The lights, the stage, the ice cream break! Sometimes only the thrill of a live performance will do. We’ve put together a list of Essex theatres so you can find the perfect venue for your next show – whether you’re looking for family friendly performances or a fantastic grown-up night out.

Chelmsford City Theatres – Civic and Cramphorn Studio
Fairfield Road, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 1JG
boxoffice@chelmsford.gov.uk
Box Office – 01245 606 505
www.chelmsford.gov.uk/theatres

Braintree Arts Theatre
Notley Road, Braintree, Essex CM7 1WY
Box Office – 01376 566354
enquiries@braintreeartstheatre.com
www.braintreeartstheatre.com

Mercury Theatre
Balkerne Gate, Colchester, CO1 1PT
Box Office – 01206 573948
www.mercurytheatre.co.uk

Colchester Arts Theatre
Church St, Colchester CO1 1NF
Box Office – 01206 500900
www.colchesterartscentre.com

Headgate Theatre
14 Chapel St N, Colchester CO2 7AT
Box Office – 01206 366000
www.headgatetheatre.co.uk

Lakeside Theatre
University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Square 5, Colchester, CO4 3SQ
Box Office – arts@essex.ac.uk.
lakesidetheatre.org.uk

Princes Theatre
Clacton Town Hall, Station Road, Clacton on Sea, Essex, CO15 1SE
Box Office – 01255 686633
princestheatreclacton@tendringdc.gov.uk
princestheatre.co.uk

West Cliff Theatre
Tower Road, Clacton-on-Sea CO15 1LE
Box Office – 01255 43 33 44 (option 1)
www.westcliffclacton.co.uk

Cliffs Pavilion, Westcliff
Station Rd, Westcliff-on-Sea, SS0 7RA
Box Office – 01702 351135
southendtheatres.org.uk

Palace Theatre, Westcliff
430 London Rd, Southend-on-Sea, Westcliff-on-Sea SS0 9LA
Box Office – 01702 351135
southendtheatres.org.uk

The Towngate Theatre, Basildon
St. Martin’s Square, Basildon, Essex SS14 1DL
Box Office – 01268 465 465
www.towngatetheatre.co.uk

Queen’s Theatre
Billet Lane, Hornchurch, RM11 1QT
Box Office – 01708 443333
info@queens-theatre.co.uk
www.queens-theatre.co.uk

Brentwood Theatre
15 Shenfield Road, Brentwood, Essex CM15 8AG
Box Office – 01277 200305
www.brentwood-theatre.co.uk

Thameside Theatre
Orsett Road, Grays, Essex RM17 5DX
Box Office – 0845 300 5264
www.thurrock.gov.uk/theatre.

Harlow Playhouse
Playhouse Square, Harlow, Essex, CM20 1LS
Box Office – 01279 431945
www.playhouseharlow.com