Thu 1 – Sat 10 June 2017
Returning for its 17th year, this 10 day festival offers a bright and inspiring snapshot of contemporary theatre with established and emerging artists, both local and those from further afield.
This year, PULSE Festival is delighted to announce the first 10 companies that will perform in the festival that can be booked early and are on sale now. The full programme of the festival will be announced in March, and will include those who applied through the Open Call process.
Building on previous Pulse Festivals, this year’s programme carries on the successes of Suitcase Prize Day and Scratch Day with new work from returning companies, and even more high quality theatre coming from around the UK and abroad.
Starting at: £10
Under 26 starting at: £5
You may have noticed that our prices state 'starting at'. Make sure you book quickly as these prices won't last forever. As the demand for tickets increases our prices are subject to change so book now for the best seats at the best prices.
PULSE is our artist development programme – it’s how we discover, develop and support talent across the region and beyond…
All year round we’re doing this by offering our rehearsal spaces, sharing our resources, and by giving our time and expertise to artists who want to explore and grow their ideas.
More than that we support these artists by sharing their work with you, we do that all year round through PULSE Presents, and for 10 days we get to do that and so much more with the annual PULSE Festival.
It’s a world class programme of theatre and performance with our guarantee that there’s a show for you. 49 chances to find a story, a performer, a theme or an idea to make you laugh, make you cry or blow your mind.
Our Café Bar will have a great offer of food-on-the-go throughout the festival.
Some performances are accessible to those who are hard of hearing or blind/partially sighted, for example rehearsed readings which are story-led or physical theatre which has no dialogue.
Performances that will be British Sign Language interpreted, contain a stage to text transcription or contains an audio description of the show via a headset will be announced closer to the time. Please contact the Ticket Sales team who can help you with your booking.
The New Wolsey Theatre, New Wolsey Studio, the High Street Exhibition Gallery and DanceEast are accessible to wheelchair users – please advise at point of booking. Assistance dogs are welcome at all Pulse venues, let us know in advance if you can.
The New Wolsey Theatre Ticket Desk has a low level service counter and an induction hearing loop system – to use, turn your hearing aid to T. You can also live chat with one of our Ticket Sales Assistants on the website.
01473 295 900
A Sennheiser Infrared hearing enhancement system operates at the New Wolsey Theatre. Headsets are available from the Ticket Desk, which can be used with or without a hearing aid. A refundable deposit of £10 is required for each headset. We regret that there is not a hearing enhancement system at the New Wolsey Studio.
‘You can get to Ipswich in just over an hour from London Liverpool Street with trains leaving 3 times an hour. The last train to London from Ipswich is 22.43, although we have many fantastic hotels and B&Bs we can recommend!
If you’re North of us then Norwich and Peterborough also offer a frequent service to Ipswich.
Check times and prices at: nationalrail.co.uk
We recommend the Wolsey Pay and Display Car Park – accessible from Black Horse Lane, then left to the end of Chapman Lane where there are 5 Blue Badge Parking Bays. Parking charges do not apply. You can also drop off outside the New Wolsey Studio on St George’s Street or the High Street Exhibition Gallery on Museum Street.
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