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Headgate Theatre

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14 Chapel Street North
Colchester CO2 7AT

01206 366000

This 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 is a Grade 2 listed building (formerly a Congregational chapel), with a maximum auditorium capacity of 87 people, and a studio capacity of 40. More information about the current spaces and the specification for our equipment can be found on the "Hiring Spaces" page. We are developing an additional rehearsal and meeting space in the adjoining building, which used to be the church hall and Sunday School. You can find out more about our history on the "Our History" pages.

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Opening Hours

Tuesday CLOSED
Wednesday 13:00 - 16:00
Thursday 13:00 - 16:00
Friday 13:00 - 16:00
Saturday 13:00 - 16:00
Sunday 13:00 - 16:00

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