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Headgate Theatre

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Shout - The Mod Musical -great show by the Brightlingsea singers.Great evening

Love this little gem of a theatre - “Shout “ was a funny and poignant trip through the 60’s and... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2018
Experience a great little theatre

This hidden gem is well worth visiting. Because of its size, you feel part of the drama you are... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2018
Carol B
Colchester, United Kingdom
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A converted 19th Century Chapel The Headgate Theatre now boasts a fantastic 87 seat studio theatre that serves as the home to amateur theatre in Colchester. A full and varied programme includes drama, musical theatre,live music, dance and many other...more
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14 Chapel Street North, Colchester CO2 7AT, England
+44 1206 366000
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All reviews my fair lady intimate space brilliant night music hall run by volunteers helpful and friendly staff great success evening's entertainment fantastic production clean toilets high standard value for money interval cast musical audience stage
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Reviewed 29 September 2018

Love this little gem of a theatre - “Shout “ was a funny and poignant trip through the 60’s and early 70’s - a time of great social change for women. This was caputured really well in this musical. The actors were all really engaging...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

This was our second visit to the Headgate Theatre, the first being The Play What I Wrote, which we very much enjoyed. Tonight’s visit to see An Ideal Husband was marred by a number of issues. The first unfortunately was the acting and adaptation of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank LeeWickFarm
David K, General Manager at Headgate Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2018

May I start by apologising for the delay in replying. I was away when your review arrived and have been gathering information since. We will certainly take your review as intended and try to ensure that things improve for your next visit. Generally we feel...More

Reviewed 1 September 2018

This hidden gem is well worth visiting. Because of its size, you feel part of the drama you are watching and the productions are always excellent. Last night went to see 'A Woman of No Importance' by Oscar Wilde performed by Dot Productions' who are...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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David K, Manager at Headgate Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2018

Thank you very much for your kind review we really appreciate your support and are delighted that you enjoy our wide selection of Drama, Music and fun Do keep coming along, and thank you for the parking tip. other patrons might like that

Reviewed 24 July 2018

On sat 21st July my wife and I went to see my fair lady on at the headgate theatre colchester, it was a brilliant performance, the actors were well cast, the singing and the band were very good, it was one of the most enjoyable...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Steve W
Reviewed 23 July 2018

The Headgate never fails to please. Even on a hot evening the airconditioning kept as cool as we watched My Fair Lady - a lively and entertaining performance, well directed and I always admire the choreography in such a cramped space. Helpful volunteers, nice ice-cream...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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David K, Bookings Manager at Headgate Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

Thank you so much for coming along and supporting local community theatre and for taking the trouble to write a review. We are obviously delighted that you had a good evening. We can even help address your parking query. We have an arrangement with the...More

Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

We went to the Headgate theatre, for the first time, to see My Fair Lady, Having parked our car in a local car park we took a short walk to the theatre. We were made very welcome by the volunteers working in the Headgate. The...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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David K, Booking Manager at Headgate Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2018

Delighted that you were made welcome and that you enjoyed the show. Please do come back and see us again. Our NEW SEASON has just been launched on our website Kind regards Dave for The Headgate Theatre

Reviewed 26 May 2018

I had never been to the Headgate Theatre before so what a brilliant experience it was. The staff were very helpful and polite and the theatre was cosy and compact with good clean amenities and the coffee was very reasonably priced. I knew nothing about...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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David K, Manager at Headgate Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2018

We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit and thank you for taking the time to write a review. Do please come back and see us again and may we ask that you keep and eye on our whats on page. Thanks

Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

The performance given by all the actors of this production was second to none. Any one of these talented people would be at home on any professional stage. I was gripped by their awesome telling of this tale from beginning to end. The use of...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 27 January 2018

We have been to two productions at the Headgate Theatre this month - "Sherlock Holmes and the Hooded Lance" by Common Ground Theatre Company and "A Bunch of Amateurs" by the Reject Theatre Company. Both were excellent with a high standard of acting. This is...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank blueleopard2015
David K, other at Headgate Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2018

Delighted that you have enjoyed recent productions. May I recommend The Crucible during the first week of February.

Reviewed 5 January 2018

We chose The Headgate Theatre in the centre of Colchester for our Christmas client drinks. We hosted 80 guests in the bar area and rehearsal space. The people at the theatre we so helpful and really made the space look great, using their lights from...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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9 July 2015|
Response from David K | Property representative |
I am so sorry I have only just picked up your request we are about to go dark for some building work to be undertaken _ Our next production is northanger abbey on agust 8th why not keep an eye on our website... More