These are the News Blogs

Time Capsule Buried!

December 7th, 2019

A few eagle eyed people of Ipswich may have noticed the brand new building going up in front of the New Wolsey Theatre, this adaptable space will be used for theatre performances, rehearsals, meetings and as theatre work spaces. Due to be completed in May 2020, this new building is part of a new £2.8m […]

Join us for some Practitioner Workshops

November 22nd, 2019

Are you an experienced or emerging theatre practitioner keen to develop your practice?  Are you a working artist keen to develop the skills to lead workshops with young people and communities?  Join us at our practitioner training sessions in March!   The New Wolsey Theatre are offering a FREE practical short course for practitioners, to […]

£395,000 Arts Council England grant to re-fresh the interior of New Wolsey Theatre

November 4th, 2019

We are thrilled to reveal we have been awarded £395,000 to re-shape and re-energise the theatre’s public areas and auditorium spaces to significantly improve our audience’s experiences, while increasing the theatre’s resilience, relevance and sustainability. It forms the third part of a wider three-phase multifaceted programme of infrastructure and development that is transforming the scale […]

Creative Learning Newsletter November 2019

October 23rd, 2019

Hello from the New Wolsey Theatre! We hope you are feeling refreshed after half term… now what better than to look at the creative treats you might like to indulge yourselves and your students in during 2020! There are loads of activities that you can get involved in as teachers, as well as book for […]

Testing Ground Wolsey Theatre


October 23rd, 2019

The New Wolsey Theatre is committed to increasing the representation of D/deaf and disabled people on our artistic platforms. We support and showcase new work and new ideas from contemporary theatre makers through the Pulse artist development programme. In 2017, we introduced Testing Ground, a seed commission programme to develop original work from D/deaf and […]

Our Chief Executive receives her Honorary Degree

October 15th, 2019

We were thrilled last night to see Sarah Holmes, the New Wolsey’s Chief Executive, receive her honorary degree from the University of Suffolk. Sarah was recognised for her contribution to the arts in Suffolk, acting as the New Wolsey’s Chief Executive for the past 19 years. In that time Sarah has been at the forefront […]

Two Trains Running Interview

October 7th, 2019

Nancy Medina, director of Two Trains Running takes 5 minutes to answer a few questions about the show and what’s next after the show.. What initially drew you towards Two Trains Running? I loved the characters and location in which it was set.  It is 1969 in Pittsburgh, PA, and we meet seven African American […]


September 17th, 2019

Hello from the New Wolsey Theatre! Welcome back to a brand new academic year! There are loads of activities that you can get involved in as teachers, as well as book for your students…have a read of some of the fantastic opportunities coming up soon! First up – join us next week for our next […]

New Wolsey Chief Executive to Receive Honorary Doctorate from the University of Suffolk

August 28th, 2019

The University of Suffolk has announced who will be receiving honorary awards at graduation ceremonies in October, including the New Wolsey’s Chief Executive, Sarah Holmes. Honorary awards recognise notable contributions to the educational or cultural well-being of society, in business, industry, commerce or enterprise, for academic distinction, for public or community service or an exceptional […]

New Pavillion Building for the New Wolsey

August 15th, 2019

WG+P Architects (Waind Gohil + Potter) have designed a new theatre square and pavilion as part of a wider mixed-use development to revive the Westgate area of Ipswich. The 35,000sqm site has been incorporated as part of Ipswich Borough Council’s development plan. Phase 1 of the masterplan is to improve the area outside the New […]

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