80th Anniversary

Throughout 2023, the Co-op Juniors Theatre Company has celebrated 80 years since the company started. Since our beginnings during the middle of the Second World War we’ve delighted thousands of audiences across Suffolk. 

As we look forward to 2024 and another year of theatre magic, we have been paying tribute to the last eight decades. This landmark year culminated in our final production of Christmas Spectacular! at Snape Maltings, before we return to Ipswich with our brand new theatrical stage show, Magic of Christmas, which will be presented in the stunning heated Big Top Theatre at Trinity Park, Ipswich.

80th Anniversary Book

Buy this stunning celebratory 80th anniversary book, with 64 full-colour A4 pages packed with memories!  Just £20, it’s a ravishing pictorial journey through time with the Co-op Juniors. From the early days of the company, 25 years at the Ipswich Regent,18 years of Christmas Spectacular at Snape Maltings, and much more. Glimpse behind the scenes with never-seen-before photos revealed from our archives.

Superbly researched and professionally designed by Louise and Courtney Yule, this is a unique record of what makes the Co-op Juniors so special.    


Collection is only available from the Warehouse Studios, Paul’s Road on Monday 8 or 15 January between 9.30am and 2pm. Cast or volunteers at Christmas Spectacular! may also collect any copies purchased at Snape Maltings during the run. If you are unable to collect at these times, please select postage option.

Share Your Memories

As we celebrate our our 80th anniversary, we would love to hear from those who have performed or volunteered with the company over the past eight decades. Use the simple form below to send us your memories, or feel free to write to us at: Co-op Juniors Theatre Company, Warehouse Studios, Paul’s Road, Ipswich IP2 0AN

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