Chelmsford Theatre Main House and Theatre Studio, in Chelmsford
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Hosting everything from comedy and theatre to live music and large-scale touring productions and an annual pantomime, our main house is an essential cultural hub in the heart of Chelmsford. A short walk from Chelmsford train and bus station, our Main house seats 502 over two levels - stalls and balcony - and offers an intimate experience where you can fully immerse yourself in the performances. The public spaces boast two stylish bars and house our main box office.

Next door to the Main House, our intimate Studio Theatre space hosts new material and emerging artists as well as live screenings from all over the globe

But there's a jam packed programme of shows waiting for you for when we reopen

Chelmsford Theatre is in the heart of Chelmsford, and plays host to the best in comedy, drama, music, dance, cinema and more! Plus every November and December, our panto brings the magic of Christmas to Chelmsford. ssional touring theatre, music productions, dance and lunchtime concerts.  When reopened after the makeover of our front of house spaces the studio will also house our new open-all-day café with outdoor terrace seating. 

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Thursday, 30th March 2023 - Thursday, 30th March 2023

Twirlywoos Live!Join Great BigHoo, Toodloo, Chickedy, Chick and their friends as they discover the wonderful world around us!
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Friday, 31st March 2023 - Friday, 31st March 2023

A Country Night in NashvilleA Country Night in Nashville recreates the scene of a buzzing honky-tonk in downtown Nashville, perfectly capturing the energy and atmosphere of an evening in the home of country music.  
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Saturday, 1st April 2023 - Saturday, 1st April 2023

The Real ThingBritish soul pop legends The Real Thing are back on tour with original vocalists Chris Amoo and Dave Smith.
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Tuesday, 4th April 2023 - Tuesday, 4th April 2023

Ministry of Science LiveThe UK's favourite science team are back and more explosive than ever!
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Wednesday, 5th April 2023 - Wednesday, 5th April 2023

Dinosaur Adventure LiveThe Greatest Prehistoric Show on Earth… 65 million years in the making...
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Friday, 7th April 2023 - Friday, 7th April 2023

The Sensational 60's ExperienceThe biggest and best 60's show touring the UK for one night only with a brand new production for 2023.
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Tuesday, 11th April 2023 - Tuesday, 11th April 2023

Milkshake LiveMilkshake! Monkey is back and can't wait to put on a spectacular new show for you all.
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Saturday, 15th April 2023 - Saturday, 15th April 2023

Thank ABBA For the MusicGrab your platforms and flares for a journey back in time to when ABBA dominated the charts and ruled the airwaves! 
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Monday, 17th April 2023 - Wednesday, 19th April 2023

Wodehouse In WonderlandP. G. Wodehouse, or Plum as he's known to his near and dear, is trying to write the latest instalment of Jeeves and Wooster.
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Thursday, 20th April 2023 - Thursday, 20th April 2023

Steve Steinman's Anything for Love - The Meatloaf StorySteve Steinman, brings you his brand-new production featuring over 25 of Meat Loaf and Jim Steinman's greatest hits.
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Friday, 21st April 2023 - Friday, 21st April 2023

Dreamboys: No Strings AttachedDreamboys are ready to give you a night of fun, fantasy and no holding back with their brand new UK tour.
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Friday, 21st April 2023 - Saturday, 22nd April 2023

Larry Berkovitz, Zak Barrett & Friends Present Spring JazzLarry Berkovitz, Zak Barrett & Friends will transport you to an intimate nightclub setting for an evening of sublime jazz.
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Sunday, 23rd July 2023 - Sunday, 23rd July 2023

Rhythm of the DanceInternationally recognised as one of the most popular and busiest Irish step dance shows, now in its 22nd year of touring the world this incredible live show enjoys continued success year after year and is a big hit everywhere.
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  • Assistance dogs welcome
  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Facilities for hearing impaired

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)


  • On-site light refreshments


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome


  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for conferencing


  • Parking with charge

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed
  • WiFi or internet access


  • School Trips

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted



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      Chelmsford Theatre lies in the heart of Chelmsford, just metres from the train and bus stations. 

      We have ample parking available if you travel by car. 

      Chelmsford Theatre


      Chelmsford Theatre, Fairfield Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1JG

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      Civic Centre entranceCivic Centre Corporate, ChelmsfordThe Civic Centre is situated in the city centre of Chelmsford & is just a 3 minute walk from the train station. There are 4 rooms available to hire & the Council Chamber is equipped with the latest AV equipment.

      Chelmsford Theatre Main House auditorium, ChelmsfordChelmsford Theatre Corporate, ChelmsfordCurrently closed while upgrade works take place Main House holds 502 with stage and fixed seating. Theatre Studio holds approx 165, with removable seating and stage.

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