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 60S Brit Pop Girls Show

Helen Abbey A superb show celebrating the songs and the stories of the big four British female pop stars of the swinging sixties. Supported by her acclaimed live band, Helen Abbey sings the classic hits of Cilla, Dusty, Lulu and Sandie Shaw including - Alfie, Puppet On A String, Look Of Love, Shout.

Fri 6 Oct

£12–£17 / 01206 366000

Beauty And The Beast Workshop With Polka Dot

Workshop for 8 to 16 years old: Packed with fun and new skills to learn, this workshop will use extracts from the popular musical 'Beauty and the Beast' and finish with a free performance for an invited audience on the last day. Places are limited and will be allocated as money is received. To reserve a place please…

Tue 24 Oct

£85 / 01206 366000

The Chimes By Charles Dickens Adapted By Robert Maccall

The Chimes* by *Charles Dickens adapted by Robert MacCall

Mon 11 Dec

£6–£12 / 01206 366000

Grow Up Grandad By Gordon Steel

Headgate Theatre Productions Grandparents! Look past the title of the play. This is an inter-generational story that deals with love and loss, hope and sadness as the relationship between Poppy and her Grandad is first thrown together and eventually torn apart. Poppy is 11, has attitude, but dreams of dancing in…

Wed 18 Oct

£13 / 01206 366000

Thu 19 Oct

£10–£13 / 01206 366000

Fri 20 Oct

£10–£13 / 01206 366000

Sat 21 Oct

£10–£13 / 01206 366000

Lady Windermere's Fan By Oscar Wilde Adapted By Venetia Twigg

When a mysterious beauty enters high society, the in-crowd are sent scattering out. Wilde's raucous comedy pulls apart the intricacies of etiquette and flips expectation rump-over-head. Exploiting themes of superficiality and sacrifice, this high-speed adaptation uses touches of Commedia Dell'Arte, and stylised…

Wed 11 Oct

£10–£12 / 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

Mad Hatters At The Movies

Great music from some of the most well-loved Hollywood movies throughout the ages!

Wed 15 Nov

£8–£10 / 01206 366000

Thu 16 Nov

£8–£10 / 01206 366000

Sat 18 Nov

£8–£10 / 01206 366000

Marking Time By Michael Snelgrove

Colchester Theatre Group Two teams of exam markers are hard at it in the Teachers' Centre. One team is coping well with marking schedules, guidelines, matrix grids and marked samples. The other team - Egos, personalities and chaos collide so get set for the Grand National Curriculum Chase.

Wed 8 Nov

£10–£12 / 01206 366000

Thu 9 Nov

£10–£12 / 01206 366000

Fri 10 Nov

£10–£12 / 01206 366000

Sat 11 Nov

£10–£12 / 01206 366000

Sun 1 Oct

£8–£10 / 01206 366000

The Old Curiosity Shop By Charles Dickens Adapted By Pat Whymark & Julian Harries

Common Ground Theatre Company Nell Trent and her grandfather flee their London shop after losing everything to the villainous loan-shark Quilp. Roaming the countryside, the pair fall in with a succession of colourful characters, some friendly, some ominous. After their acclaimed touring production of The Count of Monte…

Mon 13 Nov

£7–£10 / 01206 366000

Old Time Music Hall

Headgate Theatre Productions For one night only!! It's time to dress-up (optional) and come and join us for an evening of fabulous fun, splendiferous singing, mesmerising magic and terpsichorean turns with mine host Kevin Topple as your barmy, boisterous but charming Chairman, who may indulge in the occasional tortuous…

Tue 31 Oct

£12 / 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

£9–£12 / 01206 366000

Thu 7 Dec

£9–£12 / 01206 366000

Fri 8 Dec

£9–£12 / 01206 366000

…and 2 more dates until 10 Dec

Stand-Up At The Headgate

Zahra Barri and Charmian Hughes

Fri 13 Oct

£6 / 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

Virtuoso Guitar At The Headgate Present Tim Pells And Friends

An evening of classical guitar with Tim Pells (guitar), Teresa Pells (soprano) and Andrew Allen (guitar). This programme is a celebration of Tim's many styles of music and features guitar duo and soprano performing music from the 16th to the 21st Century.

Fri 17 Nov

£10–£12 / 01206 366000

The Writing's On The Wall With The Untapped Writers

The Untapped Writers For many years The Untapped Writers have staged sell out performances at The Headgate and, as always, the emphasis is on entertainment. A collection of poetry, stories and sketches accompanied by music from celebrated guitarist Tim Pells will cover an eclectic range of subjects from the topical to the…

Fri 3 Nov

£10 / 01206 366000

Sat 4 Nov

£10 / 01206 366000

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