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Heritage Open Day, Sun 22 Sep 2019, free entry

Headgate Theare

Headgate Theare


Heritage Open Days


Chapel Street North,


Come and visit the Headgate Theatre, learn about the history of this remarkable building and view the new extension.

his well-equipped “little gem of a theatre” in Colchester Town Centre has been welcoming visiting amateur and professional groups onto our stage since 2002, and a variety of users into our studio rehearsal space. We have packed seasonal programmes offering genuine choice. From classic and modern drama to musical theatre, stand-up comedy nights to school hires, classical music to magicians - we do our best to make the experience of all of our hirers and patrons enjoyable. We also host a youth drama skills group who perform twice a year in the theatre, and an over 55’s group, Act V.

The Headgate has its own in-house production group, Headgate Theatre Productions, who mount 4 or 5 plays each year plus a pantomime following open audition.

The Headgate is a Grade 2 listed building (formerly a Congregational chapel), with a maximum auditorium capacity of 87 people, and a studio capacity of 40.. We have recently added an additional rehearsal and meeting space in the adjoining building, which used to be the church hall and Sunday School.

Run almost entirely by a team of dedicated and committed volunteers, we are a registered charity, and are always looking for new volunteers to bring in their skills to help us in whatever way they can!

Opening Times
Sunday 22 September: 10.00-15.00

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Dates Times
Sun 22 Sep 2019 10:00 to 15:00


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