The Venue

St Peter's by the Waterfront is an arts and heritage centre in a medieval mariners church by the historic waterfront of Ipswich. In an area which is regenerating for the 21st Century St Peter's provides a venue for live music, theatre and exhibitions as well a being a home to a number of local music organisations for rehearsal and concert space.

St Peter's is also open to the public throughout the year with displays about the history of Ipswich and is the home to the Ipswich Charter Hangings, a set of 8 hand-made panels depicting the history of Ipswich made by local students to mark the 800 years of the charter given to Ipswich by King John in 1200.

Since opening the venue has grown to become a vibrant arts centre featuring a varied programme of music and theatre as well as providing rehearsal space for many local groups and organisations.

The venue has featured music from many local, national and international acts as part of tours and one-off events, with rock, pop, classical and more and has also hosted many theatre performances, both amateur and professional.

St Peter’s is open to bookings from all groups and organisations locally and nationally for a variety of events including musical, theatrical and conferences. The venue provides a flexible space for any type of event with seating for up to 150 people or standing for around 200 people with a PA system and lighting over a 5 tier stage which itself can hold up to 50 people.

Check out the main site for details about all events coming up at St Peter's.