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Tuesday 26th June 2018
Held at Beecroft Art Gallery,  Lecture Theatre, Victoria Avenue from 7.30 pm.... view more
Thursday 12th July 2018
Live Screening from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden of Mozart's opera Don Giovanni.  This takes place at the Forum, Southend and is free to attend.  Bring a chair or blanket and a picnic and enjoy world class opera free of charge.  No booking required. ... view more
Friday 13th July 2018
Southend Boys' and Girls' Choirs present A Night at the Musicals at the Plaza Centre, Southchurch Road, Southend.  The 100 strong choir's programme will include duets and solos and music from much loved musicals - Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, Wicked, Lion King and much ... view more
Friday 29th June 2018
Come and see a double bill - two original plays written by local playwright - Carol Hayes as performed by LindisfarneIDENTITY FLAWEDLyla Lockhart and her brother Luke arrive at Craggs Bottom Hospital in Lancashire, where their mother has died unexpectedly. Whilst in a room with their mother’s... view more
Wednesday 3rd October 2018
The Players Theatre Co, return to the Palace Theatre this October with a brand new production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s much loved musical Oklahoma! Celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, the show is a true classic and is often cited as the first modern musical of... view more
Tuesday 30th October 2018
"Doctor − I'm naked! You do realize that, don't you?" Set in the sixties it reflects the times. If you want to shock your Aunt Edna with outrageous non-pc comedy, this is the play for you. It is a very funny, witty and highly energetic farce.Lindisfarne presents this at The Di... view more
Wednesday 4th July 2018
What the Butler Saw – Joe Orton There will be a read thru for people interested in auditioning for the play on Wednesday 4th July 7:30pm at Clarence Rd Baptist Church. – The performance will be week commencing 28th October – 3rd November 2018 Cast of 6 – 2 women and 4 men Dr Prentice – 40ish... view more
Wednesday 17th October 2018
The winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Spring Awakening, is an electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality and rock and roll that has exhilarated audiences around the world like no other musical and is now coming to Southend for the first time. Spring Awaken... view more
Wednesday 7th November 2018
JM Barrie’s timeless tale of the boy who refuses to grow up is reborn in this spectacular musical, with a beautiful score by Stiles and Drewe. Peter Pan whisks the Darling family’s children beyond the stars to his island where there are “no tedious distances between one a... view more
Sunday 11th November 2018
Local choirs Southend Choral Society, Southend Bach Choir, Southend Festival Chorus, Eastwood Chorale and Southend Symphony Orchestra present a musical event to commemorate the end of the First World War, including Elgar’s The Music Makers and works by Parry, Rutter, Williams and Sib... view more
Wednesday 28th November 2018
Follow the yellow brick road to the wonderful world of Oz! THE WIZARD OF OZ is the award-winning musical based on the 1939 classic movie, featuring all the enchanting characters and timeless musical numbers you know and love. The show - adored by young and old ... view more
Tuesday 2nd October 2018
Plays for Laughs perform this hilarious spoof on Agetha Christie set in Bagshot Manor - Inspector Pratt and his trusty Constable Thomkins are called to investigate the murder of Lady Bagshot.  Who is primary suspect is it her sour niece Dorothy, or Frence Art dealer Pierre or the Elizabeth Hart... view more
Saturday 30th June 2018
Begins its summer run at Essex Wildlife Trust, Belfairs Woodland Centre Four lovers escape the decorum of the royal courts, eluding tradition and etiquette on one fateful, intoxicating night in the Athenian woods. Secrets, love and mistaken identities collide with a fusion of rich and beauti... view more
Wednesday 27th June 2018
From the pen of Eric Chappell who wrote ITVs Rising Damp comes this comedy.Set on the day of the funeral of TV comedian and national treasure Dave Thursby, things do not go to plan, especially when a mysterious woman turns up in flamboyant mouning clothes.  Did any of his friends and colleagues... view more
Wednesday 11th July 2018
Begins its summer run at Essex Wildlife Trust, Belfairs Woodland Centre Four lovers escape the decorum of the royal courts, eluding tradition and etiquette on one fateful, intoxicating night in the Athenian woods. Secrets, love and mistaken identities collide with a fusion of rich and beauti... view more
Posted on Tuesday 26th June 2018
The 40th AGM will take place on Tuesday 26th June at Beecroft Art Gallery, Lecture Theatre in the presence of the Mayor of Southend on Sea.

Agenda is available for download on link below
Minutes of 2017 AGM are also available for download.

The election of officers will take place, along with reports on all areas of the amateur arts, Written Word, Music, Drama as well as our social media sites, subscriptions, newsletters and a special section introducing GDPR.

Our Hon.Trea... view more
Posted on Tuesday 26th June 2018
Southend Fringe Festival had its first run in July 2016. The festival took place inside two venues in the heart of the sunny, sea-side town; with performances varying from spoken word, Shakespeare, music and puppetry​

The festival is run by graduates and new professionals. This whole project was created from nothing. One tutor,believed enough in the skills and work presented by the young people to suggest that we create our own festival.​

As we approach our third year w... view more
Posted on Wednesday 23rd May 2018
Southend Arts Council hold information on our groups and societies this is purely to allow contact with them for subscriptions, grant application, new... view more
Posted on Friday 13th April 2018
On May 25th  2018 the laws regarding protecting “personal data” will be changing - this is the new General Data Protection Regulations which wi... view more
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