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 latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Foundry Lane | Jerwood DanceHouse, Ipswich IP4 1DJ, England
Phone Number:
+44 1473 295230
09:30 - 21:30
Closed now
See all hours
Sun 10:00 - 19:00
Mon - Fri 09:30 - 21:30
Sat 09:00 - 18:00

Every week at the Jerwood DanceHouse on the Ipswich Waterfront, we host...

Every week at the Jerwood DanceHouse on the Ipswich Waterfront, we host over 50 dance classes and courses in our world-class dance studios. Covering a huge variety of styles, for all ages and abilities, including contemporary, creative, zumba, tots & co, adult ballet, tap and musical theatre to name just a few!

DanceEast is so much more than what is presented in the theatre - we bring dance to people in schools, hospices and sheltered housing. Working with people from all walks of life; from disadvantaged backgrounds and those with special needs, we're privileged to see how dance changes lives every day.

DanceEast delivers ground-breaking work through projects working with 'looked after' children and those at risk, as well as children in hospitals and older people in care homes, offering them all the opportunity to use dance for creative expression and physical and psychological therapy. Dance can energise, motivate, encourage creative thinking, and develop expressive minds and healthy bodies.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 39 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 29
  • 9
    Very good
  • 0
  • 0
  • 1
material men redux excellent performance

We enjoyed this performance whcih was thought provoking and very skillful. As non dancers we can only appreciate the talent which went into this evening, not only from the dancers... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2017
jo s
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

39 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 39: English reviews
Ipswich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We enjoyed this performance whcih was thought provoking and very skillful. As non dancers we can only appreciate the talent which went into this evening, not only from the dancers but also the musicians and the staging.I cannot say we understood evrything! but we all left with ideas and opinions so yet another good evening at the Jerwood.

Thank jo s
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Friendly staff / very welcoming / the centre has a café by the quayside where you can sit and relax without feeling you have to drink up and leave - lots of events to get involved in. The centre has a variety of different classes for all age levels and the students in the class were very friendly.

Thank werner r
2 reviews
Reviewed 21 December 2016

This is a really nice, comfy, high quality, small venue, in a great location, and they put on a good variety of works. I've seen several works here, the sound and lighting are also excellent, all in all a great venue for dance.

Thank Graham Y
Rayleigh, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 November 2016

Went to see a friend dance. My first time at this location. Ticket booking by phone was easy (picking a seat via the website was slightly confusing. Upon arrival staff were friendly and helpful. Ticket was found immediately. Cafe provided good light snacks. (Jacket Potatoes or Sandwiches for example). Theatre was small and intimate with good seating and legroom. Vision... More 

Thank V11SVN
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Went to see Candoco on Friday, an inspiring performance in a fantastic venue. The company was celebrating 25 years and the Q&A after the show was informative and useful. The dancers were stunning, and looked amazing in the spacious stage space and intimate auditorium of the Jerwood DanceHouse's theatre. Great production standards, friendly staff and lovely evening all round.

2 Thank londonlass57
Lowestoft, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Found this place by accident while using the adjacent marina. Had a spot of lunch there and it was well worth it. Service good, food fresh and plentiful and value for money. Staff were very friendly too.

1 Thank John W
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 January 2016

At short notice I booked a ticket for the Little Match Girl and I'm so glad I did. The four dancers created an enchanting performance which was enhanced by the marvellous onstage musician. A wonderful show and all for just £5! I shall be going again - so do yourself a favour and book a ticket for another show, which... More 

Thank Kate A
Ipswich, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 28 January 2016

This was my first visit to DanceEast and I shall certainly go again! This touring company of just 4 dancers and a brilliant accompanying composer/musician gave us a show of sheer delight. Clear story-telling, imaginative use of scenic props and a fascinating variety of dance styles. I loved the contrast between the delicacy of the fragile matchgirl and the sturdy... More 

Thank Cynthia A
1 review
Reviewed 28 January 2016 via mobile

Utterly captivating & moving piece showcasing the many talents of the company .The layered & inventive musical accompaniment was pure genius. The last time I saw a piece this memorable was Lindsay Kemp's work in the 80's. Thank you Dance East for bringing this work to Suffolk Xxx

Thank Nicky S
Ipswich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 28 January 2016

What an enchanting performance by a very talented cast, we were totally captivated from start to finish, truly exceptional. Hoping for more like it!

Thank Sue C

Travellers who viewed DanceEast also viewed


Been to DanceEast? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of DanceEast and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from DanceEast staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?