You are here

Alternative nights out



One of the stereotypes of being a typical student tends to be that they enjoy clubbing, bars and nights out. However, that might not really be your scene or you might be looking for something a bit different to do with your friends.

Ipswich can offer you a change from your typical night out with all these different events and places to try out.


SU events

Not only during Freshers' Week, but all year round, the Students' Union and societies will be organising events for you to attend. These can be comedy nights, meals out, games nights and much more. The SU website has all of its events listed and they will be advertised over the year. Make sure you attend some if you want to meet new people and try something new.

Suffolk Food Hall Quiz Night

Suffolk Food Hall holds quiz nights on Fridays for you to enter as a team. These can be charity quizzes or just for fun and to meet new people. The £20 ticket includes an arrival drink, two course meal and a chance to win some great prizes.


The Wolsey Theatre holds regular performances of some well known and some lesser known plays. Tickets can be around £10 and from my own experience, the plays are always really good. Give it a try one weekend with your friends if you want to find something to do.

Ipswich Regent Theatre also hosts plays, comedies and pantomimes. 


The Buttermarket in Ipswich can offer you a good evening out with friends. There’s plenty of restaurants around and a cinema, bowling and even Ninja Tag. If you’re looking for something a little bit different, I would really recommend Ninja Tag, especially if you’re very competitive!

Darts and pool

Again, for something a bit different, try out Bears Pool and Snooker. Offering darts, pool, snooker and of course, the bar, you can meet some like-minded people who enjoy the activities. Luckily, it’s only a five minute walk from the University, making it the perfect location for an evening out.


Photo by Persnickety Prints on Unsplash

Add new comment

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Shortcodes usage

  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

Please note that comments will not be editable once submitted and comments will display the name entered.

Please click here to view our Blog Comments Terms and Conditions.