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Theatre & Film


Cambridge Arts Theatre
Tel: 01223 503333, Email: boxoffice@cambridgeartstheatre.com, 6 St Edward's Passage, Cambridge, CB2 3PJ.
Headgate Theatre
A small intimate theatre in the centre of Colchester Amateur performances and professional groups, music and drama, Tel: 01206 366000, 14 Chapel Street North, Colchester, CO2 7AT.
Lakeside Theatre
Small theatre/cinema in the University of Essex campus. Shows satellite link screenings of opera and theatre as well as live performances from professional groups and students., Tel: 01206 873288, Colchester,  CO4 3SQ.
Maddermarket Theatre
Tel: 01603 620 917, St Johns Alley, Norwich, NR2 1DR.
Mercury Theatre
A mixture of popular entertainment and serious drama with some classics; hosts some music and musicals; excellent pantomime; puts on its own " Made In Colchester" productions. Small scale studio productions, some experimental, Tel: 01206 573 948, Balkerne Gate, Colchester, CO1 1PT.
New Wolsey Theatre
Mostly popular entertainment and amateur productions; occasional visiting opera and classical drama, Tel: 01473 295 900, Email: tickets@wolseytheatre.co.uk, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS.
Norwich Playhouse
Tel: 01603 598598, 42 - 58 St. George's Street, Norwich, NR3 1AB.
Regent Theatre Ipswich
Some international opera and ballet, otherwise mostly popular drama and shows, Tel: 01473 433100, Email: boxoffice@ipswich.gov.uk, 3 St. Helens Street, Ipswich, IP4 1HE.
Riverside Theatre
Films, live link to opera, ballet and drama, Email: 01394 382174, Woodbridge, IP12 1BH.
Seckford Theatre
Tel: Tickets: 029 2071 3201, Woodbridge School, Burkitt Road, Woodbridge, IP12 4JH.
Sir John Mills Theatre
Gatacre Rd, Ipswich, IP1 2LQ.
Spa Pavillion Theatre Felixstowe
Popular entertainment, Undercliff Road West, Felixstowe, IP11 2DX.
The Quay Theatre
Drama, film and lve link screenings, also hosts a film club, Tel: 01787-374745, Sudbury.
Theatre Royal Bury
A charming Regency theatre, restored in 2007. Three in-house productions most years; interesting range of poductions from popular to classical with some music. It abuts the Green King brewery, where parking is available for patrons in the evenings and at weekends, Tel: 01284 769505, Email: booking@theatreroyal.org., Westgate Street, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1QR.
Theatre Royal Norwich
Hosts Gyndebourne Touring Opera and the English Touring Opera, Tel: 01603 63 00 00, Theatre Street, Norwich, NR2 1RL.

Drama productions

Brantham Amateur Theatrical Society
Enterprising productions of popular musicals with a small band and keyboard. Well attended, Tel: 07523 218270.
Bury Theatre Workshop
Impressive range of serious drama.
Colchester Theatre Group
Founded 1955. Well established amateur group puts on plays and play readings at the Headgate Theatre. Three full length plays a year; popular and classical drama, Tel: 01206 366000, Email: enquiry@colchestertheatregroup.org.
Conservatoire EAST, West Suffolk College
Deben Players
Based in the Seckford theatre, Woodbridge with some productions elsewhere. Two to three productions a year; a mixture of serious and popular drama including an annual pantomime, Woodbridge.
Dedham Players
Established in 1970; a well respected amateur group which puts on a wide range of plays in the Assembly Rooms, from classical drama to popular comedies and farces. Has put on some ambitious outdoor productions in Castle House, including Shakespeare's As You Lke It, Tel: 03336663366.
Eastern Angles Theatre Company
Touring productions, some quite whacky, Tel: 01473 211498.
Pantaloons Theatre
Young and very active touring company which aims to produce fun versions of classical works, performs in various places in East Angliasome out of doors.
Sudbury Dramatic Society
Amateur company based at the Quay Theatre.