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Red Rose Chain

Award-winning Independent theatre company based in Suffolk with community at the heart of all they do. Creators of Theatre In The Forest, East Anglia's largest outdoor theatre event, and home to Suffolk's newest creative venue The Avenue Theatre.

Red Rose Chain's mission is to enrich entire communities through high-quality professional theatre. 

Led by artistic director Joanna Carrick, Red Rose Chain produces critically acclaimed adaptations of classic stories, powerful community productions and original historical plays, set within their beautiful theatre, The Avenue, which sits in the grounds of a Grade II* listed Tudor building.

The Avenue is fully accessible and is all on one level. The cafe bar is typically open 60 minutes before a performance or event begins and serves a range of hot and cold drinks, a selection of snacks, and for some shows/events, fresh rustic pizza - please check individual event pages for more info.

Red Rose Chain wants your visit to be as welcoming as possible so please get in touch if you have any questions about any of the services, would like to join the mailing list or need help arranging your visit. Please contact the Box Office team on 01473 603388 or email info@redrosechain.com

In the summer, Red Rose Chain produces the annual Shakespeare spectacular - Theatre in the Forest, which takes place amongst the trees at Jimmy's Farm. Famed for making the magic of Shakespeare's text accessible and fun for all, welcoming thousands of families each year to this unique outdoor theatre experience.

As well as theatre productions, every week Red Rose Chain runs an inclusive, free at source programme of community work with disadvantaged, disabled and marginalised people. 

"Red Rose Chain's work is very brilliant, wonderfully unpatronising and rooted in a real vision for artistic excellence and humanitarian compassion." - Emma Freud, OBE


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