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Towngate Theatre

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Carpenters Story

Theatre good for local shows. Half the price to seeing London shows. Good value for small theatre... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
BEVERLEY T
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Lovely local theatre

Such a good choice of shows. Such good value. Great for parking and public transport. Good views... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2018
IanJulie2013
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Located in the centre of Basildon in Essex, this welcoming and vibrant theatre is an excellent venue for live entertainment. They offer a wide range of productions throughout the year to suit all ages and tastes - such as dramas, comedies...more
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Westgate | St. Martin's Square, Basildon SS14 1DL, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Theatre good for local shows. Half the price to seeing London shows. Good value for small theatre. Easy parking for a small price. Home quickly. Show good. Shut your eyes you would think it was Karen Carpenter!! Excellent.More

Thank BEVERLEY T
Towngate_Theatre, Public Relations Manager at Towngate Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Beverley, Thanks for taking the time to write a review of the Towngate. We're so pleased you enjoyed visiting our Theatre and that you had a good night watching The Carpenters Story. In case you weren't aware, if you come watch a 7.30pm performance...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The show was great cannot fault the show, but the theatre needs to be fumigated we sat in the c16 17 18 most people were scratching. From the outsite looks amazing would like to know when it gets cleaned and painted regularly same with the...More

Thank bodonoghue
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Such a good choice of shows. Such good value. Great for parking and public transport. Good views wherever you sit. What more do you want? Saw Showaddywaddy last night - brilliant - and my husband saw illegal Eagles it the week. Can't wait to see...More

Thank IanJulie2013
Towngate_Theatre, Public Relations Manager at Towngate Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Hi IanJulie2013, Many thanks for taking the time to write such a lovely review of the Towngate, we're delighted that you enjoy visiting our venue! We look forward to welcoming you to Flashdance next week and hope you have a fantastic time watching the show!...More

Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Absolutely fabulous tribute band with seriously talented musicians playing the music of my favourite band,but the evening didnt start well,tried to order some food at 7pm,was told we couldn't order any as the kitchen was too busy and the barman snatched the menu from my...More

1  Thank Michael C
Towngate_Theatre, Public Relations Manager at Towngate Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Hi Michael, Thank you for your message and sorry to hear you were unable to order food on Saturday. Our policy is that we are usually able to take food orders up until 45min prior to the start of the show. However, when the kitchen...More

Reviewed 10 September 2018

Great theatre with some great shows, from dance to bands. Helpful friendly staff. Could do with more loos, but otherwise much improved from the old days.

Thank Robert H
Towngate_Theatre, Public Relations Manager at Towngate Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

Hi Robert, Thank you for taking the time to review the Towngate Theatre. We're so pleased you have enjoyed visiting our venue, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. With best wishes, Towngate Theatre

Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

My daughters ballet school performs here every couple of years. I have always parked in westgate on the upper floor and moved the car downstairs after 6. Beware a new parking company have taken over!!!!! Just got 2x £60 penalty charge for helping at the...More

Thank Kim G
Towngate_Theatre, Public Relations Manager at Towngate Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Hi rainbow12kg, Sorry to hear about your partaking charges, but your complaint is with the Westgate Car Park, which is no way affiliated with the Towngate Theatre. The building work outside the Theatre is for the new Market move, which we also have no control...More

Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

I’ve been coming to the Towngate since I was little, and I can’t remember ever having a bad experience here. Our most recent visits were to see the Michale Bublé impersonation and a Terry Pratchett play, both were outstanding and thoroughly enjoyed by myself and...More

Thank kareno969
Towngate_Theatre, Public Relations Manager at Towngate Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018

Hi Karen, Many thanks for taking the time to write a review of the Towngate, we're delighted that you enjoy visiting our venue and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future! Best wishes, Towngate Theatre

Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

always have a good night here, the studios are comfortable and very airey. we have been coming to the Theatre for over 25 years for different shows, taking kids to panto... really good day/night out for all the family. just a little pricey for kids.More

Thank Tracy R
Towngate_Theatre, Public Relations Manager at Towngate Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Hi Tracy, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the Towngate, we're delighted that you've been supporting us for so many years! We welcome all feedback, and will pass your comments regarding children's ticket prices back to the Management, but please...More

Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

A completely unexpected & unplanned night out to see this show in Basildon. I'd had a rather arduous day at work (June 30th) so when 5:15 came round for me to clock off my shift I was purely relieved it was over... as soon as...More

Thank 885billyh
Reviewed 5 May 2018

We visited the Theatre for the first time to see the ‘Vision of Elvis Show’ The seating is set out that provides excellent viewing. The prices were very competitive, and the Foyer and Bar area most welcoming. The Show itself was incredible, this performance was...More

Thank Freddie R
Towngate_Theatre, Public Relations Manager at Towngate Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Hi Freddie, Many thanks for taking the time to review the Towngate Theatre. We're delighted that you enjoyed A Vision Of Elvis, and that you were happy with your first visit to our Theatre. We very much hope to welcome you back to the Towngate...More

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MariaD3998
12 July 2016|
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Response from Towngate_Theatre | Property representative |
Hi Maria D, as the other reviewers have said, there is no dress code for attending a performance at the Towngate. Wear whatever you feel comfortable in! Hope to see you here soon, Towngate Theatre
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Maidanmi
13 November 2015|
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Response from Colin T | Reviewed this property |
The bar is open 2 hours before a performance
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