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The New Wolsey Theatre is a central attraction in Ipswich,and a highly respected theatre, offering a diverse range of theatre productions and events for people of all ages. The New Wolsey Studio is a short distance from the New Wolsey Theatre, and offers a range of productions in its intimate setting.

Welcome to the New Wolsey Theatre, the premier venue for the best range of theatre productions and events in Ipswich.

Every season there is an engaging and exciting mix of productions that will appeal to everyone. Check out the latest productions by visiting the New Wolsey Theatre website via the link below:-

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About The New Wolsey

Established in 2000, the New Wolsey Theatre offers a diverse range of productions, in its state of the art and uniquely intimate 400 seater theatre.

The New Wolsey Theatre has achieved national recognition for its diverisity of audiences, and for its ability to engage with communities, both theatre-going and non-theatre-going.

Its productions are a diverse and eclectic mix which are delivered through collaborations with leading UK production companies as well as their own produced work.

The New Wolsey prides itslef in offering a friendly and welcoming approach to all who visit, the helpful and accomodating staff are dedicated to making your trip to the theatre both enjoyable and memorable. 

Want to see behind the scenes

In our efforts to provide everyone with a unique access to the theatre The New Wolsey Theatre opens its stage doors to offer a engaing opportunity to see behind the scenes. The tours are not avaiable that often and normally sell out with days. So you need to keep an eye out for more tours later in the year.

Our tour guides are knowledgeable and will lead you through the theatre into the dressing rooms, the green room, the lighting box, the trap doors and onto the stage floor so you to can walk the boards! And on ocassion we encounter a few surprises.

Providing the opportunity for Creative Learning

Each year we offer more 20,000 opportunities for  members of the community to particpate in creative learning. Making use of the arts to develop creativity, unlock potential, explore diversity and celebrate identity. We deliver a service to schools and colleges, a programme of projects and events for children, young people and the community, and a platform for students, arts educators and teachers to gain new skills and share good practice.


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In February 2014, said about New Wolsey Theatre

Lovely theatre with a nice ambiance which puts on some cracking shows with nearby parking.well worth a visit.

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In February 2014, said about New Wolsey Theatre

Without doubt, my absolute 100% most favourite theatre. Every time I visit I come away with a huge smile on my face. Always amazed by the talent and the great service - thanks NWT, simply the best!

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In February 2014, said about New Wolsey Theatre

As a family of 3 adults [2 Grandparents] and 3 children aged between 5 and 12 we visited the Wolsey to see their rock pantomime. At first we worried that the kids might not enjoy it as the audience was older than usual for such an event. It was not long however before they were joining in the fun. A talented and versatile cast made the evening a great success. We will be back for next year.

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In February 2014, said about New Wolsey Theatre

Excellent night out, good acting, good seats, cannot fault it. The nest pantomine at the Wolsey for many years!

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In February 2014, said about New Wolsey Theatre

Great venue for live entertainment. Proximity to stage makes musicals especially entertaining. We saw Our House, the musical based on Madness songs and that was brilliant. Similarly, the panto done to contemporary music was superb and the ability of the small cast to interchange between instruments and parts was amazing.

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In February 2014, said about New Wolsey Theatre

Fantastic show been here two new years eves in a row, the effort put in is unbelievable well worth seeing a pantomime here, better than some of the shows at the bigger London theatres

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In February 2014, said about New Wolsey Theatre

As my husband and myself are diasabled we found the exprience very comfortable and assessable. The showings are very entertaining and interest, we have never been disappointed. Staff friendly and helpful. I would recommend this to my friends and family.

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In January 2014, said about New Wolsey Theatre

This is an excellent venue and has a good intimate atmosphere. There is a good view from all seats, the staff are friendly and helpful and they put on quite a mixture of entertainment from pantomime through serious plays to performers such as Frank and Ella. A good night out.

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In January 2014, said about New Wolsey Theatre

“We LOVE the Wolsey Theatre !” We have been to several productions at The Wolsey Theatre and always have a great time there. The staff have always been friendly, polite and helpful and seem determined to ensure that everyone's experience is first rate. After several disappointing experiences with Christmas pantomimes at Ipswich's Regent Theatre, we decided to try "Dick Whittington - the Rock and Roll Panto...

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In January 2014, said about New Wolsey Theatre

Every seat has a good view. The prices are affordable - with some prices reduced for 'oldies'! Varied shows for all ages. Look them up!

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In January 2014, said about New Wolsey Theatre

This years rock 'n' roll panto Dick wittington was another success, i highly recommend these rock 'n' roll pantos to everyone of all ages. They combine all the elements of a brilliant panto from the slapstick humour to the tongue in cheek jokes and I cant forget Sean Kingsley's performance as Sarah the cook.A must for all.

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In January 2014, said about New Wolsey Theatre

We booked tickets to Dick Whittington for one of the first performances this Christmas. We left it until the day before to book, and booked the very back row of the theatre - The only seats together left! We printed out our seats at home with no problems whatsoever. I was a little worried about the seat, but shouldn't have been. The view was fantastic. And because the back row is benches and not traditional seating it was great for my four year old to fidget about on! The performances were fantastic, and we can't wait to book again - We may even book the last row on purpose this time.

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In January 2014, said about New Wolsey Theatre

The Wolsey theatre is fantastic the staff are fantastic and best of all the seating is fantastic so compact yet comfortable and everyone can see the stage well !

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In January 2014, said about New Wolsey Theatre

A friend and I went to see the musical 'Our House'. I easily booked the tickets using the Theatres online service and printed off my tickets, (which saves picking them up or waiting for post!) We had a fabulous evening enjoying all the Madness songs and a good storyline to the play. The tickets were reasonable and we were lucky enough to park for free. The Wolsey is a lovely Theatre and any seat is a good seat there. We purchased a drink from the bar on arrival and also pre-ordered one for the inteval, which was ready and waiting for us to pick up when required. Great evening look forward to going again soon.

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In January 2014, said about New Wolsey Theatre

Fabulous production in this adorable intimate theatre venue. Would highly recommend this location. Tickets very reasonably priced as were the refreshments during the interval. The production was a highlight of our Christmas, amazingly good, the kids loved it and so did the adults. Give it a go - you'll soon be a regular.

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In January 2014, said about New Wolsey Theatre

I have visited the Theatre many times over the years, the last being in November. It is a very welcoming local theatre with good facilities and helpful staff.

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In January 2014, said about New Wolsey Theatre

The rock christmas panto was a spectacular performance by a very talented cast.Enjoyable for all ages. This reinforced my appreciation of the quality of the shows staged at the theatre. Would thoroughly recommend attending one.

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In January 2014, said about New Wolsey Theatre

A good venue - nice cafe in the foyer, good ice-creams in the intervals, convenient parking and a varied, interesting programme throughout the year. We brought three visitors with us for the pantomime - and all five of us thought it brilliant. The actors all seemed to be enjoying themselves and brought enthusiasm and energy to the production. We liked the live music, the lighting, the rats and the whole ambiance. And a welcome relief not to have children brought on stage!!

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In January 2014, said about New Wolsey Theatre

Went to see the 'Frank & Ella Show' I liked the fact that it was a small theatre and no one is too far from the stage. The view of the stage was very good and I would image it would be from all areas. It had a nice cosy feel about it. The Show was very good and I will look forward to my next trip here. Parking is very convenient too.

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In January 2014, said about New Wolsey Theatre

This was our second visit to the New Wolsey Theatre to see their Rock 'n' Roll pantomime, 8 of us came to see the show, we were aged from 4yrs to 73yrs old and we all had the most fantastic time. The fantastic cast are multi-talented they do everything, they sing, dance and play a multitude of different instuments and they all work incredibly hard. We love this little Theatre it is like having a show in our own lounge, you get a fantastic view of the stage by way of the raked seating, they have a lovely little bar where you can get light refreshments, a hot drink, or something stronger if you prefer. The ice creams and programmes were very reasonably priced. The car park is very close by

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In January 2014, said about New Wolsey Theatre

I brought a big family party to the theatre for the Rock and Roll Panto again this year and it lived up to our expectations. It was a brilliant way to start our Christmas celebration. The theatre is small which means that everyone is close enough to the stage to feel part of the performance. There are good facilities and a friendly and welcoming staff which makes a visit all the more enjoyable.

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In January 2014, said about New Wolsey Theatre

Excellent show Ideal for families This is the third year we have attended and cannot recommend enough

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In January 2014, said about New Wolsey Theatre

We really enjoyed our trip to the New Wolsey Theatre. It was easy to park and the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. A nice theatre to watch any performance.

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In January 2014, said about New Wolsey Theatre

Took my 5 & 6 yr old to see the elves & the shoemaker.they thoroughly enjoyed it & so did I. The perfect length of time & the perfect size studio theatre for young children...highly recommended!

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In January 2014, said about New Wolsey Theatre

Brilliant show and really enjoyed. The whole experience was excellent. I enjoyed it as much as the grandchildren I had with me.

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