The Headgate Theatre is only a 5-minute walk from Colchester Town Centre, behind The Playhouse pub, with great local bus links and within 20 minutes walking distance of both Colchester North and Colchester Town stations.
We offer discounted car park vouchers at £1.50 (for both evening and matinée performances) for the St Mary’s and Britannia car parks in the town. Please note you will need to buy your car park voucher in advance either online or with the Box Office staff at the time of your ticket purchase. We regret we cannot issue car park vouchers as a separate transaction. Car park vouchers must be displayed in the vehicle, are only valid for the date issued and do not guarantee a space. Please allow plenty of time to find a space as car parks do get busy at peak times, especially Saturday afternoons.
St John’s Car Park is the closest car park to the theatre. However, it currently closes at 7pm. The next closest car parks are Vineyard Street, Britannia or St Mary’s. Details of these and other parking options.
We are not able to offer allocated disabled parking at the theatre. Access to the side entrance must be kept clear for emergency vehicles. St John’s Car Park has 14 disabled badge bays offering 3 hours free parking when badge displayed.
Directions from St John’s Car Park
This is the closest car park to the theatre. Pedestrian exit from the car park is on to St John’s Street via a lift or stairs through the shopping centre during shop opening hours, or via stairs only direct on to the street during car park opening hours. When on St John’s Street turn left and take the second turning on the left into Chapel Street North, down beside The Playhouse pub. The theatre will be seen approx. 50m on the right.