Welcome to what’s on in Lowestoft – your comprehensive guide to everything that’s going on in Lowestoft, including craft fairs, arts festivals, agricultural shows, live music, fun events for children and the family and lots of quirky events with distinctly local flavour.
Our events listings guide enables users to easily navigate through the huge range of things to do in Lowestoft. Whether you’re looking for free days out in Lowestoft, somewhere to take the children for the day or you’re here for a bit of sightseeing, you can use the guide to plan what you’re going to do before you get here. Just check out our helpful descriptions of the local events and see what takes your fancy.
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What’s on in Lowestoft September 2022
The Nation’s Favourite Psychic at Marina Theatre, Lowestoft
When: 8 September at 7:30 pm
Where: Marina Theatre, Marina, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 1HH
See www.marinatheatre.co.uk/whatson-event/psychic-sally for prices
This September, Sally Morgan, the nation’s favourite psychic and leader in the psychic world, returns to the Marina Theatre in Lowestoft for a tour of all new shows.
For over a decade, Sally has been leaving audiences of all ages speechless, and now she brings mediumship into our modern age once again.
Her abilities allow her to harness the audience’s energy and convey messages to individuals from beyond. She refers to every moment of enlightenment as a “wonder moment,” and invites the public to open their minds and enjoy the show.
This show is an extraordinary psychic performance that you should not miss. This performance is for scientific investigation and for entertainment purposes only.
Letting In the Light Exhibition by Collective Easterly Artists, Lowestoft
When: 9 – 18 September
Where: The old Ladbrokes building 5-7 St Peter’s St, Triangle Market, Lowestoft, NR32 1QA
See easterly.org.uk/letting-in-the-light for more information
Entry is free
Lowestoft visual artists known as the collective Easterly Artists are hosting another exciting pop-up art exhibition titled “Letting in the Light”.
An art installation called “Letting in the Light” will turn a derelict Ladbrokes shop on Suffolk’s historic High Street into an artistic hub for some of the region’s most creative and inspiring work.
Is light one of the most important elements in any artist’s toolbox? That’s the question the new show ‘Letting in the Light’ seeks to answer. It addresses how artists use light, how it behaves, how it can be altered, and how it affects both the artist’s perspective on what he or she is creating and the viewer’s perception of it.
“Letting in the Light” will be on display at 5-7 St Peter’s Street, Triangle Market, Lowestoft NR32 1QA, from Friday, September 9th to Sunday, September 18th, from 10 am to 5 pm. It is free to enter.
That’ll Be The Day at the Marina Theatre, Lowestoft
When: Saturday the 17th of September
Where: Marina Theatre, Marina, Lowestoft, Suffolk NR32 1HH
See www.marinatheatre.co.uk/whatson-event/thatll-be-the-day-september-2022 for more information
That’ll Be The Day is bringing you another wonderful show celebrating the golden age of rock ‘n’ roll and pop music from the 50s to the 80s.
The ultimate feel-good experience is brought to you through hilarious comedy sketches, superb musicianship, and brilliant vocals.
Satellites at the Seagull Theatre, Lowestoft
When: 23rd of September
Where: The Seagull Theatre, 19-75 Morton Road, Pakefield, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 0JH
See theseagull.co.uk/seagull_shows/satellites for more information
Norfolk-based writer and performer Natalie Songer’s new play, Satellites, will be performed at the Seagull Theatre in Lowestoft on September 23rd, 2022. This play tells the story of war, space, and secrets in a bittersweet manner.
Natalie has been on a quest to find out the real story of her Dutch roots over the last four years, piecing together a compelling and emotional 80-minute theatre production, Satellites, about her findings.
Suffolk Coast 50K Marathon
When: Saturday the 10th of September
Where: Starts at Lowestoft Lifeguard Corps, Finishes at Aldeburgh Moot Hall
See www.runawayadventures.com/races/suffolk-coastal-path-50 for more information
Runners can look forward to a spectacular route on the inaugural Suffolk Coastal Path 50K on September 10, 2022. It starts in Lowestoft and travels south along the picturesque coastal path through Southwold, Dunwich, and Aldeburgh, finishing on the sandy beaches of Aldeburgh.
Our journey through several beautiful natural areas, including Benacre, Walberswick, Dingle Marshes, and RSPB Minsmere, is what we have in store for you.
This race’s flat terrain makes for a very runnable course, and it provides a great setting for first-time ultra runners.
What’s on in Lowestoft October 2022
35th Official Queen Convention feat We Are Champion
When: 14 to 16 October
Where: Pontins Pakefield, Lowestoft, United Kingdom
See www.wearechampionuk.com for more information
Every year, hundreds of Queen fans gather in London to celebrate the band in style. There are live music performances, guest star interviews, Queen discos every night, games, quizzes, elegant dress parties, a Queen-related market where fans can find rare items to augment their collections, an auction for charity, sports contests, big screen, never-before-seen footage, and the most popular live shows and videos.
Not Too SHABBY
When: 15 and 16 October
Where: Lowestoft Railway Bowls Club, Lowestoft, United Kingdom
We are having an all-day celebration since we have made it to number 10. There will be bar food and a raffle with a wide variety of music, as well as a free CD of some of our greatest tunes from prior shows for those who arrive early. It’s also wonderful to have The High-Speed Explosion mid-Suffolk mod club here for this milestone for us. All kinds of music will be played for your entertainment, and there will be a cheap bar and free parking.
What’s on in Lowestoft November 2022
That’ll Be the Day Christmas Show at the Marina Theatre, Lowestoft
When: 10th of November
Where: Marina Theatre, Marina, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 1HH
See www.marinatheatre.co.uk/whatson-event/thatll-be-the-day-xmas-show-2022 for more information
Marina Theatre will host That’ll Be The Day – Christmas Show on 10th November 2022. Be prepared to start your Christmas season off right with a timeless Rock’ n’ Roll Christmas Show. Every year, this show combines your favourite pop Christmas songs and humorous Christmas comedy skits to create a completely refreshed experience.
The That’ll Be the Day Christmas Show is an unforgettable trip through the golden age of Rock and Pop, featuring fantastic vocals and excellent musicianship. It will lift your spirits and leave you wanting more.
The Fawlty Towers Dining Experience
When: 11th of October
Where: The Spring Tide Grill & Pizza, Kirkley Rise, Lowestoft, United Kingdom
Tickets are £35 per person and include a three-course meal and dining entertainment
If you are a fan of the hilarious show Fawlty Towers, you simply cannot miss this one-of-a-kind three-course meal with Manual, Basil, and Sybil as your hosts. Participate in this fully-interactive show depicting all the best scenes from the show.
What’s on in Lowestoft December 2022
Jack and the Beanstalk
When: 13th of December
Where: Marina Theatre – Lowestoft, The Marina
This popular tale is brought to life with wonderful costumes, magnificent sets, fantastic songs and dance numbers, and a giant pile of panto buffoonery. You’ll have a great time!
The Jollys NYE bash with Redemption
When: 31st of December
Where: The Jolly Sailors Pakefield, Pakefield St, Lowestoft, United Kingdom
We’re overjoyed to say that we will be seeing 2023 at Jolly Sailors in Pakefield, Lowestoft, for a memorable New Year’s Eve party, where we’ll dance the night away to rock n roll, boogie, soul, and funk music.
Exciting and Unusual Things To Do in Lowestoft
East Anglia Transport Museum
The East Anglia Transport Museum houses a myriad of trolleybuses, trams and buses that the public can takes rides on. These fascinating vehicles originated in the first decades of the 1900s.
These rides take you through historic streets and into the luscious woodlands. Many more static transport artefacts are on display in the exhibition halls. The museum offers afternoon tea and “special event” days in spring and summer.
Africa Live is one of the top wildlife parks in England and features a wide selection of animals originating in Africa for the whole family to enjoy.
With over a thousand animals spread out over 60 acres, Africa Alive gives visitors the chance to see some of the most magnificent species, including antelopes, ankole cattle, Barbary sheep, and Somali wild asses.
Children’s favourites, such as rhinos, giraffes, and zebras, are housed in the Plains of Africa enclosure, as are cheetahs, lions, and African primates. There are two must-dos at the Africa Alive: Lookout Lodge, where you can see lions from above, and Lemur Encounters, where you can walk among lemurs.
Lowestoft is home to one of the greatest theme parks in Suffolk, Pleasurewood Hills. This park is set on the northern side of town and features loads of exciting rides for kids, including water rides, rollercoasters, carousels, bumper cars, and miniature railways. With over 35 attractions in total, Pleasurewood Hills offers some of the best outdoor activities you’ll find in this port town.
Ness Point sits a short walk from the outer harbour. This modest protrusion stretches out into the North Sea and serves as the most easterly point of the UK and the British Isles. Orbis Energy is located nearby and is a centre of the renewable energy industry in England. Ness Point is also home to a massive wind turbine called Gulliver.
There is a “Euroscope” pavement at Ness Point that indicates the distance and direction to major British and European cities, along with the sunrise during astronomical events such as equinoxes and solstices.
A fascinating relic of the ship manufacturing and fishing industry and the history of oil and gas exploitation in Lowestoft is found at the South Pier at Mincarlo.
You can now take a tour of the engine room, bridge, and crew quarters on the Mincarlo, which is now a museum ship.
Nicholas Everitt Park
Nicholas Everitt Park is a peaceful open space on Oulton Broad, once a private estate.
In 1908, after Nicholas Everitt died, his friend and philanthropist Howard Hollingsworth purchased the land and gave it to the town as a gift.
Kids will be spoilt for choice at Everitt’s home during the summer, with features like crazy golf, a boating lake, and trampolines to keep them busy.
Lowestoft Maritime Museum
The award-winning museum, The Lowestoft Maritime Museum, is full of fascinating memorabilia from the past, depicting the tales of the seafarers in early East Anglia in a rather small space.