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Headgate Theatre

14 Chapel Street North, Colchester CO2 7AT, England
+44 1206 366000
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God's Waiting Room

Last week I went to see God's Waiting Room by Karen Bartholomew at Headgate Theatre. A Brilliant... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jan2018
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Colchester, United Kingdom
Wonderful welcome. An absolute joy!

This delightful small and intimate theatre has a wonderful, versatile playing space. Theatre... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Karen B
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London, 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 1 week ago

Last week I went to see God's Waiting Room by Karen Bartholomew at Headgate Theatre. A Brilliant play in a delightful little theatre. The staff where very welcoming and knowledgeable. I will definitely use this theatre again.

Thank Jan2018
David K, Bookings Manager at Headgate Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are delighted that you enjoyed both the theatre and the play. Do please visit us again and keep an eye out for our new season's brochure which will be published in late July.

Reviewed 1 week ago

This delightful small and intimate theatre has a wonderful, versatile playing space. Theatre Manager, David King, showed us around, helped us unpack our set, talked about the history and current programming of the venue. He couldn't have been more helpful. Clean dressing rooms, lovely bar...More

Thank Karen B
David K, Bookings Manager at Headgate Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Karen - thank you for bringing your very interesting play God's Waiting Room to us. Our audience loved it and enjoyed the talk back session too. Good luck with the rest of the tour and we look forward to seeing you again sometime soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really enjoyed performing at the Headgate Theatre. It is ideal for the performance of acoustic music due to its close proximity to the audience, excellent room acoustics and the intimate nature of the auditorium . The staff were very friendly and helpful leading up...More

Thank jameseastw00d
David K, chair at Headgate Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

James Delighted that you enjoyed your visit. Your audience seemed to enjoy their afternoon too. Thanks for bringing us some excellent quality playing. Do come back again sometime.

Reviewed 4 May 2017

The Headgate is a gem of a theatre. Intimate, friendly and welcoming with excellent facilities. Last Saturday I had the great privilege of seeing Platform Musical and Plays' production of Bernstein On Broadway - an evening of beautiful music and fun, offered up by wonderfully...More

Thank Anne S
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Very entertaining evening spent at the Headgate Theatre watching Pygmalion, with the Chameleon Web Theatre Group. The whole cast were excellent, but especially Eliza and Alfred Doolittle.More

Thank tay53
PrimaDawna66, Public Relations Manager at Headgate Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2017

We are delighted that you have enjoyed another production at The Headgate. Our season this spring has been brilliant - Shaw, Pinter, Tennessee Williams, Alan Bennett, and a host of other activity in between. We hope to see you again soon - our new programme...More

Reviewed 3 April 2017

On Saturday we visited the Headgate to see a performance of A Streetcar Named Desire by the Paper Lantern Theatre Group. The production was amazing and the performances by ALL of the cast were incredible. This was our first experience of the Paper Lantern Group...More

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Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Fantastic production - really convincing performances and a great set. Thanks to all for the Q and A after the performance 😀

Thank KerstinMay
David K, Manager at Headgate Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2017

Delighted that you enjoyed the show and hank you for taking the time to write something on Trip advisor

Reviewed 10 March 2017

We visit the Headgate frequently as it offers a high quality programme of theatre - in our opinion better shows than the Mercury. It is an intimate space but the various companies are innovative in their use of the stage - and is accessible with...More

Thank KarenKew
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Gorgeous wee space for theatre, music, comedy, performance - great variety of events for all the family - book early to avoid disappointment...no really it only hold about 80 audience - very friendly staff and lovely bar area - there's even gorgeous local ice-cream at...More

Thank cranston65
PrimaDawna66, Public Relations Manager at Headgate Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2017

Thank you so much for your kind comments. I have to confess that I had to look up the word "couthy" and was delighted to discover that it meant 'cosy' ! We have a fantastic band of people who help to deliver a wide range...More

Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Triumph of a panto! Great family atmosphere - suitable for all ages - keeps the magic of Christmas alive on a gentle, non-commercial basis. Much better than seeing tv non-entities...

Thank KarenKew
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LizW97
what is showing at the theatre around 20th July please?
9 July 2015|
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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
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