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Welcome to the centre of our community

Since 1975, the premier cultural destination for Ipswich has been a focal point for the culture, community and corporate life of our City and our region. Today, it has grown to become a centre of excellence in events, entertainment, exhibitions and even more.

The centre of attention for your wedding

Make your biggest day ever the one you've always imagined, in a unique place where everything can be coordinated for you.

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The centre of success for your function

No matter what type of event you're hosting, our team work together with precision and professionalism to make it a success beyond your expectations.

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What's happening at Ipswich Civic Centre?

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  • Fred Smith is no ordinary singer-songwriter...And this is no ordinary show...

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    Saturday 25 March

    Dust Of Uruzgan

  • Groove & Grape at Studio 188 featuring the unqiue sounds of Ceri McCoy Quartet

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    Friday 31 March

    Ceri McCoy Quartet

  • Saturday Cabaret at Studio 188. Under the cover of darkness, anything is possible...

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    Saturday 1 April

    Queen Of The Night

  • Saturday Night Live at Studio 188 featuring the sublime vocals of Irish singer Aoife Scott

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    Saturday 8 April

    Aoife Scott

  • A high-octane dance, music and comical experience for the whole family

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    Monday 10 April

    Untapped

  • Songs of love: lost and found, and lost again

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    Thursday 11 May

    Lovers and Losers

  • Doug Parkinson pays tribute to the legendary Joe Cocker

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    Friday 12 May

    Sounds Of The 60s

  • The Trash Test Dummies are on duty this July school holidays

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    Wednesday 5 July

    Trash Test Dummies

What's on at Studio 188?

The art-deco former Baptist church is now one of the coolest presentation spaces in Ipswich for bands, DJs, concerts, workshops and more.

Featuring exclusive one-off events as well as regular monthly performances of: Groove & Grape, Saturday Cabaret, Live & Loud, Saturday Night Live, and more.

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The venue. A multi-faceted centre


An impressive combination of entertainment, function and conference centre, it also showcases an extensive year-round program of local, national and international performing arts events.

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Centred around your visit


Centrally located on Limestone and Nicholas Streets, you’ll find on- and off-street parking options, wheelchair access, an in-house lift, hearing loop and special tickets for registered carers.

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