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Festive Theatre Guide

Christmas is here and what better way to get into the festive spirit than with a trip to the theatre!

 Whether you're looking for a family day out or an evening out with a friend or loved one, there's a packed programme of festive theatre across The Suffolk Coast this December...

Co-Op Juniors Christmas Spectacular - 3-12 December 2021

TTDE - Snape Maltings - Co Op Juniors (c) Co Op Juniors

Enjoy breath-taking music and dance, dazzling costumes and stage effects, and memorable Christmas nostalgia that will leave the whole family ready for the festive season.

After a year off due to the pandemic, the Toy Soldiers are preparing to parade back on to stage to bring the spirit of Christmas to life, as they recreate The Nativity, visit Santa’s Workshop and attend the Tree Lighting Ceremony. With a cast of 100, a live orchestra and a huge dose of Christmas magic, Co-op Juniors will be back at Snape Maltings this Christmas with all your favourite moments in this year’s Co-op Juniors Christmas Spectacular! 

https://brittenpearsarts.org/events/christmas-spectacular

From Rushmere with Love - 8 December 2021 - 8 January 2022

TTDE - Eastern Angles - From Rushmere with Love

Be shaken and stirred this Christmas and join Eastern Angles for their alternative to panto show 'From Rushmere With Love', on stage at the Eastern Angles Centre's Sir John Mills Theatre this Christmas.

Following the merger of MI5 & MI6, James Boond, (a double-O agent like none before him) is sent to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a famous nuclear scientist and amateur twitcher on the marshes at Minsmere. Is there a link to the nearby powerplant at Sizewell, the unexplained shipments of Yarmouth rock or sightings of the rare Florida Wild Turkey? And is international woman of mystery, Edie Effe, all she appears to be? Or more?

A classic example of Eastern Angles' unique and much-loved panto alternative Christmas show, From Rushmere With Love is filled with original live music, tense action sequences and family fun that promises to leave you with a smile on your face.

https://easternangles.co.uk/event/from-rushmere-with-love

Masters of Swing: Christmas Crooners -10 December 2021

TTDE - Masters of Swing

The glamour and panache of the Big Band era comes to Lowestoft this festive season as the ‘In Full Swing’ company return to The Seagull Theatre with their festive show ‘Masters of Swing – Christmas Crooners’.

The show is jam-packed with great Christmas songs and holiday classics, laughs and audience participation which celebrates the golden age of swing and the big band era! It promises to have you singing and laughing in your seats as the performers pay homage to such legends as Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, Andy Williams, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin, Bing Crosby and Matt Monro to name a few!

https://theseagull.co.uk/seagull_shows/christmas-crooners-masters-of-swing/

A Few of Our Favourite Things - 12 December 2021

TTDE - Aldeburgh Jubilee Hall - A Few of Our Favourite Things

Rob Gildon and his star ensemble herald the festive season at Aldeburgh's Jubilee Hall, with a seamless selection of music close to their hearts. With a series of solos, duets and trios including classical song, traditional favourites, seasonal standards from the world of musical theatre and the great American songbook, this is a warm and intimate gathering of musical friends.

Like any good holiday gathering, it combines the feel-good familiarity of our favourite things with some new discoveries and a few surprises along the way.

https://aldeburghjubileehall.co.uk/whats-on/

Cinderella - 13 December 2021 - 2 January 2022

TTDE - Marina Theatre - Cinderella

With one charming Prince, two Ugly Sisters and a huge sprinkling of Fairy Godmother magic, join the Marina Theatre for Christmas 2021 to find out if the glass slipper fits and if Cinderella makes it to the ball and back before midnight.

Enjoy breath-taking special effects, spectacular scenery and sparkling costumes along with plenty of traditional pantomime mayhem, laughter and chances for you to join in the fun!

https://www.marinatheatre.co.uk/whatson-event/cinderella-our-2021-pantomime/

Cinderella - 17 December 2021 - 3 January 2022

TTDE - The Spa Pavilion - Cinderella

Meet the loveable Buttons, the Ugly Sisters, Evil Stepmother and of course Cinderella as The Spa Pavilion brings you one of their favourite pantomimes. 

Enjoy huge fun for all the family as the ugly sisters do their best to make sure that Cinderella misses the ball, while she depends on your help to get there. With all the usual pantomime ingredients, some new twists and a great cast,  Panto is the place to be!

https://thelittleboxoffice.com/spapavilion/event/view/118481

The Snowman with Live Orchestra - 19 December 2021

TTDE - Snape Maltings - The Snowman

Experience The Snowman on a big screen accompanied by a live orchestra in the atmospheric surroundings of Snape Maltings Concert Hall - Festive magic for the whole family!

Watching The Snowman at Christmas has become an essential festive tradition for decades. Experience this classic family favourite on a big screen and accompanied by a live orchestra. It is a magical experience for the whole family.

Ben Parry conducts the Suffolk Ensemble, joined by Britten Pears Arts' choir for young people in Suffolk, Group A.



Events

Co-op Juniors Christmas Spectacular! 2021

Co-op Juniors Christmas Spectacular! 2021

Snape | Fri 03rd - Sun 12th Dec 2021

Enjoy breathtaking music and dance, dazzling costumes and stage effects, and memorable Christmas nostalgia that will leave the whole family ready for the festive season. 

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Foodie Gifts Cooking Club

Foodie Gifts Cooking Club

Framlingham | Wed 08th Dec 2021

The Food Hub's evening foodie gifts club is perfect for anyone who wants to create something special for their festive celebrations.

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Christmas Garland and Foodie Gifts Cookery Course

Christmas Garland and Foodie Gifts Cookery Course

Ipswich | Fri 10th Dec 2021

This Christmas garland and foodie gifts course is perfect for anyone who wants to create something special for their festive celebrations.

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Christmas Centrepiece and Foodie Gifts Cookery Course

Christmas Centrepiece and Foodie Gifts Cookery Course

Ipswich | Wed 15th Dec 2021

The Food Hub's Christmas table centre and foodie gifts course is perfect for anyone who wants to create something special for their festive celebrations.

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Christmas Centrepiece and Foodie Gifts Cookery Course

Christmas Centrepiece and Foodie Gifts Cookery Course

Ipswich | Wed 15th Dec 2021

Our Christmas table centre and foodie gifts course is perfect for anyone who wants to create something special for their festive celebrations.

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Christmas Chocolate Cookery Course

Christmas Chocolate Cookery Course

Ipswich | Sat 18th Dec 2021

Master the art of chocolate making and learn how to create your own delicious delights using the best quality ingredients for your family and friends to enjoy over the festive season.

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Brunch with Santa

Brunch with Santa

Framlingham | Sat 18th Dec 2021

Come and enjoy a fun, festive and delicious brunch before a magical meet with Santa at Kingfishers at Cretingham Country Park.

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Christmas Bazaar at Kingfishers

Christmas Bazaar at Kingfishers

Woodbridge | Fri 03rd - Thu 23rd Dec 2021

Kingfishers in collaboration with Quirkitudinous and friends invite you to spend a relaxing day in the glorious, rural surroundings of Kingfishers at Cretingham Country Park for a day of Christmas Shopping with a difference.

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Woodbridge Dance Folkus Xmas Barn Dance

Woodbridge Dance Folkus Xmas Barn Dance

Woodbridge | Fri 03rd Dec 2021

Ideal for those people who want something unusual for their annual work celebration event.

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Woodbridge Christmas Regatta

Woodbridge Christmas Regatta

Woodbridge | Sun 05th Dec 2021

This Christmas, celebrate the beginning of the festive season in style as the community groups of Woodbridge unite to welcome Father Christmas to town with a Christmas market and live music.

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TwelvePlusArts Christmas Show

TwelvePlusArts Christmas Show

Woodbridge | Sat 04th - Sun 12th Dec 2021

Local art group Twelve Plus Arts, based in and around Woodbridge, will be holding a Christmas exhibition at The Grundisburgh House Gallery from the 4th to the 12th December 2021.
The gallery is open from 10am-5pm throughout the event.

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Snape Maltings Christmas Farmers' Market

Snape Maltings Christmas Farmers' Market

Snape | Sat 18th Dec 2021

Join Snape Maltings for their special Christmas Farmers’ Market, returning this year on their Henry Moore lawn to surround a wonderful Keyworker Thanks light installation. 

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Christmas Wreath Making

Christmas Wreath Making

Framlingham | Thu 09th Dec 2021

Enjoy a fun and creative evening at Kingfishers for the Christmas wreath making workshop hosted by Ed Hopkins from the amazing Greenroom East.

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Festive Flamingo Craft

Festive Flamingo Craft

Southwold | Sun 19th Dec 2021

Come and Decorate your very own Festive Flamingo decoration to put on your Christmas Tree.

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Sustainable Scandi Christmas Decorations Workshop

Sustainable Scandi Christmas Decorations Workshop

Framlingham | Wed 15th Dec 2021

Come and join Emma from the foldedsideproject and Kay from Kinship Creative at the Christmas Bazaar at Kingfishers Cretingham for a fun morning learning how to make Scandi style folded paper decorations and foraged natural garlands for your home this festive season.

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Africa Alive Christmas Experience

Africa Alive Christmas Experience

Lowestoft | Fri 26th Nov - Fri 24th Dec 2021

Enjoy a fully immersive Christmas Experience at Africa Alive!

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Christmas at Landguard Fort

Christmas at Landguard Fort

Felixstowe | Sat 18th - Sun 19th Dec 2021

Bring the whole family to Landguard Fort for their fun Christmas event.

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Masters of Swing Christmas Crooners

Masters of Swing Christmas Crooners

Lowestoft | Fri 10th Dec 2021

The glamour and panache of the Big Band era comes to Lowestoft this festive season as the ‘In Full Swing’ company return to the Seagull Theatre with their festive show ‘Masters of Swing – Christmas Crooners’ on Friday 10th December at 7.30pm.

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Wheelchair Accessible

The Amazing, Stupendous Saxmundham Victorian Christmas with a Twist!

The Amazing, Stupendous Saxmundham Victorian Christmas with a Twist!

Saxmundham | Fri 03rd Dec 2021

You wont believe your eyes at the wonders, magic and splendour!

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Christmas Experience

Christmas Experience

Framlingham | Sat 04th - Fri 24th Dec 2021

Easton Farm Park is hosting a festive extravaganza on the farm this year, with a multitude of Christmas activities to keep the you entertained from the 4th - 24th December.

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Father Christmas sails into Snape Quay

Father Christmas sails into Snape Quay

Snape | Sun 19th Dec 2021

Visit Snape Maltings to experience a wonderful Suffolk tradition of Father Christmas sailing along the River Alde.

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The Snowman with Live Orchestra

The Snowman with Live Orchestra

Snape | Sun 19th Dec 2021

Experience The Snowman on a big screen accompanied by a live orchestra. Festive magic for the whole family!

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Café Bencotto Christmas Menu

Café Bencotto Christmas Menu

Felixstowe | Tue 30th Nov - Fri 31st Dec 2021

Enjoy a Christmas meal at Café Bencotto with a choice of 2 or 3 courses, which includes a glass of Prosecco, purified water and Christmas crackers.

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Christmas in The Alex Café Bar

Christmas in The Alex Café Bar

Felixstowe | Wed 01st - Thu 30th Dec 2021

Why not reserve and area in the Alex Café Bar with your friends, colleagues or family and The Alex will provide the Festive Buffet.

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Family Fun Holiday Theatre & Workshops

Family Fun Holiday Theatre & Workshops

Beccles | Wed 22nd Dec 2021

Come and spend the day at Henham Barns, Henham Park, the home of Latitude Festival for a fun filled day for all the family with theatre, workshops and Cafe.

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Rudolph's Christmas Trail

Rudolph's Christmas Trail

Southwold | Sat 27th Nov - Fri 31st Dec 2021

Southwold's Christmas town trail is back by popular demand, and this time, it's Rudolph themed! 

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A Very Vegan Christmas Market!

A Very Vegan Christmas Market!

Felixstowe | Sat 04th Dec 2021

A fully vegan Christmas market at Beach Street Felixstowe offering range of plant-based and animal-friendly Christmas goodies.

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Wentworth Hotel Festive Lunch

Wentworth Hotel Festive Lunch

Aldeburgh | Wed 15th Dec 2021

Enjoy a delicious Christmas dinner with live entertainment at The Wentworth Hotel.

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Christmas Craft Fair

Christmas Craft Fair

Woodbridge | Sun 05th Dec 2021

Enjoy the Christmas Craft and Gift Fair featuring locally made artisan crafts and gorgeous gifts.

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Aladdin

Aladdin

Southwold | Wed 22nd - Tue 28th Dec 2021

From the team that brought you the hilarious Jack & the Beanstalk and last year's Smash Hit 'Santa's Christmas Show', GDCreatives proudly presents 2021's All New Christmas Pantomime...Aladdin!

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Peter Pan

Peter Pan

Bungay | Fri 17th - Fri 31st Dec 2021

This year, the Fisher Theatre brings you the swashbuckling magic of Peter Pan.

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A Few of our Favourite Christmas Things

A Few of our Favourite Christmas Things

Aldeburgh | Sun 12th Dec 2021

With singers Charmian Bedford, Katharine Taylor-Jones, Robert Gildon, and Gretel Dowdeswell (piano),

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