This well-equipped “little gem of a theatre” in Colchester Town Centre has been welcoming visiting amateur and professional groups onto its stage since 2002. We have a 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 patrons is 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. Run almost entirely by a team of dedicated and committed volunteers, we are a registered charity.
Full information about upcoming shows and events are available on our website. and you can find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Tickets can be booked online or the Box Office is staffed between 1pm and 3.45pm Tuesday to Friday, with an actively managed telephone answering service outside of these times. There are no booking fees associated with telephone or personal bookings.
Discounted parking vouchers are available for the St John’s Street, St Mary's and Brittannia car parks. These can be purchased at the time of booking tickets on line, or if purchasing your tickets directly through the Box Office.