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The John Peel Centre for Creative Arts is located on Church Walk in Stowmarket, Suffolk. We welcome people with disabilities and provide good disabled access.

Our full postal address is:

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

Find us on what3words: ///upward.presume.vest

Walking Directions

From the market square in Stowmarket head towards the Buttermarket, the alley-way that runs alongside the TSB Bank. Walk through the Buttermarket towards the Church of St Peter & St Mary.  Turn right onto Church Walk; the Centre is located about 50 yards along on the right hand side.

From Stowmarket railway station, exit the station through the main station entrance on platform 2, heading through the car park towards Station Road. Walk up towards the traffic lights (the Volkswagen dealership to your left), you will see the church spire of St Peter & St Mary ahead of you.  Cross at the traffic lights and turn left into Church Walk.  Follow Church Walk, passing the Library on your left. The Centre is straight in front of you.

From Stowmarket railway station, exit the station through the main station entrance on platform 2, heading through the car park towards Station Road. Walk up towards the traffic lights (the Volkswagen dealership to your left), you will see the church spire of St Peter & St Mary ahead of you. Cross at the traffic lights and walk up the hill until you reach the next crossroads at Stowmarket Town Centre. Turn left until you reach the market square with the café/bar on your left.

Getting to Stowmarket

By road – Stowmarket sits on the A14.  From the West exit the A14 at junction 49 and follow the signs towards the town centre.  From the East exit the A14 at junction 50 and follow the signs to the town centre.

By train – Stowmarket is on the main Norwich to London Liverpool Street train route (via Colchester and Chelmsford), as well as the route to/from Cambridge and Ipswich.  Stowmarket station is just a five minute walk from the centre.

By air – The nearest airport to Stowmarket is Norwich International Airport, 25 miles to the north of the town.  Cambridge airport is 35 miles to the west whilst London Stanstead is just over 60 miles south-west of the town.

Parking

There is one space for blue badge holders outside the building. Other than that, we do not have any venue-specific parking,

There are a number of public and supermarket car parks close to the centre. The nearest car park is Union Street Car Park, approximately 0.1 miles away. Parking is also available at Asda (Iliffe Way), B&M (Milton Road), and Ipswich Street. All of these car parks are free after 6pm. Street parking close to the Centre is limited and we do not recommend it.

11 Market Place Cafe/Music Bar

The John Peel Centre is in the process of expanding into 11 Market Place. All gigs and key events will continue to take place in our main auditorium at Church Walk, the heart of the John Peel centre, and the entrance will remain via Church Walk.

We have recently opened a new cafe/music bar at 11 Market Place which has its own entrance directly off the market place beside the TSB bank on Market Square which is open 8.30am-3.00pm Monday to Saturday for coffee, cakes and bakes, and the bar is open 12-2.30pm. Visit HERE to find full details. Our box office is now located in our cafe/music bar in the market square and open 10am-2pm Monday to Friday.

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