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Beauty and the Beast

Our magical pantomime will be back in 2021

Towngate social

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Towngate stories

Wonderful stories for bedtime… or anytime!


Following the latest news from the Government on Saturday, sadly we must confirm that the Towngate Café Bar will be closed from Thursday 5 November 2020 under the new lockdown regulations. We are planning to reopen on Monday 7 December 2020, but understandably this will be subject to change if there are further amendments in the future.

With regards to our Towngate Supper Clubs, Christmas Afternoon Tea and Christmas Dinner bookings, the team will be all contacting bookers directly. Thank you in advance for your patience as we work through this process.

As ever, we will continue to keep our customers and audiences updated with any news on our website and social media channels.

Thank you all for your continued support and we look forward to safely welcoming you back to the Towngate Theatre as soon as we can.

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Rescheduled Shows

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Info on all shows from March – June 2020


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Following the latest Government advice about Coronavirus and the potential impact on theatre audiences, the Towngate Theatre is rescheduling its shows and performances that were due to take place over the forthcomings weeks.

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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.  

Play your part

There’s so many ways you can get involved with the Towngate, from putting a spring in your step with a Summer school dance class to joining the crew on a Towngate Youth Theatre production to performance poetry.


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.