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Tuesday 8 October
      Friends of the Moot Hall Organ, 1pm, Ashley Grote (Norwich Cathedral)  details at Moot Hall Colchester, map
      St Mary-le-Tower Church, 1.10pm, William Baldry, organ Bairstow, Brewer & Bridge  details, Ipswich, map

Wednesday 9 October
      Anglia Baroque, 12.30pm, European String Music 1500-1700  details at Little Bromley Church, Manningtree, map
      Saffron Hall, 7.30pm, An Evening with Lesley Garrett (soprano)  details, Saffron Walden, map

Friday 11 October
      Ipswich School Music Festival, 7.30pm, The Swingles  details, map
      Saffron Hall, 7.30pm, Courtney Pine - bass clarinet  details, Saffron Walden, map

Saturday 12 October
      Abbot Consort of Voices, 7.30pm, Lord Grant us Calm-Gabrieli to Rheinberger, at Belchhamp Otten church, Sudbury CO10 7BG  details
      Ipswich School Music Festival, 10.30am, Come and Sing the Great Choruses with David Lawrence  details, map
      Ipswich School Music Festival, 7.30pm, The Judy Garland Story with Sara Dowling and the Chris Ingham trio  details, map
      Prometheus Orchestra, 7.30pm, Mozart; Hummel Trumpet Concerto With John Jermy; and at Woolpit Hall 13 Oct  details at Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh, map
      St Botolph's Music Society, 7.30pm, Hummel, Reinecke, Gregson, Arnold, Weber,  details, Colchester, map
      Suffolk Singers, 7.30pm, Autumn Concert  details at St Mary's Woodbridge, map
      Wolsey Orchestra, 7.30pm, Verdi, Chris Wright, Schumann  details at Ipswich Corn Exchange, map

Sunday 13 October
      Friends of the Moot Hall Organ Colchester, 3pm, Piano Recital by Maria Kustas at 195 Shrub End Rd, Colchester CO3 4RH, UK  details
      Ipswich School Music Festival, 2pm, Family Concert - An Adventure in Space, suitable for ages 5+  details, map
      Ipswich School Music Festival, 6.30pm, Festival Evensong in the chapel  details, map
      Kingfisher Sinfonietta, 3pm, Mozart and Haydn  details at Lion Walk Church, Colchester, map
      Music at Rushmere, 3pm, Rachel Godsill, soprano and Marie-Noelle Kendall, piano  details at St Andrew's Church, Rushmere, Ipswich, map
      New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich, 7pm, Blue Harlem  details, map
      Saffron Hall, 3pm, Paul Lewis (piano) rescheduled concert from Sunday 24 February 2019  details, Saffron Walden, map
      Tallis Chamber Orchestra Society, 3.30pm, Haydn, Suman, Dvorak Prokofiev,  details at St Peters Church, Westleton, map

Monday 14 October
      Ipswich School Music Festival, 7.30pm, Big Band Bonanza Ipswich School Big Band with the Ipswich Musicians’ Union Big Band  details, map

Tuesday 15 October
      St Mary-le-Tower Church, 1.10pm, Andrew Leach & Christopher Weston, piano duet Music for 4-hands  details, Ipswich, map

Wednesday 16 October
      New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich, 7.45pm, Stringfever  details, map
      Saffron Hall, 7.30pm, Music & Maths Marcus du Sautoy professor of mathematics and the Oxford Philharmonic orchestra  details, Saffron Walden, map

Thursday 17 October
      Theatre Royal Bury, 7.30pm, I, Clara-  celebration of the life of Clara Schumann in music and words  details, map

Friday 18 October
      Snape Maltings, 6pm, Shostakovich and Britten: cello, soprano and piano  details, map

Saturday 19 October
      Colchester Chamber Choir, 7.30pm, Rachmaninoff Vespers  details at St John's Cathedral, Norwich, map
      Colchester Symphony Orchestra, 7.30pm, Music associated with London  details at St Botolph's, map
      Dorian singers, 6pm, In Perfect Harmony With the Städtlicher Musicverein Wesel, Germany  details at St John the Baptist Church, Felixstowe, map
      Saffron Hall, 7.30pm, Gabriel: Alison Balsom (trumpet) and the English Concert  details, Saffron Walden, map
      Snape Maltings, 11am, Roger Vignoles & Friends: cello, soprano, piano Britten, Prokoviev Rachmaninov  details, map
      Snape Maltings, 2.30pm, Britten and Russia: study afternoon  details, map
      Snape Maltings, 7.30pm, Britten and Shostakovich, The BBC National Orchestra of Wales  details, map

Sunday 20 October
      Headgate Theatre, Colchester, 3pm, Fragments (from everyday life) - Piano Matinyas Bacsó  details, map
      Kelvedon Singers, 6.30pm, Autumn concert  details at Feering church, map
      Kingfisher Ensemble, 2.45pm, Piano Trios  details at Lion Walk Church, Colchester, map
      Music at Rushmere, 3pm, The accidentals Female vocal harmony group  details at St Andrew's Church, Rushmere, Ipswich, map
      Music in Felixstowe, 3pm, Quartetto Familia and friends= Beethoven  details at St Peter and Paul Church, map
      Snape Maltings, 3.30pm, Britten's concert in London 1960 re-created by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Laura van der Heijden cello  details, map
      Stour Valley Arts and Music, 4pm, Aurora Ensemble  details at East Bergholt Church, map

Monday 21 October
      Bury St Edmunds Concert Club, 7.30pm, Florian Mitrea (piano)  details at Unitarian Meeting House, Bury St Edmunds, map

Wednesday 23 October
      Music in Felixstowe, 11.30am, Octave: eight singers who perform a capella - music from all ages  details at Orwell Hotel, map

Thursday 24 October
      Saffron Hall, 7.30pm, Steve Reich/Gerhard Richter with Britten Sinfonia  details, Saffron Walden, map

Saturday 26 October
      Clare College Choir, 7.30pm, Faure: Requiem, Clare College Choir  details at St Mary's Church Bury, Bury St Edmunds, map
      East Anglian Academy, 7pm, Celebrity Organ Recital 2019  details at Framlingham Church, map
      Essex Concert Band, 7.30pm, Poppy Appeal Promenade Concert at Witham Royal British Legion Memorial Hall, Newland Street CM8 2AZ  details
      Pimlott Foundation, 5pm, Charity Concert - cello and piano  details at Old House, Great Horkesley, map

Sunday 27 October
      Kingfisher Ensemble, 3pm, Mozart, Mendelssohn  details at Waldringfield Village Hall

Friday 1 November
      Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, 7.30pm, 90th Anniversary Proms - popular music  details at Regent Theatre, Ipswich, map
      Snape Maltings, 7.30pm, Richard Alston Dance Company, to 5 Nov  details, map

Sunday 3 November
      Community Light Orchestra, 3pm, CLO String Orchestra  details at Henley Community Centre, Ipswich, map
      Prometheus Orchestra, 4pm, Ptometheus Chamber concert: Britten, Nielsen, Schubert  details at Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh, map

Saturday 9 November
      Eye Bach Choir, 7.30pm, Kings and Queens – Coronation Anthems And All Things Regal  details at Eye Church, map
      Ipswich Chamber Music Society, 7.30pm, Busch Piano Trio Busch Piano Trio Busch Piano Trio Busch Piano Trio  details at Ipswich School, map
      Lexden Choral Society, 7.30pm, Mozart Requiem with Kingfisher Sinfonietta  details at St Botolph's, Colchester, map

Sunday 10 November
      Saffron Hall, 7.30pm, London Philharmonic Orchestra & Marin Alsop Roderick Williams bartitone) - Elgar, Walton  details, Saffron Walden, map
      Stour Valley Arts and Music, 4pm, Trio con Brio Copenhagen  details at East Bergholt Church, map

Tuesday 12 November
      Friends of the Moot Hall Organ, 1pm, Organ recital by Mark Brafield (Dorking, Surrey)  details at Moot Hall Colchester, map

Wednesday 13 November
      Music in Felixstowe, 11.30am, Brasillieros- Flute, guitar and percussion  details at Orwell Hotel, map

Friday 15 November
      Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, 7.30pm, Vivaldi: Gloria, Pergolesi: Stabat Mater with Iestyn Davies, countertenor  details at Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden, map

Saturday 16 November
      Bury Bach Choir, 7.30pm, Brahms and the Armed Man  details at The Apex, Bury St Edmunds, map
      Colchester Choral SocietyDuruflé: Requiem and Bernstein: Chichester Psalms  details at St Botolph's, map
      Community Light OrchestraConcert  details at Ipswich School, map
      Pimlott Foundation, 9pm, Late Night Jazz- Sam Hollis and Max Stanton  details at Old House, Great Horkesley, map
      Saffron Hall, 7.30pm, Jan Garbarek Group( jazz)  details, Saffron Walden, map
      Trianon Music Group, 7.30pm, Felixstowe Community Concert - a Victorian evening  details at Trinity Methodist Church, Felixstowe, map

Sunday 17 November
      Cambridge Renaissance Voices, 7.30pm, Music from Venice and the Italian Renaissance  details at Long Melford Church, map
      Ipswich Choral Society, 5.30pm, A night at the opera  details at Ipswich School, map
      Kingfisher Ensemble, 2.45pm, Violin & Pian  details at Lion Walk Church, Colchester, map
      Music in Felixstowe, 3pm, Ward Piano Quintet  details at St John the Baptist Church, map
      Saffron Walden Symphony Orchestra, 7.30pm, Holst, Prokoviev, Sibelius  details at Saffron Hall, map
      Sudbury Choral Society, 7.30pm, Magnificat by CPE Bach, Solemn Vespers by Mozart,  details at St Peter's Church, map

Monday 18 November
      Bury St Edmunds Concert Club, 7.30pm, David Jones (baritone), George Ireland (piano)  details at Unitarian Meeting House, Bury St Edmunds, map

Friday 22 November
      Snape Maltings, 6pm and matinee, Jubilee Opera: The Casket Girl, a newly commissioned opera for children, to 23 Nov  details, map

Saturday 23 November
      Aldeburgh Music Club, 7.30pm, Verdi: Requiem with Prometheus Chorale and Prometheus Orchestra  details at Snape Maltings, map
      Hadleigh Choral Society, 7.30pm, Mendelssohn: Elijah  details at St John's Church, Epping, map
      West Bergholt Concert Band, 7.30pm, The Great Composers  details at St Botolph's, Colchester, map

Sunday 24 November
      Britten Sinfonia, 3pm, Bach to the 21st century with Benjamin Grosvener (piano)  details at Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden, map

Saturday 30 November
      Ipswich Symphony Orchestra, 7.30pm, Elgar: violin concerto and Dvorak: 8th Symphony  details at Ipswich Corn Exchange, map
      Nayland Choir, 7.30pm, Jubilate - with a brass ensemble  details at Nayland Church, map
      St Mary-le-Tower Church, 7pm, Walkin’ With the King . A Jazz inspired evening of Music with John Petters and Friends  details, Ipswich, map
      Stour Choral SocietyBach: Christmas Oratorio (excerpts) Selection of Christmas music and congregational carols  details at Harwich Arts and Heritage Centre, map
      Stowmarket Chorale, 7.30pm, Bach: Christmas Oratorio  details
      Suffolk Sinfonia, 7.30pm, Marquez, Tchaikovsky  details at The Apex, Bury St Edmunds, map

Sunday 1 December
      Kingfisher Ensemble, 2.45pm, tba  details at Lion Walk Church, Colchester, map

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's, map
      Tiptree Choral SocietyChristmas programme  details at St Luke's church Tiptree, map
      Woodbridge Choral Society, 7.30pm, Vivaldi, Handel, Bach  details at Woodbridge Church, map

Sunday 8 December
      Colchester Choral Society, 7.30pm, Here Comes Christmas!  details at St Botolph's, map
      Saffron Hall, 3pm, Pasadena Roof Orchestra at Christmas  details, Saffron Walden, map
      Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra,  Tba  details at Ipswich Corn Exchange, map

Tuesday 10 December
      Friends of the Moot Hall Organ, 1pm, Organ recital by Ian Ray (Hon. Borough Organist)  details at Moot Hall Colchester, map

Thursday 12 December
      Pimlott Foundation, 6pm, Christmas Market & Concert Christmas Market starts at 4PM, concert at 6PM  details at Old House, Great Horkesley, map

Friday 13 December
      Eye Bach Choir, 7.30pm, Christmas With Castleton Brass  details at Eye Town Hall, map

Saturday 14 December
      Phoenix Singers, 7pm, Britten: St Nicholas and Christmas Music  details at Framlingham Church, map
      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

Thursday 19 December
      Kirbye Voices, 7pm, Concert  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 Maltings, map
      Saffron Hall, 7.30pm, The Sixteen  details, Saffron Walden, map

Saturday 21 December
      Kirbye Voices Bury St Edmunds, 7.30pm, Concert  at West Stow  details at Harwich Arts and Heritage Centre, map
      St Mary-le-Tower Church, 6pm, Handel: Messiah  details, Ipswich, map

Suffolk Villages Festival

Sunday 8 December
     6pm, Czech Baroque Christmas: music by Heinrich Biber and his Contemporaries- Psalmody & Essex Baroque Orchestra  


Friday 27 September
      Colchester Operatic Society, 7.30pm, Lionel Bart: Oliver!, to 12 Oct  details at Mercury Theatre, map

Tuesday 8 October
      Bury St Edmunds Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society, 7.30pm, Evita, music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, to 12 Oct  details at Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds, map
      Royal Opera House - live link, 4.45pm, Mozart: Don Giovanni  details at Odeon Colchester, map

Saturday 12 October
      Metropolitan Opera New York - live link, 5.47pm, Pucicni: Turandot Franco Zeffirelli’s celebrated production  details at Firstsite, Colchester, map

Tuesday 22 October
      Ipswich Gilbert and Sullivan Society, 7.30pm and matinee, Gilbert & Sullivan: Ruddigore, to 26 Oct  details at New Wolsey Theatre, map
      Regent Theatre Ipswich Ipswich, 7.30pm, Calendar Girls  from theWesEnd, to 26 Oct  details, map

Thursday 24 October
      Royal Opera House - live link, 7.30pm, Donizetti: Don Pasquale  details at Odeon Colchester, map

Friday 25 October
      English Touring Opera, 7.30pm, Mozart: The Seraglio  details at Snape Maltings, map

Saturday 26 October
      English Touring Opera, 10.30am, Peace at last, a family opera for 3 to 5 year olds  details at Snape Maltings, map
      English Touring Opera, 7.30pm, Kurt Weill: The Silver Lake – A Winter’s Tale  details at Snape Maltings, map
      Metropolitan Opera New York - live link, 5.40pm, Puccini: Manon Lescaut  details at Firstsite, Colchester, map

Wednesday 30 October
      Mercury Theatre, Colchester,  at various times, Madagascar At Abbey Field, to 3 Nov  details, map

Friday 1 November
      English Touring Opera, 7.30pm, Kurt Weill: The Silver Lake – A Winter’s Tale  details at Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden, map

Saturday 2 November
      English Touring Opera, 7.30pm, Mozart: The Seraglio  details at Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden, map

Monday 4 November
      Regent Theatre Ipswich Ipswich, 7.30pm, Annie - from London's West End, to 9 Nov  details, map

Tuesday 5 November
      Mercury Theatre, ColchesterAvenue Q Presented by Selladoor Worldwide; at Abbey Field, to 9 Nov  details, map
      Theatre Royal Bury, 7.30pm, My Fair Lady - Irving Stage Co, to 9 Nov  details, map

Sunday 10 November
      Firstsite, Colchester, 12.45pm, 42nd Street: Also on 12 November at 7:15pm  details, map
      Odeon Colchester, 2pm, 42nd Street- film; and at 7 pm on 12 Nov  details, map

Friday 15 November
      Riverside Musical Theatre Co, 7.30pm and matinee, The Slipper and The Rose, to 16 Nov  details at Riverside Theatre, Woodbridge, map

Wednesday 20 November
      Headgate Theatre, Colchester, 7.30pm, A Little Night Music - by Stephen Sondheim; Platform Musicals, to 23 Nov  details, map

Saturday 23 November
      Metropolitan Opera New York - live link, 5.40pm, Philip Glass: Akhnaten  details at Firstsite, Colchester, map

Tuesday 3 December
      Glyndebourne Touring Opera, 7.15pm, Donizetti: L'Elisir d'amore - and on 5 Dec at 2 pm  details at Theatre Royal Norwich, map

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

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

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


Tuesday 22 October
      Odeon Colchester, 5.30pm, Romeo and Juliet - Matthew Bourne  details, map

Wednesday 30 October
      Seckford Theatre, 4pm, The Nutcracker- Louise Kate Dance  details, Woodbridge, map

Thursday 31 October
      Northern Ballet -live link, 7.15pm, Dracula  details at Odeon Colchester, map  and  at Firstsite

Tuesday 5 November
      Royal Ballet - live link, 7.15pm, Concerto - Enigma Variations - Raymonda Act III  details at Odeon Colchester, map

Monday 18 November
      Theatre Royal Bury, 7.30pm and matinee, The Wizard Of Oz - Ballet Theatre UK, to 20 Nov  details, map

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


Wednesday 2 October
      Sir John Mills Theatre, 7.30pm, Les Liaison Dangereuses Paper Lantern Theatre Co, to 12 Oct  details, Ipswich, map

Tuesday 8 October
      New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich,  at various times, Two Trains Running- Royal & Dergate, Northampton and English Touring Theatre, to 12 Oct  details, map

Wednesday 9 October
      Colchester Theatre Group, 7.45pm, The Beauty Queen of Leenane by Martin Mcdonough, to 12 Oct  details at Headgate Theatre,  Colchester, map

Thursday 10 October
      Lakeside Theatre, Colchester, 7.30pm, Bleak House adaptged from Dickens's novel; David Glass Ensemble, to 11 Oct  details, map

Monday 14 October
      Headgate Theatre, Colchester, 7.45pm, Radiant Vermin by Philip Ridley; Protocol theatre, to 19 Oct  details, map

Tuesday 15 October
      Lakeside Theatre, Colchester, 7.45pm, Birdland- play about a pop star, to 16 Oct  details, map
      New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich, 7pm, Code Breakers All Electric Productions  details, map

Wednesday 16 October
      National Theatre - live link, 7pm, Small Island  details at Lakeside Theatre, Colchester, map  and  at Odeon Colchester  and  at Firstsite  and  at Lakeside Theatre

Friday 18 October
      New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich,  at various times, Bleak House. Dickens's novel retold; David Glass Ensemble, to 19 Oct  details, map
      Seckford Theatre, 7.30pm, A Sidecar Named Despair! Common Ground  details, Woodbridge, map
      The Quay Theatre, 7.30pm, The Witching Hour - unsettling tales, production: Don't Go Into the Cellar  details, Sudbury, map

Monday 21 October
      Sir John Mills Theatre, 7.30pm, A New Brain Gallery Players, to 26 Oct  details, Ipswich, map

Tuesday 22 October
      National Theatre - live link, 7.30pm, Romeo and Juliet Matthew Bourne's dance show, a contemporary reimagining of Shakespeare's story, and at 3pm  details at Firstsite, Colchester, map

Wednesday 23 October
      Dedham Players, 7.30pm, David Haig: Pressure - The eve of D-Day, to 26 Oct  details at Dedham Assembly Rooms, map

Thursday 24 October
      Headgate Theatre, Colchester, 7.30pm, The Affair by Amy Gibbons & Samuel Gaulier  details, map
      Lakeside Theatre, Colchester, 7.30pm, The Immigrant, Chris Michael, the comedian, reworks material from Charlie Chaplin's film  details, map

Monday 28 October
      New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich,  at various times, Murder Margaret And Me. Agatha Christie turns sleuth in a play by Philip Meeks., to 30 Oct  details, map
      Theatre Royal Bury, 7.30pm, Macbeth -  a modern take on Shakespeare's play by Proteus Theatre Co, to 29 Oct  details, map

Tuesday 29 October
      Headgate Theatre, Colchester, 8pm, Dom Mackie's Poor Life Choices  details, map

Wednesday 30 October
      Sir John Mills Theatre, 7pm, Othello-  A retelling of Shakespeare's play; the Pantaloons  details, Ipswich, map

Thursday 31 October
      Lakeside Theatre, Colchester, 7.30pm, The Sirens, exploration of what it means to be a woman  details, map
      New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich, 7.45pm, One Under, to 1 Nov  details, map

Friday 1 November
      Sir John Mills Theatre, 7.45pm, Wild Boy - Lamphouse Theatre  details, Ipswich, map

Saturday 2 November
      Headgate Theatre, Colchester, 8.15pm, Terrifically Terrifying Tales - ghost stories; Packing Shed Theatre  details, map
      Sir John Mills Theatre, 7.30pm, Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None - Mustard Theatre Co  details, Ipswich, map

Wednesday 6 November
      Headgate Theatre, Colchester, 7.45pm, Bug - A psychological thriller; by Tracy Lets; Headgate Theatre Productions, to 9 Nov  details, map
      Lakeside Theatre, Colchester, 7.30pm, Everything I See I Swallow An art curator discovers that her daughter has amassed over 50,000 followers by posting semi-naked images  details, map

Thursday 7 November
      Bury Theatre Workshop, 7.30pm, Ibsen: The Lady from the Sea, to 9 Nov  details at Unitarian Meeting House, Bury St Edmunds, map
      Friends of the Moot Hall Organ, 7.30pm, Phantom of the Opera (1925 silent film with live organ accompaniment by Richard Hills  details at Moot Hall Colchester, map
      National Theatre - live link, 7pm, Hansard  details at Odeon Colchester, map  and  at Firstsite

Saturday 9 November
      Sir John Mills Theatre, 2.30pm, Edith In The Beginning- Story of Edith Pretty; Stuff Of Dreams Theatre Co  details, Ipswich, map

Monday 11 November
      Theatre Royal Bury, 7.30pm, Murder, Margaret And Me - Tilted Wig Productions, to 13 Nov  details, map

Wednesday 13 November
      Headgate Theatre, Colchester, 7.30pm, One Man, Two Guvnors by Richard Bean with songs by Grant Oldin, The Reject Theatre Company, to 16 Nov  details, map

Thursday 14 November
      National Theatre - live link, 7.30pm, Beowulf, an interactive performance-game  details at Lakeside Theatre, Colchester, map
      Theatre Royal Bury, 7.30pm, Jane Eyre - Blackeyed Theatre, to 16 Nov  details, map

Wednesday 20 November
      Royal Shakespeare Company - live link, 6.15pm, Shakespeare:Timon of Athens  details at Firstsite, Colchester, map

Saturday 23 November
      National Theatre - live link, 2.30pm, Hansard by Simon Wood  details at Lakeside Theatre, Colchester, map
      Seckford Theatre, 7.30pm, The Little Mermaid- Theatretrain Ipswich  details, Woodbridge, map

Thursday 28 November
      Lakeside Theatre, Colchester, 7.30pm, Queens of Sheba  by Nouveau Riché and Omnibus Theatre  details, map
      National Theatre - live link, 7pm, Nöel Coward: Present Laughter  details at Odeon Colchester, map  and  at Firstsite  and  at Lakeside Theatre

Tuesday 3 December
      Lakeside Theatre, Colchester, 7.45pm, Harold Pinter: The Homecoming, to 4 Dec  details, map

Wednesday 4 December
      Branagh Theatre Company - live link, 7pm, Shakespeare: The Winter’s Tale  details at Lakeside Theatre, Colchester, map

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

Thursday 19 December
      Headgate Theatre, Colchester, 7.30pm and matinee, Sherlock Holmes & The Warlock of Whitechapel by Pat Whymark & Julia Harries; Common Ground Theatre Company, to 21 Dec  details, map

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


Wednesday 16 October
      Dedham Films, 7.30pm, The Keeper  details at Assembly Rooms, map

Wednesday 20 November
      Dedham Films, 7.30pm, A Private War  details at Assembly Rooms, map

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

Christmas music

Sunday 1 December
Music in Felixstowe3pm, Seckford Brass with Community and Youth Choirs  details at St Peter and Paul Church, map

Saturday 7 December
      Clacton Choral Society7.30pm, Christmas Concert  details at St James's Church, map
      Ipswich Chamber Choir7pm, Advent Cantata - JS Bach and a programme of Christmas music  details at St Mary-le-Tower, map
      Lexden Choral Society ColchesterChristmas Celebration  details at Lexden Church, map
      Lexden Choral Society Colchester7.30pm, Christmas Celebration  details at Lexden Church, map

Sunday 8 December
      Bury St Edmunds Friendly OrchestraChristmas concert  details at All Saints Church, map
      Kelvedon Singers6.30pm, Christmas Concert  details at Boxted Church, map

Tuesday 10 December
      Bury St Edmunds Friendly OrchestraChristmas Concert  details at All Saints Church, map
      Ipswich Operatic and Dramatic Society7.30pm, Sounds like Christmas!, to 13 Dec  details at St Peter's by the Waterfront, map

Wednesday 11 December
      Selwyn College Chapel Choir7.30pm, Carols From Cambridge- Selwyn College Chapel Choir conducted by Sarah MacDonald.  details at St Mary's Church Bury, Bury St Edmunds, map

Saturday 14 December
      Bury Bach Choir7.30pm, Christmas music  details at Lavenham Church, map
      Hadleigh Choral Society HadleighChristmas 2019  details at Hadleigh Church, map
      West Bergholt Concert Band7.30pm, Christmas Concert  details at Coggeshall Church, map

Sunday 15 December
      Kingfisher Sinfonietta3pm, Christmas music  details at The Cut Arts Centre, Halesworth, map
      Sudbury Choral Society7.30pm, A seasonal celebration, carols and Alexander L’Estrange’s ‘Wassail’.  details at St Peter's Church, map

Tuesday 17 December
      Essex Concert Band7.30pm, Christmas Concert  details at Rowhedge Village Hall, map

Christmas shows

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

Friday 29 November
      Theatre Royal Bury7.30pm, Peter Pan  details, map

Saturday 30 November
      Mercury Theatre, ColchesterCinderella, to 5 Jan  details, map

Wednesday 4 December
      Headgate Theatre, Colchester7pm and matinee, Treasure Island by Ben Crocer, Headgate Theatre Productions, to 7 Dec  details, map

Sunday 8 December
      Headgate Theatre, Colchester7.30pm, Dickens: A Christmas Carol'  Robert MacCall tells the story  details, map

Thursday 12 December
      Lakeside Theatre, Colchester7.30pm, "Little” Red Riding-Hood- University of Essex student panto, to 13 Dec  details, map

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


Sunday 24 November
      Stour Valley Arts and Music, 5pm, Lecture by William Clegg, QC Miscarriages of Justice I have known  details at Dedham Assembly Rooms, map