Whether you’re looking for a trip to the theatre, catching the latest Hollywood film in an old-fashioned cinema or exploring some amazing parks and nature reserves, there’s lots to do in and around Lowestoft.
Entertainment in Lowestoft
East Coast Cinema
Take a step back in time to a pre-multiplex cinema by catching a film at the East Coast Cinema. The old-fashioned cinema is located near the seafront on London Road and has four screens all showing the latest Hollywood releases with plenty of popcorn, sweets and soft drinks on offer in the lobby.
Gunton Warren Nature Reserve
Blessed with a couple of theatres, there’s always something to see in Lowestoft.
Dating back to the 1870s, the Marina Theatre covers everything from ballet, opera and theatrical shows to film screenings, live music, stand-up comedy and more with several events each week. The historic 800-capacity theatre has a café bar and shop and is located on the northern side of the harbour, a short drive from our Lowestoft hotel.
A volunteer-run community theatre to the south of Lowestoft, the Seagull Theatre puts on a wide range of performing arts, shows, classes and workshops. A small, intimate theatre, they run regular events through the month including tribute nights, musicals, family events and even karaoke and quiz nights.
Lowestoft is well-placed to take in the Norfolk Broads, marshes and nature reserves, making it a nature lover’s paradise.
A 141-hectare marsh comprised of meadows, grassland and woodland, Carlton Marshes is on the edge of Lowestoft and the perfect place to catch a variety of birds, dragonflies and freshwater snails in their natural habitat. There’s an education centre, picnic area and well-signposted walking trails.
Less than a mile from our Lowestoft hotel, Gunton Warren Nature Reserve is a woodland area home to an array of migratory birds including yellow-browed warblers and icterine. The 24-hectare reserve is largely made up of bracken and scrubland, and also covers the sand dunes and shingle beach.
Further up the coast from Gunton Warren is the Corton Woods Nature Reserve, a mature area of woodland home to a disused railway line, a ruined stone summer house and bird nesting boxes. It might take less than an hour to walk around, but it’s a great place for dog-walking, romantic walks and exploring as a family.