Are dogs allowed?

 Dogs are allowed at all of our outdoor events but sometimes they will be required to be on a lead.

Shows at the Regent and Town Hall & Corn Exchange allow assistance dogs. Call 01473 433100 to inform the venue you will be bringing an assistance dog.

A bowl of water can be provided for assistance dogs.

What refreshments are available?

Catering is available at the majority of our outdoor events and specific vendors & offerings can be seen on individual event pages.

The Town Hall has a cafe selling hot drinks and snacks as well as a licensed bar in the main hall.

The Regent Theatre has a licensed bar and also sells snacks.

Can I bring my own food?

 Customers can bring their own food to our outdoor events.

Please note that some third-party events and venue hires may have different conditions regarding food. We will publish any additional information on the event page.

Bringing food to events an the Regent Theatre and Town Hall & Corn Exchange is not permitted.

Is alcohol allowed?

 At the majority of our outdoor events alcohol is not permitted.

At Open Air Cinema, Music Day, Open Air Theatre with The Pantaloons, Global Rhythm and the Indian Summer Mela, the amount of alcohol permitted is at the discretion of our security and should be limited to amounts of individual consumption. Our security reserve the right to operate a random search policy and we ask that patrons kindly co-operate with such a request, failure to do so may result in refusal of admission.

Please note that some third-party events and venue hires may have different conditions regarding alcohol. We will publish any additional information on the event page.

Bringing alcohol to events at the Regent Theatre and Town Hall & Corn Exchange is not permitted.

In addition, we also have a strict no-glass policy at our outdoor events.

What about glass bottles?

We have a strict no glass policy at all of our outdoor events.

What parking is available?

 At the Open Air Cinema, Music Day, Global Rhythm and the Indian Summer Mela, we provide on-site parking at a small charge. More information can be found on each event’s page.

For our Maritime event there are pay and display car parks within walking distance.

At our Family Fun Day events in Holywells Park we provide free parking at Cliff Lane Primary School on a first come first served basis.

The Regent Theatre has a designated blue badge car park. There is no on-site parking for the Town Hall & Corn Exchange.

Ipswich Borough Council offer a number of car parks throughout the town centre. For more information click here.

Any group booking discounts?

 Open Air Cinema and the Pantaloons offer a group booking discount. Most of our events are free to attend.

Group discounts are available for shows at the Regent Theatre and Town Hall & Corn Exchange on a show-by-show basis, please check the details of the show before booking.

Will there be any road closures?
Some of our outdoor events do involve closing roads. We notify all local residents and businesses and more information along with diversion routes can be found on each event’s page.
Is there blue badge parking and general disabled access?

 We provide blue badge parking at no charge at the Open Air Cinema, Music Day, Global Rhythm and the Indian Summer Mela.

For our Maritime event there are pay and display car parks within walking distance. Holywells Park has a designated blue badge car park.

The Regent Theatre has a designated blue badge car park.

If you have any specific requirements you would like to discuss please don’t hesitate to contact us at events@ipswich.gov.uk or on Facebook and Twitter @IpswichEnts

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