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Suffolk County Council’s Jayne Knight shortlisted for Hearts for the Arts Award 2020

January 17th, 2020

The shortlist has been announced for the National Campaign for the Arts’ (NCA) Hearts For The Arts Awards 2020. The awards celebrate the unsung heroes of Local Authorities who are championing the arts, often within a climate of severe financial challenges. Suffolk County Council’s Jayne Knight has been nominated for Best Arts Champion – Local […]

Macbeth Auditions!

January 17th, 2020

Would you like the chance to be part of a production at the New Wolsey Theatre? We have the opportunity for four children to share the roles of Young Macduff and Fleance in the Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch production of Macbeth this March! A Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch and Derby Theatre production touring to New Wolsey Theatre, […]

A Whole Week of Fun for Half Term!

January 9th, 2020

It may be only halfway through the term but there are some amazing activities coming up that make up for it! Five of the East of England’s most exciting arts spaces are coming together this February half-term to present a variety of hands-on, cost-free*, family-friendly activities. Whether that be… holding a tune at Snape Maltings, […]

5 minutes with Beth Flintoff, writer of The Ballad of Maria Marten

December 11th, 2019

Beth Flintoff is the writer of The Ballad of Maria Marten and researched extensively to write the play. We caught up with her in rehearsals to find out more…   How did you find out the story of Maria Marten? Did you know it before you started work on the play? Ivan approached me after […]

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 […]

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