Auditorium Cabaret Style

The leading events venue in Bury St Edmunds staging conferences, exhibitions, dinners, parties and weddings.

Located in the civic heart of Bury St Edmunds, The Apex is a 500-seater award-winning live music, events, entertainment, business and community venue on the site of the old Cattle Market. Renowned for its architectural beauty and acoustics, the venue is widely regarded as a cultural magnet for the Arc development and surrounding community and has a range of spaces that can be hired for your event. Our flexible spaces can be hired for conferences, AGMs, exhibitions, photoshoots, product launches, meetings, fashion shows, receptions and weddings.

"We would like to say a massive thank you to the team at The Apex for facilitating our annual party. The food was amazing and we received so many positive comments about the food. The cod as a main and the sticky toffee pudding were really good! A really big thank you to your team for coping with the food allergies we had to work around – you made the individual feel so safe. The organisation and communication arranging the event was first class."

When the venue is not hosting world-class artists, our high-tech auditorium, lounge and three studio spaces are all available to hire for a variety of corporate, private and community events, offering local residents and visitors from further afield to experience this exciting venue. So, whether you book your dinner, conference, meeting, party or wedding with us, guests will experience a wonderfully creative and artistic environment in one of Bury’s most vibrant cultural venues.

With our award-winning architecture, central location and flexible event spaces ranging in capacity from 10 to 520, The Apex is a fabulous setting for exceptional events, not to mention our fabulously delicious food and drink experiences from leading venue and event caterer, Seasoned.


The Auditorium

The award-winning auditorium has played host 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. The comfort and outstanding acoustics have been applauded by artists as diverse as Julian Lloyd Webber, the European Union Chamber Orchestra, the Brodsky String Quartet and Rockers. It was once described by Fairport Convention as the “best acoustic we’ve had in 40 years of touring.” Its dynamic and innovative seating and flooring can be configured in a variety of ways to suit any layout so it is perfect for conferences, exhibitions, lectures, dinner dances and awards ceremonies. The Auditorium at The Apex is a truly unique events space in the region.

The Lounge

The first floor Lounge is a bright and airy space with an internal balcony overlooking the ground floor foyer and an external balcony to enjoy during warmer months. The space regularly hosts a variety of business, community and networking events and is perfect for large receptions and exhibitions. Alongside this, our comfortable café bar area can also be hired and provides an ideal space for additional break-out facilities, parties and informal meetings.

Studio 1

This light and airy space is situated on the first floor of The Apex and it is suitable for smaller meetings, training, presentations, rehearsals and breakout areas with a full AV system in place.

Studio 2

Located on the first floor, this space is perfect for meetings, conferences, presentations, workshops and breakout areas with a ceiling projector, screen and built-in sound system.

Studio 2a and 2b

Studio 2 can be divided into two smaller meeting rooms or breakout areas if needed.

Corporate and private events brochure

To make an enquiry, please complete our online enquiry form below or call the team on 01284 758390.