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Headgate Theatre

14 Chapel Street North, Colchester CO2 7AT, England
+44 1206 366000
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Great venue for interesting and entertaining plays

This small theatre is run by volunteers and their passion underlines every production. Great... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Where would you find a small intimate Theatre like the Headgate only in Historic Colchester. It... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
Colchester, United Kingdom
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A converted 19th Century Chapel The Headgate Theatre now boasts a fantastic 87 seat studio theatre that serves as the home to amateur theatre in Colchester. A full and varied programme includes drama, musical theatre,live music, dance and many other varieties of performance.
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14 Chapel Street North, Colchester CO2 7AT, England
+44 1206 366000
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This small theatre is run by volunteers and their passion underlines every production. Great variety throughput the season and some stand-out performances. The intimate space is used creatively and the standard id very high. Good toilets, nice bar, ice creams in the interval - but...More

Thank KarenKew
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Where would you find a small intimate Theatre like the Headgate only in Historic Colchester. It is cosy has a Bar and is great value for money. Their recent production Olde Tyme Music Hall was a great success and we were all still laughing when...More

Thank wimpey48
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Saw Grow up Grandad at the Headgate a couple of weeks ago. Despite the terrible title, this play was outstanding - the acting and the set of professional standard (and the ice-cream excellent). I was completely enraptured. Thanks for a great evening's entertainment.

Thank Izzy2thebKing
Reviewed 5 November 2017

We had a great evening of fun and laughter at the Old Time Music Hall Evening this week. A wonderful cast of local people truly having fun themselves in this little gem of a Theatre hiding in the back streets. Be there - you will...More

Thank johnpowell2
Reviewed 4 November 2017

We have attended many shows at this great little theatre and it always delivers. Fantastic production values and also excellent value for money. Well worth leaving the sofa for! Congratulations to all concerned for your hard work, dedication and professionalism.

Thank RomanRemains
Reviewed 20 October 2017

We've never been disappointed with a show at the Headgate. Intimate atmosphere, friendly people and a chance to meet the cast in the refurbished bar afterwards. Very good value for money.

Thank Merkin
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Last week I went to see God's Waiting Room by Karen Bartholomew at Headgate Theatre. A Brilliant play in a delightful little theatre. The staff where very welcoming and knowledgeable. I will definitely use this theatre again.

Thank Jan2018
David K, Bookings Manager at Headgate Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2017

We are delighted that you enjoyed both the theatre and the play. Do please visit us again and keep an eye out for our new season's brochure which will be published in late July.

Reviewed 16 June 2017

This delightful small and intimate theatre has a wonderful, versatile playing space. Theatre Manager, David King, showed us around, helped us unpack our set, talked about the history and current programming of the venue. He couldn't have been more helpful. Clean dressing rooms, lovely bar...More

Thank Karen B
David K, Bookings Manager at Headgate Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2017

Karen - thank you for bringing your very interesting play God's Waiting Room to us. Our audience loved it and enjoyed the talk back session too. Good luck with the rest of the tour and we look forward to seeing you again sometime soon.

Reviewed 1 June 2017

I really enjoyed performing at the Headgate Theatre. It is ideal for the performance of acoustic music due to its close proximity to the audience, excellent room acoustics and the intimate nature of the auditorium . The staff were very friendly and helpful leading up...More

Thank jameseastw00d
David K, chair at Headgate Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2017

James Delighted that you enjoyed your visit. Your audience seemed to enjoy their afternoon too. Thanks for bringing us some excellent quality playing. Do come back again sometime.

Reviewed 4 May 2017

The Headgate is a gem of a theatre. Intimate, friendly and welcoming with excellent facilities. Last Saturday I had the great privilege of seeing Platform Musical and Plays' production of Bernstein On Broadway - an evening of beautiful music and fun, offered up by wonderfully...More

Thank Anne S
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9 July 2015|
Response from David K | Property representative |
I am so sorry I have only just picked up your request we are about to go dark for some building work to be undertaken _ Our next production is northanger abbey on agust 8th why not keep an eye on our website... More