Photographs by Mike Kwasniak.

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of Ipswich Town Football Club’s UEFA Cup win in 1981, the New Wolsey Theatre presents a brand-new musical – Never Lost at Home.

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What Else is on this autumn?

With famous titles like The Hound of the Baskervilles and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, family shows like Tarzanna and Pinocchio and, of course, our Rock ‘n’ Roll pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk, it’s safe to say there’s something for everyone coming up on our stage. 

Browse what’s on now via the buttons below.

Theatre Unwrapped is our new podcast series that explores the secrets and stories of theatre. 

Join host Sue Lawther-Brown and her special guests in Dressing Room 3 of the New Wolsey Theatre as they unwrap some incredible stories and mysteries together.

The New Wolsey Theatre is hosting two placements under the Kickstart scheme.

Aimed at 16-24 year olds claiming Universal Credit, find out more about eligibility and how to apply here.

The pink logo of the New Wolsey Theatre, with a golden '2' written to the right of it, on a white background.

Welcome to ‘NW2’ – the new building in front of the New Wolsey Theatre.

It forms part of the emerging ‘Theatre Square’ development – a regeneration project to breathe new life into a formerly neglected part of Ipswich town centre. NW2 is a gift made to the New Wolsey Theatre from the developers that own the car parks on the site, including the landmark underground ‘Spiral’ car park. The building has been designed by Phil Waind of WGP architects and has a distinctive gold-coloured roof. Architecturally the building pushes the boundaries of standard design for community facilities.

NW2 will be the new home for the New Wolsey theatre’s learning and participation work. Working under the banner of a new ‘Creative Communities’ programme, the team responsible will have office and meeting space in NW2, as well as a large open space for participation work. This work includes curriculum-linked workshops in schools, as well as on-site opportunities for young people to learn a range of technical skills such as lighting, sound, design, theatrical make-up and more.

The NW2 building exemplifies the theatre’s commitment to access in all areas of its work.

Inside the new building is a ‘Changing Places’ room –  a facility for people that cannot use a standard accessible toilet. The Changing Places room enables people to use the toilet in safety and comfort because it is much larger than a standard accessible toilet. People that could benefit from the facility include people with profound and multiple learning disabilities, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, as well as older people. Having this facility available during our opening hours could make all the difference for someone visiting the town centre, who may be unable to venture out otherwise.

The New Wolsey Theatre has always been a champion of making performing arts accessible to all. As a founder member of the ground-breaking Ramps On The Moon, the New Wolsey is part of a consortium of theatres striving to normalise the presence of deaf and disabled people on and off the stage.  The Ipswich run of the extraordinary (ROTM) production of Oliver Twist was sadly cancelled due to Covid-19.

The image shows the new building of the New Wolsey Theatre, called 'NW2.' It's zig-zagging golden roof and glass walls reflect and shine in the sun, a beautiful blue sky visible above it.

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