• TTDA - Thorington Theatre - Audience

Summer Theatre on The Suffolk Coast

Live theatre is a magical experience for all, from feel good musicals, rib-tickling comedy and heart stopping circus to chilling dramas and re-imaginings of Shakespeare- not to mention lashings of hilarious and heart-warming family theatre for the little ones to enjoy. 

Take your seat at one of the many theatres and outdoor theatre spaces on the Suffolk Coast this summer for a well-needed dose of escapism. 

The Marina Theatre, Lowestoft

TTDA - Marina Theatre - at night

The Marina Theatre is a prized venue in the coastal town of Lowestoft, offering audiences a wide range of quality programming to suit all tastes.

Comedy fans can enjoy Rhod Gilbert's brand-new live show The Book of John and back by popular demand Paul Zerdin with everyone’s favourite puppets taking to the stage in a fantastic display of ventriloquism and comedy characters in his show Hands Free.

Inspired by the talents of Christie, Coward and Wodehouse, Crimes in Egypt is a dramatic comedy romp centred on a Belgian detective extraordinaire and set on the River Nile. A versatile cast of just four actors brings to life lascivious lawyers, crooked captains, fastidious physicians and attractive Americans in this clever, creative comedy.

After a string of sell out shows at the Marina, ‘hostess with the moistest’ Fanny Galore is returning to Lowestoft for Afternoon Tea by the Sea! Enjoy a delicious selection of sweet and savoury treats and a glass of prosecco as Fanny Galore adds some sparkle to your afternoon with songs, dancing and entertainment. 

For the full programme and to book tickets go to https://www.marinatheatre.co.uk/whats-on/

MTP presents Theatre on the Coast

TTDE - Cleo, Camping, Emmanuelle and Dick

This summer MTP presents Theatre on the Coast, a festival of all things performance and entertainment. For some camp, carry-on fun Cleo, Camping, Emmanuelle and Dick by Terry Johnson charts the offscreen love affair between stars of the Carry-On films Barbara Windsor and Sid James. The first performance of this hit comedy was performed at the National Theatre and went on to win the Olivier comedy award in 1999.

If you are after high flying, superhero shenanigans make your way to Monkey Business Circus on Southwold Common this August. Bring picnic blankets or deck chairs and your own refreshments and watch as the circus superheroes save the day and capture arch villain the Joker using their superhuman powers and breath-taking circus skills. 

International star Robert Powell returns to Southwold with his one man show celebrating the genius of Jane Austen followed by Theatre on the Coast's patron Vicki Michelle ('Allo, 'Allo) will be starring in Hello Norma Jeane.

For the full programme of events and to book tickets go to https://mtproductions.co.uk/theatre-on-the-coast/

Thorington Theatre

TTDA - Thorington Theatre - Auditorium

A new outdoor theatre set in the woodland idyll of the Suffolk countryside near Southwold, Thorington Theatre is sustainably built and styled in a natural amphitheatre shape. The programming for the summer offers visitors a range of exciting shows to choose from.

This is My Theatre will be presenting Jane Eyre; the novel, deemed ahead of its time, has been reimagined for the stage with traditional folk music woven into this love story of excitement and intrigue.

For panto family fun, but in the sun, join Al Fresco Theatre Company for Summertime Cinders - a topsy turvy summertime pantomime full of singing, dancing, classic characters and plenty of laughs.

Thorington is the perfect setting for William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer’s Night Dream. InAura presents Shakespeare’s romantic and anarchic comedy where brawling lovers elope to a nearby forest and unknowingly enter a Midsummer’s evening of mayhem, transformation, magic and darkness. 

For the full programme and to book tickets go to https://www.thoringtontheatre.co.uk/

Summer Theatre by the Sea

TTDE - Summer Theatre by the Sea

Jubilee hall in Aldeburgh is a hub of performance, entertainment and creative arts. This year they host Summer Theatre by the Sea, with shows Monday to Saturday and Saturday Matinees, with plenty of shows to choose from. Why not opt for Noel Coward’s jazz age comedy classic Fallen Angels or Alan Ayckbourn’s comedy thriller It Could Be Anyone Of Us. If farce is your thing, you’ll enjoy Who’s Who? set in a Fawlty Towers inspired hotel this comedy is sure to have you rolling in the aisles and be whisked away to the island of Cuba with the exotic spy-themed adventure romcom Our Man in Havana. 

For the full programme and to book tickets go to https://www.actco.uk/

Snape Maltings

TTDA - Snape Maltings - Concert hall

Snape Maltings is synonymous with musical excellence and Summer at Snape is no exception, with its celebration of music from many different genres.

Throughout August Snape plays host to a variety of daily performances by musicians from the worlds of classical, jazz, folk, pop, blues and country who will take to the concert hall stage and Snape’s brand-new outdoor venue the Dome Stage. Families will delight in the up-tempo brass chaos of ‘Perhaps Contraption’ who are accompanied by Aldeburgh Young Musicians for this special performance.

Outstanding piano and cello duo Natalie Clein and Huw Watkins present an intimate concert of Beethoven’s classics. Join the Longest Johns, a Bristol based acapella folk music band who are at the forefront of the revival of the ancient tradition of fisherman’s shanties. Enjoy a selection of maritime songs alongside more unusual and less traditional folk tunes. 

For the full programme and to book tickets go to https://snapemaltings.co.uk/season/summer-at-snape/




Events

Anything for Love at The Marina Theatre

Anything for Love at The Marina Theatre

Lowestoft | Sat 28th May 2022

The highly acclaimed Steve Steinman brings his brand-new production featuring over 25 of Meat Loaf and Jim Steinman’s greatest hits.

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Trek 24 - Suffolk Coast & Countryside

Trek 24 - Suffolk Coast & Countryside

Southwold | Sat 14th Aug 2021

Trek 24 km or 24 miles in aid of East Anglian Air Ambulance this August. Fully supported trekking challenge, starting at Aldeburgh or Dunwich, finishing at Sotterley Estate.

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Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre

Southwold | Thu 05th Aug 2021

This Is My Theatre presents 'Jane Eyre'.

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The Last Cuckoo

The Last Cuckoo

Southwold | Fri 06th Aug 2021

Andrew Harrison stars in 'The Last Cuckoo'. 

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Summertime Cinders

Summertime Cinders

Southwold |

Al Fresco Theatre presents ' Summertime Cinders'. 

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3 Cheers for Maisy!

3 Cheers for Maisy!

Southwold |

Al Fresco Theatre presents musical comedy '3 Cheers for Maisy!'.

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Treasure Island

Treasure Island

Southwold | Wed 11th Aug 2021

Half Cut Theatre presents 'Treasure Island'.

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The Pirates of Penzance

The Pirates of Penzance

Southwold | Fri 13th Aug 2021

Opera Anywhere presents 'The Pirates of Penzance'.

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Southwold |

InAura and the Festival of Life presents 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'.

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The Unquiet Grave; A Story Told Through Suffolk Folk Song

The Unquiet Grave; A Story Told Through Suffolk Folk Song

Southwold | Wed 18th Aug 2021

Doye Mosse Productions present 'The Unquiet Grave' in association with INK.

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Wonder with Grimm

Wonder with Grimm

Southwold |

 Heartbreak Productions presents 'Wonder with Grimm'.

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

The Hound of the Baskervilles

Southwold | Sat 21st Aug 2021

British Touring Shakespeare presents 'The Hound of the Baskervilles'. 

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Robin Hood

Robin Hood

Southwold | Tue 24th Aug 2021

Dot Production presents 'Robin Hood'.

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Macbeth

Macbeth

Southwold |

Players presents Shakespeare's most haunting tragedy, 'Macbeth'.

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Arbor the Tree

Arbor the Tree

Southwold | Sat 28th Aug 2021

Smoking Apples presents 'Arbor the Tree'.

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Wind in the Willows

Wind in the Willows

Southwold | Sun 29th Aug 2021

Award-winning theatre company, Calf2Cow present 'Wind in the Willows'. 

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The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby

Southwold | Mon 30th Aug 2021

Heartbreak Productions present 'The Great Gatsby'.

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Antigone

Antigone

Southwold | Sun 22nd Aug 2021

A dynamic and fresh adaptation of this most classic Ancient Greek play.

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Theatre on the Coast - Cleo, Camping, Emmanuelle and Dick

Theatre on the Coast - Cleo, Camping, Emmanuelle and Dick

Southwold |

The opening show of this year's Theatre on the Coast! 

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Theatre on the Coast - Hello Norma Jeane

Theatre on the Coast - Hello Norma Jeane

Southwold |

Starring Theatre on the Coast patron and 'Allo! 'Allo! star Vicki Michelle.

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Theatre on the Coast - Tomfoolery

Theatre on the Coast - Tomfoolery

Southwold |

A musical revue with the songs and words of Tom Lehrer.

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Wind in the Willows

Wind in the Willows

Dunwich | Sun 29th Aug 2021

Join Ratty, Mole, Toad and Badger on a wild adventure filled with motorcar madness, wicked weasels and plenty of messing about in boats. Frantically feral fun for the whole family.

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Southwold Outdoor Cinema - Bridget Jones's Diary

Southwold Outdoor Cinema - Bridget Jones's Diary

Southwold | Thu 19th Aug 2021

Southwold’s Outdoor Cinema is back by popular demand screening some of the most highly acclaimed films this summer.

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Southwold Outdoor Cinema - Emma

Southwold Outdoor Cinema - Emma

Southwold | Fri 20th Aug 2021

Southwold’s Outdoor Cinema is back by popular demand, screening some of the most highly acclaimed films this summer.

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Southwold Outdoor Cinema - Mamma Mia!

Southwold Outdoor Cinema - Mamma Mia!

Southwold | Thu 26th Aug 2021

Southwold’s Outdoor Cinema is back by popular demand, screening some of the most highly acclaimed films this summer.

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Southwold Outdoor Cinema - Mamma Mia - Here We Go Again!

Southwold Outdoor Cinema - Mamma Mia - Here We Go Again!

Southwold | Fri 27th Aug 2021

Southwold’s Outdoor Cinema is back by popular demand screening some of the most highly acclaimed films this summer.

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Southwold Outdoor Cinema - The Darkest Hour

Southwold Outdoor Cinema - The Darkest Hour

Southwold | Sat 11th Sep 2021

Southwold’s Outdoor Cinema is back by popular demand, screening some of the most highly acclaimed films this summer.

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Cruella (12A)

Cruella (12A)

Lowestoft | Wed 04th - Thu 05th Aug 2021

Estella is a young and clever grifter who’s determined to make a name for herself in the fashion world.

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Dream Horse (PG)

Dream Horse (PG)

Lowestoft | Fri 13th - Thu 19th Aug 2021

The true story of Dream Alliance, an unlikely racehorse bred by small-town bartender Jan Vokes.

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Off the Rails (15)

Off the Rails (15)

Lowestoft | Fri 20th - Sat 21st Aug 2021

A dying wish from their best friend, Anna (Andrea Corr), compels Cassie (Kelly Preston), Kate (Jenny Seagrove), and Liz (Sally Phillips), to put old feuds aside and take her 17-year-old daughter on an interrailing journey across Europe that they did not quite finish during their studies

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Killer Queen

Killer Queen

Lowestoft | Fri 03rd Sep 2021

Killer Queen have been performing their tribute to Queen’s concert since 1993. Their expert musicianship, extraordinary energy and accurate portrayal of the world’s greatest live band have rightfully earned Killer Queen the title of Queen tribute royalty.

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André Rieu

André Rieu

Lowestoft | Sun 05th Sep 2021

André Rieu’s 2021 Summer Concert: Together Again comes to The Marina Theatre screen.

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Afterness

Afterness

Orford | Thu 01st Jul - Sat 30th Oct 2021

This summer 10 renowned artists respond to Orford Ness with new sculpture, drawing, poetry, audio and more. Visit Afterness, in collaboration with the National Trust. Now open.

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The Johnny Cash Roadshow

The Johnny Cash Roadshow

Lowestoft | Thu 09th Sep 2021

The only show to be endorsed by the Cash Family!

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Hats Off to Led Zeppelin

Hats Off to Led Zeppelin

Lowestoft | Fri 10th Sep 2021

Returning to the Marina for a second year…Hats Off to Led Zeppelin continue to be the only tribute act in the UK officially endorsed by Marshall Amplifiers and are managed by Warren Grant, son of Led Zeppelin’s legendary manager Peter Grant.

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The Rocket Man

The Rocket Man

Lowestoft | Sat 03rd Sep 2022

Get ready for take-off as the number one tribute to one of the greatest musicians of all time, Sir Elton John, visits Lowestoft!

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Crimes in Egypt

Crimes in Egypt

Lowestoft | Thu 23rd Sep 2021

Belgian detective extraordinaire, Artemis Arinae, is set to enjoy a holiday cruise along the river Nile when tragedy strikes. All the passengers and staff aboard are suspects, and the murder count is growing, will Arinae’s little grey cells identify the murderer in time?

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Rhod Gilbert

Rhod Gilbert

Lowestoft | Fri 24th Sep 2021

It has been a while, but the multi-award-winning Welsh comedian is back, with a brand new live show. In a seven-year break from stand-up, a lot has happened to Rhod.

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Paul Zerdin

Paul Zerdin

Lowestoft | Sat 25th Sep 2021

Back by popular demand, Paul Zerdin and everyone’s favourite puppets are heading to The Marina Theatre with a brand new UK tour in Autumn 2021.

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Summer Theatre by the Sea

Summer Theatre by the Sea

Aldeburgh |

Aldeburgh Classic Theatre presents four wonderful plays across a range of genres, to delight audiences once more. Come celebrate with us in the Covid-safe environment of the Aldeburgh Jubilee Hall.

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Theatre on the Coast presents: Robert Powell

Theatre on the Coast presents: Robert Powell

Southwold | Tue 03rd Aug 2021

International star Robert Powell returns to Southwold this year in his one man show celebrating the genius of Jane Austen.

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Theatre on the Coast presents: Attagirls! film screening

Theatre on the Coast presents: Attagirls! film screening

Southwold |

Attagirls! by Stewart Ross
Three young women from very different backgrounds choose to help the RAF in World War Two. 

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MTP presents Theatre on the Coast: Treasure Island

MTP presents Theatre on the Coast: Treasure Island

Southwold | Sun 22nd Aug 2021

For younger theatre-makers aged 10+, create your own performance of Treasure Island. 


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Theatre on the Coast - Monkey Business Circus

Theatre on the Coast - Monkey Business Circus

Southwold | Tue 03rd - Sat 07th Aug 2021

Monkey Business Circus presents 'Superhero Shenanigans' as part of this year's Theatre on the Coast.

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Theatre on the Coast - Film Screening: All 4 One

Theatre on the Coast - Film Screening: All 4 One

Southwold |

Film screening of 2020 Theatre on the “virtual” Coast show, All 4 One by Jan Etherington and Gavin Petrie.

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MTP Presents Theatre on the Coast: Treasure Island

MTP Presents Theatre on the Coast: Treasure Island

Southwold | Sun 29th Aug 2021

For younger theatre-makers aged 10+, create your own performance of Treasure Island. 

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Summer at Snape

Summer at Snape

Snape | Sun 01st - Tue 31st Aug 2021

The vibrant summer programme at Snape Maltings brings together amazing musicians and ensembles from the worlds of classical, jazz, folk, pop, blues and country to perform on the Concert Hall stage every day throughout August.

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