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Saturday 4 January
     André Rieu, 7.45pm, 70 years young  details at Firstsite, Colchester, map
      Saffron Hall, 7.30pm, BBC Concert Orchestra - New Year’s Celebration  details, Saffron Walden, map

Saturday 11 January
      Colchester Symphony Orchestra, 7.30pm, Russian Programme  details at St Botolph'smap
      Trianon Music Group, 7.30pm, A musical train journey  details at Ipswich Corn Exchangemap

Tuesday 14 January
      Colchester Moot Hall Organ, 1pm, David Poulter (Royal Hospital School, Holbrook)  details at Moot Hall Colchester, map

Wednesday 15 January
      Music in Felixstowe, 11.30am, Mike Hatchard,- pianist, singer, entertainer.  details at Orwell Hotel, map

Saturday 18 January
      Colchester Chamber Choir, 7pm, Magnificat: Bach/Vivaldi by candlelight with period instruments  details at Coggeshall Church, map
      Ipswich Bach Choir, with Ipswich Chamber Orchestra, 7.30pm, Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle,  conducted by Patrick McCarthy  details at Ipswich School, map
      Suffolk Singers, 7.30pm, Cold Hands, Warm Hearts, fund raising concert fo Families in Need  details at Woodbridge Community Hallmap

Sunday 19 January
      Saffron Hall, 3pm, Absolute Beethoven? BBC Symphony Orchestra and Portuguese conductor Joana Carneiro  details, Saffron Walden, map
      St Mary-le-Tower Church, 5pm, Epiphany Carol Service  details, Ipswich, map

Saturday 25 January
      Ipswich Chamber Music Society, 7.30pm, Fibonacci Sequence (trumpet, clarinet, bassoon, violin, cello & piano)  details at Ipswich School, map

Sunday 26 January
      Kingfisher Ensemble, 2.45pm, String Quintets  details at Lion Walk Church, Colchester, map
      Music in Felixstowe, 4pm, Ward Quartet by Candlelight  details at St Nicholas's, Felixstowe Ferry, map
      Stour Valley Arts and Music, 4pm, Jamal Aliyev, cello  details at Constable Hall, East Bergholt, map

Saturday 1 February
      Edmund Octet, 7.30pm, Gilbert and Sullivan evening, with the octet and friends  details at All Saints Church, Bury St Edmunds, map

Saturday 8 February
      Colchester Chamber Choir, 7pm, Like The Stars In The Sky, choral music for Farleigh Hospice, tickets at the door.  details at Coggeshall Church, map
      Stowmarket Chorale, 10am, Singing day workshop Verdi: Requiem  details at Woolpit Village Hall
      Wolsey Orchestra, 7.30pm, Russian music  details at The Apex, Bury St Edmunds, map

Sunday 9 February
      Kingfisher Ensemble, 3pm, String Quintet, Flute, Oboe & Piano  details at The Cut Arts Centre, Halesworth, map
      Newmarket Chamber Orchestra, 4pm, Purcell, Haydn, Mozart  details at All Saints Church, map
      Saffron Walden Symphony Orchestra, with Granta Chorale, 3pm, Film classics  details at Saffron Hallmap
      Stour Valley Arts and Music, 4pm, Young Musicans' Concert  details at Constable Hall, East Bergholt, map

Tuesday 11 February
      Colchester Moot Hall Organ, 1pm, William Baldry (St Mary-le-Tower, Ipswich)  details at Moot Hall Colchester, map

Wednesday 12 February
      Colchester Operatic Society, 7.45pm, Dare to be different, to 15 Feb  details at Headgate Theatre,  Colchester, map

Saturday 15 February
      Ipswich Chamber Music Society, 7.30pm, Coull String Quartet with Richard Edgar-Wilson (tenor) and Andrew Leach (piano)  details at Ipswich School, map
      Prometheus Orchestra, 7pm, Beethoven: piano concertos and wind octet Beethoven Wind Octet Beethoven 3rd Piano Concerto  details at Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh, map
      University of Essex Choir, with London Mozart Players, 7pm, Fauré: Requiem and Cantique de Jean Racine with the London Mozart Players  details at Chelmsford Cathedral, map

Sunday 16 February
     The Tallis Scholars, 3pm, Tallis, Pärt, Byrd, Croce  details at Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden, map
      Kingfisher Sinfonietta, 2.45pm, String Orchestra  details at Lion Walk Church, Colchester, map
      Prometheus Orchestra, 4pm, Beethoven: piano concertos and wind sextet  details at Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh, map

Monday 17 February
      Bury St Edmunds Concert Club, 7.30pm, Metamorphoses: clarinet, viola and piano trio Monday 16 March 2020 7:30pm  details at Unitarian Meeting House, Bury St Edmunds, map

Wednesday 19 February
      Headgate Theatre Colchester, 7.30pm, Sondheim & Me, Joanna Eden & George Double Trio  detailsmap
      Music in Felixstowe, 11.30am, Anna Noakes, flute and Christine Whiffen, harpsichord  details at Orwell Hotel, map

Saturday 22 February
     Tchaikovsky Piano Trio, 7.30pm, Mozart, Debussy, Tchaikovsky  details at Snape Maltingsmap

Sunday 23 February
      Music in Felixstowe, 7pm, Old Time Music Hall  details at Felixstowe Ferry Sailing Club, map

Saturday 29 February
      Ipswich Chamber Choir, 7pm, James MacMillan: Seven Last Words From The Cross  details at St Mary-le-Towermap
      Pimlott Foundation, 5pm, Ebonit Quartet (saxophones)  details at Old House, Great Horkesley, map

Sunday 1 March
      Bury St Edmunds Friendly OrchestraConcert  details at All Saints Churchmap
      Ipswich Symphony Orchestra, 2.30pm, Family Concert  details at Ipswich Corn Exchangemap

Tuesday 3 March
      New Wolsey Theatre at various times, Alan Ayckbourn: Absurd Person Singular, to 7 Mar  details, Ipswich, map

Saturday 7 March
      Bury Bach Choir, 7.30pm, Verdi: Requiem  details at Bury St Edmunds Cathedralmap
      St Botolph's Music Society, 7.30pm, Gala Concert, Night Gardens of Spain  details, Colchester, map

Sunday 8 March
      Stour Valley Arts and Music, 4pm, Carducci Quartet  details at East Bergholt Church, map

Tuesday 10 March
      Colchester Moot Hall Organ, 1pm, Ian Ray (Hon Borough Organist)  details at Moot Hall Colchester, map

Saturday 14 March
     Sonoro chamber choir & Granta Chorale, 7.30pm, Choral Inspirations  details at Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden, map
      Colchester Choral Society, 7.30pm, Haydn: The Creation  details at St Botolph'smap

Sunday 15 March
      Bury St Edmunds Concer Band, 7.30pm, A Night At The West End  details at Theatre Royal Burymap
      Kingfisher Sinfonietta, 2.45pm, String Orchestra and Piano  details at Lion Walk Church, Colchester, map
      Regent Theatre Ipswich, 7.30pm, California Dreamin'  details at Ipswich Corn Exchangemap
      Suffolk Villages Festival, 6pm, Sacred Music from17thC Germany and France- Psalmody & London Viols  details at Boxford Church, map

Monday 16 March
      Bury St Edmunds Concert Club, 7.30pm, Alena Walentin (flute)  details at Unitarian Meeting House, Bury St Edmunds, map

Friday 20 March
      Community Light Orchestra, 7.30pm, Featuring Felixstowe Harmonies, in support of Felixstowe Christians against Poverty  details at River of Life Church, Carr Road, Felixstowe

Saturday 21 March
     Benedetti Elschenbroich Grynyuk Trio, 7.30pm, Schumann, Brahms  details at Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden, map
      Aldeburgh Music Club, 7.30pm, Bach And Vivaldi: A Celebration  details at Snape Maltingsmap
      Colchester Symphony Orchestra, 7.30pm, Mozart Programme  details at St Botolph'smap
      Stowmarket Chorale, 7.30pm, Fauré: Requiem  details at United Reform Church, map
      Suffolk Sinfonia, 7.30pm, Brahms, Dvorak  details at The Apex, Bury St Edmunds, map
      Tiptree Choral SocietyDvorak Mass in D and Stainer's Crucifixion  details at St Luke's church Tiptree, map

Sunday 22 March
      Kingfisher Ensemble, 3pm, String Quintet  details at The Cut Arts Centre, Halesworth, map
      Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra, 4pm, Mother's Day Family Concert  details at Ipswich Corn Exchangemap

Wednesday 25 March
      Music in Felixstowe, 11.30am, Quartetto Familia with Wendy Gudgin, viola  details at Orwell Hotel, map

Thursday 26 March
     Thomas Mills High School, 7pm, 40th Anniversary Concert  details at Snape Maltingsmap

Saturday 28 March
      Eye Bach Choir, 7.30pm, Vaughan Williams: Sea Symphony and Dvorak,:Te Deum with the English Arts Chorale and accompanied by the Prague Conservatoire  details at Bury St Edmunds Cathedralmap
      Hadleigh Choral SocietyBernstein: Chichester Psalms; Duruflé: Requiem  details at Hadleigh Church, map
      Saffron Hall, 7.30pm, Curlew River with Ian Bostridge with Britten Sinfonia Voices  details, Saffron Walden, map
      Stour Choral Society, 2.30pm, Handel: Messiah.  details at Mistley Church, map
      Suffolk Singers, 1.10pm, Lunchtime Recital  details at Ely Cathedral, Lady Chapel, map
      Woodbridge Choral Society, 7.30pm, Mendelsohn: Elijah  details at Snape Maltingsmap

Sunday 29 March
     La Serenissima, period instrument ensemble, 3pm, Vivaldi  details at Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden, map
      Stour Valley Arts and Music, 4pm, Kammerphilharmonie Europa  details at East Bergholt Church, map
      West Bergholt Concert Band, 3pm, A sentimental Journey  details at West Cliff Theatre, Clacton, map

Wednesday 1 April
      Anglia BaroqueA lunchtime concert  details at Walsham-le-Willows church

Saturday 4 April
      Clacton Choral Society, 7.30pm, Handel’s Messiah (Parts II and III)  details at St James's Church, map
      Ipswich Choral Society, 4pm, Stainer: Crucifixion - a workshop and performance  details at St Mary's Church Harkstead, map
      Phoenix Singers, 7pm, Bach: St John Passion  details at Framlingham Church, map
      Saffron Walden Choral Society, with Chameleon Arts Orchestra, 7.30pm, Bach: Magnificat  details at Saffron Hallmap
      Witham Choral SocietyHaydn: Creation  details at Witham Public Hallmap

Sunday 5 April
      Sudbury Choral Society, 7.30pm, Faure: Requiem, Poulenc: Gloria  details at St Peter's Church, map
      Wethersfield Chamber Concerts, 4pm, Giuseppe Guarrera, Piano - Scriabin, Chopin, Ravel, Beethoven, Lizst  details at Wethersfield Church, Wethersfield, Braintreee, map
      Wethersfield Chamber Concerts, 4pm, Giuseppe Guarrera, Piano  details at Wethersfield Church, Wethersfield, Braintreee, map

Tuesday 7 April
      Snape Maltings, 3pm, Suffolk Youth Music Festival Concert: Karl Orff\: Carmina Burana  detailsmap

Saturday 11 April
     The Sixteen, 7.30pm, Victoria, Jpsquin, Allegri, Anerio  details at Snape Maltingsmap
      Aldeburgh Voices, 2pm, James MacMillan: Stabat Mater  details at Orford Church, map

Sunday 12 April
      Snape Maltings, Britren Sinfonia, 3pm, Bach: St Matthew Passion  detailsmap

Wednesday 15 April
      Headgate Theatre Colchester, 7.30pm, Piano Divas/The Music's On Me, Wendy Kirkland Quartet  detailsmap

Sunday 19 April
      Kingfisher Ensemble, 2.45pm, Piano Trios  details at Lion Walk Church, Colchester, map
      Lavenham Sinfonia, 7pm, Mahler, Gounod, Dvorak  details at Lavenham Church, map
      Music in Felixstowe, 3pm, Come And Sing Handel’s Messiah  details at St John the Baptist Church, map, 1 pm for singers' rehearsal
      Wethersfield Chamber Concerts, 4pm, Jamal Aliyev, Cello; Jâms Coleman Piano, Beethoven, Rachmaninov, David Popper, Tchaikovsky, Cesar Franck  details at Wethersfield Church, Wethersfield, Braintreee, map
      Wethersfield Chamber Concerts, 4pm, Savitri Grier, Violin; Yundu Wang, Piano  details at Wethersfield Church, Wethersfield, Braintreee, map

Wednesday 22 April
      Music in Felixstowe, 11.30am, The Ward Piano Trio - Mendelssohn, Beethoven  details at Orwell Hotel, map

Friday 24 April
      Snape Maltings, 7.30pm, Mitsuko Uchida, piano plays Mozart, Beethoven  detailsmap

Saturday 25 April
      Trianon Music Group, 7.30pm, Beethoven, Elgar, Brahms  details at Ipswich Corn Exchangemap

Sunday 26 April
      il pomo d’oro with Franco Fagioli, countertenor, 3pm, Handel, Vinci  details at Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden, map
      Kelvedon SingersSpring Concert  details at Kersey Parish Church, Suffolk
      Kingfisher Sinfonietta, 3pm, Dvorak: Romance and Beethoven: Symphony no.1  details at The Cut Arts Centre, Halesworth, map

Wednesday 29 April
     Dyad Productions, 7.30pm, I, Elizabeth, the queen aged 25, in 1568. Written & performed by Rebecca Vaughan  details at The Quay Theatre, Sudbury, map

Saturday 2 May
     London Philharmonic Orchestra, 7.30pm, Bach, Busoni with Igor Levit, piano and Sir Antinio Pappano, conductor  details at Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden, map
      Edmund Octet, 7.30pm, Cabaret night, with Classic Femme. Tickets from Suffolk Wildlife Trust  details at Unitarian Meeting House, Bury St Edmunds, map
      Ipswich Bach Choir, 7.30pm, Dvorak: Stabat Mater  details at St Michael's Church, Martlesham Heath
      University of Essex Choir, with London Handel Orchestra, 7.30pm, Bach: Mass in B Minor  details at Snape Maltingsmap

Saturday 9 May
      Colchester Symphony Orchestra, 7.30pm, Beethoven and Brahms  details at St Botolph'smap
      Community Light Orchestra  details at Hadleigh Church, map

Sunday 10 May
      Pimlott Foundation, 5pm, Soirée with Emiliano Ramniceanu, piano  details at Old House, Great Horkesley, map
      Wethersfield Chamber Concerts, 4pm, Ben Goldscheider, Horn; Richard Uttley Piano  details at Wethersfield Church, Wethersfield, Braintreee, map
      Wethersfield Chamber Concerts, 4pm, Ben Goldscheider, Horn; Richard Uttley, Piano  details at Wethersfield Church, Wethersfield, Braintreee, map

Saturday 16 May
      Britten Sinfonia, with Alison Balsom (trumpet), 7.30pm, Purcell, Scarlatti, Birtwistle, Ligeti  details at Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden, map
      Bury Bach Choir, 7pm, Handel: Messiah  details at Bury St Edmunds Cathedralmap
      Eye Bach Choir, 7.30pm, tba  details at Eye Church, map
      Ipswich Chamber Choir, 6.30pm, Music inspired by the British folk song  details at St Andrew's Church, Rushmere, map
      St Botolph's Music Society, 7.30pm, Hervey Benham Memorial Trust Concert  details, Colchester, map
      Wolsey Orchestra, 7.30pm, Mendelssohn, Grieg, MacCunn, Shostakovich  details at Ipswich Corn Exchangemap

Sunday 17 May
      Clacton Choral Society, 6.30pm, Choral Evensong  details at St James's Church, map

Friday 22 May
      Bury St Edmunds Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society, 7.30pm, Bond An Unauthorised Parody written and Performed by Gavin Robertson  details at Theatre Royal Burymap

Saturday 23 May
      Theatre Royal Bury, 7.30pm, Greg Byron Stand Up Poet, Gavin Robertson  details, Bury St Edmunds, map

Sunday 24 May
      Prometheus Orchestra, Chamber Ensemble, 4pm, Beethoven, Martinu  details at Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh, map
      Saffron Hall, 3pm, John Lill, piano plays Beethoven sonatas  details, Saffron Walden, map

Monday 25 May
      Suffolk Villages Festival, 6pm, Handel: Theodora- soloists, Psalmody & Essex Baroque Orchestra  details at Hadleigh Churchmap

Saturday 30 May
      Cantus FirmusA pilgrimage of song  details at Chevington to Bury St Edmunds Cathedral

Sunday 7 June
      West Bergholt Concert Band, 2.30pm, Concert  details at Flatford Mill, East Bergholt, map

Friday 12 June
      Berliner Philarmoniker Orchestra - live link, 6.30pm, Season Finale- Mahler: Symphony No. 2 in C minor  details at Firstsite, Colchester, map

Saturday 13 June
      Ipswich Choral Society, with Holbrook Choral Society and RHS School Holbrook, 7.30pm, Verdi: Requiem;  details at Royal Hospital School, map
      Pimlott FoundationSummer Concert, to 14 Jun  details at Old House, Great Horkesley, map

Sunday 14 June
      Lavenham Sinfonia, 7pm, Beethoven: violin Concerto  details at Lavenham Church, map

Saturday 20 June
      Suffolk Sinfonia, 7.30pm, Beethoven, Brahms  details at The Apex, Bury St Edmunds, map

Sunday 21 June
      Tiptree Choral SocietyProm in the Barn  details at Layer Marney

Friday 26 June
      Colchester Choral SocietyGilbert and Sullivan: The Pirates of Penzance, exerpts  details at Dedham Assembly Rooms, map

Saturday 27 June
     Bishop’s Stortford & Barnet Choral Societies, 7.30pm, Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius  details at Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden, map
      Ipswich Symphony Orchestra, 7.30pm, Summer Concert  details at Ipswich Corn Exchangemap
      Stour Choral Society, 6.15pm, Concert  details at Old Hall Chapel, East Bergholt, map

Sunday 28 June
      Tiptree Choral Society, 7.30pm, Children's Prom in the Barn  details at Layer Marney

Saturday 4 July
      Colchester Symphony Orchestra, 7.30pm, American programme. Copland,Gershein,Bernstein, Barber  details at St Botolph'smap
      Pasadena Roof Orchestra, 7.30pm, Summer concert  details at Ickworth House, Horringer, map
      Phoenix Singers, 7pm, A Night at the Opera  details at Framlingham College, map

Sunday 5 July
      Bury St Edmunds Friendly OrchestraSummer concert  details at Ashlar House, map
      Saffron Walden Symphony Orchestra, 3pm, Peter and the Flu with Frank Burnet, narrstor and author of the text  details at Saffron Hallmap

Saturday 11 July
      Saffron Walden Choral Society, 7.30pm, Karl Orff: Carmina Burana,  details at Saffron Hallmap
      St Botolph's Music Society, 7.30pm, Brahms  details, Colchester, map
      West Bergholt Concert Band, 7.30pm, concert  details at Coggeshall Church, map

Thursday 16 July
      Bury St Edmunds Friendly Orchestra, 6pm, "Carnival of the Animals” theme with children singing  details at All Saints Churchmap

Thursday 6 August
     National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, 7.30pm  details at Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden, map

Friday 21 August
      Aurora Orchestra, 7.30pm, Beethoven Symphony No.7 (from memory)  details at Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden, map

Sunday 20 September
      Lavenham Sinfonia, 7pm, Beethoven Piano Concerto No.4  details at Lavenham Church, map

Saturday 10 October
      Prometheus Orchestra, 7.30pm, Beethoven  details at Snape Maltingsmap

Saturday 17 October
      Colchester Symphony Orchestra, with Ben Vonberg- Clark, tenor, 7.30pm, Benjsmin Britten  details at St Botolph'smap

Saturday 7 November
      Tiptree Choral SocietyKarl Jenkins - The Armed Man. and 'War Story', music with a narrator.  details at St Luke's church Tiptree, map

Saturday 14 November
      Bury Bach Choir, 7.30pm, Beethoven: Mass in C  details at Bury St Edmunds Cathedralmap
      West Bergholt Concert Band, 7.30pm, Concert  details

Saturday 21 November
      Hadleigh Choral SocietyDvorák: Requiem  details at Hadleigh Church, map
      Ipswich Symphony Orchestra, 7.30pm, Autumn Concert  details at Ipswich Corn Exchangemap
      Suffolk Sinfonia, 7.30pm, Sibelius, Rodrigo  details at The Apex, Bury St Edmunds, map

Saturday 28 November
      Ipswich Choral Society, 7.30pm, Autumn concert  details

Saturday 5 December
      Colchester Symphony Orchestra, 7.30pm, CSO wind  details at St Botolph'smap

Sunday 6 December
      Clacton Choral Society, 7pm, Rutter: Feel the Spirit and Bullard: A Light in the Stable  details at St James's Church, map

Saturday 12 December
      Phoenix Singers, 7pm, Bach: Christmas Oratorio  details at Framlingham Church, map

Suffolk Villages Festival

Friday 28 August
     , 2020 Festival, to 31 Aug  details at St Mary's Church Harkstead, Ipswich, map


Saturday 11 January
      Metropolitan Opera New York - live link, 5.55pm, Alban Berg: Wozzeck  details at Firstsite, Colchester, map

Friday 24 January
      Theatre Royal Bury, 7.30pm, Showstopper! The Improvised Musical, to 25 Jan  details, Bury St Edmunds, map

Tuesday 28 January
      Norfolk and Norwich Operatic Society, 7.30pm and matinee, Made in Dagenham, to 1 Feb  details at Theatre Royal Norwichmap

Wednesday 29 January
      Royal Opera House - live link, 7.45pm, Puccini: La Bohème  details at Odeon Colchestermap  and  at Firstsite

Saturday 1 February
      Metropolitan Opera New York - live link, 5.55pm, Bernstein: Porgy and Bess  details at Firstsite, Colchester, map

Sunday 2 February
      Royal Opera House - live link, 2pm, Puccini: La Bohème  details at Firstsite, Colchester, map

Tuesday 4 February
     Adelpi Theatre London - Live Link, 7.30pm, Kinky Boots: The Musical  details at Firstsite, Colchester, map
     Adelphi Theatre -Live Link, 7pm, Kinky Boots The Musical  details at Odeon Colchestermap

Wednesday 19 February
      Regent Theatre Ipswich, 7.30pm, Puccini: La Bohème - Opera & Ballet International, an Ellen Kent production with Elena Dee the Korean soprano  detailsmap

Friday 21 February
     Children’s Theatre Company, 7pm, Bugsy Malone, to 22 Feb  details at New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich, map

Monday 24 February
      New Wolsey Theatre at various times, Once, to 29 Feb  details, Ipswich, map

Saturday 29 February
      Metropolitan Opera New York - live link, 5.40pm, Handel: Agrippina  details at Firstsite, Colchester, map

Thursday 5 March
      Russian State Ballet & Orchestra of Siberia, 7.30pm, The Nutcracker  details at Regent Theatre, Ipswich, map
      Theatre Royal Bury, - Total Productions, 7.30pm, Streisand.the Music.the Lady.the Legend -  details, Bury St Edmunds, map

Thursday 12 March
      English Touring Opera, 7.30pm, Mozart: Così fan tutte, to 13 Mar  details at Snape Maltingsmap

Friday 13 March
     KATS Youth Theatre, 1pm, Olivia!  by Malcolm Sircom, to 14 Mar  details at Headgate Theatre,  Colchester, map, and at 5pm

Saturday 14 March
      English Touring Opera, 7.30pm, Handel: Giulio Cesare  details at Snape Maltingsmap
      Metropolitan Opera New York - live link, 5.40pm, Wagner: Der Fliegende Hollander  details at Firstsite, Colchester, map
      Regent Theatre Ipswich, 7.30pm, Puccini: Madama Butterfly  detailsmap

Tuesday 17 March
      Royal Opera House - live link, 7.15pm, Beethoven: Fidelio  details at Firstsite, Colchester, map, and on 22 March at 2 pm  and  at Odeon Colchester

Tuesday 31 March
     Irving Stage Company, 7.30pm, Chicago, to 4 Apr at Theatre Royal Bury, Bury St Edmunds, map

Friday 3 April
     Enchanted Entertainment, 6pm and matinee, The Wizard of Oz - pantomime version  details at Regent Theatre, Ipswich, map

Saturday 11 April
      Metropolitan Opera New York - live link, 5.55pm, Puccini: Tosca  details at Firstsite, Colchester, map

Tuesday 21 April
      Royal Opera House - live link, 7pm, Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci,  details at Firstsite, Colchester, map,  and on 26 April at 2 pm

Tuesday 28 April
      English Touring Opera, 7.30pm, Mozart: Così fan tutte  details at Cambridge Arts Theatremap

Wednesday 29 April
      English Touring Opera, 7.30pm, Mozart: Così fan tutte  details at Cambridge Arts Theatremap

Thursday 30 April
      English Touring Opera, 7.30pm, Handel: Giulio Cesare  details at Cambridge Arts Theatremap

Friday 1 May
      English Touring Opera, 7.30pm, Mozart: Così fan tutte  details at Cambridge Arts Theatremap

Saturday 2 May
      English Touring Opera, 7.30pm, Handel: Giulio Cesare  details at Cambridge Arts Theatremap

Saturday 9 May
      Metropolitan Opera New York - live link, 5.55pm, Donizetti: Maria Stuarda  details at Firstsite, Colchester, map

Tuesday 12 May
      Bury St Edmunds Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society, 7.30pm, Annie, to 16 May  details at Theatre Royal Burymap

Thursday 18 June
      Royal Opera House - live link, 7.45pm, Richard Strauss: Elektra,  details at Firstsite, Colchester, map, and on 21 June at 2 pm  and  at Odeon Colchester

Sunday 13 September
      Saffron Opera Group, 2.30pm, Wagner: Tannhäuser  details at Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden, map


Thursday 16 January
      Royal Ballet - live link, 7.15pm, The Sleeping Beauty  details at Firstsite, Colchester, map,  and on 19 Jan at 2 pm  and  at Odeon Colchester

Friday 31 January
      DanceEast, 7.30pm, Enowate | Dickson Mbi Enowate | Dickson Mbi  details at Jerwood DanceHouse, Ipswich, map

Tuesday 25 February
      Royal Ballet - live link, 7.15pm, The Cellist/Dances at a Gathering  details at Firstsite, Colchester, map, aalso on 1 March at 5.55.pm  and  at Odeon Colchester

Friday 6 March
      Russian State Ballet & Orchestra of Siberia, 7.30pm, Sleeping Beauty - Opera & Ballet International  details at Regent Theatre, Ipswich, map

Saturday 7 March
      Russian State Ballet & Orchestra of Siberia, 7.30pm, Swan Lake  details at Regent Theatre, Ipswich, map

Wednesday 25 March
      Ballet Theatre UK, 7pm and matinee, Giselle, to 26 Mar  details at Theatre Royal Bury, Bury St Edmunds, map

Wednesday 1 April
      Royal Ballet - live link, 7.15pm, Swan Lake  details at Firstsite, Colchester, map  and  at Odeon Colchester

Tuesday 21 April
      Royal Opera House - live link, 7pm, Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci  details at Odeon Colchestermap

Saturday 2 May
     Co-op Juniors Theatre Co, Andrew Lloyd Webber: Cats, to 24 May  details at Snape Maltingsmap

Thursday 28 May
      Royal Ballet - live link, 7.15pm, The Dante Project (World Premiere)  details at Odeon Colchestermap  and  at Firstsite


Friday 3 January
      National Theatre - live link, 6.10pm, Fleabag  details at Firstsite, Colchester, map

Wednesday 8 January
     Common Ground Theatre Co, 7.30pm, Sherlock Holmes & The Warlock Of Whitechapel, to 18 Jan  details at New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich, map
      Eastern Angles Theatre Company, 7.45pm and matinee, The Famous Four & A Half Go Wild In Thetford Forest, to 18 Jan  details at Seckford Theatre, Woodbridge, map

Sunday 12 January
      Headgate Theatre Colchester, 7pm, Beneath the Skin / This is Me  details at Studio, map

Wednesday 15 January
      Colchester Theatre Group, 7.45pm, Our Little Secret/Numbers, to 18 Jan  details at Headgate Theatre,  Colchester, map

Thursday 16 January
     Stage Write, 7.30pm, Jacky! By Paul T. Davies  details at Lakeside Theatre, Colchester, map

Friday 17 January
      The Quay Theatre Sudbury, 7.30pm, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, based on R L Stevenson's novel, adapted and performed by James Hyland  detailsmap

Saturday 18 January
      National Theatre - live link, 1pm, Hansard by Simon Wood  details at Firstsite, Colchester, map

Wednesday 22 January
      Headgate Theatre Colchester, 7.45pm, Darker Shores by Michael Punter, to 25 Jan  detailsmap

Thursday 23 January
      The Quay Theatre Sudbury, 7.30pm, Dead Men's Eyes, supernatural story performed by R M Lloyd Parry  detailsmap

Wednesday 29 January
      Conservatoire EAST, West Suffolk College, 7.30pm, Noel Coward: Blithe Spirit, to 1 Feb  details, Bury St Edmunds, map

Friday 31 January
     University Centre, Colchester, 7.30pm, She Said, He Said, They Said. an evening of musical theatre, to 1 Feb  details at Headgate Theatre,  Colchester, map

Tuesday 4 February
      Adelphi Theatre London- filmed, 7.30pm, Kinky Boots - The Musical, to 9 Feb  details at Lakeside Theatre, Colchester, map
     Paper Lantern, 7.30pm, Les Liaisons Dangereuses  by Christopher Hampton, to 8 Feb  details at Headgate Theatre,  Colchester, map

Friday 7 February
      The Quay Theatre Sudbury, 7.30pm, Spitfire Solo,  written and performed by Nicholas Collett  detailsmap

Thursday 13 February
      The Quay Theatre Sudbury, 7.30pm, Buzzing, a comedy drama  detailsmap

Tuesday 18 February
      Theatre Royal Bury, 6.30pm, The Little Prince, based on the story by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry  details, Bury St Edmunds, map

Thursday 20 February
      Eastern Angles Theatre Company,  with Matthew Linley Creative Projects and the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, 7.45pm, The Ballad Of Maria Marten - story of a Suffolk murder, to 22 Feb  details at New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich, map
      National Theatre - live link, 7pm, Cyrano De Bergerac  details at Odeon Colchestermap  and  at Lakeside Theatre

Friday 21 February
     Theatretrain, Colchester, 7pm, A Night at the Musicals - young actors/ singers, to 22 Feb  details at Headgate Theatre,  Colchester, map

Saturday 22 February
      Theatre Royal Bury, Immersion Theatre, 5pm, Rapunzel,  tongue-in-cheek retelling of the fairy story, to 23 Feb  details, Bury St Edmunds, map

Monday 24 February
     Protocol Theatre, 7.45pm, Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet, to 29 Feb  details at Headgate Theatre,  Colchester, map
      Theatre Royal Bury, 7.30pm and matinee, Jeeves & Wooster In Perfect Nonsense, one man show, to 26 Feb  details, Bury St Edmunds, map

Thursday 27 February
     Project Liber, 7pm, Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons by Sam Steiner, to 29 Feb  details at Headgate Theatre,  Colchester, map
     Eclipse Theatre & Belgrade Theatre Coventry, 7.30pm, The Gift,, to 29 Feb  details at Theatre Royal Bury, Bury St Edmunds, map

Tuesday 3 March
      Sudbury Dramatic Society, 7.45pm, For Services Rendered, to 7 Mar  details at The Quay Theatremap

Wednesday 4 March
      Theatre Royal Bury, 7.30pm, In Loyal Company,  true story of missing World War II soldier Arthur Robinson, written and performed by his great-nephew David William Bryan.  details, Bury St Edmunds, map

Tuesday 10 March
     Gecko and Mind the Gap co-production, 7pm and matinee, A Little Space, to 11 Mar  details at New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich, map
      Theatre Royal Bury, 7.30pm, Quality Street, J M Barrie's farce -Northern Broadsides, to 14 Mar  details, Bury St Edmunds, map

Thursday 12 March
     Joshua Beaumont Company, 7.30pm, Undermined a play about the 1984 miners' strike  details at The Quay Theatre, Sudbury, map

Tuesday 17 March
      New Wolsey Theatre, - Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch in partnership with the National Theatre., 7.30pm, Shakespeare: Macbeth, to 21 Mar  details, Ipswich, map

Wednesday 18 March
     The Rejects Theatre Company, 7.45pm and matinee, Abigail's Party by Mike Leigh, to 21 Mar  details at Headgate Theatre,  Colchester, map
      Theatre Royal Bury, 7.30pm, Harpy, One woman performance by Sue Pollard  details, Bury St Edmunds, map

Wednesday 25 March
      New Wolsey Theatre at various times, Oliver Twist A New Adaptation From Charles Dickens By Bryony Lavery, to 4 Apr  details, Ipswich, map

Friday 27 March
      Eastern Angles Theatre Company, 7.30pm, Red Skies,  a fictional meeting in Suffolk between Arthur Ransome and George Orwell  details at The Quay Theatre, Sudbury, map

Monday 30 March
     Gallery Players, 7.45pm and matinee, Shakespeare: Macbeth, to 4 Apr  details at Sir John Mills Theatre, Ipswich, map
     Gallery Players, 7.45pm and matinee, Shakespeare Macbeth, to 4 Apr  details at Sir John Mills Theatre, Ipswich, map

Wednesday 1 April
      Headgate Theatre Colchester, 7.45pm, The Diary of Anne Frank, dramatised by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, to 4 Apr  detailsmap

Tuesday 7 April
      Headgate Theatre Colchester, 7.30pm, Strictly Sherlock by Jonathan Goodwin (based on characters created by Arthur Conan Doyle)  detailsmap

Thursday 9 April
     Theatre Royal Bury Young Company, 7pm, Oliver Twist -, to 11 Apr  details at Theatre Royal Bury, Bury St Edmunds, map

Saturday 11 April
      Headgate Theatre Colchester, 8pm, Voices In Her Head Trish Dunn, the American comic/ventriloquist  detailsmap

Monday 13 April
     Middle Ground Theatre Co at various times, Agatha Christie: A Murder Is Announced Adapted For The Stage By Leslie Darbon, to 18 Apr at New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich, map

Tuesday 14 April
      Theatre Royal Bury, 7.30pm, Lady Chatterley’s Lover, after D H Lawrence's novel -Titled Wig Productions, to 18 Apr  details, Bury St Edmunds, map

Thursday 16 April
     Quay Productions, 7.30pm, Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None, with the original novel's 1939 ending, adapted as a new version of the play in 2015, to 18 Apr  details at The Quay Theatre, Sudbury, map

Monday 20 April
      Eastern Angles Theatre Company, 7.45pm, Red Skies,  a fictional meeting between Arthur Ransome and George Orwell, to 25 Apr  details at Sir John Mills Theatre, Ipswich, map

Tuesday 21 April
      New Wolsey Theatre at various times, Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo, to 25 Apr  details, Ipswich, map
      Theatre Royal Bury, - Out of Joint, 7.30pm, The Glee Club,, to 25 May  details, Bury St Edmunds, map

Wednesday 22 April
      Dedham Players, 7.30pm, 50 Glorious Years, a medley of sketches, songs, poems and prose, to 25 Apr  details at Dedham Assembly Rooms, map

Tuesday 28 April
     London Classic Theatre, 7.30pm, Alan Ayckbourn: Absurd Person Singular -, to 2 May  details at Theatre Royal Bury, Bury St Edmunds, map

Wednesday 29 April
      Headgate Theatre Colchester, 7.45pm and matinee, Jumpy by April de Angelis, to 2 May  detailsmap

Thursday 21 May
      National Theatre - live link, 7pm, The Welkin  details at Odeon Colchestermap  and  at Lakeside Theatre

Thursday 11 June
      Theatre Royal Bury, - Oddsocks Productions, 7.30pm, Shakespeare: The Comedy Of Errors -, to 13 Jun  details, Bury St Edmunds, map

Wednesday 17 June
      Bury Theatre Workshop, 7.30pm, Tom Jones, based on Henry Fielding's novel, to 20 Jun  details at Theatre Royal Bury, Bury St Edmunds, map

Tuesday 30 June
      Theatre Royal Bury, Irving Stage Company, 7.30pm, Agatha Christie: Murder On The Nile -, to 4 Jul  details, Bury St Edmunds, map

Sunday 12 July
      Stanley Hall, 12.30pm, Shakespeare: Macbeth  details, Halstead, map

Tuesday 21 July
      Bury Theatre WorkshopShakespeare: Twelfth Night, to 25 Jul  details at Bury St Edmunds Abbey, in the Gardens, map

Thursday 10 September
      Bury Theatre WorkshopIbsen: A Doll's House, to 12 Sep  details at Unitarian Meeting House, Bury St Edmunds, map

Friday 9 October
      Bury Theatre WorkshopEdith In The Dark -about the children's authot Edith Nesbit, to 10 Oct  details at Guildhall, Bury St Edmunds, map

Thursday 12 November
      Bury Theatre WorkshopThe Curious Savage - a comedy, to 14 Nov  details at Unitarian Meeting House, Bury St Edmunds, map


Wednesday 15 January
      Dedham Films, 7.30pm, Downton Abbey 2019  details at Assembly Rooms, map

Christmas music

Saturday 28 November
      Stour Choral SocietyChristmas concert  details

Saturday 12 December
      West Bergholt Concert Band, 7.30pm, Christmas Concert  details at St Botolph's, Colchester, map

Wednesday 16 December
      Phoenix Singers, 7pm, Community Carol Concert  details at Framlingham Church, map

Saturday 19 December
      Bury Bach Choir, 7.30pm, Christmas Music  details at Lavenham Church, map

Christmas shows

Thursday 28 November
      New Wolsey Theatre at various times, Aladdin, to 1 Feb  details, Ipswich, map

Saturday 30 November
      Mercury Theatre CochesterCinderella, to 5 Jan  details at at Abbey Field, Colchester, map

Friday 27 November
      Theatre Royal Bury, 7.30pm, Cinderella, to 17 Jan  details, Bury St Edmunds, map


Thursday 6 February
      New Wolsey Theatre, 7.45pm, The Mountbattens - their lives and loves, presented By ihe author Andrew Lownie  details, Ipswich, map


Tuesday 14 January
      Firstsite Colchester, -from Royal Academy, 7.30pm, Lucian Freud – A Self Portrait: Exhibition on Screen  detailsmap

Tuesday 7 April
      Firstsite Colchester, 7.30pm, Easter in Art: Exhibition on Screen  detailsmap