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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.

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Babylon Arts, Ely

The Babylon Gallery on Ely's riverside 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 Babylon ARTS 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. Opening times: Tuesday to Sunday, from 12 pm to 4 pm.


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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Babylon Cinema at the Maltings

Ely's independent cinema at the beautiful riverside Maltings, run by local arts charity Babylon ARTS. A unique cinema experience featuring a full bar and cabaret seating with a monthly programme of screenings in a broad range of genres, including musicals, comedies and documentaries, as well as subtitled and National Theatre live screenings. Take a look on the website for more information.

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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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Haddenham Galleries, Haddenham

Not another Gallery with pictures to hang on the wall - instead an Aladdin’s Cave. Innovative, creative Art Gallery, Exotic Ethnic Gallery, Gift Shop, Tea Room, Working Artists Studios and a meadow Sculpture Garden.


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 sells paintings, scuplture, photography, prints and pottery from local artists to Royal Academy members and hosts a preview evening 6 times a year to mark the start of each exhibition. Situated near Ely Cathedral, the gallery is open daily with free entry. Coffees served 10.30 - 11.30 am Mon-Sat.

For current and future listings please visit


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Ely Arts Festival

The Ely Arts Festival (previously Isle of Ely Festival) is an annual event, which aims to provide a fun, creative and diverse programme of cultural events and activities in Ely and the surrounding villages. 

It comprises of four weeks of performances, concerts, plays and events created by groups, organisations and individuals who want to share their arts and cultural activities and talents with the wider community. Take a look on the website for more information.