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Eastern Angles Theatre Company combines heritage with theatre to make regional stories and hidden histories come to life on stage. 

We provide professional rural touring and site-specific theatre with a focus on new writing, new audiences and the development of new talent. Our stories and themes are derived from our sense of place, specifically East Anglia and the East of England. Since forming in 1982, Eastern Angles have blazed a trail across East Anglia for 40 years, and expanded to national tours and Edinburgh Festival residencies.

Based in Ipswich at the The Eastern Angles Centre, the company has a second base in Peterborough at Chauffeur’s Cottage. Eastern Angles has performed across Peterborough including outside the city’s Cathedral, the Key Theatre and Nene Park. In October 2016, we opened a new theatre space: The Undercroft at Serpentine Green Shopping Centre.


Our mission is to:

  • Create ambitious, innovative high-quality theatre
  • Celebrate a ‘sense of place’ in both rural and urban settings
  • Use heritage themes to make creative work mixing past, present and future
  • Tour to a wide range of theatre, community, and site-specific venues
  • Deliver inclusive, community-focused activities and opportunities
  • Be environmentally responsible

Eastern Angles current annual programme includes:

  • Spring Tour - a community tour to village halls and small scale venues in Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk throughout March to June
  • Autumn Tour - a small-scale tour to care homes, village halls and schools from September to November
  • The alternative to the Christmas panto – Eastern Angles unique Christmas comedy touring to Ipswich, Woodbridge and Peterborough over December and January

Eastern Angles also commission new plays, provide workshops for schools with professional actors and directors and create community performances.


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