Following extensive building work over three years, the new venue in Bury St Edmunds, The Apex, situated in the Arc shopping centre in the heart of the town, opened its doors for the first time on October 8th 2010.
Hosting a variety of music, entertainment, community and corporate events, The Apex offers the local community and wider environs a unique and exciting space from which visitors can see a great selection of artists, bands and events.
From classical music to pop, rock, jazz, blues, world, country and folk to comedy, The Apex delivers a truly diverse programme throughout the year.
The venue offers free events at various times in the year and will open daily on non event days for visitors to enjoy a coffee in the foyer's Aspretto bar and to view the high quality art work in the contemporary gallery on the first floor.
The Apex is situated in the arc shopping centre just 2 minutes walk from the main bus station which is situated on St Andrews Street North. Buses arrive at this station from local and National Express services. Most bus routes include a stop at the Arc.
Bury St Edmunds train station is situated on Station Hill, a ten minute walk to The Apex. Trains arrive from all major towns in East Anglia and beyond.
There are numerous car parks in the vicinity including the Cattle Market and Parkway car parks which are just a minute stroll away. Driving instructions from A14. Leave A14 at junction 43 and at the roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A1302 (Compeigne Way). At mini roundabout 2nd exit onto Tayfern Road. Next mini roundabout 2nd exit continue on Tayfern Road, Gas works on your right. Next mini roundabout 2nd exit Tayfen Road into Parkway over pedestrian crossing, fire station on your right. At next roundabout take 2nd exit and then bear left into Cattle Market car park. Go forward to either overground or underground parking. If parking underground take lift to The Apex. Alternatively go through arc shopping centre to Charter Square the venue is opposite Monsoon/Clarks retail units
Box Office Opening
The Apex Box Office, situated in the foyer, is open Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm. On event days the Box Office opens an hour before the show begins.
Bars, operated by Sodexo Prestige are situated in the foyer, the auditorium and on the first floor atrium area, the number of which are open dependant upon the event. Bars open at least an hour prior to the event start time.
Please note the venue operates a 'no cameras policy' (including mobile phone cameras) unless previously agreed with the management.
The Apex is a non smoking venue