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June 2022: The York Realist needs you! – Casting call.

The York Realist by Peter Gill will be produced by Headgate Theatre Productions from 8 – 11th February 2023. An…

June 2022: Exciting Notice – Auditions for ‘CINDERELLA’

AUDITIONS for ‘CINDERELLA’ Headgate’s Pantomime for 2022 - directed by Sarah Young are to be held at the Headgate Theatre …

Volunteering at the Headgate is never dull!

We are a thriving community theatre offering a great range of drama, music, dance and community activity. From front of…

June 2022: Volunteers’ Week 2022

1st - 7th June 2022 is Volunteers’ Week. This is a time to say thank you to the volunteers that…

What’s Coming Up Next

LATEST NEWS

June 2022: The York Realist needs you! – Casting call.

The York Realist by Peter Gill will be produced by Headgate Theatre Productions from 8 – 11th February 2023. An…

June 2022: Exciting Notice – Auditions for ‘CINDERELLA’

AUDITIONS for ‘CINDERELLA’ Headgate’s Pantomime for 2022 - directed by Sarah Young are to be held at the Headgate Theatre …

Volunteering at the Headgate is never dull!

We are a thriving community theatre offering a great range of drama, music, dance and community activity. From front of…

June 2022: Volunteers’ Week 2022

1st - 7th June 2022 is Volunteers’ Week. This is a time to say thank you to the volunteers that…

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  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

    star rating  Another cracking evening at the Headgate, listening to the music and lyrics of Rogers and Hammerstein presented by Platform Musicals. A lovely mixture of well known songs and some... read more

    Pat P
    September 15, 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  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  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  This was our first trip to the theatre since the beginning of lockdown and what a treat it was. This amazing theatre in the middle of Colchester is a... read more

    IanJ2032
    June 12, 2021
  • star rating  We saw Abigail's Party. Every aspect of the visit was superb. All the staff we're friendly & efficient. The acting was a amazing.

    360jeeves
    December 18, 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  A unique and exciting venue, professionally run and with a warm welcome for all. I have seen a variety of performances, all bringing a fabulous experience to Colchester. Can't recommend... read more

    julie p
    December 30, 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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