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LATEST NEWS

July 2022: We are recruiting! Have you got what it takes to be our new Headgate Manager?

Would you like to be a key part of a thriving community theatre? Described as “a Jewel in Colchester’s Crown”…

August 2022 – Tickets on Sale Now!

We are pleased to announce that tickets are available to purchase now! Thank you so much everyone for being so…

July 2022 – CASTING NEWS – FRANKENSTEIN

IT'S ALIVE!! After nearly 40 people auditioned to the highest level, here's our beautiful cast and creatives! Roll on the start…

July 2022: 59 NOMINATIONS!!

In the 12 months since we re-opened after Covid with our socially distanced audience for Two, Headgate Theatre Productions has…

What’s Coming Up Next

LATEST NEWS

July 2022: We are recruiting! Have you got what it takes to be our new Headgate Manager?

Would you like to be a key part of a thriving community theatre? Described as “a Jewel in Colchester’s Crown”…

August 2022 – Tickets on Sale Now!

We are pleased to announce that tickets are available to purchase now! Thank you so much everyone for being so…

July 2022 – CASTING NEWS – FRANKENSTEIN

IT'S ALIVE!! After nearly 40 people auditioned to the highest level, here's our beautiful cast and creatives! Roll on the start…

July 2022: 59 NOMINATIONS!!

In the 12 months since we re-opened after Covid with our socially distanced audience for Two, Headgate Theatre Productions has…

WELCOME TO THE HEADGATE THEATRE

A well-equipped “little gem of a theatre” in Colchester Town Centre has been welcoming visiting amateur and professional groups onto our stage since 2002, and a variety of users into our studio and rehearsal spaces and meeting rooms.

We have packed seasonal programmes offering genuine choice. From classic and modern drama to musical theatre, stand-up comedy nights to school hires, classical music to magicians – we do our best to make the experience of all our hirers and patrons enjoyable.

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VENUE HIRE
We have a variety of spaces available for hire. From our Auditorium that seats up to 87 to our Meeting Room that can accommodate up to 24.
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GET INVOLVED
On and off the stage there are many ways to get involved with Headgate. Wanting to volunteer or attend regular workshops, find out more!
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SUPPORT
We are a registered charity and there are many ways you can support us. Why not become a friend or explore sponsorship opportunities.
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A FEW WORDS FROM YOU

  • star rating  Enjoyed another great evening at The Headgate Theatre. We were entertained and educated by the fantastic raconteur Mark Kitto in his solo performance of Chinese Boxing. Not only did we... read more

    Wendy A
    March 16, 2022

    star rating  Thoroughly enjoyed the (2020) production of Romeo & Juliet. Excellent performance in a nice little theatre.

    Otjetravel
    March 3, 2020

    star rating  I visited as a friend was in the production. It’s an amateur group, but the production was completely professional.
    The standard of the acting was flawless.
    Absolutely... read more

    June G
    June 17, 2022
  • star rating  A great intimate Theatre with really friendly and welcoming volunteer staff and an eclectic mix of shows including opportunities to see new and emerging writers.

    mrsbrioche
    March 9, 2020

    star rating  Together with a group of friends I visited the Headgate Theatre to see
    'Stop Messin About A Celebration of Kenneth Williams'. For those of us who remember his comedy... read more

    Holmeswatson10
    June 23, 2022

    star rating  We visited this charming venue on Thursday 18th November for a Noel Coward Review and play. We were greeted by the most pleasant front of house staff and were... read more

    unieaters
    November 20, 2021
  • star rating  Fantastic gig with Dave Ellis and Boo Howard. Wonderful atmosphere at Headgate. What a venue! Highly recommended

    L7523YEpaulh
    July 31, 2021

    star rating  I’ve been to three plays at the Headgate Theatre during the past few months, Two, Blue Stockings and Abigail’s Party. All plays were performed by non professional casts but performances... read more

    TimColchester
    December 23, 2021

    star rating  Our first visit to the Headgate, which won’t e the last. We saw the final night of The Diary of Anne Frank. A wonderful, sensitive performance handling such an emotional... read more

    Happiness47721701689
    September 26, 2021

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The Theatre is registered as a charity, the Theatre Arts Action Trust. Any contribution to our funds to help us maintain the high standard of work both on and off stage is much appreciated.

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