Shakespeare's Richard III

This May, before we go out to Theatre in the Forest, join us for Richard III at The Avenue Theatre - directed by Joanna Carrick, a story of murder, jealousy, intrigue and treason. Spooky, exciting, fast-paced and fun! Age guidance 11+
6 MAY - 4 JUNE

Theatre in the Forest

Theatre in the Forest is our annual summer spectacular that attracts over 10,000 people into the woods at Jimmy's Farm each year, and has grown from a tiny event into East Anglia's largest outdoor theatre event!
26 JULY - 28 AUG

The Mendlessohn Octet

Mark Thomas - Red Shed

*Work in Progress* Red Shed is the third part in a trilogy that started with the multi award winning shows Bravo Figaro and Cuckooed.
THU 30 JUNE

What’s on

2016 What’s On at The Avenue Theatre & Theatre in the Forest


Find out more about Red Rose Chain

In a nutshell we’re an award-winning, independent, not-for-profit theatre company which runs vital  community projects alongside our professional productions and acclaimed education programme, so we always have lots of things going on! Take a journey and discover other great things we do for the local communities in Ipswich and surrounding areas.


Previous Productions

Over the years (all 25 of them so far!) we’ve put on lots of great shows in Suffolk, London and in the most unusual of places! Now you can relive the magic of these previous productions on our website….until it might be time to bring them back again!


Our latest YouTube video

We are really active on our YouTube channel, so pay it a visit sometime and experience some of our productions and previews


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