The Regent Theatre is a Grade II Listed Theatre and concert venue located in Ipswich, Suffolk. The largest theatre in East Anglia, Ipswich Regent Theatre regularly hosts special events, gigs, plays and everything in between, and is well worth stopping by if you're staying in any nearby hotels in Ipswich and looking for a family-friendly day or evening out.
Visit a Fabulous Venue with a Long History from Hotels in Suffolk
The theatre has a long history, dating back to 1929 when it was a glorious venue and one of the very first places in the UK to show movies with sound. During the 1950s and 1960s, the Regent Theatre played host to many of the era's biggest names, from Buddy Holly to Jimi Hendrix. During the 1970s and 1980s, the theatre was known as the Gaumont and was at the heart of the punk and new wave music scenes. The Regent Theatre, as it is known today, was reopened in 1991 and remains one of the region's premium venues. It's a great place to catch a family show or see some big performers in concert.
Easily Reached from Hotels in Ipswich
Seating 1,781, the lavishly decorated Regent Theatre is the largest theatre in East Anglia and is situated next to another of Suffolk's top venues, The Corn Exchange - which has a variety of bars, restaurants and rooms for hire. Being located in at the heart of town, the theatre is easily reached from nearby guesthouses and hotels in Ipswich, including the luxurious Hintlesham Hall and the Ipswich Novotel. Even if you're not going to see a show or concert, it's definitely worth stopping by The Regent Theatre, not least to admire its stunning architecture.
Ipswich is a large, lively town so there's plenty to keep you and your family busy once the show's over at the Regent. Suffolk's county town has everything from fascinating museums, beautiful architecture and a picturesque waterfront, which looks out over the River Orwell. The Regent Theatre is located in Cornhill, which is where you will find many of Ipswich's top attractions, a variety of bars and restaurants and plenty of shops - definitely enough to keep you busy for a day or an afternoon if you're holidaying in nearby hotels in Suffolk!