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Arts and Entertainment


Ely is a thriving cultural centre, with an ever growing programme of high profile events ranging from book signings, exhibitions, concerts, festivals and special events throughout the year. We also host a variety of art galleries which adds to the diversity of our events programme.

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KD Theatre Productions

KD Theatre Productions is a professional theatre company specialising in producing Pantomimes and Musicals throughout the UK. Ely is delighted that they choose to provide our Christmas Pantomime each year for us at The Maltings - oh yes they do! Working with the community to provide the supporting cast members, this is a family performance not to be missed. In addition, they are bringing a new Summer Variety Show to The Maltings direct from their residency at The Princess Theatre in Hunstanton.  Prepare to be entertained with spectacular dance routines, mind blowing magic and hilarious comedy.


Babylon Arts, Ely

Babylon Arts on Ely's waterside is situated in a converted 18th Century brewery warehouse next to award winning Peacock's Tearooms. Hosting year round, high quality local, regional and national exhibitions of contemporary art and craft. The gallery is run by ADeC (Arts Development in East Cambridgeshire) with the help of a large number of volunteers. Admission is free and we often have a free art activity for families and visitors to enjoy.


The Maltings, Ely

The Maltings is ideally located in the beautiful surroundings of Ely riverside, with stunning views over the river Ouse, and is the perfect wedding, conference and events venue.  We pride ourselves on our friendly and high quality service, and are a fully licensed venue, able to provide a staffed licensed bar until late.  We are also licensed for wedding ceremonies.

Offering year-round entertainment from pantomimes to comedy nights, live music events and almost everything in between, The Maltings is a fantastic venue in the heart of the city!

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Ted Coney's Family Portraits, Ely

Ely’s first pop-up gallery offers tours (conducted by the artist) about family life and family relationships, through paintings produced over nearly fifty years. A choice of eight tours, with one tour being on the ground floor of this grade two listed cottage.


Art Unequalled

Art Unequalled has establishing itself as a highlight in the local calender for visitors to find high quality handmade work presented direct from the maker. Our visitors are always impressed by the variety of work on show and the artists love nothing better than to talk about their craft. Please visit our website for details of our Summer and Autumn Shows.


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The Old Fire Engine House Gallery

Since 1968, The Old Fire Engine House has showcased contemporary art across two floors of the Georgian house. The Gallery has a constantly changing selection of paintings, sculpture, photography, prints and pottery for sale from local artists to Royal Academy members. Situated near Ely Cathedral, the gallery is open daily with free entry. Coffees served 10.30-11.30am Mon-Sat.

December – Anthony Day (Painter) in The Upper Gallery & Brin Edwards (Wildlife Artist) in the Lower Gallery. Preview November 28th 6-8pm with mulled wine, all welcome.                       




Ely Wine Events

Ely Wine Events host regular Food and Drink Events in and around Ely. Majoring on local products and businesses - showcasing all that is best in the Food and Drink scene in the area.

Also available for:

- Private Parties

- Corporate Events

- Food and Drink Tours

- Food and Drink Masterclasses

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Isle of Ely Festival

Ely and the surrounding area is immensely proud of its artistic performances whether in music, art or theatre. The Isle of Ely Festival is an annual event running this year from 15th June to 13th July which brings together this talent in a range of venues. It comprises of four weeks of performances, concerts, plays and events working with professionals and local community talent. Check out our website for the 2019 programme.