Entertainment and Nightlife

A great night out awaits you in Bury St Edmunds.

From the award-winning entertainment venue The Apex to The Theatre Royal, the last surviving Regency playhouse in the country, Bury St Edmunds has some fantastic intimate venues to enjoy theatre, music, dance and everything in between. 

For live music head to The Apex, known for its incredible acoustics and vibrant atmosphere. Here, you’ll find pop, rock, blues, folk and classical music as well as dance and performing arts. This award-winning venue also attracts well-known comedians and hosts the unmissable monthly Fat Cat Comedy Club. 

Film lovers will adore the independently-owned Abbeygate Cinema, which screens an eclectic mix of art house, independent and acclaimed mainstream films as well as live broadcasts of theatre, opera and dance performances. You can also catch all the latest blockbusters at Bury St Edmunds’ 8-screen Cineworld.   


Music, dance and comedy can also be enjoyed at the Theatre Royal, in addition to superb drama. The Greene Room bar at this historic venue provides pre-show and interval drinks.

Want to start your night or end your night at a nearby pub? In Bury St Edmunds, you’re spoilt for choice. The range includes traditional, historic, contemporary. One of the town’s biggest attractions … or rather its smallest is The Nutshell. Proud record holder of Britain’s smallest pub, from a mummified cat and currency notes on the ceiling to historical photos, there is much to view and talk about while you enjoy a drink.

Cocktails and craft beers can be found in the bars that keep Bury St Edmunds buzzing after dark. Night owls can also dance until the early hours in the town’s lively bars and nightclubs. 

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