Box office: 01268 205 300

Towngate Café Bar

A great place to meet, eat and drink!

Located in the centre of Basildon, the Towngate Theatre Café Bar is the perfect place to enjoy a spot of lunch, grab a coffee with friends or enjoy a pre-show meal.

A vibrant and modern bar, we offer an extensive food and drink menu throughout the day, with some Lunch options available for less than £4.50, and Main Meals starting from just £8.85! Download a copy of our Winter 2023 menu here.

Bookings welcome now 01268 205 296

Please note that since the Towngate reopened (following the closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic), currently we are not accepting cash payments at the Box Office or Café Bar.

Winter 2023 Daytime Menu

Delicious meals to tickle your tastebuds!

Currently available on weekdays during School performances of Cinderella

Cinderella Performance Menu

Treat yourself this Panto Season!

Currently available 2 hours prior to evening and weekend performances of Cinderella

Opening times during Panto Season

Mondays & Bank Holidays

Tuesday to Friday
9am – 3pm

Performance Days
2 hours prior to performance


The Café Bar will be open 2 hours prior to performances of Cinderella on Saturdays and Sundays

What Has Changed Since Your Last Visit?

Many changes have been made to ensure that our service is completely safe, so you can enjoy your visit in a relaxed environment. We will update this page as-and-when Government guidelines change.

Card and contactless payments only please, no cash
Pre-Order meals by calling 01268 205296 for collection
All meals freshly made to order

Reduced number of tables
Clearly visible safe distancing signage

Numerous hand-sanitiser stations available
Enhanced cleaning of touchpoints
Staff regularly hand wash for 20+ seconds