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.
Events at this venue
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Bernstein On Broadway
Following the success of previous "composer themed" concert performances, Platform Musicals & Plays are pleased to bring you a thrilling concert of Leonard Bernstein's music. Including music from his well-known productions such as West Side Story, On the Town and Candide, this concert will also explore the fabulous…
Betty Blue Eyes By George Stiles And Anthony Drewe
Mad Hatter Productions
Wed 12 Jul
Thu 13 Jul
Fri 14 Jul
Sat 15 Jul
Blink By Phil Porter
Bouncers By John Godber
The Reject Theatre Company
Bringing You Home
Singdicate Vocal Ensemble ‘Bringing You Home’ is an intimate evening’s entertainment which celebrates the world of song, with popular classics through to lesser-known tunes. Singdicate, an all-female vocal ensemble, brings a fresh, vibrant energy to its exciting arrangements, all of which will have you captivated from…
Charity Concert In Aid Of Mind
CHARITY CONCERT in aid of MIND Join us for an evening of music entertainment with local bands: INSIDE OUT TRIO & WHEN RIVERS MEET "When Rivers Meet" a husband and wife duo, formerly known as Holmes & Bond, perform masterful vocals and rich harmonies, having received acclaim after reaching number three in the UK…
The English Guitar Quartet
The English Guitar Quartet Workshop at 1pm. Concert at 5pm Workshop with student Guitar Orchestra from 1pm to 4pm (student concert at 3:30pm). 5pm to 6pm concert by the English Guitar Quartet (no interval). All the current members of the EGQ met while studying at the Royal Academy of Music. This line-up…
An Evening Of Clairvoyance
* * Ronnie Buckingham Mon 3 rd & Tue 4 th July at 7:30pm Tickets £15 Ronnie's evenings are to re-connect members of the audience with friends and relatives in the spirit world. Sceptical? Come along, listen and then decide for yourself.
God’S Waiting Room
*written by Karen Bartholomew * Motormouse Productions Mother is dying slowly, the wait is unbearable, the pressures insurmountable, the thoughts unbelievable. Surely a gesture towards God's bigger plan is needed? Sisters, Stella and Connie may be different, but share a profound love for their Mother. Can things…
Graham Anthony Devine Concert at 5pm 5pm to 6pm
Guitar Workshop And Recital
Live Music, Acoustic.
Guitar Workshop Performers
Graham Anthony Devine (guitar) Workshop: 2pm to 4pm Concert: 5pm to 6pm (no interval) Graham Anthony Devine’s huge repertoire covers music from the renaissance period to most major twentieth century works written for the guitar. He is currently Head of Guitar at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance…
In On The Act
'IN ON THE ACT' a Drama showcase featuring students of Stagestruck Academy presenting three short ensemble performances. We see students battle a troll determined to turn their primary school into a gold mine, win over the school bully with the power of storytelling, and discover if there really is such a thing as…
James Eastwood + Four Blokes Trio + Angela Dennis
James Eastwood is an accomplished songwriter who is currently recording his latest EP. The Four Bloke Trio are a well renowned country/folk trio who perform classic songs in their own unique style. Angela Dennis is a country/folk singer with a catalogue of original songs that go back nearly 30 years.
The Last Five Years
Eastern Edge Theatre Company bring you a powerful and intimate staging of Jason Robert Brown's iconic musical. The Last Five Years is an emotionally strong and personal musical telling the story of Jamie and Cathy, two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love over the course of five years.
Legally Blonde - Polka Dot Workshop
This intensive workshop will end with a free performance for an invited audience on the last day. Places are limited and will be allocated as money is received. Please call the box office for details, an application form and to book. Application forms must be completed and returned to the theatre and fee paid to…
May Moments, Musicals And Madness!
DOT Productions brings its youth groups together with special guests 'Smart Steps' for its Annual Summer Show. Be prepared for lots of fun and silliness with this collection of work, from Plays, Musicals, Scenes and Dances.
Messy By Olly Medlicott
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Starz Performing Arts Academy ****by William Shakespeare adapted by Claudia Haas**** A wonderful adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic comedy. The story is framed by The Dreamer, a modern-day student who is visited by Puck, an impish fairy, who sweeps the sleeping girl into the play and into a world of mischief, magic…
Wed 24 May
£12 / 01206 366000
Thu 25 May
£12 / 01206 366000
Fri 26 May
£12 / 01206 366000
One By Flux Dance Essex
A collection of new work choreographed and performed by Flux Dance Collective
Seasons With Swing
Colchester Operatic Society perform a concert of well-known swing style songs taking you on a journey through the seasons. Renowned for their fantastic chorus and beautiful harmonies, let COS entertain you with their unique mix of songs, proving that “It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing!”
Songs On A Summer Evening With Quattro Amici
Quattro Amici This exciting SATB vocal quartet returns to the Headgate to present an evening of music to suit all tastes - from Verdi, Delibes, Bizet and Gilbert & Sullivan, and via Cole Porter, Rodgers & Hammerstein to Lloyd Webber, The Beatles and Abba!
What Planet Are You On?
Stapled to a Chicken
Yes, Prime Minister By Anthony Jay & Jonathan Lynn
Headgate Theatre Productions The hugely successful political comedy returns in Jay & Lynn's stage revival. Follow the exploits of Jim Hacker, Sir Humphrey Appleby and Bernard Woolley as they get to grips with financial disaster, Europe flexing its muscles and an offer from a foreign power they cannot refuse. Not to…