Suffolk Entertainment


Suffolk is simply filled to the brim with all manner of entertainment – whatever your age, interest and budget, there will be a number of options for you to choose from throughout the whole year!

Suffolk Entertainment extends to cover all areas of days out and things to do, attractions, family fun, extreme sports, music, theatre, festivals, museums, plus much more!

For a fully comprehensive, day-to-day listing of all events taking place in Suffolk please see What’s On Suffolk. You may also be interested in reading our guide to Suffolk Events.

Southwold Concert Series

Southwold Concert Series – www.southwoldconcertseries.co.uk

Settle back and discover musical contentment with internationally renowned musicians and rising stars combining to produce a stunning series of concerts this season. Founded by acclaimed composer and pianist Nathan Williamson, with the generous backing of Spring, a Southwold-based design and advertising agency, The Southwold Concert Series perform creative and bold programmes to delight the audience.

Suffolk Festivals make for a great day out or short break and cover all areas of entertainment, including music, comedy, film, literature and much, much more besides! Please click on the link above for full details of the many festivals taking place in Suffolk this year.


If you are a fan of music, in particular, you will be pleased to learn of the many Music Concerts in Suffolk that frequently take place, spanning all genres and tastes. Please click on the link for a month-by-month guide to all musical performances happening across Suffolk – from small gigs to huge concerts!

Also, see Snape Maltings for details on the wonderful music concerts and festivals held at the Snape Maltings Concert Hall.

An excellent form of matinee or evening entertainment is a visit to the theatre. Fans of plays and other Performing Arts will not be disappointed by what Suffolk has to offer!

Dance East, Ipswic


Dance East, Ipswich bring world-class dance to the East of England, working in partnership with theatres throughout the region. They present a varied programme of dance performances of different dance genres.

Eastern Angles Theatre Company is centred around combining theatre and fascinating heritage to construct stories of regional history. This Theatre Company offers rural professional touring and theatre specific to the location, with a determination to develop talent, promote new writing, and intrigue new audiences.

The Quay Theatre, Sudbury offers a wide variety of entertainment in addition to costume hire, The Young People’s Theatre, an Art Gallery, Singles Nights and other events in the bar.

The Mariner Theatre, Lowestoft offers a wide range of shows including Musicals, dance, stand-up comedy, farce, an Evening with a Celebrity, and of course, Panto!

Take in a play or a workshop at The New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich!

The Marina Theatre, Lowestoft, Suffolk by Derek Voller, CC BY-SA 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

For more information, please see our article on Theatres in Suffolk.

For those of you who enjoy living life on the edge, the thrills and spills of Extreme Sports will be highly entertaining!

steve, CC BY-SA 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Take a trip to the friendly, family-orientated Foxhall Stadium in Ipswich where Spedeworth Motorsports promote spectacular short oval motorsport. The venue has a 5-star hygiene catering rating, modern facilities and some of the fastest, all-action Stadium Motorsport to be seen in the UK. Home of the annual National Hot Rod Championship of the World and National Unlimited Bangers Championship of the World.

All the family can get competitive by indoor karting at Anglia Indoor Karting, Ipswich on their full-size race circuit or the Under 8’s Kubz Karting Track with battery-operated karts and a bouncy play area!

High Lodge, Saxmundham also offer an exhaustive range of entertainment activities such as clay pigeon shooting, golfing and fishing!

For more information please see our full list of Extreme Sports, Motorsports, Karting & Shooting options.

If you are on a family break in Suffolk, finding Kids’ Days Out and Things to Do in Suffolk is going to be at the top of your list of priorities.

Highlights include:

– spending a day down on the farm, meeting the animals and mucking about in the Adventure Playground at Jimmy’s Farm, Ipswich

Please see our FULL LIST of Children’s Activities and Family Fun for more ideas.

For a more intellectual form of entertainment, Suffolk Museums cover all areas of interest, including history and information on towns and areas of Suffolk, such as the Museum of East Anglian Life, Stowmarket, Felixstowe Museum and the Beccles & District Museum. More unusual topics are also covered, such as horse racing at the National Horseracing Museum, Stowmarket, or a history of the semi-precious Amber at The Amber Shop & Museum, Southwold and, for real ale fans, a history of beer and brewing at the Greene King Visitor Centre, Bury St Edmunds.

Dr Neil Clifton / East Anglia Transport Museum. Carlton Colville, Suffolk

Please see our article on Suffolk Museums and our FULL list of Museums in Suffolk for more information.

We look forward to seeing you in Suffolk soon!

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