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St Peter's by the Waterfront

St Peterʹs Church
College Street
Ipswich
Suffolk
United Kingdom
IP1 1XF
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St Peter's by the Waterfront

St Peter's by the Waterfront is an arts and heritage centre in the beautiful and historic surroundings of St Peter's Church in Ipswich.

St Peter’s, one of Ipswich’s ancient mariners churches, has a very long and important history in the town being home to one of only a handful of Tournai Marble fonts in the country, not actually marble but carboniferous limestone quarried in Tournai, in modern Belgium.

The building also has strong links with Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, born just up the road from St Peter’s, and was once the chapel of his short-lived Cardinal’s College set up by Wolsey.

St Peter’s is open as a heritage centre throughout the year (between May and September Tuesday to Friday 10am to 4pm, all other times Tuesday and Wednesday 10am to 2pm) to allow visitors to read more about the history of the church, Wolsey and the local parish and area.

St Peter’s is also home to the Ipswich Charter Hangings which were created for the Millennium to mark the granting of the Royal Charter to Ipswich in 1200. The panels depict Ipswich throughout the ages from the Vikings to the 20th Century and were created by local people under the direction of Isobel Clover.

Since opening the venue has grown to become a vibrant arts centre featuring a varied programme of music and theatre as well as providing rehearsal space for many local groups and organisations.

The venue has featured music from many local, national and international acts as part of tours and one-off events, with rock, pop, classical and more and has also hosted many theatre performances, both amateur and professional. St Peter’s also presents it’s own monthly Jazz by the Waterfront evenings.

Special Offers and Events

Tickets for all events at St Peter's available via our website:

Sam Plackett Organ Trio
Friday 6th April - 7.45pm

Tickets: £10 in advance / £12 on the door

Essential Sounds Big Band
Friday 4th May - 7.45pm

Tickets: £10 in advance / £12 on the door

Sarah Munro
Friday 25th May - 8pm

Tickets: £15

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Additional Features

Classical Music Concerts
Live Music!
Variety of Musical Performances
A Cultural Night Out!
Theatrical Performances
Festivals & Shows
Historic Surroundings!


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