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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.

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!

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.

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.


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

Bibi's Indian Cookery Classes

Discover the secrets to cooking delicious authentic Indian Food! 

Book a lesson with friends, one to one or a couples class. You will not only learn a new skill but enjoy a delicious 3 (or More!) course meal at the end. Classes can be arranged to take place in your own home or come to us in Ely. Our "Cooking Party" is a fun and informal way of learning and is an experience like no other - perfect for Hen Parties and for friends. 

We can also offer a Mediterranean Cooking Class, Vegetarian and Vegan and Gluten Free - We can even offer outside catering services too.

Gift Vouchers are avaliable for all classes; making a wonderul and unique idea for a present.

Cineworld, Ely

Having opened in 2017, as part of the new Ely Leisure Park, Cineworld has provided Ely with a well positioned venue, with comfortable surroundings and a warm welcome, allowing local people and visitors to enjoy the latest Cinema releases.

For full listings and to book your tickets visit their website.