favourites.

Wed 31 May

£26 (£20) / 01284 758000

  • 19:30

Sean Kelly

The auctioneering star of the hit TV show, Storage Hunters, return to his stand-up roots.

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

Si Cranstoun: Twisting The Night Away

A modern-day celebration of doo-wop, rock'n'roll and early soul, featuring a singer whose distinctive tenor highs echo those of Jackie Wilson, Sam Cooke and other great black American singers.

Thu 29 Jun

£18 / 01284 758000

  • 19:30

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

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

£26.95–£32.45 (£24.75–£30.25) / 01284 758000

Soul Ii Soul

British soul, R&B and reggae from the veterans who released the hit single 'Back to Life (However Do You Want Me)' in 1989.

Thu 1 Jun

£36.50 / 01284 758000

  • 20:00

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

Spooky Men's Chorale

This choir, who originate from the Blue Mountains, Australia, bring their varied repertoire to the UK's stages.

Mon 10 Jul

£20 / 01284 758000

  • 19:30

Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra

Leslie Olive conducts the orchestra, with violinist Savitri Grier and oboist John Anderson, for Vaughan Williams's Oboe Concerto, The Lark Ascending and Fantasia On A Theme Of Thomas Tallis and Elgar's Serenade In E Minor.

Fri 26 May

£16–£34 / 01284 758000

  • 19:30

Suffolk Sinfonia Summer Concert

The orchestra performs Mendelssohn's Overture to The Fair Melusine, Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto and Beethoven's Symphony No 4.

Sat 24 Jun

£12 (£4; £10) / 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

Vieux Farka Touré

World music and Saharan desert blues.

Sun 18 Jun

£18 / 01284 758000

  • 19:30

West Suffolk Jazz

Some of West Suffolk's top young musicians play classic big band and jazz standards.

Sun 28 May

Apex Lounge

Free / 01284 758000

  • 12:30

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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