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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Ady Johnson And Adrian Nation Album Launch

Ady Johnson’s Colchester Christmas shows have become a popular annual event. This year, Ady teams up with fellow singer-songwriter and acoustic guitar master Adrian Nation. Both local Adrians' new and highly anticipated albums will be available for the first time at this double-headline Christmas special.

Wed 13 Dec

£12 / 01206 366000

A Bunch Of Amateurs By Ian Hislop & Nick Newman

Ian Hislop and Nick Newman’s hit comedy is coming to the Headgate. Keen to boost his flagging career, fading Hollywood action hero Jefferson Steele arrives in England to play King Lear in Stratford – only to find that this is not the birthplace of the Bard, but a sleepy Suffolk village, and instead of Kenneth Branagh and…

Thu 25 Jan 2018

£11–£12.50 / 01206 366000

Fri 26 Jan 2018

£11–£12.50 / 01206 366000

Sat 27 Jan 2018

£11–£12.50 / 01206 366000

The Chimes By Charles Dickens Adapted By Robert Maccall

The Chimes* by *Charles Dickens adapted by Robert MacCall

Mon 11 Dec

Sold out / 01206 366000

The Crucible By Arthur Miller

Paper Lantern Theatre Company, who achieved sell out success with their production of ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ by Tennessee Williams and ‘The Graduate’ by Terry Johnson, present Arthur Miller’s classic 1952 play, ‘The Crucible’. This iconic literary masterpiece isa tragic and timeless depiction of how bigotry, personal…

Tue 6 Feb 2018

£1.50–£15 / 01206 366000

Wed 7 Feb 2018

£1.50–£15 / 01206 366000

Thu 8 Feb 2018

£1.50–£15 / 01206 366000

…and 2 more dates until 10 Feb 2018

An Evening Of Clairvoyance With Ronnie Buckingham

Are you still undecided about the existence of a spirit world? So why not come along, listen to Ronnie, and then make up your mind. He will communicate with people there, and pass on their messages to members of the audience.

Mon 29 Jan 2018

£1.50–£15 / 01206 366000

Tue 30 Jan 2018

£1.50–£15 / 01206 366000

An Evening With The Tannahill Weavers

Traditional Scottish music at its best - as tight and versatile as any band in the Celtic music scene, the Tannahill's can summon rock-n-roll intensity or haunting introspection.“An especially eloquent mixture of the old and the new.” -New York Times. Each visit to The Headgate has produced a foot stomping energy…

Fri 2 Feb 2018

£1.50–£13 / 01206 366000

Is This The Right Show For An Argument?

The Mayor’s Players A collection of extremely memorable, witty and hilarious sketches and songs familiar to all lovers of great comedy performed by the most talented artistes in the Colchester area. Laughter is guaranteed. All proceeds to the Mayor's charities There will be bad language and adult…

Sun 25 Feb 2018

£1.50–£12 / 01206 366000

Jack And The Beanstalk By Tlc Creative

KATS (Kids Acting Theatre Skills) A tale of love, adventure and some beans! A gruesome giant, a wicked witch, a fabulous fairy, a brave hero, the obligatory village idiot, a daft dame and, of course, a cute and cuddly cow! Packed with jokes and slapstick, this pantomime has enough audience participation to leave you…

Thu 11 Jan 2018

£1.50–£11 / 01206 366000

Fri 12 Jan 2018

£1.50–£11 / 01206 366000

Sat 13 Jan 2018

£1.50–£11 / 01206 366000

Lady's Inconvenience: The Christmas Improv Party

Essex based improv troupe LADY'S INCONVENIENCE are back after their acclaimed debut show at The Headgate earlier this year. They will be joined by other local comedy troupes to bring you an evening of festive improv fun! There will be music, mince pies and laughter. Christmas jumpers are encouraged. This will be a BSL…

Sat 16 Dec

£8 / 01206 366000

Puss In Boots By Gary Sullivan

Headgate Theatre Productions When the Miller dies, Ruffalino, his youngest son inherits only a cat, a mat and a flap. However, when FlibbertyWitch makes a mistake in her spells, the cat suddenly can talk. Together they hatch a plan to rid the town of the plague of rats, and win the hand of Princess Elsa. A fun…

Wed 6 Dec

Sold out / 01206 366000

Thu 7 Dec

Sold out / 01206 366000

Fri 8 Dec

Sold out / 01206 366000

…and 2 more dates until 10 Dec

Sherlock Holmes And The Hooded Lance

adapted by Pat Whymark and Julian Harries

Fri 5 Jan 2018

£1.50–£12 / 01206 366000

Sat 6 Jan 2018

£1.50–£12 / 01206 366000

Solo Showcase

BA(Hons) Acting & Creative Performance One actor. A stage. An expectant audience…What would you perform if the spotlight was all yours? These 3rd year students are going to find out! Join us for a night of varied short solo shows from the very best Acting & Creative performance has to offer! 16+ Strong…

Thu 1 Feb 2018

£1.50–£10 / 01206 366000

Sunday In The Park With George By Stephen Sondheim & James Lapine

PLATFORM musicals and plays 'Sunday in the Park with George' is inspired by the painting "A Sunday Afternoon on the island of La Grande Jatte" by Georges Seurat. A complex work, with a lovely, wildly inventive score, the show revolves around a fictionalised Seurat, immersed in a single-minded concentration while painting…

Wed 22 Nov

£13 / 01206 366000

Thu 23 Nov

£13 / 01206 366000

Fri 24 Nov

£13 / 01206 366000

Sat 25 Nov

£13 / 01206 366000

Sold out / 01206 366000

A Tribute To The Beatles

Composers: Lennon/McCartney/Harrison The 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 Together’and provide…

Sat 24 Feb 2018

£1.50–£12 / 01206 366000

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