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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Monday, 5th June 2023 - Saturday, 10th June 2023

13 The Musical13 The Musical - A funny, touching show about the ups and downs of becoming a teenager with a fantastic score.
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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. 

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      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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