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Headgate Theatre

14 Chapel Street North, Colchester CO2 7AT, England
+44 1206 366000
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The Crucible - a Paper Lantern Theatre Company production

The performance given by all the actors of this production was second to none. Any one of these... read more

Reviewed February 11, 2018
bevmassie814
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Ripon, United Kingdom
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Cosy little theatre with high quality productions

We have been to two productions at the Headgate Theatre this month - "Sherlock Holmes and the... read more

Reviewed January 27, 2018
blueleopard2015
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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 varieties of performance.
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14 Chapel Street North, Colchester CO2 7AT, England
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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

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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

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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.

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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

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

We held a company drinks evening at the Theatre before Christmas. The evening was held in the bar and rehearsal studio upstairs. It is a great area with good lighting and lots of space. The staff could not have been more helpful in setting up...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

Purcell Architects hosted an great social evening at the theatres rehearsal studios. We had access to all the facilities and a fully staffed bar and reception. The staff were really helpful and made the evening a great success. I would happily recommend this venue for...More

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Reviewed 7 December 2017

This small theatre is run by volunteers and their passion underlines every production. Great variety throughput the season and some stand-out performances. The intimate space is used creatively and the standard id very high. Good toilets, nice bar, ice creams in the interval - but...More

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Where would you find a small intimate Theatre like the Headgate only in Historic Colchester. It is cosy has a Bar and is great value for money. Their recent production Olde Tyme Music Hall was a great success and we were all still laughing when...More

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Reviewed 6 November 2017

Saw Grow up Grandad at the Headgate a couple of weeks ago. Despite the terrible title, this play was outstanding - the acting and the set of professional standard (and the ice-cream excellent). I was completely enraptured. Thanks for a great evening's entertainment.

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Reviewed 5 November 2017

We had a great evening of fun and laughter at the Old Time Music Hall Evening this week. A wonderful cast of local people truly having fun themselves in this little gem of a Theatre hiding in the back streets. Be there - you will...More

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Reviewed 4 November 2017

We have attended many shows at this great little theatre and it always delivers. Fantastic production values and also excellent value for money. Well worth leaving the sofa for! Congratulations to all concerned for your hard work, dedication and professionalism.

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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
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