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 12+
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!
Coming Soon!

Prosecco, Poetry, Pasta & Profiteroles!

Join us for romance at The Avenue with music and poetry on Valentine's Day weekend A fun-filled, fabulous evening - all welcome, not just couples!
Sat 13th Feb 2016

An Evening with Paul Foot

A caboodle of burning church keys flying through the debonair strike Clumpy Claud in his unclerical face. Seaside divorcees clatter as a parliament of owls descends. Shower gel pens were fine; mandatory mandarins is too far.
Friday 26th Feb
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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, 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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