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Cultural venues in Essex.

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VistEngland VAQAS

Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS2 6EX, Tel: 01702 212511, Email, www.southendmuseums.co.uk

The gallery houses some 2,000 works, including works by Constable, Molenaer, Lear and Seago. The gallery also hosts temporary exhibitions and is the home of the Essex artists open exhibition.

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  • Rail station: Southend Victoria (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Free entry
 
 
 
Brentwood Theatre
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15 Shenfield Road, Brentwood, Essex, CM15 8AG, Tel: 01277 200305, Email, www.brentwood-theatre.co.uk/

Brentwood Theatre is a fringe/studio theatre with a flexible seating and staging configuration.

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  • Rail station: Shenfield/Brentwood (1 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Cliffs Pavilion

Station Road, Southend, Essex, SS0 7RA, Tel: 01702 351135, www.thecliffspavilion.co.uk

 
 
 
Colchester Arts Centre

Church Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1NF, Tel: 01206 500900, Email, www.colchesterartscentre.com

The home of live music, comedy, theatre, poetry, dance, children's shows, clubs, farmer's markets, gigs and more.

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  • Rail station: Colchester (0 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
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Lewis Gardens, High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1JH, Tel: 01206 577067, Email, www.firstsite.uk.net

A spectacular new venue for contemporary visual arts, firstsite offers a changing programme of exhibitions by international artists, creative events and activities for the whole family, plus talks, films, workshops and more. Entry is free.

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  • Rail station: Colchester Town (1 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Gallery in the Garden

Saling Grove, Gt Saling, Essex, CM7 5DP, Tel: 01371 850185, Email, galleryinthegarden.co.uk

The Gallery in the Garden is a unique elegant and spacious backdrop for your own event. Set in the stunning 18th century mellow red brick walled garden, the Gallery overlooks a parterre hedges & fountains.

 
 
Gibberd Gallery
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Civic Centre, The Water Gardens, Harlow, Essex, CM20 1WG, Tel: 01279 446404, Email, www.gibberdgallery.co.uk

A permanent collection of 20th century British watercolours and drawings as well as a changing exhibition programme featuring the work of both local artists and artists of the world-renown.

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  • Rail station: Harlow (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Mercury Theatre
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Balkerne Gate, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1PT, Tel: 01206 573948, Email, www.mercurytheatre.co.uk

A highly respected regional theatre, home to the critically acclaimed Mercury Theatre Company, staging a broad mix of classic plays and new writing as well as working extensively within the local community.

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  • Rail station: Colchester (1 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Palace Theatre

430 London Road, Southend, Essex, SS0 9LA, Tel: 01702 351135, www.palacetheatresouthend.co.uk

A truly unique building, the Palace always offers a vibrant mix of comedy, music, drama and shows.

 
 
Princes Theatre

c/o Town Hall, Clacton-On-Sea, Essex, CO15 1SE, Tel: 01255 686633, Email, www.essex-live.co.uk/tickets/v13/clacton/princes-theatre/

The theatre offers a multitude of attractions throughout the year: top name stars, dances, band concerts, ballet, wrestling, exhibitions etc.

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  • Rail station: Clacton (5 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Saffron Hall

Audley End Road, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4UH, Tel: 0845 548 7650, Email, www.saffronhall.com

Saffron Hall is an award-winning, 740 seat performance space within the grounds of Saffron Walden County High School. Saffron Hall hosts an annual season of concerts and events featuring local, national and international artists.

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  • Rail station: Audley End (2 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
The Mill Arts & Events Centre

Bellingham Lane, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 7ED, Tel: 01268 778171

The Mill Arts & Events Centre is a community arts and events venue offering local activities, as well as catering for special occasions.

 
 
The Minories Galleries

The Minories, 74 High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1UE, Tel: 01206 712437, Email, www.theminories.org.uk

The Minories Galleries is a professional contemporary art gallery run in conjunction with Colchester School of Art & Design and Media.

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  • Rail station: Colchester Town (0 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
The Saffron Walden Gallery

77A High Street, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB10 1DZ, Tel: 01799 524700, Email, www.thesaffronwaldengallery.com

The Saffron Walden Gallery, situated at the top of the High Street, is a contemporary art gallery displaying a wide selection of original art, ceramics, sculpture and glassware.

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  • Rail station: Audley End (2 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
Sentinel Gallery

Chapel Road, Wivenhoe, Colchester, CO7 9DX, Tel: 01206 827490, Email, www.thesentinelgallery.co.uk

A newly opened art gallery, located in the heart of Wivenhoe. Hosting regularly changing exhibitions of local artists of 2D and 3D, alongside Pru Green's own pottery workshop is a ceramic room of her pots and others with jewellery.

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  • Rail station: Wivenhoe (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Warner Textile Archive

Warners Mill, Silks Way, Essex, CM7 3GB, Tel: 01376 557803, Email, www.warnertextilearchive.co.uk

A unique record of the history of textile design. The gallery is a celebration of the fabrics and designs produced by Warner and Sons from the mid 19th century.

 
 
 
West Cliff Theatre & Arts Centre
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Tower Road, Clacton-On-Sea, Essex, CO15 1LE, Tel: 01255 474000, Email, www.westcliffclacton.org

A traditional 600-seat seaside theatre used all year for a whole range of entertainment, including traditional summer season variety show. Foyer art gallery.

 
 
 
Focal Point Gallery

The Forum, Elmer Square, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 1NB, Tel: 01702 534108, Email, www.fpg.org.uk

Focal Point Gallery is south Essex’s gallery for contemporary visual art, promoting and commissioning major solo exhibitions, group and thematic shows, a programme of events including performances, film screenings and talks.

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  • Rail station: Southend Central (0 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
  • Guided tour(s)