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Wednesday 8th June 2016
An Amateur theatre company is rehearsing in the theatre at the end of the pier.  A storm rages and unexpectedly they are all locked in. They are trapped.  A ghostly presence passes across the stage and soon after one by one they disappear. Who is responsible and how can they survive what a... view more
Tuesday 14th June 2016
Our annual general meeting at Beecroft Art Gallery - Lecture Theatre.  in the presence of the committee and our Honorary President The Mayor of Southend on Sea.For information - please download the agenda of 2016 AGM and minutes of 2015 AGM via links below. AGM 2016 agenda AGM 2015 Minutes... view more
Friday 1st July 2016
SSC Open Air Shakespeare Production of Essex kicks off in his 400th birthday year with this hilarious comedy.Friday 1st July 7.45 pm  Royal Pavilion, Southend Pier (seating available)Saturday 2nd July 3 pm  Rayleigh Mount (bring own seating)  Sunday 3rd July 3 pm  Rayleigh Mount ... view more
Wednesday 13th July 2016
Southend Shakespeare Company Open Air Shakespeare Production of Essex kicks off in his 400th birthday year with this hilarious comedy.Final venue Leigh Library Gardens. Ticket prices vary at venues  Advance Booking not requiredInformation: 01702 47316 ... view more
Wednesday 15th June 2016
Comfortably married for 25 years, James and Eleanor’s world is turned upside down when James agrees to a secret rendezvous with their recently widowed friend Kate. As the lies mount up, their marriage is stripped bare, revealing the illicit desires and hidden passions that lie beneat... view more
Wednesday 29th June 2016
East Essex PlayersComedy and confusion combine in this hilarious but poignant story of “small people”. When Nigel arranges a reunion in the back room of a pub, he is optimistic of a good turnout. Whilst the numbers disappoint him he soon has his hands full when a motley middle-aged thr... view more
Wednesday 1st June 2016
Solomon Artistes are proud to present the No.1 Greatest Musical, GREASE. Our company have been hard at work mastering their hand jive and their electrifyin’ dance moves! So, dust off your leather jackets, pull on your bobby socks and take a trip back in time to 1959 as bad ... view more
Friday 26th August 2016
Multiple Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown has been described as “one of Broadway’s smartest and most sophisticated songwriters since Sondheim” (Philadelphia Inquirer), “extraordinary” (Chicago Tribune), and as “a leading member of a new generation of composers” (New York Times). For the first ... view more
Thursday 11th August 2016
2016 marks the ninth year Palace Theatre Summer Youth Project with this year’s presentation being the classic story of friendship, family, loyalty and courage. In this fantastic musical based on the Charles Dickens novel, Oliver Twist, a young orphan falls in with a grou... view more
Posted on Tuesday 14th June 2016
Our Annual General Meeting will be held at Beecroft Art Gallery - Lecture Theatre (same as last year) at 7.30 pm on Tuesday 14th June, in the presence of the mayor of Southend Cllr Judith McMahon.

Judith served on on our committee last year as a council representative and now recently has been inaugurated as Mayor of Southend on Sea

At the AGM we have the election of officers as well as news about forthcoming events such as the Open Day and Visual Arts Exhibition as well as an upda... view more
Posted on Tuesday 14th June 2016

Have you a project that might require some financial assistance?

SOSAC may be able to help with a small financial grant to your group or society. in the past we have helped with rehearsal hire, costumes, exhibition costs across the amateur arts sector.

Southend on sea Arts Council has an ability to award small financial grants to affiliated societies only on an annual basis from a central grant fund given to the Arts Council by Southend Borough Council Cultural D... view more

Posted on Wednesday 4th May 2016
Lindisfarne are currently inviting submissions from potential directors for 2017.We are looking for commercial plays suitable for staging in the D... view more
Posted on Tuesday 23rd February 2016
The latest SOSAC newsletter containing information on forthcoming amateur events and planned shows around the Borough is now avaialble, as well as b... view more
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