Headgate Theatre
Headgate Theatre
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Tuesday
1:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Wednesday
1:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Thursday
1:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Friday
1:00 PM - 3:45 PM
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A converted 19th Century Chapel, The Headgate Theatre has a full and varied programme of professional and amateur events including drama, musical theatre, live music, dance and many other varieties of performance. The building boasts a fantastic 87 seat theatre, a rehearsal and dance studio, a rehearsal room with a capacity for 60 people, a meeting room for up to 24 people and a lounge/bar area.
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  • KDK
    Colchester, United Kingdom1 contribution
    Step Into Christmas!
    Such a wonderful start to the Christmas week with the Miles of Music Christmas concert. Visually inspiring the innovative arrangements of traditional songs, together with fresh new ones, were delivered with pazzazz and sincerity by the singers. It made for a relaxed evening and brought smiles and laughter to the audience. Thank you!
    Visited December 2022
    Written 18 December 2022
  • TimColchester
    Hadleigh, United Kingdom32 contributions
    A real community theatre which provides a wide range of first class entertainment!
    The Headgate Theatre provides fantastic live entertainment at very affordable prices for the local community and is well worth a visit. It's a small, intimate theatre which is just right for productions such as the recent sell out performances of Goodnight Mr. Tom. The play was full of humour and pathos and at times there was hardly a dry eye in the house! Please check out the theatre, you won't be disappointed and you might even feel like joining the friendly bunch of volunteers who help to keep the theatre running smoothly!
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 25 May 2023
  • sunshine_65_64
    Halstead, United Kingdom13 contributions
    Goodnight Mister Tom
    A fantastic production by everyone involved. Front of house were very organised and friendly and the cast were brilliant portraying the very raw and real emotion of this time and the events of the story. Being so close to the action in this lovely little theatre was an absolute bonus, we could hear and see everything so clearly and I think that made the experience much more intimate and mesmerising. The time flew by and all those involved should be very proud. Fabulous!
    Visited April 2023
    Written 29 May 2023
  • Charlotte G
    1 contribution
    Lovely local theatre
    Headgate is a lovely local theatre with a wide range of productions. We went to see Goodnight Mr Tom which was superb, very professional and moving. Our son was involved in the production and I can attest to the incredible work that went into every detail of the performance behind the scenes , from costume to sound to lighting to props. Also the director showed a huge amount of care towards all the children involved in the performance, going above and beyond in the opportunities that were offered and the levels of safeguarding.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 1 June 2023
  • Joey D
    1 contribution
    Get involved with this Theatre, you wont regret it!
    Amazing local Theatre that I have had the pleasure of being involved with. For my first ever performance the support from the director, staff and other members of the cast was incredible. For those looking to step out onto the stage this is a very nurturing and kind environment for aspiring actors. I have also seen several performances here myself and the acting, hospitality of the theatre and creativity that goes into each and every show makes it well worth the visit. It's something unique and interesting to do and is very inspiring!
    Visited April 2023
    Written 3 June 2023
  • Susan bell
    5 contributions
    Good but repetitive
    I came to see Dick Whittington at the Headgate Theatre, it was a good show however went to see Cinderella last year and the main parts where gave to exactly the same people so was quite boring to watch as it’s like watching last years play. I think they need to change the parts next year and give others a chance as there were some amazing actors and singers in the chorus who were only on stage for a minimal time. Surely you would want to give everyone a chance? However this is not the case in this play. Same actors playing the big parts and same people in the chorus who were barely in it! There was an amazing singer in the chorus who had a few solos. She clearly outshone the main people but was barely on stage. If this is gonna be the case every year it just becomes predictable and repetitive. The show was good but just the same as last year, need a change in roles.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 2 December 2023
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Nicola H
5 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
Went to watch a pantomime, first time we've ever been and it was an amazing night. From the moment we stepped inside all the staff were so friendly and welcoming, the theatre itself is so cosy and the production was very professionally done, with great audience participation which can only be achieved with a theatre of this size and a great pantomime dame. The small bar was well stocked, even had some local ales at very reasonable prices and once again the bar staff were very friendly and chatty. Will definitely vist again.
Written 9 December 2023
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Susan bell
5 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
I came to see Dick Whittington at the Headgate Theatre, it was a good show however went to see Cinderella last year and the main parts where gave to exactly the same people so was quite boring to watch as it’s like watching last years play. I think they need to change the parts next year and give others a chance as there were some amazing actors and singers in the chorus who were only on stage for a minimal time. Surely you would want to give everyone a chance? However this is not the case in this play. Same actors playing the big parts and same people in the chorus who were barely in it! There was an amazing singer in the chorus who had a few solos. She clearly outshone the main people but was barely on stage. If this is gonna be the case every year it just becomes predictable and repetitive. The show was good but just the same as last year, need a change in roles.
Written 2 December 2023
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Pat P
Colchester, UK13 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
Just home from yet another cracking night at this wonderful local Theatre. This time we saw The Hellgate Club' presented by Eastern Angles Theatre Co. As always the welcome was friendly and efficient and the show itself superb, skilfully written and acted.
Written 30 September 2023
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Andrew K
Colchester, UK11 contributions
Sep 2023 • Family
Went to a good production of Mill on the Floss. Really friendly staff, front of house and in the bar. Worth a visit
Written 10 September 2023
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Joey D
1 contribution
Apr 2023
Amazing local Theatre that I have had the pleasure of being involved with. For my first ever performance the support from the director, staff and other members of the cast was incredible. For those looking to step out onto the stage this is a very nurturing and kind environment for aspiring actors. I have also seen several performances here myself and the acting, hospitality of the theatre and creativity that goes into each and every show makes it well worth the visit. It's something unique and interesting to do and is very inspiring!
Written 3 June 2023
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Charlotte G
1 contribution
Apr 2023 • Family
Headgate is a lovely local theatre with a wide range of productions. We went to see Goodnight Mr Tom which was superb, very professional and moving. Our son was involved in the production and I can attest to the incredible work that went into every detail of the performance behind the scenes , from costume to sound to lighting to props. Also the director showed a huge amount of care towards all the children involved in the performance, going above and beyond in the opportunities that were offered and the levels of safeguarding.
Written 1 June 2023
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sunshine_65_64
Halstead, UK13 contributions
Apr 2023
A fantastic production by everyone involved. Front of house were very organised and friendly and the cast were brilliant portraying the very raw and real emotion of this time and the events of the story. Being so close to the action in this lovely little theatre was an absolute bonus, we could hear and see everything so clearly and I think that made the experience much more intimate and mesmerising. The time flew by and all those involved should be very proud. Fabulous!
Written 29 May 2023
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TimColchester
Hadleigh, UK32 contributions
Apr 2023 • Friends
The Headgate Theatre provides fantastic live entertainment at very affordable prices for the local community and is well worth a visit. It's a small, intimate theatre which is just right for productions such as the recent sell out performances of Goodnight Mr. Tom. The play was full of humour and pathos and at times there was hardly a dry eye in the house! Please check out the theatre, you won't be disappointed and you might even feel like joining the friendly bunch of volunteers who help to keep the theatre running smoothly!
Written 25 May 2023
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Dilys E
1 contribution
May 2023
This small friendly theatre always delivers an enjoyable experience. Run by mostly volunteers the welcome is always warm. The facilities are good, given the limited space,
The production of A Tale of two Cities was breath taking. The cast, the costumes, the musical ensemble, the lighting and particularly the sound production were all so well rehearsed and professional. I heard every word and every note.
THANK YOU PLATFORM MUSICALS and THE HEADGATE THEATRE
Written 23 May 2023
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Sue G
1 contribution
May 2023 • Solo
Visited the theatre yesterday for the afternoon performance of A Tale of Two Cities, the musical by Platform Musicals. It was a very good production with quite a large cast for the tiny stage area. They managed brilliantly. Super songs & excellent singers. Well done to the whole cast. Very much enjoyed the show.
Written 21 May 2023
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