A glorious seafront theatre and restaurant complex, with stunning views, an art deco auditorium for up to 900 people and a fabulous Mediterranean-style pizza, pasta & grill menu. Food served all day includes home-made cakes and pastries, lunch and dinner menus, with tapas, sandwiches and takeaway also available.
2 seaview café/bar/restaurants to choose from, as well as a great line up of shows from big names, touring theatre and local productions. Something for all the family.
Located minutes from the end of the A14, less than 15 minutes from parts of Ipswich and within easy reach of the rest of East Anglia and London.
There are good bus and rail links too, with the main railway station about 15 minutes walk from The Spa, at the top of Hamilton Road.
Fully wheelchair accessible - with a short, gently-sloped path up through the Spa gardens, to the front entrance. 10 disabled parking bays out the front, for blue badge holders.
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Special Offers and Events
The Magic of Motown
Celebrating the sound of a generation!
Now seen by over 1 million people worldwide, music fans are invited to the biggest party of the year as the unstoppable Magic of Motown show steams into town. Prepare yourself for 40 back-to-back classic Motown hits, glittering costume changes, dazzling dance moves and outstanding musicianship in this explosive concert experience.
Celebrate the sound of a generation as the timeless music of Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Supremes, The Four Tops, Martha Reeves, Jackson 5, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson and many more are sensationally recreated for you by an exceptionally talented cast and band. This breath-taking concert spectacular takes you on a musical journey through all your favourite songs, including: Ain't No Mountain, Signed Sealed Delivered, Grapevine, Get Ready, Dancing In The Streets, My Girl, Blame It On The Boogie, Uptight, Endless Love, My Cherie Amor, All Night Long, Heatwave, I'm Coming Out, Loco In Acapulco plus many more.
Book your tickets now and Reach Out for The Magic of Motown!
Saturday 8th July 2017 - 7.30pm
Tickets are £28.50 Adult and £27.50 Concessions.
Stars In Your Eyes
Experience a unique mix of music greats with a host of award winning tribute artists and finalists from some of the UK's top television shows - The Legends don't get any better than this!
This brand new production features:
Tina Law as Barbra Streisand - "National tribute awards winner". Her performance is the most authentic you'll ever see and hear, complete with on stage chats about her life experiences and witty quotes not to mention a vocal accuracy that will blow you away! Hits include Woman in Love, Somewhere, The Way We Were and many more!
Fisher Stevens as the gravel-voiced Neil Diamond, appearing alongside singers taking time out from his touring show "Beautiful Noise". Expect hits to include America, Crackling Rosie, Sweet Caroline to mention just a few, all complete with the sparking shirts and earth shattering vocals!
Steve Cherelle as John Denver - Finalist from TV's "Stars in their Eyes" Steve is the voice of Denver and 250,000 voters on ITV can't be wrong! Wwhen it comes to mesmerising you with both his vocals and acoustic guitar as he plays all the biggest hits including Country Roads, Annie's Song and Rocky Mountain High, you'll be on a roller coaster of nostalgia and emotions.
Marshall King as The Big "O"! The award-winning ITV tribute artist returns to our stage as none other than Roy Orbison. Marshall toured with the hit show 'Rocking on Heaven's Door' and performed as Roy to huge acclaim from some of Europe's most critical gatherings of Big O fans in Denmark, Germany & Holland as well as at some of the UK's biggest theatres. Marshall, a natural mimic and entertainer wows the audience with his haunting reproduction of Hits including Pretty Woman, Crying and Only the Lonely.
Freddie Mercury To add a touch of mystery to this amazing production our Freddie is known as "Rex". Performing to a host of private celebrity events and music industry after show parties this gobsmacking new tribute to Queen's frontman is sure to set him on the road to bigger things! You might even recognise him? Expect to rock to Don't Stop Me Now, We will Rock you, Radio GaGa and more!
Such an array of 'stars' suppported by a stunning state of the art sound and light system will have you rocking in the aisles.
Stand and raise your hands for the hugely powerful ending and transport yourself back to Wembley in '1986'
Saturday 15th July 2017 - 7.30pm
Tickets are £20/£18 Adult and £18/£16 Concessions.
The Great British Seaside Special
From the production team who bring you our immensely popular Good Old Music Hall Days show ...
This fabulous show takes you on a whirlwind tour of Great British Variety from the past 6 decades and beyond...
It is a full production show and features a superb cast of 9, providing 2 hours of pure non-stop entertainment and is a "must see" for the whole family.
Audiences have loved this show for the last 5 years on the North Norfolk Coast and now you can see it on the beautiful and sunny south Suffolk coast too! So bring your bucket and spade and come down to enjoy the best value-for-money show on the coast this year!
Thursday 3rd and Thursday 17th August 2017 - 2.15pm
Tickets are £15.00 for Adults and £12.50 Concessions. Children under 16 just £5
The Music from the Boats that Rocked
Star Pirate Radio DJ Tom Edwards presents an evening of music from the Golden Era of Radio when the BBC was ignoring pop music and the Pirates ruled the airwaves.
Tom has a treasure trove of tales and stories. He was on Radio City in the Thames Estuary in 1966, being on board when the Shivering Sands Fort was 'invaded' over a transmitter dispute and at the time of the shooting dead of Radio City boss – Reg Calvert, in the same dispute. Many believe that it was this lawlessness amongst the 'pirates' which did more than anything to hasten the 1967 Marine Offences Act after which the offshore stations became illegal. Tom later joined Radio Caroline South off the coast of Frinton-on-Sea where he worked with the likes of Tommy Vance, Tony Blackburn, Robbie Dale and Johnnie Walker. Like many other pirate DJ's he has also had spells on Radio 1 and 2 as they sought to recapture the success of the Pirates in the 1970's and 80's.
A multitude of 1960s/70s performers - including THE HONEYCOMBS, the legendary singer TONY BURROWS (Famous for his work with The Ivy League, The Flower Pot Men, White Plains, The Pipkins, Edison Lighthouse, The First Class, Brotherhood of Man) ... and special surprise guests - perform an evening of music from the Golden Era of pirate radio.
A unique mix of chart hits, turntable hits, jingles and especially memories from Radio Caroline & Radio London have all been put together to commemorate 50 years since the Marine Offences Act outlawed and eventually closed down the offshore radio stations. There will also be tributes to the many legendary DJ's who braved the sea as well as the Navy to create a whole new pop music sound: Tony Blackburn, Ed Stewart. Kenny Everett, Dave Cash and John Peel, creator of The Perfumed Garden, to name but a few.
A fun night, with prizes, nostalgia and memory-jerking music. Get ready for ‘We Love the Pirate Stations’, ‘Caroline’, and an incredible playlist of your favourite songs that were played on the pirate stations. A unique, one-off show, never done before - and unlikely ever to be performed again!
Saturday 12th August 2017 - 7.30pm
Tickets £25 Adults and £23 Children/Concessions.
Thank-you for the Music - The Ultimate Abba Tribute
It's Saturday night and the lights are low...
The Spa Pavilion is the place to go...
Join the fantabba-ulous party of the year as the 40th anniversary of ABBA's greatest hit Dancing Queen is celebrated in sequin-spangled style. ABBA classics abound. Rocking to the retro sounds of "the right music" - Super Trouper; Waterloo; Mamma Mia; Gimme, Gimme, Gimme; Knowing Me Knowing You and many more - to Lycra-tight perfection.
Record-breaking movies, smash-hit West End musicals, chart-topping albums and singles - ABBA's incredible legacy now lives on in concert with this all-new for 2016 international smash-hit show. Dancing kings and queens - have the time of your lives with the all-time greatest party-time extravaganza.
What the papers say:
"Polished to perfection. . . live band and vocals were absolutely spot on" - Daily Echo
"Well-rehearsed, tight in their delivery and well choreographed. A good night, enjoyed by all" The News, Portsmouth
"Polished choreography and sequin-spangled costumes" Brighton Argus
"Tightly choreographed and a standing ovation. . . feels like the real thing" Daily Echo
Saturday 19th August 2017 - 7.30pm
Tickets are £25 Adults and £23.50 Concessions.
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