King’s Lynn’s entertainment scene isn’t exactly brimming with options – we have four to tell you about – but the old adage of quality over quantity comes to mind. The Alive Corn Exchange is a stunning example of Victorian architecture that brings touring musicals to town, the Westacre Theatre is as good an am-dram stage as you’ll find, and that’s before we even get started on the King’s Lynn Stars.
Entertainment in Kings Lynn
The Alive Corn Exchange is King’s Lynn’s premier entertainment venue. You’ll find it on the Tuesday Market Place, right at the heart of the cultural quarter. It’s a magnificent feat of Victorian architecture and now a stunning home for the arts. It’s been beautifully restored and hosts everything from touring musicals and classic theatre through to a hugely popular monthly comedy club. Take a look at what’s on during your stay, and call in for a pint at the Crown & Mitre around the corner; it’s one of our top King’s Lynn nightlife recommendations.
Am-dram fans can also make their way to the small but superb Westacre Theatre in the nearby village of Westacre. The enthusiasm and quality are consistently excellent across its limited but diverse annual calendar of productions. It also hosts creative workshops and has a cinema with screenings of the Royal Shakespeare Company and National Theater productions.
King’s Lynn Town FC may only be a semi-professional football club, but it’s still an excellent and entertaining way to spend a couple of hours in King’s Lynn. The Linnets, as they’re otherwise known, play their home games at The Walks. It’s barely more than a five-minute drive from our King’s Lynn hotel, and tickets are reasonably priced. So see if there’s a home game on during your stay, and check the weather to make sure you don’t get wet, as less than a quarter of the stadium is seated.
Alternatively, you can visit the Adrian Flux Arena on Maple Road to watch the King’s Lynn Stars speedway team. If you aren’t familiar with speedway, how does watching several riders slide their motorbikes – usually sideways – around an oval-shaped circuit for four laps? There’s a lot of speed, a lot of noise, some whooping and hollering and – eventually – a winner. OK, it’s more complicated than that, but you get the gist. It’s fun, and the King’s Lynn Stars are pretty successful, so the standard is high. If it sounds like your cup of tea, tickets are reasonably priced, so give it a go.