Standard show Timings (Live Music)

19:30 – Doors Open
20:00 – Support Act (If applicable)
20:45-21:00 – Interval
21:00-22:30 – Main Act

The JPC reserves the right to alter start and finish times.


If you have any access requirements, please make the Venue Manager aware prior to your visit with us.

Age restrictions

These restrictions apply to gigs at the JPC.

Over 18 Only
No children are allowed at gigs marketed as Over 18 Only.

Children 14-17 years
They may only attend gigs if accompanied by an adult. Both adult and child must have tickets.

Children under 14 years
Are not normally allowed at gigs. To ask for exceptional permission for a child under 14 to attend, accompanied by a parent or carer, please email the Venue Manager.

Parents/carers/responsible adult should note that where children are allowed to attend gigs, it is their responsibility to decide:

  • whether the artist and/or material are suitable for that child
  • how to meet any restrictions imposed by external promoters of the gig
  • whether the gig will be too loud for the child. Hearing protection is advised and is the responsibility of the responsible adult attending the gig. Ear plugs are available at the box office.

The JPC reserves the right to refuse admission or to require attendees to leave if their behaviour is inappropriate.

Box Office Opening Hours

Monday-Friday 10AM-2PM at the JPC Café/Bar at 11 Marketplace


Venue Manager – Bobby Dolphin – bobby@johnpeelcentre.co.uk

Events Manager – Curtis Blanc – curtis@johnpeelcentre.co.uk

Events Enquiries – events@johnpeelcentre.com
Hire Enquiries – bobby@johnpeelcente.co.uk

Marketing Officer – Isobel Dawe – isobel@johnpeelcentre.co.uk

Box Office (Ticketing, general enquiries) – 01449 774678

General Enquiries – admin@johnpeelcentre.co.uk

Please note – our box office has recently moved to 11 Market Place and is managed by volunteers and our staff are part-time. If you call and your telephone call goes to answerphone, please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Parking & Amenities

Box office cloakroom available (free of charge)
Female, Male & Disabled toilets
Free guest Wi-Fi available – Ask at the box office for details.
On site licensed bar with local & global draught beer, spirits, soft drinks, and snacks

Venue Details

John Peel Centre for Creative Arts, Church Walk, Stowmarket, IP14 1ET

Standing capacity – 270 main auditorium, 100 Theatre style seated, 80 Cabaret style seated.

John Peel Centre @ 11 Marketplace, Stowmarket, IP14 1YY

Our new Bar/Café at 11 Market Place is open 8.30am to 3.00pm serving organic coffee, cakes & bakes, as well as draught beer, spirits, and soft drinks.
The cafe has a seated capacity of 40 and a 60 standing capacity. Please click on the drop down menu to find out more about our activities at 11 Market Place.