We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Apex

1 Charter Square, Bury St Edmunds IP33 3FD, England
+44 1284 758000
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Entertainment Venue

Since moving into the area we have been to a number of musical presentation at the Apex and have... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
TrevorR15
,
Cambridge, United Kingdom
An enjoyable evening

I went to see Georgie Fame and was not disappointed. The sound was good and the venue is neither... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Helgi60
,
Akranes, Iceland
Read all 228 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
Award winning live music & entertainment venue in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. From classical to jazz, folk to pop/rock, comedy, family entertainment & more! The Apex also hosts a stunning art gallery with frequently changing exhibitions, plus a cafe!
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“comedy club” (8 reviews)
“great acts” (6 reviews)
“lower balcony” (5 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours
Hours Today: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
LOCATION
1 Charter Square, Bury St Edmunds IP33 3FD, England
CONTACT
Website
+44 1284 758000
Write a ReviewReviews (228)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"comedy club"
in 8 reviews
"great acts"
in 6 reviews
"lower balcony"
in 5 reviews
"fat cat"
in 5 reviews
"brilliant venue"
in 6 reviews
"modern theatre"
in 4 reviews
"park close"
in 3 reviews
"coffee bar"
in 3 reviews
"sound quality"
in 5 reviews
"single seats"
in 3 reviews
"plenty of leg room"
in 5 reviews
"intimate atmosphere"
in 3 reviews
"great evening"
in 4 reviews
"couple of weeks"
in 4 reviews
"seating area"
in 5 reviews
"comfortable seats"
in 7 reviews
"pre show"
in 4 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 228 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Since moving into the area we have been to a number of musical presentation at the Apex and have enjoyed all of them. The auditorium is bright. modern and appealing. It has a bar/cafe and serves pre show meals if required, although as yet we...More

Thank TrevorR15
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to see Georgie Fame and was not disappointed. The sound was good and the venue is neither too small nor too large for comfort. This was my first time at the Apex and I expect I will return.

Thank Helgi60
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago

Attended the 3pm show this afternoon with our grandson. The sound was poor and the words of the singers almost unintelligible for a good part of the first half. The poor young lady playing Mole either had a weak voice or a poor microphone. The...More

1  Thank Lossobrevivientes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have attended this venue a few times and all has been good. This is the reason that on a recent shopping expedition to Bury St Edmonds we decided to use the cafe in the foyer and I wished we hadn't. We ordered a coffee,...More

Thank Steve C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Ian C, Manager at The Apex, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We’re very sorry to hear that you didn’t enjoy your recent visit to The Apex Café. We’d always recommend any problems to be reported to the Duty Manager at the time as they would have been able to offer you an alternative option or offer...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I find the sound really bad in The Apex too. We saw Lulu and Ruby Turner, both times the sound was a big disappointment. People behind us were complaining too. The venue and position of it is great, but it is something that that needs...More

Thank Vicky G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ok, I've been to concert halls before - but this one takes the whole experience to a new high. Ok, its modern and appears new - the foyer is huge, open and airy with a coffee bar. Toilets (downstairs) are fresh looking and easy to...More

Thank 206franciscan0211
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 9 March 2018

We are frequent visitors to the Apex, it is an excellent venue hosting some great acts. There is great and then there is oustanding as in the amazing Miss Ruby Turner. What a concert and what a gift of a voice this delightful Lady has...More

Thank essexmember
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Ian C, Director of Sales at The Apex, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Hello, Thank you very much for your review of The Apex and Ruby Turner. It was a fantastic show and we're so pleased to hear that you thought the same! We look forward to welcoming you back to The Apex again soon. Thank you for...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

This is an excellent venue for any show or performance you book to see. I have seen Mowtown and The Kinks and am booked to see Pam Ayers in October It is spacious and light and always clean. Whichever seats you choose you will always...More

Thank Lindaadd
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Ian C, Director of Sales at The Apex, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you very much for your review and kind comments about The Apex. We are so pleased to hear that you are a fan of The Apex and enjoy the performances you come to see here. Unfortunately we’re unable to allow glass into the...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 March 2018

Have been visiting Bury for years, including the ancient Theatre Royal, but have never attended anything at this super modern venue before. It is lovely, just under 10 years old and can be configured to meet different needs. I attended a gig by an old...More

Thank F1523XKdavidc
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Ian C, Director of Sales at The Apex, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Hello there, Thank you very much for your review. We're so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your first visit to The Apex and we hope to welcome you back again soon! All the best.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 8 February 2018

The Apex is a modern, newly built intermate venue. We sat in the lower balcony, seats A48 to A51 and had a comfortable and excellent view. Not sure about the seats situated on the sides of the balcony as they were single seats behind each...More

Thank tas98bb
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 10 hotels in Bury St Edmunds
The Angel Hotel
1,283 reviews
.42 km away
The Chantry Hotel
237 reviews
.70 km away
Premier Inn Bury St Edmunds Town Centre Hotel
566 reviews
.84 km away
Dragonfly Hotel Bury St Edmunds
446 reviews
1.60 km away
Nearby Restaurants
The LP
236 reviews
.09 km away
Amigos
177 reviews
.18 km away
Orissa Indian restaurant
379 reviews
.16 km away
Edmundo Lounge
372 reviews
.18 km away
Nearby Attractions
Adnams 'Make Your Own Gin' Experience - Bury St Edmunds
98 reviews
.23 km away
Abbeygate Cinema
345 reviews
.34 km away
Moyse's Hall Museum
126 reviews
.24 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
roy d
3 July 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Marcus S | Reviewed this property |
The seating plan is available when you book your seats on-line. You can still decline tickets if the seats you prefer are not available.
1
Vote
Georgib751
24 November 2015|
Answer
Response from Ian C | Property representative |
First of all, sincere apologies for not replying sooner. We're having real problems at the moment as we only receive ad hoc notifications from Trip Advisor, which our digital Marketing Officer is looing into. To answer... More
0
Votes
Membership_Slide_Up_Placement_on_Attraction_Review
Get 10% off your next tour or activity booking.
Valid for new TripAdvisor sign-ups only.
Join TripAdvisor