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Address: 14 Chapel Street North, Colchester CO2 7AT, England
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A converted 19th Century Chapel The Headgate Theatre now boasts a fantastic...

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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couthy and homely

Gorgeous wee space for theatre, music, comedy, performance - great variety of events for all the family - book early to avoid disappointment...no really it only hold about 80... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
cranston65
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Gorgeous wee space for theatre, music, comedy, performance - great variety of events for all the family - book early to avoid disappointment...no really it only hold about 80 audience - very friendly staff and lovely bar area - there's even gorgeous local ice-cream at the interval of shows.

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PrimaDawna66, Public Relations Manager at Headgate Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind comments. I have to confess that I had to look up the word "couthy" and was delighted to discover that it meant 'cosy' ! We have a fantastic band of people who help to deliver a wide range of events, and we are so pleased that you have enjoyed your visit to us.... More 

Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Triumph of a panto! Great family atmosphere - suitable for all ages - keeps the magic of Christmas alive on a gentle, non-commercial basis. Much better than seeing tv non-entities...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

A random Internet search to find entertainment on our visit turned up this production of a 30's musical Delightful front of house and an excellent amateur production Bar could do with serving tea aswell as coffee Ice cream delicious Will definitely come back

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

This was a wonderful production which had the twin benefits of complete novelty and uplifting emotions. We didn't know a single song or plot line and so the unfolding of each scene created a mounting sense of anticipation. We were not disappointed as the high production values and the intimacy of the venue combined to generate a truly feel good... More 

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PrimaDawna66, Public Relations Manager at Headgate Theatre, responded to this review

It is so rewarding when a patron tells us how much they have enjoyed a production that they knew nothing about before coming, and judging by the smiling faces as audiences left the theatre, you were not alone! I will pass your comments on to the company that put on this particular musical. More 

Colchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Fantastic theatre with excellent acting and productions. Very cosy and friendly. I can see where my pocket money will be spent!

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PrimaDawna66, Public Relations Manager at Headgate Theatre, responded to this review

We are glad you have chosen to visit us and enjoyed our productions. Our competitive ticket prices should help your pocket money go further! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Colchester has a lot of great acting talent. Combined with a great intimate theatre you can be sure if a great night.

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Thank X7326steven
PrimaDawna66, Public Relations Manager at Headgate Theatre, responded to this review

We couldn't agree more with your comment about the quality of the acting. Headgate Theatre Productions (our in-house drama group) aims to put on at least 5 productions a year - one of which is our pantomime. Regular hiring groups such as Colchester Theatre Group, Mad Hatter and Platform Musicals and Plays regularly add quality drama or musical productions to... More 

Essex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

"Never laughed so much in a long time, blooming brilliant night. I still have a smile on my face this morning. Brilliant xx, this was my review off the comedy "play what I wrote" Which myself and my husband had the pleasure of seeing last night at the Headgate Theatre last night. The Play What I Wrote – Hamish McColl... More 

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PrimaDawna66, Public Relations Manager at Headgate Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. Judging by the other lovely comments we have received on Facebook and Google, the audiences really loved this joyous play. We have a number of other excellent productions coming up this season, so do visist us again. Oh - and the pantomime will feature two of the actors from Play What I Wrote, so... More 

Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

The Headgate Theatre experience took me right into the heart of what theatre should be, as it always does. It is an intimate theatre with a bar and facilities for disabled. I have visited on many occasions and seen a variety of plays and musicals but my last visit was to see a musical adaptation of Midsummer's Night's Dream. This... More 

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PrimaDawna66, Public Relations Manager at Headgate Theatre, responded to this review

So glad that you enjoyed Midsummer Night's Dream. We have just finished a sell-out production of The Play What I Wrote, and have lots more top class drama coming up in October and November - not to mention a musical and a pantomime! We hope to see you again... More 

Harwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

We have visited the Headgate Theatre on many occasions now over the past few years and not been disappointed. It is always clean and the staff friendly and helpful. The productions we have seen have been brilliant and it is a perfect venue to hold amateur productions. There is a bar, which is reasonably priced for drinks beforehand, during the... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

I have been visiting the Headgate Theatre for several years and have not been disappointed once. The quality of the shows is top notch and the staff are very friendly and helpful. I will continue going there on a regular basis.

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Thank alig12610
PrimaDawna66, Public Relations Manager at Headgate Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you so much. I hope that you also find that our new on-line booking system will be a useful addition to our helpful Box Office service. More 

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