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Saturday 7 December
      Cantus Firmus, 6.30pm, Messy Messiah - with Bury Cathedral's In Harmony Trust  details at St John's Church, Ipswich, map
      Colchester Symphony Orchestra, 7.30pm, CSO Wind  details at St Botolph'smap
      Woodbridge Choral Society, 7.30pm, Vivaldi, Handel, Bach  details at Woodbridge Church, map

Sunday 8 December
      Saffron Hall, 3pm, Pasadena Roof Orchestra at Christmas  details, Saffron Walden, map

Tuesday 10 December
      Colchester Moot Hall Organ, 1pm, Recital by Ian Ray  details at Moot Hall Colchester, map

Saturday 14 December
      Ipswich Gilbert and Sullivan Society, 7.30pm, Variety - charity concert  details at Knodishall Village Hall, Saxmundham IP17 1UD
      St Botolph's Music Society, 7.30pm, Dvorak, Saint-Saens, Mozart  details, Colchester, map

Wednesday 18 December
      Music in Felixstowe, 11.30am, Emily Bennett with the Champagne Trio  details at Orwell Hotel, map

Friday 20 December
      Saffron Hall, 7.30pm, The Sixteen  details, Saffron Walden, map

Saturday 21 December
      St Mary-le-Tower Church, 6pm, Handel: Messiah  details, Ipswich, map

Tuesday 31 December
      Berliner Philarmoniker Orchestra - live link, 4pm, New Year's Eve Concert  details at Firstsite, Colchester, map

Wednesday 1 January
      Music in Felixstowe, 3pm, Vennese concert with the Festival Orchestra  details at Orwell Hotel, map
      Prometheus Orchestra, - Nathan Williamson And Prometheus String Ensemble, 3pm, Beethoven  details at St Edmund’s Church, Southwold (ip18 6jg)

Saturday 4 January
      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

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

Sunday 19 January
      Kingfisher Ensemble, 2.45pm, String Quintets  details at Lion Walk Church, Colchester, map
      Saffron Hall, 3pm, Absolute Beethoven? BBC Symphony Orchestra and Portuguese conductor Joana Carneiro  details, Saffron Walden, 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
      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
      Wolsey Orchestra, 7.30pm, Russian music  details at The Apex, Bury St Edmunds, map

Sunday 9 February
      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

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, withLondon 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
      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
      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

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
      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
      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

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

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
      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

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  details at Wethersfield Church, Wethersfield, Braintreee, map

Saturday 11 April
      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

Sunday 19 April
      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, 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

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, Spring concert  details at Bury St Edmunds Cathedralmap
      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

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
      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
      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

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

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
      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

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

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 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

Saturday 21 November
      Hadleigh Choral SocietyDvorák: Requiem  details at Hadleigh Church, map
      Ipswich Symphony Orchestra, 7.30pm, Autumn Concert  details at Ipswich Corn Exchangemap

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

Suffolk Villages Festival

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


Wednesday 4 December
      Glyndebourne Touring Opera, 7.15pm, Verdi: Rigoletto and 7 Dec  details at Theatre Royal Norwichmap

Friday 6 December
      Glyndebourne Touring Opera, 7.15pm, Handel: Rinaldo  details at Theatre Royal Norwichmap

Saturday 7 December
     Adelphi Theatre,London - live Link, 7pm, Kinky Boots , The Musical  details at Odeon Colchestermap
      National Theatre - live link, 7pm, Les Miserables - Staged Concert (Recorded)  details at Odeon Colchestermap

Wednesday 11 December
     Wide Eye Productions, 7.30pm, Tunswick! A comedy musical;, to 13 Dec  details at Headgate Theatre,  Colchester, map

Wednesday 18 December
      Lakeside Theatre Colchester, 7pm, 42nd Street, the legendary Broadway musical - filmed at Theatre Royal Drury Lane  detailsmap

Monday 30 December
     London Pakkadium -LL, 4pm, The King and I  details at Firstsite, Colchester, 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 Firstsite, Colchester, map, and on 2 Feb at 2 pm  and  at Odeon Colchester

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

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

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 OperaMozart: Così fan tutte, to 13 Mar  details at Snape Maltingsmap

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, Berthoven: Fidelio  details at Odeon Colchestermap, and on 1 April at 2 pm

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

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 Odeon Colchestermap  and  at Firstsite

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


Tuesday 10 December
      Royal Ballet - live link, 7.15pm, Coppelia  details at Odeon Colchestermap  and  at Firstsite  and  at Odeon Colchester  and  at Firstsite  and  at Odeon Colchester  and  at Firstsite  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 Odeon Colchestermap

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,  details at Firstsite, Colchester, map, and on 31 May at 2 pm  and  at Odeon Colchester


Wednesday 4 December
      Branagh Theatre Company - live link, 7pm, Shakespeare: The Winter’s Tale  details at Lakeside Theatre, Colchester, map  and  at Firstsite
      National Theatre - live link, 2pm, Noel Coward: Present Laughter  details at Odeon Colchestermap

Thursday 5 December
      Branagh Theatre Company - live link, 7pm, Shakespeare: The Winter's Tale  details at Odeon Colchestermap

Friday 13 December
      Seckford Theatre Woodbridge, - Common Ground, 7.30pm, Sherlock Homes & The Warlock Of Whitechapel, to 14 Dec  detailsmap

Monday 16 December
      The Minories Galleries, 7.30pm, Waiting for Bacon by Danae Brook, a play about the outrageous times of the painter, to 17 Dec  details at The Minories art gallery, Colchester, map

Thursday 19 December
     Common Ground Theatre, 7.30pm, Sherlock Holmes & The Warlock of Whitechapel by Pat Whymark & Julia Harrie, to 21 Dec  details at Headgate Theatre,  Colchester, map

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

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

Tuesday 4 February
      Adelphi Theatre f London- filmed, 7.30pm, Kinky Boots - The Musical, to 9 Feb  details at Lakeside Theatre, Colchester, map

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 and Matthew Linley Creative Projects iwith 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
      Eastern Angles Theatre Company, 7.45pm, The Ballad Of Maria Marten. retelling of Suffolk’s real-life murder mystery, 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

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
      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
     Eclipse Theatre & Belgrade Theatre Coventry, 7.30pm, The Gift,, to 29 Feb  details at Theatre Royal Bury, Bury St Edmunds, map

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
      Theatre Royal Bury, 7.30pm, Quality Street, J M Barrie's farce -Northern Broadsides, to 14 Mar  details, Bury St Edmunds, 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
      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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 11 December
      Dedham Films, 7.30pm, The Man Who Invented Christmas  details at Assembly Rooms, map

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

Christmas music

Saturday 7 December
      Clacton Choral Society, 4pm, Christmas Concert  details at St James's Church, map
      Haverhill Singers, 7.30pm, Christmas concert  details at St Mary's Haverhill, map
      Ipswich Chamber Choir, 7pm, Advent Cantata - JS Bach and a programme of Christmas music  details at St Mary-le-Towermap
      Lexden Choral Society, 7.30pm, Christmas Celebration  details at Lexden Church, map
      Pimlott Foundation, 6pm, Christmas Market & Concert Christmas Market starts at 4PM, concert at 6PM  details at Old House, Great Horkesley, map
      Tiptree Choral Society, 7.30pm, Christmas programme  details at St Luke's church Tiptree, map

Sunday 8 December
      Bury St Edmunds Friendly OrchestraChristmas concert  details at Snetterton Church Norfolk
      Colchester Choral Society, 7.30pm, Here Comes Christmas!  details at St Botolph'smap
      Kelvedon Singers, 6.30pm, Christmas Concert  details at Boxted Church, map
      Suffolk Villages Festival, 6pm, Czech Baroque Christmas: music by Heinrich Biber and his Contemporaries- Psalmody & Essex Baroque Orchestra  details at Hadleigh Town Hall (Grand Hall), map

Monday 9 December
      Witham Singers, 7.30pm, Christmas around the world  details at United Reform Church, map

Tuesday 10 December
      Bury St Edmunds Friendly OrchestraChristmas Concert  details at All Saints Churchmap
      Ipswich Operatic and Dramatic Society, 7.30pm, Sounds like Christmas!, to 13 Dec  details at St Peter's by the Waterfrontmap

Wednesday 11 December
      Dorian singers, 7.30pm, A Christmas Cracker with special guests, Drum and Brass  details at Trinity Methodist Church, Felixstowe, map
      Selwyn College Chapel Choir, 7.30pm, Carols From Cambridge- conducted by Sarah MacDonald.  details at St Mary's Church Bury, Bury St Edmunds, map

Friday 13 December
     Wix Church, 7pm, A Magical Musical retelling of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Booking: 01255 870072  details at Wix Church, Bradfield Rd, Wix, Manningtree CO11 2SH
      Eye Bach Choir, 7.30pm, Christmas With Castleton Brass  details at Eye Town Hall, map
      Tiptree Choral SocietyCarols  details at Tollesbury Chapel

Saturday 14 December
      Braintree Male Voice Choir, 7.30pm, Christmas Together with Midnight Oil; and with Lyons Hall School at 3 pm  details at Braintree Arts Theatremap
      Bury Bach Choir, 7.30pm, Christmas music  details at Lavenham Church, map
      Hadleigh Choral SocietyChristmas 2019  details at Hadleigh Church, map
      Phoenix Singers, 7pm, Britten: St Nicholas and Christmas Music  details at Framlingham Church, map
      West Bergholt Concert Band, 7.30pm, Christmas Concert  details at Coggeshall Church, map

Sunday 15 December
      Kingfisher Sinfonietta, 3pm, Christmas music  details at The Cut Arts Centre, Halesworth, map
      Sudbury Choral Society, 2.45pm, A seasonal celebration, carols and Alexander L’Estrange’s ‘Wassail’.  details at St Peter's Church, map

Tuesday 17 December
      Essex Concert Band, 7.30pm, Christmas Concert  details at Rowhedge Village Hall, map

Thursday 19 December
      Kirbye Voices, 7pm, Concert Christmas Carols with Kirbye Voices & Friends  details at St Peter's Church, Bury St Edmunds, map

Friday 20 December
      Aldeburgh Voices, 7.30pm, Bach: Christmas Oratorio, parts 1-3 and 6  details at Snape Maltingsmap

Saturday 21 December
      Kirbye Voices, 7.30pm, Christmas Carols with Kirbye Voices & Friends  at West Stow  details at  St Mary's Church, West Stow, IP28 6ET

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

Wednesday 4 December
      Headgate Theatre Colchester, 7pm, Treasure Island by Ben Crocer, Headgate Theatre Productions, to 7 Dec  detailsmap, Matinées Sat 7th 3pm & Sun 8th 2pm

Monday 9 December
      Headgate Theatre Colchester, 7.30pm, Dickens: A Christmas Carol'  Robert MacCall tells the story  detailsmap

Wednesday 11 December
      Lakeside Theatre Colchester, 7.30pm, Little Red Riding-Hood- University of Essex student panto  detailsmap

Saturday 14 December
      Regent Theatre Ipswich at various times, Cinderella, to 31 Dec  detailsmap

Friday 20 December
      Deben Players, 6.30pm, Red Riding Hood!, to 28 Dec  details at Seckford Theatre, Woodbridge, 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