Box office: 01268 205 300

Performance Lab

Workshop sessions for performers

Creatives’ Coffee Morning

Networking events for local artists and creatives


Our magical pantomime for 2023-24!



From Monday 27 November 2023, the Towngate Box Office and Café Bar will be closed every Monday during the busy panto season. This is due to the building being open and operational throughout Tuesdays – Sundays for the run of Cinderella.

If you have any queries regarding tickets, please email the team on and one of the Box Office team will come back to you upon their return.

If your query is regarding a table reservation for the Café Bar, please email the team on and one of the team will come back to you shortly.

Our regular opening hours will resume in January 2024.

Don’t miss


Our magical pantomime for 2023-24

24 November ’23 – 2 January ’24


Now and next

Coming soon

ELO Again

Ultimate tribute to Jeff Lynne and the ELO

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Towngate Winter 23 brochure

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Towngate Theatre

We’ve been entertaining Basildon for 30 years – with drama, musicals, classical concerts, comedy, panto and so much more. On Saint Martin’s Square at the heart of Basildon, we’re just 6 minutes walk from Basildon Station, with plenty of parking next door.  

Blue and green lights across an empty stage

Play your part

There’s so many ways you can get involved with the Towngate, from workshops and events to spaces to knit and natter, we have something for everyone.


Coffee and cake at the Towngate makes a fantastic break from a day’s shopping in Basildon. Pre-theatre meals, cocktails and lunch break snacks mean Towngate Café is the perfect place to share the fun and drama.