The Bury St Edmunds Apex is an award-winning venue, known for its acoustic excellence and home to a diverse programme of live music and events; from classical concerts to pop, rock, jazz, blues, world, country and folk, plus comedy and dance performances.

It also hosts a variety of community and corporate events, offering the local community and wider environs a unique and exciting space from which visitors can see a great selection of artists, bands and events.

It has been very well publicised (and we never tire of hearing it!) that, as well as its architectural beauty, The Apex also has the very best acoustics, with many musicians who’ve played here describing it as the best acoustic in the UK, if not Europe:

“Best new venue in the UK. Absolutely superb” – Funeral For A Friend

“Best acoustic we’ve had in 40 years of touring” – Fairport Convention

To experience The Apex’s incredible acoustics for yourself, visit our What’s On page to find out what we’ve got coming up… or sign up to our mailing list and register your interests to be among the first to know what’s on and who will be appearing at The Apex.

A Full list of events at The Apex can also be found here on – Apex Events

The Apex Café in the foyer is open for delicious drinks (including triple-certified fair trade and organic coffee), cakes and snacks from 9.30 am-5.30 pm Monday-Saturday and from 10.30 am-4 pm on Sunday.

You can enjoy your drinks and snacks at a table in the foyer, out in Charter Square if the weather’s pleasant, or upstairs in the Lounge to take in the beautiful artworks on display in the Art Gallery.

Pre-show dining is also available at The Apex (served upstairs in The Lounge) with dishes starting at just £5.50. 

Bars, operated by Sodexo Prestige, are situated in the foyer, the auditorium and in The Lounge. Bars open at least an hour prior to the event start time and the number of bars open is dependant on the event.

The Apex Gallery is situated on the first floor and is open from 10 am-5 pm Monday-Saturday and 10 am-4 pm on Sunday.

The Gallery holds a range of regularly-changing exhibitions featuring works by emerging and established artists, as well as engaging with West Suffolk’s various art groups and offering an opportunity to schools and the wider community to display work in a professional environment. All works are for sale unless otherwise stated.

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August 26,2019

  • Tuesday
  • 9:00am - 10:00am
  • Ian Clarke
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