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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 cl... 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 29th September 2018
Our Open Day this year will be held in association with the Royal Shopping Centre and Southend BID.  It will take place on Saturday 29th September at the Royals Shopping Centre.Meet local music, drama, art and written word groups and find out what they have to offfer.  Also pick up informa... view more
Wednesday 14th November 2018
East Essex Players take another foray into Terry Pratchett’s discworld with GOING POSTAL Moist von Lipwig is a liar, scoundrel, conman and Ankh Morpork’s last hope for a decent postal service. All that stands in his way is is clay golem parole officer, an elderly junior pos... view more
Friday 30th November 2018
Another great Panto from Starlight, and this really has a Christmas theme.  Sarah visits Santa and when ask what she wants, her wish is that her brother would disappear.  Enter the evil Jack frost.  Will Sarah get her brother back, will evil jack frost ruin Christmas, will Mrs Christm... view more
Tuesday 23rd October 2018
Southend Shakespeare Company present THE LEARNED LADIES By Moliere The wealthy home of Chrysale has been thrown into domestic chaos due to his wife, Philaminte’s new passion for learning. Within this atmosphere of study and culture Henriette, the younger daughter, ... view more
Tuesday 20th November 2018
Southend Shakespeare Company present HENRY IV PART ONE By William Shakespeare Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown… Henry IV is a king exhausted from fighting to save his throne. To make things worse his son is happier drinking and carousing wit... view more
Saturday 29th September 2018
Day long choral workshop for adults and younger singers aged 14 upwards directed by the international conductor and director Jonathan Willcocks.  Music includes Handels Coronation Anthems and more.  All music is provided and the cost for adult singers is £12 (£5 for under 21s).&n... view more
Posted on Saturday 29th September 2018
Our Open Day this year will be held in association with the Royal Shopping Centre and Southend BID. 

It will take place on Saturday 29th September at the Royals Shopping Centre.

Meet local music, drama, art and written word groups and find out what they have to offfer.  Also pick up informaton about all forthcoming amateur arts event in the Borough.

Walk around our stalls and enjoy our day long free Palace show previews courtesy of SODS, LODS, Players Th... view more
Posted on Saturday 29th September 2018

Southend art club was established in 1929 by a group of enthusiasts enjoying and sharing their love of art with each other. The club started by a different name and consisted of seven members, Walter Beecroft being one of the founder members. The numbers increased slowly through 1930. At that time there were 30000 residents in Southend.

At the outbreak of the Second World War the club slowed in its activities but recommenced after the war and now after considerable time and by its popul... 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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