Headgate Theatre

Headgate Theatre
14 Chapel Street North, Colchester, Essex, CO2 7AT
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The Headgate Theatre was originally a chapel built in 1844.

The Theatre Arts Action Trust was set up in the 1990's to find a space for amateur theatre in Colchester and opened in 2000. It includes an auditorium with 87 seats, and a bar and studio upstairs.

The theatre has a thespian themed stained glass window by Gay Hutchings.

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The Adventures Of The Little Brown Mouse By Annie Vasconcelos

Presented by Jesters Theatre Academys Junior JestersSuitable for ALL agesJoin the Little Brown Mouse as she takes on a journey of epic proportions on her way to her best friends wedding. I wonder who she will meet along the way? A fun filled play with familiar songs performed by a very energetic group of children.

Sun 27 May

£8 / 01206 366000

Another Evening Of Song With Quattro Amici

This popular and exciting vocal quartet returns to the Headgate to present an evening of music to suit all tastes - from opera and operetta, to modern musical theatre via Broadway musicals, and modern pop. With a wide variety of quartets, duets and solos (and a live piano accompaniment), there will be something for all to…

Sat 14 Apr

£12 / 01206 366000

Bazaar And Rummage By Sue Townsend

Headgate Theatre ProductionsSet in 1981, the play sees a group of agoraphobic women and their well- meaning social workers stage a jumble sale to raise awareness of their condition. Confessions and secrets are shared in this bittersweet comedy looking at the strength and frailty of women battling this awful…

Wed 14 Mar

£13 / 01206 366000

Thu 15 Mar

£13 / 01206 366000

Fri 16 Mar

£13 / 01206 366000

Sat 17 Mar

£13 / 01206 366000

Blood Brothers By Willy Russell

Mad Hatter ProductionsMickey and Edward are twins who are separated at birth due to their mother's financial and personal struggles. How will their different upbringings affect their adult lives? Mad Hatter return to the Headgate with a new production of this British classic.Contains strong language and sexual references

Tue 20 Mar

£12 / 01206 366000

Wed 21 Mar

£12 / 01206 366000

Thu 22 Mar

£12 / 01206 366000

…and 2 more dates until 24 Mar

The Dream By Annie Vasconcelos

The Dream Written and Adapted by Annie Vasconcelos based on Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's DreamPresented by Jesters Theatre Academy's Youth theatreSuitable for ALL agesAn imaginative and fun filled musical from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Nights Dream. Join familiar characters as they venture through the woods whilst…

Sun 3 Jun

£9 / 01206 366000

From Zimbabwe With Love By Michael Angus Clarke

Serendipity Theatre CompanyOne man's journey across continents and cultures in an uplifting story about family ties, love and honesty. Meet Robert Matalsie, professional footballer. Hear his funny, touching, and explosive journey from his Shona Tribe in Africa to Norwich after being spotted by premiership scouts in…

Sat 7 Apr

£10 / 01206 366000

Ink On The Road

A surprise package of entertaining short plays by East Anglia's finest writers.Includes the world premiere of 'The Famous 5', an extraordinary collaboration by five celebrity fans of INK, Richard Curtis, Esther Freud, Blake Morrison, Steve Waters, and Libby Purves. They weave five magical tales from the same mysterious…

Wed 11 Apr

£12 / 01206 366000

Is This The Right Show For An Argument?

The Mayors PlayersA collection of extremely memorable, witty and hilarioussketches and songs familiar to all lovers of great comedyperformed by the most talented artistes in the Colchesterarea. Laughter is guaranteed.All proceeds to the Mayor's charitiesThere will be bad language and adult themes

Sun 25 Feb

Sold out / 01206 366000

Ivor Novello - His Life And Music

Platform MusicalsPlatform Musicals perform the work of one the most celebrated musical theatre composers of the 20th Century. With selections from some of Ivor Novello's most popular shows, including "The Dancing Years", "Perchance to Dream" and "King's Rhapsody", the Platform singers will perform much loved songs such as…

Sun 25 Mar

£13 / 01206 366000

Madagascar Workshop In Assoc. With Polka Dot Pantomimes

Headgate Workshops run in association with Polka Dot Workshop for 8 to 16 year olds: Based on the stage show from the movie, the workshop will be packed with fun and new skills to learn. There will be a free performance for an invited audience on the last day.Places are limited and will be allocated as money is received.

Tue 3 Apr

£90 / 01206 366000

Pandora's Box By Jonathan Young

NMT AutomaticsA spellbinding new play, fusing drama, storytelling, illustration, music and dance, performed by a cast of professional actors and a chorus of community members. Like the sublime stories and mystical worlds of J.K. Rowling and Phillip Pullman, this is a timeless tale that appeals to all ages; an epic story…

Wed 28 Feb

£9–£11 / 01206 366000

The Rise And Fall Of Little Voice

The Reject Theatre Company

Wed 30 May

£13.50 / 01206 366000

Thu 31 May

£13.50 / 01206 366000

Fri 1 Jun

£13.50 / 01206 366000

Sat 2 Jun

£13.50 / 01206 366000

Saigon And Beyond

Featuring the vocal group fourAmore - a group of West End and International performers who have all played leading roles in West End musicals from Les Miserables, The King I, Starlight Express, Hey Mr. Producer, Pirates of Penzance, Mamma Mia, The Lion King and Miss Saigon.

Fri 30 Mar

£16 / 01206 366000

Sam Plackett Trio

The Sam Plackett Trio will be returning to the Headgate for an evening of hard-bop, Latin and modern jazz.Colchester-born guitarist Sam Plackett will be accompanied by the remarkable drumming of Tom Jiggins and the legendary Pete Whittaker on Jazz Organ. The members of the ensemble are currently performing their…

Fri 2 Mar

£10 / 01206 366000

Songs For A New World By Jason Robert Brown

Yellow Beetle ProductionsIt's about one moment. It's about hitting the wall and having to make a choice… having to take a stand… or turning round and going back. These are the stories and characters of today. The first musical from Tony Award winner, Jason Robert Brown, this moving collection of powerful songs examines…

Fri 9 Mar

£12 / 01206 366000

Sat 10 Mar

£12 / 01206 366000

Swing'n'sinatra With Five Star Swing

Celebrating 100 years of Sinatra and Swing Music! - Five Star Swing return with a journey through the decades of this unforgettable genre - with the greatest singer of the time! These four talented musicians and singers have appeared at Londons Leicester Square Theatre, TVs Military Wives, BBC Children in Need and ITVs…

Thu 12 Apr

£15 / 01206 366000

A Tribute To The Beatles

Composers: Lennon/McCartney/HarrisonThe Glass Onion four-piece band proudly presents a fab evening of music celebrating many memorable classics(and some rarities.!) of the Beatles. This local Essex band has achieved sell-out shows and standing ovations.With great harmonies, let Glass Onion Come Togetherand provide you an…

Sat 24 Feb

£12 / 01206 366000

Virtuoso Guitar At The Headgate

Gary Ryan gives a vituoso display at the Headgate.Workshop at 2pm followed by a concert at 5pm

Sun 22 Apr

£30 / 01206 366000

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