The Smokehouse is an intimate 88-capacity live music venue in the heart of Ipswich’s vibrant multicultural quarter.
Since opening in 2016 The Smokehouse has hosted over 100 original gigs per year curated by local, regional, and national artists and promoters. In December 2018 The Smokehouse set up its own promotions arm called ‘The Smokehouse Presents’ to showcase Ipswich as a viable gigging destination for established touring artists.
In 2019 The Smokehouse Presents hosted This is The Kit, Bessie Turner, Rozi Plain, Snapped Ankles, Robyn Hitchcock, Trash Kit and many more. 2019 also saw The Smokehouse team curate Sound City Ipswich, a one day multi-venue festival and music industry conference bringing exciting upcoming national and regional artists to the town. Highlights included The Murder Capital, The Stupids, Gaffa Tape Sandy, Novelist and W. H. Lung who with many other acts left a lasting impression on the audience.
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