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Tuesday 10th November 2020
Bernard is planning a romantic weekend with his chic Parisian mistress in his charming converted French farmhouse, whilst his wife, Jacqueline, is away. He has arranged for a cordon bleu cook to prepare gourmet delights, and has invited his best friend, Robert, along too ... view more
Wednesday 13th May 2020
Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton, BIG FISH tells the story of Edward Bloom, a travelling salesman who lives life to its fullest…and then some! Edward’s incredible, larger-than-life stories thrill everyone around him—most of... view more
Thursday 21st May 2020
Mr. and Mrs. Peach’s favourite neighbours emigrate to Australia, leaving the grieving Peach’s anxiously twitching the net curtains of their suburban cul-de-sac home waiting to see who will be moving in next door. Unfortunately, far from their dreams of the ideal couple, a flash, youn... view more
Wednesday 17th June 2020
Come Follow The Band, to the Greatest Show on Earth, as the Players Theatre Company present the true life story of the original greatest showman, P.T Barnum when they present the beloved Cy Coleman Musical ‘Barnum’. Originally produced on Broadway with Jim Dale and Glen ... view more
Wednesday 15th April 2020
Southend Vox joined us last year and are excited to be invited to be part of the Music Man Project in Music is Magic, and to perform at the Royal Albert Hall in London on the 15th April.The Music Man Project is the UKs only full-time specialist music education service for children and adults with ... view more
Wednesday 3rd June 2020
All is happening in Kates house today. It’s her wedding day and she is to marry George. Her daughter, Vickie is doing her best to organise the wedding day which is becoming more and more frantic as the day goes on. Best man Eddie is variously mistaken for a delivery man, an electrici... view more
Saturday 25th April 2020
the next concert from Southend Choral Society is a performance of the popular favourite Haydn - The Creation.  To take place at Kings Road United Reformed Church, 91 Crowstone Road, Southend-On-Sea SS0 8LH at 7.30pm on Saturday 25th April.How to become a member: Rehearsals are held at Prince Av... view more
Saturday 4th April 2020
Spring Concert250 YEARS of BEETHOVEN     Saturday 4th April 2020Venue: Westcliff High School for Boys. Ticket prices tbaEasy to join: If you would like to take part in a singing experience come along to our rehearsals at the Blenheim Primary School, Blenheim Chase, Leigh-on... view more
Tuesday 29th September 2020
Acclaimed company, Theatre of Heaven and Hell return to the Dixon Studio to present Tom Stoppard’s tragicomedy set in the wings of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. This mind-bending play sees Rosencrantz and Guildenstern take centre stage, stumbling their way in and out of the iconic drama. Sto... view more
Thursday 23rd July 2020
Ploverleigh Savoy Players Recent productions at the Palace Theatre Westcliff have included: 2016 “The Sorcerer” awarded Winners of the G and S International Festival 2017 “Ruddigore” at the G and S International Festival. We have also been invited to perform The Mikado at the Royal Hall, Harroga... view more
Saturday 11th July 2020
SALAD - Southend Area Local Authors Day takes place at the Forum, Ellmer Approach on Saturday 11th July from 10am - 3 pm.  We are currently open to requests for tables from local authors but spaces are limited so if you are interested, please email Claire Buss at <a href="claire2407@live... view more
Wednesday 13th May 2020
Presented by Southend Drama Society Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story. They have built a home, raised two sons and established a thriving business. But nothing lasts forever and their contented lives, already shadowed by the loss... view more
Posted on Tuesday 24th March 2020
The biggest little play festival in the world is now coming to the UK and the first ever Short+Sweet theatre festival will be held in Essex in October 2020. Short+Sweet will showcase a variety of 10-minute plays to delight your tastebuds, with talented actors, writers and directors showcasing their skills and bringing you a wonderful season of short theatre.
Our vision is simple – a more creative world 10 minutes at a time!
We are inviting all writers to create a 10-minute script, all di... view more
Posted on Tuesday 24th March 2020
Following the governments advice on Monday evening Southend Theatres have cancelled all shows until Sunday June 7th in order to comply with the social distancing measures taken at Monday's cobra meeting in London.

Here is the statement issued by Southend Theatres

Coronavirus statement 

Last updated: Monday 16 March 2020, 8.39pm

In response to the Prime Minister’s statement advising that people shoul... view more

Posted on Wednesday 1st January 2020
We are delighted to invite submissions from both amateur and professional photographers for our local Photography and Digital Art exhibition.Becau... view more
Posted on Sunday 10th February 2019
This year Southend Festival Chorus celebrates its fiftieth anniversary wiith various concerts and events through to 2020. The Choir was founded in 196... view more
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