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St Peter's by the Waterfront

College Street, Ipswich IP1 1XF, England
+44 1473 225269
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Church turned entertainment venue

No er a place of worship, this church has been turned into an "entertainment" venue althou the... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
John F
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
Big Band concert

Excellent music and singers, a interesting venue. We now have next years programme and will go... read more

Reviewed 6 December 2016
David C
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Ely
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“arts centre” (2 reviews)
“tapestries” (2 reviews)
“concert” (3 reviews)
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College Street, Ipswich IP1 1XF, England
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

No er a place of worship, this church has been turned into an "entertainment" venue althou the pillars and basics of the beautiful church architecture have been left untouched. Overhead heaters have been aded to take off the chill in the colder months but a...More

Thank John F
Andrew M, Manager at St Peter's by the Waterfront, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. Heating has always been an issue at St Peter's and the overhead heating does provide a much needed boost but as an old, very large building we think it does pretty well for itself! We're looking into having improved hot drink...More

Reviewed 6 December 2016

Excellent music and singers, a interesting venue. We now have next years programme and will go again.

Thank David C
Andrew M, Manager at St Peter's by the Waterfront, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed our last Jazz by the Waterfront evening. We look forward to seeing you again in 2017!

Reviewed 7 October 2016

was it odd being in a church for a beer festival? at first yes, but it was a great event and the building Is beautiful inside and out. I would certainly come back for more events in the future

Thank foodfootballbeer
Andrew M, Manager at St Peter's by the Waterfront, responded to this review

Glad you had a great evening, we think St Peter's is beautiful inside and out too and love that it can host many different types of events. We hope to see you in the future!

Reviewed 27 July 2016

I have been to several jazz concerts here and the atmosphere is brilliant, I have seen some really good jazz bands for £10. I have also been to craft fairs here and usually stop to admire the tapestries which have a lot of detail. A...More

1  Thank Ajwsuf
Andrew M, Manager at St Peter's by the Waterfront, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review Ajwsuf! We're glad you enjoy visiting us and attending our events.

Reviewed 15 March 2016

This is now used as a music and arts centre. The interior is lovely with quality tapestries and artworks. Regular concerts are held here and a local band has its base at St Peters.

1  Thank davidzmitchell
Andrew M, Manager at St Peter's by the Waterfront, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind review - glad you love the building and displays.

Reviewed 21 December 2015

We went to see Kevin Pearce, supported by Izzy's Daughter, there on Saturday night and really liked the intimacy and ambience of the church as a music venue. Smaller than Colchester Arts Centre (another church- St Mary's- which has an amazing life now as a...More

1  Thank annelaviniajones
Reviewed 16 October 2013

One of the ancient port churches in Ipswich, it is really great that this redundant church has been turned into something else for the Community, whilst leaving some of the church artefacts within the building. I had relatives (before my time) associated with the church,...More

2  Thank tlwmd
Andrew M, Manager at St Peter's by the Waterfront, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed your visit to St Peter's - we too look forward to the redevelopment of the waterfront to improve the journey up to the town centre.

Reviewed 22 December 2012

What an excellent use for a redundant church. A perfect setting for music.Accoustics good. We have been to classical recitals but this time it was the Annual British Legion Poppy Day concert and service. An event not to be missed.

2  Thank gadabout70
Reviewed 19 August 2012

Open today as part of the Ipswich Maritime Festival; a beautiful old church now a centre for music and the arts. Highly recommended.

2  Thank Rod C
Reviewed 15 June 2012

an old disused church in a rundown building site. not open to the publicMore

1  Thank flbell
Andrew M, Manager at St Peter's by the Waterfront, responded to this review

Although we're in an area of building works, some being completed, some not, St Peter's is a vibrant building with many concerts, arts and heritage events taking place throughout the year. Unfortunately as we are manned entirely by volunteers we are not able to open...More

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