Find kids’ shows and family theatre in Essex that are coming up in 2018. Book tickets for the hottest new performances and discover kid-friendly plays, musicals and family events.

Family Theatre in Essex 2018

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
Comedy Club 4 Kids
10 Feb
There and Back Again: An Odyssey
13 Feb
Dear Zoo
13 Feb – 14 Feb
The Wind in the Willows
30 Mar – 31 Mar
Dinosaur World Live
12 Apr – 14 Apr
Cinderella
30 Nov – 6 Jan 2019

Mercury Theatre
Balkerne Gate, Colchester, CO1 1PT
Box Office – 01206 573948
www.mercurytheatre.co.uk
Morgan & West – More Magic For Kids
10 Feb
Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales
5 Apr – 6 Apr
The Amazing Bubble Man
11 Apr
Sarah & Duck’s Big Top Birthday
12 Apr – 14 Apr
There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly
12 May
Nick Sharratt’s Big Draw Along
30 May
The Gruffalo’s Child
15 Jun – 17 Jun
Theatricool – The Little Mermaid
1 Jul
Babe, The Sheep-Pig
27 Jul – 26 Aug

Colchester Arts Theatre
Church St, Colchester CO1 1NF
Box Office – 01206 500900
www.colchesterartscentre.com
SEALEGS PUPPET THEATRE: THE SELFISH GIANT
20 Jan
THEATRE OF WIDDERSHINS: THREE BILLY GOATS GRUFF & OTHER FURRY TALES
3 Feb
TEDDY BEARS CONCERT
4 Feb
HALF A STRING: A HEART AT SEA – RELAXED PERFORMANCE
17 Feb
HALF A STRING: A HEART AT SEA
17 Feb
MAJESTIC KIDS EVENTS PRESENTS: EPIC
3 Mar
LYNGO THEATRE PRESENTS “TOM THUMB”
17 Mar
THEATREROTTO PRODUCTIONS: THE WALRUS & THE CARPENTER
31 Mar
MAJESTIC KIDS EVENTS: EASTER HOLIDAYS SPECIAL ILLUMIN PARTY TRIBAL GLOW
10 Apr
MIME WORKSHOP FOR BEGINNERS
14 Apr
GARLIC THEATRE: LITTLE RED ROBIN HOOD [RELAXED PERFORMANCE]
14 Apr
BOOSTER CUSHION: HANSEL, GRETAL AND YOU, WHO? [SHOW]
28 Apr
COMEDY CLUB 4 KIDS
28 May
NORWICH PUPPET THEATRE: THUMBELINA
9 June

Princes Theatre
Clacton Town Hall, Station Road, Clacton on Sea, Essex, CO15 1SE
Box Office – 01255 686633
princestheatreclacton@tendringdc.gov.uk
princestheatre.co.uk
Easter Bunny’s Eggs Factor
5 Apr
Alice in Wonderland
8 Apr
Milkshake Live ‘The Magic Story Book’
3 Jun
Peter Pan
8 Dec — 1 Jan 2019

West Cliff Theatre
Tower Road, Clacton-on-Sea CO15 1LE
Box Office – 01255 43 33 44 (option 1)
www.westcliffclacton.co.uk
Puss in Boots
25 Jan – 28 Jan
Dear Zoo
24 Mar – 25 Mar

Cliffs Pavilion, Westcliff
Station Rd, Westcliff-on-Sea, SS0 7RA
Box Office – 01702 351135
southendtheatres.org.uk
Big Fish Little Fish – Family Rave
21 Jan
Peppa Pig’s Adventure
16 Feb – 18 Feb
Big Fish Little Fish – Family Rave
4 Mar
Teletubbies Live
5 May – 6 May
Awful Auntie
8 Aug -11 Aug
Madagascar – A Musical Adventure
3 Sept – 8 Sept
Aladdin
15 Dec – 6 Jan 2019

Palace Theatre, Westcliff
430 London Rd, Southend-on-Sea, Westcliff-on-Sea SS0 9LA
Box Office – 01702 351135
southendtheatres.org.uk
Bear & Butterfly
3 Feb – 4 Feb
Dear Zoo
13 Mar – 14 Mar
Guess How Much I Love You
9 Apr – 11 Apr
George’s Marvellous Medicine
10 Apr – 14 Apr
Sarah & Duck
29 Apr
Miraculous Magic
19 May
Tiddler & Other Tales
28 May – 30 May

The Towngate Theatre, Basildon
St. Martin’s Square, Basildon, Essex SS14 1DL
Box Office – 01268 465 465
www.towngatetheatre.co.uk
I Believe In Unicorns by Michael Morpurgo
10 Mar
So You Think You Know About Dinosaurs?!
25 Mar
The Jungle Book
5 Apr
There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly
5 May

Queen’s Theatre
Billet Lane, Hornchurch, RM11 1QT
Box Office – 01708 443333
info@queens-theatre.co.uk
www.queens-theatre.co.uk
Chinese New Year Extravaganza
3 Feb
The Princess and the Pea – Story Play
17 Feb
Trevor Cline’s Amazing Magic and Balloons
17 Feb
Living Things Wildlife Show
3 Mar
The Frog Prince – Story Play
17 Mar
Comedy Magic Show with Marko Sparko
17 Mar
The Sleeping Beauty – Vienna Festival Ballet
27 Mar
Milkshake! Live – The Magic Story Book
31 Mar
Teddy Bears’ Picnic
8 Apr
Wizard Stonering
14 Apr
A Spoonful of Sherman
15 Apr – 17 Apr
The Game of Love & Chai
19 Apr – 21 Apr
The Little Mermaid – Story-Play
28 Apr
Mr Popcorn and Suzy Sparkle
28 Apr
Pop Divas Live
6 May
Magic Frostie
12 May
Rumpelstiltskin – Story Play
26 May
Tidimix
26 May
Madscience
9 June
Sleeping Beauty – Story Play
23 June
Barney Bonkers
23 June
The Gruffalo’s Child
8 Aug – 11 Aug

Thameside Theatre
Orsett Road, Grays, Essex RM17 5DX
Box Office – 0845 300 5264
www.thurrock.gov.uk/theatre
Treasure Island
13 Feb
Pop Divas Live!
15 Feb
I Believe in Unicorns – Michael Morpurgo’s
20 Feb – 21 Feb
The Wizard of Oz
12 Apr
Full House Theatre Company – The Owl and The Pussy Cat
12 May

Harlow Playhouse
Playhouse Square, Harlow, Essex, CM20 1LS
Box Office – 01279 431945
www.playhouseharlow.com
Milkshake! Live
11 Feb
Glastonbabies: Show ‘n’ Rave
24 Feb
Alice in Wonderland
31 Mar – 5 Apr
Glastonbabies: Gardner Jack & The Green Beanstalk
21 Apr
Morgan & West: More Magic For Kids
29 Apr
Glastonbabies: Show ‘n’ Rave
23 Jun

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

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