We Are Ipswich

About We Are Ipswich

“Amazing work is happening in Ipswich but not enough people know about it”
Brendan Keaney, DanceEast

We Are Ipswich is a collaboration between leading professional creative companies in Ipswich, uniting to show the world what talent, creativity and top quality work is being made in Ipswich.

DanceEast, Eastern Angles, Gecko, the New Wolsey Theatre, Pacitti Company, Red Rose Chain and Tilted Productions support one another in the creation, programming and promotion of Ipswich as a cultural centre. The Arts Council of England recognises Ipswich as an arts hub and supports six of these organisations as National Portfolio Organisations.

Raising the profile of Ipswich is a key aim; to showcase the town for its cultural offering, and as the county town of Suffolk. It’s close proximity to other key cultural assets such Snape Maltings, The Apex and Smiths Row, makes Ipswich the ideal destination for anyone looking for a cultural experience.

The collaboration seeks to draw upon local talent and to bring together skills and experiences across the venues, so that Ipswich is placed firmly on the cultural map.

Ipswich has an emerging cultural cluster of internationally renowned companies at the vanguard of performance practice. They add a new dimension to the profile and quality of the local artistic offer with opportunities to collectively reinvent the image of Ipswich.

DanceEast, Eastern Angles, Gecko, Pacitti Company, the New Wolsey Theatre, Red Rose Chain and Tilted Productions are exploring joint marketing, complementary programming and resource sharing as well as working together on Creative Learning activity, and developing projects which link the organisations and their offers.