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Wednesday 5 December 
       Quire   Fête de Nöel  Anglo French Society, Colchester, 7.30pm  details

Saturday 8 December 
       Colchester Symphony Orchestra Haydn, Mozart, Handel, 7.30pm  details at St Botolph's, map 
       Dorian singers Handel: The Messiah, 7pm  details at St Andrew's Church,  Felixstowe 
       Harlow Chorus Bach: Christmas Oratorio, 7.30pm  details at St Michael’s church, Bishhop's Stortford, map 
       Haverhill Singers Christmas days, 7.30pm  details at Old Independent Church, map 
       Kingfisher Sinfonietta Christmas music  at The Abbey School Woodbridge !P12 4JH, 7.30pm  details, map 
       University of Essex Choir Pergolesi, Schubert, Vaughan Williams, Elgar, Grieg with London Mozart Players, 7.30pm  details, Colchester, map

Sunday 9 December 
       Suffolk Villages Festival J.S. Bach Christmas Cantatas - Psalmody, Essex Baroque Orchestra,, 6pm  details at Dedham Church, map

Tuesday 11 December 
       Friends of the Moot Hall Organ Ian Ray, Hon. Borough Organist with Marenzio vocal quintet, 1pm  details at Moot Hall Colchester, map 
       St Mary-le-Tower Church Stephen Cooper (baritone) & John Cooper (piano), 1.10pm  details, Ipswich, map

Saturday 15 December 
       Phoenix Singers Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle, 7.30pm  details at Framlingham College, map

Sunday 16 December 
       Headgate Theatre, Colchester Fourtissimo,  guitar quartet, 5pm  details, map 
       Kingfisher Sinfonietta Bridge, Schubert, Rutter, Beethoven, 6.30pm  details at The Cut Arts Centre, Halesworth, map 
       St Mary-le-Tower Church Handel: The Messiah, 4.30pm  details, Ipswich, map

Friday 21 December 
       Aldeburgh Voices Handel: Messiah with the The Suffolk Ensemble, 7.30pm  details at Snape Maltings, map

Saturday 22 December 
       Britten Sinfonia Handel: Messiah, 7.30pm  details at Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden, map

Monday 31 December 
       Berliner Philarmoniker Orchestra   - live link   Daniel Barenboim, 4pm  details at Firstsite, Colchester, map

Tuesday 1 January 
       Music in Felixstowe Viennese Gala, 3pm  details at Orwell Hotel, map

Wednesday 2 January 
       Music in Felixstowe The Von Bennetts are Back! jazz and rock, 11.30am  details at Orwell Hotel, map

Sunday 6 January 
       Essex Chamber Orchestra Weber: Bassoon Concerto, 7pm  details at Ingatestone & Fryerning Community Centre,  Ingatestone, map

Saturday 12 January 
       Colchester Chamber Choir Rachmaninoff: Vespers, candel lit, 7pm  details at Coggeshall Church, map 
       Colchester Symphony Orchestra CSO Wind, 7.30pm  details at St Botolph's, map 
       Trianon Diamonds are Forever- film and TV music, 7.30pm  details at Ipswich Corn Exchange, map

Sunday 13 January 
       Stour Valley Arts and Music Pelléas Ensemble - Bax - JS Bach - Jolivet - Ravel, 4pm  details at Constable Hall, East Bergholt, map

Friday 18 January 
       Britten Sinfonia Mark Elder conducts Mahler & Brahms, 7.30pm  details at Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden, map

Saturday 26 January 
       Ipswich Chamber Music Society Castalian Quartet, 7.30pm  details at Ipswich School, map 
       Saffron Hall The English Concert: Vivaldi, Bach, Purcell, Locatelli, 7.30pm  details, Saffron Walden, map

Sunday 27 January 
       Music in Felixstowe Candlelit Concert with the Ward Quartet., 3pm  details at St Nicholas's, Felixstowe Ferry, map 
       Pimlott Foundation Baroque Fest: Ibrahim Aziz (viola da gamba) Bach Suite 2, Abel, Martínez Gil ‘Suite Estiu’, 6pm  details at Old House, Great Horkesley, map 
       Stour Valley Arts and Music Young Musicians' Concert, 4pm  details at Constable Hall, East Bergholt, map

Wednesday 6 February 
       Music in Felixstowe Flute and Harpsichord, 11.30am  details at Orwell Hotel, map

Saturday 9 February 
       Saffron Hall Transfigured Nights. Six musicians ( cello, piano, violin and percussion) explore romanticism, 7.30pm  details, Saffron Walden, map 
       St Botolph's Music Society Gershwin  details, Colchester, map 
       Wolsey Orchestra Walton, Butterworth, Holst, Vaughan Williams, 7.30pm  details at The Apex, Bury St Edmunds, map

Sunday 10 February 
       Saffron Walden Symphony Orchestra Gershwin, Barber, Hanson, 3pm  details at Saffron Hall, map

Saturday 16 February 
       Colchester Symphony Orchestra Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No 2, 7.30pm  details at St Botolph's, map 
       Ipswich Chamber Music Society Revolutionary Drawing Room, 7.30pm  details at Ipswich School, map

Sunday 17 February 
       Saffron Hall BBC Symphony Orchestra - Weber, Berlioz, 7.30pm  details, Saffron Walden, map

Monday 18 February 
       Bury St Edmunds Concert Club London Metropolitan Brass, 7.30pm  details at Unitarian Meeting House, Bury St Edmunds, map 
       Bury St Edmunds Concert Club London Metropolitan Brass, 7.30pm  details at Unitarian Meeting House, Bury St Edmunds, map

Saturday 23 February 
       Saffron Hall BBC Concert Orchestra with Jess Gillam, saxophone and Thomas Gould, piano, 7.30pm  details, Saffron Walden, map 
       Stour Valley Arts and Music Jazz concert: Embraceable Ella Joanna Eden & Chris Ingham Trio, 7.30pm  details at Constable Hall, East Bergholt, map 
       Trianon Bury St Edmunds Community Concert, 7.30pm  details at All Saints Church, Bury St Edmunds, map

Sunday 24 February 
       Music in Felixstowe West End Shows Singalong, 7pm  details at Felixstowe Ferry Sailing Club, map 
       Pimlott Foundation Schubert: Winterreise, 5pm  details at Old House, Great Horkesley, map 
       Prometheus Orchestra Beethoven, Stravinsky, Fracaix Wind Ensemble, 4pm  details at Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh

Thursday 28 February 
       Roman River Music Adrian Brendel ( Cello) & Noam Greenberg (piano), 7.30pm  details at Mercury Theatre, Colchester, map

Saturday 2 March 
       Essex Symphony Orchestra Schubert, Sibelius, 7.30pm  details at Chelmsford Cathedral, map 
       Lexden Choral Society Beethoven: 9th (Choral )Symphony with Kingfisher Sinfonia  details at St Botolph's, Colchester, map

Sunday 3 March 
       Ipswich Symphony Orchestra Family Concert, 2.30pm  details at Ipswich Corn Exchange, map

Tuesday 5 March 
       Mercury Theatre, Colchester Noughts & Crosses, A Made in Colchester production, 7.30pm, to 9 Mar  details, map

Sunday 10 March 
       Pimlott Foundation George Ireland And Friends In Concert  - all day  details at Old House, Great Horkesley, map 
       Saffron Hall Haffner Wind Ensemble- Beethoven, Dvorak, Mozart, 3pm  details, Saffron Walden, map 
       Stour Valley Arts and Music Rautio Piano Trio & Robin Ashwell, viola - Mozart- Mahler - Brahms, 4pm  details at East Bergholt Church, map

Thursday 14 March 
       Saffron Hall An Evening with Welsh National Opera, 7.30pm  details, Saffron Walden, map

Friday 15 March 
       Mercury Theatre, Colchester Ain’t Misbehavin’, a Made in Colchester production, 7.30pm, to 30 Mar  details, map

Saturday 16 March 
       Aldeburgh Music Club The Amazing Mr Handel, 7.30pm  details at Snape Maltings, map 
       Colchester Choral Society Elgar: Dream of Gerontius with Rebecca Afonwy-Jones, Daniel Joy, Edward Grint  details at St Botolph's, map 
       Eye Bach Choir Mendelssohn: Elijah with the Kingfisher Orchestra., 7.30pm  details at Eye Church, map 
       Saffron Hall Waltham Singers- Puccini, Schostakovich, Verdi, 7.30pm  details, Saffron Walden, map 
       Suffolk Sinfonia Bax Rachmaninov Beethoven, 7.30pm  details at The Apex, Bury St Edmunds, map

Monday 18 March 
       Bury St Edmunds Concert Club Kokopellis Wind Quartet, 7.30pm  details at Unitarian Meeting House, Bury St Edmunds, map

Wednesday 20 March 
       Music in Felixstowe Ward Piano Quintet, 11.30am  details at Orwell Hotel, map

Saturday 23 March 
       Quire Come Mr. Tally Man, 7.30pm  details at West Bergholt Church, map 
       Saffron Walden Choral Society Choral classics, 7.30pm  details at Saffron Hall, map

Sunday 24 March 
       Saffron Hall Iestyn Davies & Fretwork - Purcell, 3pm  details, Saffron Walden, map 
       Stour Valley Arts and Music Zelkova Quartet Mozart - Mendelssohn - Dvorak, 4pm  details at East Bergholt Church, map

Saturday 30 March 
       Ipswich Chamber Choir Bach: Mass in B minor, 7pm  details at St Mary-le-Tower, map 
       Stour Choral Society Dvorak: Stabat Mater  details at Mistley Church, map

Sunday 31 March 
       Music in Felixstowe Quartetto Familia, 3pm  details at St Peter and Paul Church, map

Wednesday 3 April 
       Quire African and Gospel Music, 7.30pm  details at Boxted Church, map

Saturday 6 April 
       Bury Bach Choir Bach: St Matthew Passion, 6.30pm  details at Bury St Edmunds Cathedral, map 
       Hadleigh Choral Society Hadleigh Bach: John Passion, 7.30pm  details 
       Ipswich Choral Society Mozart: Requiem, 7.30pm  details at Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh, map 
       Saffron Hall lestyn Davies, countertenor- Dowland, 7.30pm  details, Saffron Walden, map 
       St Botolph's Music Society Schumann, Handel, Beethoven  details, Colchester, map 
       Witham Choral Society Opera favourites  details at Witham Public Hall, map

Sunday 7 April 
       Essex Chamber Orchestra Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique, 7.30pm  details at Felsted School, map 
       Saffron Walden Choral Society The Hallé conducted by Sir Mark Elder, 3pm  details at Saffron Hall, map 
       Sudbury Choral Society Handel: Messiah (parts 1 and 2), 7.30pm  details at St Peter's Church, map 
       Suffolk Villages Festival Bach’s Legacy, 6pm  details at Boxford Church, map 
       Wethersfeld Chamber Concerts Cello sonatas, 4pm  details at Wethersfield Church, Wethersfield, Braintreee, map

Friday 12 April 
       English Touring Opera Verdi: Macbeth, 7.30pm  details at Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh, map

Saturday 13 April 
       Clacton Choral Society Gounod: St Cecilia Mass, 7.30pm  details at St James's Church, map 
       Colchester Symphony Orchestra Mozart and Mahler, 7.30pm  details at St Botolph's, map 
       Haverhill Singers A John Rutter evening, 7.30pm  details at Old Independent Church, map

Sunday 14 April 
       Lavenham Sinfonia Lavenham Haydn: Symphony No.26 , Beethoven: Symphony No.7, 7.30pm  details at Lavenham Church, map

Wednesday 17 April 
       Music in Felixstowe A Quarter to Sax, 11.30am  details at Orwell Hotel, map

Friday 19 April 
       Aldeburgh Voices Bach: St John Passion with The Suffolk Ensemble, James Gilchrist Evangelist, 7.30pm  details at Snape Maltings, map

Saturday 20 April 
       Snape Maltings Fauré: Requiem and Bach: Partita with Tenebrae, Britten Sinfonia and Thomas Gould (violin), 7.30pm  details, Aldeburgh, map

Saturday 27 April 
       Lexden Choral Society Haydn: Creation  details at St Botolph's, Colchester, map 
       Music in Felixstowe Come and Sing the Faure Requiem Rehearsal 12:30, 3pm  details at St Peter and Paul Church, map 
       Trianon Jubilant Sounds by Ronald Corp (world premiere) - and other music, 7.30pm  details at Ipswich Corn Exchange, map

Sunday 28 April 
       Saffron Hall BBC Symphony Orchestra & Alexander McCall Smith Sunday 28 Apr 2019 Bbc Symphony Orchestra & Alexander Mccall Smith The author portrays well known characters with some of his favourite music, 3pm  details, Saffron Walden, map 
       Wethersfeld Chamber Concerts Classical saxophone and piano, 4pm  details at Wethersfield Church, Wethersfield, Braintreee, map

Wednesday 1 May 
       Quattro Amici A range of songs  from classical, through Opera and Operetta, to modern Musical Theatre and Contemporary, 7.45pm, to 4 May at Headgate Theatre,  Colchester, map

Friday 3 May 
       Mercury Theatre, Colchester Pasadena Roof Orchestra, 7.30pm  details, map

Saturday 4 May 
       Prometheus Orchestra Vaughan Williams, Tallis, Damase, Mendelssohn, 7pm  details at St John the Baptist Church, Felixstowe, map

Sunday 5 May 
       Prometheus Orchestra Vaughan Williams, Damase, Mendelssohn, 4pm  details at Orford Church, map 
       University of Essex Choir Elgar: Dream of Gerontius, 6pm  details at Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh, map

Wednesday 8 May 
       Saffron Hall Sir Bryn Terfel, bass -  selection of English and Welsh songs, Lieder and opera arias, 7.30pm  details, Saffron Walden, map

Saturday 11 May 
       Beccles Choral Society Verdi: Requiem, 7.30pm  details at Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh, map 
       Saffron Walden Symphony Orchestra Music inpired by nature, 7.30pm  details at Saffron Hall, map 
       Trianon Mistley with Manningtree Community Concert, 7.30pm  details at Mistley Church, map

Sunday 12 May 
       Saffron Walden Symphony Orchestra Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra with London Voices -Ana Sokolovic , Ravel, Dvorák, 3pm  details at Saffron Hall, map 
       Wethersfeld Chamber Concerts Isata Kanneh-Mason, piano, 4pm  details at Wethersfield Church, Wethersfield, Braintreee, map

Saturday 18 May 
       Britten Sinfonia Beethoven Symphonies No.7 & No.8, 7.30pm  details at Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden, map 
       Colchester Chamber Choir The Romantic Soul: Rossini, Clara Schumann, Wolf, Fauré and Stenhammar, 7pm  details at St Teresa's Colchester, map 
       Eye Bach Choir 21st century composers, 7.30pm  details at Eye Town Hall, map 
       Ipswich Bach Choir Haydn: The Creation, 7.30pm  details at St Andrew's Church,  Felixstowe 
       Tiptree Choral Society Handel: Dixit Dominus and Haydn: Mass in Time of War - Paukenmesse  details at St Luke's church Tiptree, map 
       Wolsey Orchestra Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor, soloist: Erdem Misirlioglu, 7.30pm  details at Ipswich Corn Exchange, map

Sunday 19 May 
       Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra Mahler: Symphony No.4, 4pm  details at The Apex, Bury St Edmunds, map

Monday 27 May 
       Suffolk Villages Festival Venetian Splendour Venetian Splendour, 6pm  details at St Peter's Church, Sudbury, map

Wednesday 29 May 
       Music in Felixstowe Mozart's Muses: Fiona Jessica Wilson, soprano, 11.30am  details at Orwell Hotel, map

Saturday 1 June 
       Colchester Symphony Orchestra Russian Programme, 7.30pm  details at St Botolph's, map

Sunday 9 June 
       Lavenham Sinfonia Lavenham Weber, Nielen, Brahms, 7.30pm  details at Lavenham Church, map 
       Saffron Hall The Sixteen - Monteverdi: Vespers, 3pm  details, Saffron Walden, map

Saturday 15 June 
       Bury Bach Choir Purcell: Dido and Aeneas, 7.30pm  details at The Apex, Bury St Edmunds, map 
       Lexden Choral Society Summer concet  details at Lexden Church, map

Saturday 22 June 
       Colchester Choral Society Summer Serenade to beconfirmed  details 
       Saffron Hall Emanuel Ax, piano, 7.30pm  details, Saffron Walden, map 
       Suffolk Sinfonia , 7.30pm  details at The Apex, Bury St Edmunds, map

Sunday 23 June 
       Sudbury Choral Society Light concert on the theme of childhood., 7.30pm  details at St Peter's Church, map

Saturday 29 June 
       Essex Symphony Orchestra Glinka, Lalo, Tchaikovsky, 7.30pm  details at Chelmsford Cathedral, map 
       Ipswich Symphony Orchestra Summer Concert, 7.30pm  details at Ipswich Corn Exchange, map

Sunday 30 June 
       Saffron Walden Symphony Orchestra Film music, 3pm  details at Saffron Hall, map

Saturday 6 July 
       Clacton Choral Society Clacton Choral goes to the Proms, 5pm  details at St James's Church, map 
       Haverhill Singers Summer Concert, 3pm  details at St Mary's Haverhill, map 
       Quire The Roots of Gospel  Maldon Methodist Church, CM9 5BS Maldon Methodist Church, CM9 5BS at Maldon Methodist Church, CM9 5BS, 7.30pm  details 
       Saffron Hall Verdi: Requiem - Cambridge Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus and Saffron Walden Choral Society, 7.30pm  details, Saffron Walden, map 
       St Botolph's Music Society Hervey Benham Young Soloists  details, Colchester, map

Sunday 21 July 
       Snape Maltings Royal Academy of Music and Juilliard School: Tchaikovsky, Britten, Stravinsky, 4pm  details, Aldeburgh, map

Friday 26 July 
       Saffron Hall National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain & Nicola Benedetti, 7.30pm  details, Saffron Walden, map

Saturday 14 September 
       Trianon Sixty Years of Music Making, 7.30pm  details at Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh, map

Sunday 22 September 
       Lavenham Sinfonia Lavenham Bach, Vivaldi, Heinichen, Handel, 7.30pm  details at Lavenham Church, map

Saturday 12 October 
       Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1, Dvorak: “New World” Symphony, 7.30pm  details at Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh, map

Saturday 9 November 
       Lexden Choral Society Remembrance and Thanksgiving  details at St Botolph's, Colchester, map

Saturday 16 November 
       Bury Bach Choir , 7.30pm  details at The Apex, Bury St Edmunds, map

Tuesday 19 November 
       Ipswich Symphony Orchestra Autumn Concert, 7.30pm  details at Ipswich Corn Exchange, map

Saturday 23 November 
       Hadleigh Choral Society Mendelssohn: Elijah, 7.30pm  details at St John's Church, Epping, map 
       Ipswich Choral Society Fauré: Requiem, 7.30pm  details, map

Saturday 30 November 
       Ipswich Symphony Orchestra Autumn Concert, 7.30pm  details at Ipswich Corn Exchange, map 
       Stour Choral Society Bach: Christmas Oratorio (excerpts)  details, map 
       Suffolk Sinfonia , 7.30pm  details at The Apex, Bury St Edmunds, map

Saturday 7 December 
       Tiptree Choral Society Christmas programme  details at St Luke's church Tiptree, map 

Suffolk Villages Festival

Sunday 14 July 
      Musical Tea Party, 3.30pm  details at Dedham Assembly Rooms, map

Friday 23 August 
      2019 Festival 23 to 26 August 2019, 7.30pm  details 


Saturday 15 December 
       Metropolitan Opera New York   - live link   Verdi: La Traviata, and on 30 Jan at 6.45 pm and on 3 Feb at 2 pm, 5.55pm  details at Firstsite, Colchester, map

Thursday 27 December 
       Firstsite, Colchester The King and I: From the London Palladium, 2pm  details, map

Saturday 12 January 
       Metropolitan Opera New York   - live link   Cilea: Ariana LeCouvreur, 5.55pm  details at Firstsite, Colchester, map

Tuesday 22 January 
       Norfolk and Norwich Operatic Society Guys And Dolls, 7.30pm, to 26 Jan  details at Theatre Royal Norwich, map 
       Royal Opera House   - live link   Tchaikovsky: The Queen of Spades and on 28 Jan at 6.45pm, 6.45pm  details at Odeon Colchester, map  and  at Odeon Colchester  and  at Firstsite

Wednesday 30 January 
       Colchester Operatic Society Annie, 7.30pm  details at Mercury Theatre, map 
       Royal Opera House   - live link   Verdi: La Traviata, 6.45pm  details at Odeon Colchester, map  and  at Firstsite

Saturday 2 February 
       Metropolitan Opera New York   - live link   Bizet: Carmen, 5.55pm  details at Firstsite, Colchester, map  and  at Firstsite

Wednesday 6 March 
       Headgate Theatre, Colchester Big Fish, Book by John August Music & Lyrics by Andrew Lippa, 7.15pm, to 9 Mar  details, map

Tuesday 12 March 
       Theatre Royal Bury Chess The Musical Irving Stage Company, 7.30pm, to 16 Mar  details, map

Wednesday 20 March 
       Headgate Theatre, Colchester The Pajama Game, 7.45pm, to 23 Mar  details, map

Tuesday 26 March 
       Headgate Theatre, Colchester Rockstar Olly Medlicott  - an original musical telling the story of a band's meteoric rise from obscurity; OD Productions, 7.45pm, to 30 Mar  details, map

Saturday 30 March 
       Metropolitan Opera New York   - live link   Wagner: Die Walküre, 5pm  details at Firstsite, Colchester, map

Tuesday 2 April 
       English Touring Opera Mozart: Idomineo and on 6 April, 7.30pm  details at Cambridge Arts Theatre, map 
       English Touring Opera Verdi: Macbeth and on 5 April, 7.30pm  details at Cambridge Arts Theatre, map 
       Royal Opera House   - live link   Verdi: La Forza Del Destino, 6.15pm  details at Odeon Colchester, map

Thursday 4 April 
       English Touring Opera Rossini: Elizabeth I, 7.30pm  details at Cambridge Arts Theatre, map

Sunday 7 April 
       Metropolitan Opera New York   - live link   Verdi: La Forza Del Destino, 2pm  details at Firstsite, Colchester, map

Thursday 11 April 
       English Touring Opera Rossini: Elisabetta, 7.30pm  details at Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh, map

Saturday 13 April 
       English Touring Opera Mozart: Idomeneo, 7.30pm  details at Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh, map

Saturday 20 April 
       Bury St Edmunds Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society The Sound of Music, 7.30pm, to 11 May  details at Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds, map

Thursday 25 April 
       English Touring Opera Rossini: Elizabeth I, 7.30pm  details at Theatre Royal Norwich, map

Friday 26 April 
       English Touring Opera Verdi: Macbeth, 7.30pm  details at Theatre Royal Norwich, map

Saturday 27 April 
       English Touring Opera Mozart: Idomineo, 7.30pm  details at Theatre Royal Norwich, map

Tuesday 30 April 
       Regent Theatre Ipswich Ipswich Avenue Q, 8pm, to 4 May  details, map 
       Royal Opera House   - live link   Faust, 6.45pm  details at Odeon Colchester, map  and  at Firstsite

Saturday 11 May 
       Metropolitan Opera New York   - live link   Poulenc: Dialogues Des Carmèlites, 5pm  details at Firstsite, Colchester, map

Sunday 15 September 
       Saffron Opera Group Wagner: Tristan and Isolde, 2.30pm  details at Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden, map

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


Monday 3 December 
       Royal Ballet   - live link   Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker, 7.15pm  details at Odeon Colchester, map  and  at Firstsite  and  at Firstsite  and  at Odeon Colchester  and  at Firstsite

Thursday 28 February 
       Regent Theatre Ipswich Ipswich Cinderella, 7.30pm  details, map

Friday 1 March 
       Regent Theatre Ipswich Ipswich The Nutcracker, 7.30pm  details, map

Saturday 2 March 
       Regent Theatre Ipswich Ipswich Swan Lake, 7.30pm  details, map

Saturday 6 April 
       Mercury Theatre, Colchester Giovanni Pernice – Dance Is Life, 7.30pm  details, map

Thursday 11 April 
       Theatre Royal Bury Ballet Central 2019, 7.30pm  details, map

Wednesday 1 May 
       Mercury Theatre, Colchester Transitions Dance Company: The 2019 Triple Bill, 7.30pm  details, map

Thursday 16 May 
       Royal Ballet   - live link   Flight Pattern/Within The Golden Hour/New Work, 7.15pm  details at Odeon Colchester, map

Tuesday 21 May 
       Theatre Royal Bury Swan Lake - Ballet Theatre UK, 7.30pm, to 22 May  details, map

Tuesday 11 June 
       Royal Ballet   - live link   Romeo And Juliet, 7.15pm  details at Odeon Colchester, map  and  at Firstsite

Friday 21 June 
       Theatre Royal Bury Romeo & Juliet - Ballet Cymru, 7.30pm, to 22 Jun  details, map 


Tuesday 4 December 
       Lakeside Theatre, Colchester Who Am I? By Benjamin Jennings, 7.30pm, to 5 Dec  details, map 
       National Theatre   - live link   The Madness of George III, by Alan Bennett, 1pm  details at Firstsite, Colchester, map  and  at Firstsite  and  at Lakeside Theatre  and  at Odeon Colchester  and  at Firstsite

Friday 14 December 
       Headgate Theatre, Colchester Happy Holidays, Mad Hatter Productions, 7.45pm, to 15 Dec  details, map 
       Seckford Theatre The Scarlet Pipistrelle http://www.seckfordtheatre.org/event/the-scarlet-pipistrelle-by-common-ground-14-15-dec/ Common Ground, 7.30pm, to 15 Dec  details, Woodbridge, map

Thursday 20 December 
       Headgate Theatre, Colchester The Scarlet Pipistrelle December Thursday 20th - Sunday 22nd at 7.30pm Matinée 4pm Sunday 22nd The Scarlet Pipistrelle es  by Pat Whymark & Julia Harris; Common Ground Theatre Company, 7.30pm, to 23 Dec  details, map

Sunday 23 December 
       National Theatre   - live link   Shakespeare: Antony and Cleopatra, 6pm  details at Firstsite, Colchester, map

Thursday 3 January 
       Headgate Theatre, Colchester Hits From The Blitz, 7.30pm  details, map

Tuesday 8 January 
       Eastern Angles Theatre Company The Fenland Screamers & Other Boggy Tales, 7.45pm, to 19 Jan  details at Seckford Theatre, Woodbridge, map 
       New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich The Scarlet Pipistrelle - Common Ground Theatre, 7.30pm, to 19 Jan  details, map

Saturday 12 January 
       National Theatre   - live link   Shakespeare: Richard The Second,  the Almeida Theatre I, 7pm  details at Lakeside Theatre, Colchester, map  and  at Odeon Colchester  and  at Firstsite

Wednesday 30 January 
       Headgate Theatre, Colchester Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet  (adaped) Priory Players, 7.45pm, to 2 Feb  details, map

Thursday 31 January 
       National Theatre   - live link   I’m Not Running by David Hare, and on 17 Feb at 6 pm, 6pm  details at Firstsite, Colchester, map  and  at Firstsite  and  at Lakeside Theatre

Wednesday 6 February 
       Headgate Theatre, Colchester Noel Coward: The Vortex, Paper Lantern Theatre Company, 7.30pm, to 9 Feb  details, map

Tuesday 12 February 
       New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich My Mother Said I Never Should, 7.30pm, to 16 Feb  details, map

Monday 18 February 
       Mercury Theatre, Colchester Agatha Christie: The Mousetrap, Adam Spiegel Productions., 7.30pm, to 23 Feb  details, map

Thursday 7 March 
       Bury Theatre Workshop Sartre: No Exit (Huis Clos), 7.30pm, to 9 Mar  details at Unitarian Meeting House, Bury St Edmunds, map

Thursday 14 March 
       Lakeside Theatre, Colchester Orlando, Dyad Productions – performer Rebecca Vaughan and writer/director Elton Townend Jones, based on the novel by Virginia Woolf, 7.30pm  details, map

Tuesday 26 March 
       Theatre Royal Bury The Remains of The Day - based on Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel, 7.30pm, to 30 Mar  details, map

Wednesday 27 March 
       Dedham Players Emma Michael Bloom's adaptation of Jane Austen's novel, 7.45pm, to 30 Mar  details at Dedham Assembly Rooms, map

Monday 1 April 
       New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich The Picture of Dorian Gray - adaptaton of Oscar Wilde's novel, to 6 Apr  details, map

Tuesday 2 April 
       Theatre Royal Bury Shakespeare: Much Ado About Nothing - Northern Broadsides & New Vic Theatre, 7.30pm, to 6 Apr  details, map

Wednesday 3 April 
       Headgate Theatre, Colchester Playhouse Creatures by April De Angelis, 7.30pm, to 6 Apr  details, map

Tuesday 9 April 
       Theatre Royal Bury Jack and The Beanstalk - Full House Theatre in Partnership with Luton Culture - various times, 7.30pm, to 10 Apr  details, map

Wednesday 10 April 
       Colchester Theatre Group Arthur Miller: All My Sons, to 13 Apr  details, map

Friday 12 April 
       New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich Heart of Darkness - adptation of Joseph Conrad's novel, 7.45pm, to 13 Apr  details, map

Thursday 18 April 
       Theatre Royal Bury The Wind In The Willows - Theatre Royal Bury Young Company, 7pm, to 20 Apr  details, map

Friday 19 April 
       Headgate Theatre, Colchester INK on the Road  - a selection of the best new short plays directly from The INK Festival., 7.45pm, to 20 Apr  details, map

Tuesday 23 April 
       New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich The 39 Steps - adaptation of John Buchan's novel, 7.45pm, to 4 May  details, map 
       Theatre Royal Bury Oliver Goldsmith: She Stoops To Conquer - London academy of music & dramatic art, 7.30pm  details, map

Thursday 25 April 
       Bury Theatre Workshop The Real Inspector Hound by Tom Stoppard., to 27 Apr  details at Unitarian Meeting House, Bury St Edmunds, map 
       Theatre Royal Bury Checkov: The Cherry Orchard - London academy of music & dramatic art, 7.30pm, to 26 Apr  details, map

Wednesday 1 May 
       Headgate Theatre, Colchester Shakers by John Godber & Jane Thornto, Reject Theatre Co, 7.45pm, to 4 May  details, map

Monday 6 May 
       Headgate Theatre, Colchester Shakespeare: Macbeth Protocol Theatre, 7.30pm, to 11 May  details, map

Sunday 12 May 
       Regent Theatre Ipswich Ipswich The Kingdom Choir, 7.30pm  details, map

Wednesday 15 May 
       Headgate Theatre, Colchester Terence Rattigan: The Browning Version, 7.45pm, to 18 May  details, map

Thursday 16 May 
       Theatre Royal Bury The Trials of Oscar Wilde - European Arts Co & Mappa Mundi Theatre (with Theatr Mwidan), 7.30pm  details, map

Wednesday 22 May 
       Mercury Theatre, Colchester Sherlock Holmes – The Sign of Four, adpted frm Conan Doyle's story; Blackeyed Theatre, 7.30pm, to 23 May  details, map

Friday 24 May 
       Headgate Theatre, Colchester Shakespeare's Daughter and the Vicar by Mario Wells, Cameo Players, 7.45pm, to 25 May  details, map

Wednesday 5 June 
       Bury Theatre Workshop Oscar Wilde: The Importance of Being Earnest, 7.30pm, to 8 Jun  details at Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds, map 
       Royal Shakespeare Company   - live link   Shakespeare: The Taming of the Shrew, 7pm  details at Firstsite, Colchester, map

Tuesday 2 July 
       Bury St Edmunds Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society Noël Coward: Blithe Spirit, 7.30pm, to 6 Jul  details at Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds, map

Tuesday 9 July 
       Bury Theatre Workshop Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream  details at Bury St Edmunds Abbey, map

Wednesday 31 July 
       Royal Shakespeare Company   - live link   Shakespeare: Measure for Measure, 7pm  details at Firstsite, Colchester, map

Thursday 26 September 
       Bury Theatre Workshop Can't Pay? Won't Pay! by Dario Fo, to 28 Sep  details at Unitarian Meeting House, Bury St Edmunds, map

Thursday 7 November 
       Bury Theatre Workshop Ibsen: The Lady from the Sea, 7.30pm, to 10 Nov  details at Unitarian Meeting House, Bury St Edmunds, map 


Tuesday 4 December 
       Firstsite, Colchester Peterloo and on4 Dec at 7 pm and on 5 Dec at 5 pm, 7pm  details, map

Wednesday 16 January 
       Dedham Films Bienevenue Chez Les Ch'tis ( Welcome To The Sticks) http://www.dedhamfilms.co.uk/films/bienvenue, 7.30pm  details at Assembly Rooms, map

Tuesday 5 February 
       Firstsite, Colchester Young Picasso, Exhibition on Screen, 7.30pm  details, map

Wednesday 20 February 
       Dedham Films Crazy Rich Asians, 7.30pm  details at Assembly Rooms, map 

Christmas music

Tuesday 4 December 
St Mary-le-Tower Church Syzygy Saxophone Quartet - Christmas Tree Festival Concert, 1.10pm  details, Ipswich, map

Saturday 8 December 
       Coggeshall Church Coggeshall Christmas Cabaret Evening One Way Street Productions, 7.30pm  details, map 
       Lexden Choral Society Christmas celebration, 7pm  details at Lexden Church, map 
       Tiptree Choral Society Christmas music  details at St Luke's church Tiptree, map

Sunday 9 December 
       Clacton Choral Society Christmas Music Britten: A Ceremony of Carols, 6.30pm  details at St James's Church, map 
       Colchester Choral Society Here Comes Christmas with Birch and Heathlands Primary Schools, 4pm  details at Moot Hall Colchester, map 
       Pimlott Foundation Baroque Fest: Christmas by Candlelight with Dan Tidhar (harpsichord - J S Bach: Goldberg Variations, 6pm  details at Old House, Great Horkesley, map

Tuesday 11 December 
       Ipswich Operatic and Dramatic Society Sounds Like Christmas, 7.30pm, to 13 Dec  details at St Peter's by the Waterfront, map 
       Witham Choral Society Open rehearsal with carols, seasonal music and refreshments  details at United Reform Church, map

Wednesday 12 December 
       Music in Felixstowe Christmas words and music, 11.30am  details at Orwell Hotel, map

Friday 14 December 
       Eye Bach Choir Christmas concert with carols with Castleton Brass, 7.30pm  details at Eye Town Hall, map

Saturday 15 December 
       Bury Bach Choir Christmas celebrations, 7.30pm  details at Lavenham Church, map 
       West Bergholt Concert Band Christmas music  details at St Botolph's, Colchester, map

Sunday 16 December 
       Aquarius Singers Christmas concert, 7pm at All Saints Church, Bury St Edmunds, map 
       Sudbury Choral Society Christmas celebration, 2.45pm  details at St Peter's Church, map

Thursday 20 December 
       St Mary-le-Tower Church Annual Christmas Concert -- St Mary-le-Tower Choir, 1.10pm  details, Ipswich, map

Saturday 7 December 
       Lexden Choral Society Christmas Celebration  details at Lexden Church, map 

Christmas shows

Saturday 24 November 
       Mercury Theatre, Colchester Jack And The Beanstalk  various times, to 20 Jan  details, map

Thursday 29 November 
       New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich Cinderella,  Rock’n’Roll panto - various times, to 2 Feb  details, map

Friday 30 November 
       Theatre Royal Bury Sleeping Beauty  - various times, to 13 Jan  details, map

Wednesday 5 December 
       Headgate Theatre, Colchester Aladdin, 7pm, to 9 Dec  details, map

Friday 7 December 
       Snape Maltings Christmas Spectacular: The Nutcracker various times, to 16 Dec  details, Aldeburgh, map

Monday 10 December 
       Headgate Theatre, Colchester Charles Dickens : The Bagman's Uncle and The Bagman's Uncle's Friend , Robert MacCall, 7.30pm  details, map

Tuesday 11 December 
       Firstsite, Colchester Dickens: A Christmas Carol – Simon Callow, 7.30pm, to 12 Dec  details, map 
       National Theatre   - live link   Dickens: A Christmas Carol - Simon Callow, 7pm  details at Odeon Colchester, map

Wednesday 12 December 
       Dedham Films Dickens: A Christmas Carol with Simon Callow, 7.30pm  details at Assembly Rooms, map 
       Lakeside Theatre, Colchester Journey to Oz -  Essex Theatre Arts Society, 7.45pm, to 14 Dec  details, map

Friday 14 December 
       Regent Theatre Ipswich Ipswich Snow White - various times; no shows on 18, 25, 31 Dec and 1 Jan, to 2 Jan  details, map

Saturday 22 December 
       Deben Players Dick Whittington  - various times, to 30 Dec  details at Seckford Theatre, Woodbridge, map

Sunday 23 December 
       Saffron Hall A Victorian Christmas. Words: Robert Powell and Susan Jamesonwith flute and piano, 3pm  details, Saffron Walden, map

Sunday 30 December 
       The Apex A Christmas Carol - the musical based on Dickens's story, presented by CTC ; also on 31 Dec at 5pm and 2 Jan at 7.30pm. Matinees on all days, 7.30pm  details, Bury St Edmunds, map

Friday 29 November 
       Theatre Royal Bury Peter Pan, 7.30pm, to 19 Jan  details, map 


Tuesday 9 April 
Firstsite, Colchester Rembrandt Exhibition on Screenfrom the National Gallery, London and Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 7.30pm  details, map

Tuesday 4 June 
       Firstsite, Colchester Van Gogh & Japan Exhibition on Screen, 7.30pm  details, map