Welcome!

We can’t wait to welcome you back to the New Wolsey Theatre!

Music, murder, mayhem and merriment!

Based on the story of the notorious William Burke and William Hare, the show takes the facts and adds the fun, making a fantastic cast of three actor-musicians play over 30 roles and 3 animals between them, with a lot of hats, costume changes and accents.

It’s a murderous musical romp!

Our Summer Season starts next week!

From picnics and parkour to Reggae and new writing, the season begins with our ‘Party Week,’ welcoming everyone into Theatre Square to tip our hats to the Platinum Jubilee and celebrate everyone coming together again.

Some events are ticketed, some are free and some are inside while others are outdoors. Our summer season events are packed with comedy, drama, music and more and we promise a lot of fun for both adults and children.

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Or you can view a digital version of our Autumn Brochure here.

The New Wolsey Theatre Podcast

Welcome back to the New Wolsey Theatre podcast – Season 2!

In this brand-new season we take you right into the heart of our theatre – on stage, backstage, front of house and everywhere in between.

More episodes coming every couple of weeks! Click the button below to find out more.

Season 2 – episodes so far:

Work With Us

We’re currently recruiting for Emerging Practitioners – this could be the new start you’re looking for! 

Find out more from the button below.

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.

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