Following extensive building work over three years, The Apex opened its doors for the first time on October 8th 2010.
Four years on, we can still remember the incredible buzz and excitement coupled with the terror and sheer exhaustion of the opening couple of weeks!
The Apex is an award-winning venue, known for its acoustic excellence and home to a diverse programme of live music and events; from classical concerts to pop, rock, jazz, blues, world, country and folk, plus comedy and dance performances.
It also hosts a number of community and corporate events, offering the local community and wider environs a unique and exciting space from which visitors can see a great selection of artists, bands and events.
It has been very well publicised (and we never tire of hearing it!) that, as well as it's architectural beauty, The Apex also has the very best acoustics, with many musicians who've played here describing it as the best acoustic in the UK, if not Europe:
"Best new venue in the UK. Absolutely superb" - Funeral For A Friend
"Best acoustic we’ve had in 40 years of touring" - Fairport Convention
"The best hall we have ever played in" - The Escher String Quartet
What's On at The Apex
To experience The Apex's incredible acoustics for yourself, visit our What's On page to find out what we've got coming up... or sign up to our mailing list and register your interests to be among the first to know what’s on and who will be appearing at The Apex.
Food & Drink at The Apex
The Apex Café in the foyer is open for delicious drinks - including triple-certified fair trade and organic coffee - cakes and snacks from 8am-5.30pm Monday-Saturday and from 10.30am-4pm on Sunday.
You can enjoy your drinks and snacks at a table in the foyer, out in Charter Square if the weather's pleasant, or upstairs in the Lounge to take in the beautiful artworks on display in the Art Gallery.
Pre-show dining is also available at The Apex (served upstairs in The Lounge) with dishes starting at just £6. To make your dinner reservation, click here.
Bars, operated by Sodexo Prestige, are situated in the foyer, the auditorium and
in The Lounge. Bars open at least an hour prior to the event start time, and the number of bars open is dependant on the event.
Art at The Apex
The Apex Gallery is situated on the first floor and is open from
10am-5pm Monday-Saturday and 10am-4pm on Sunday.
The Gallery holds a range of regularly-changing exhibitions featuring works by emerging and established artists, as well as engaging with West Suffolk's various art groups and offering an opportunity to schools and the wider community to display work in a professional environment. All works are for sale, unless otherwise stated.
For more information on current and forthcoming Art Exhibitions at the Apex Gallery, click here
The Apex Box Office, situated in the foyer, is open from 10am-5pm Monday-Saturday. On event days the Box Office opens an hour before the show begins.
You can contact the Box Office on 01284 758000 during Box Office opening hours, Alternatively, email email@example.com.
The Apex is situated in the centre of Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, and is easily reachable via Bus, Train or Car.
For more information on how to get here, directions and parking information, click here