Box office: 01268 205 300

How to find us

By car

If you’re coming by car, set your sat nav to SS14 1DL (or find directions to a particular car park following the links below). We’re about 15 minutes from the M25, and there’s plenty of parking on the doorstep.

Towngate Theatre
St Martin’s Square
Basildon, Essex
SS14 1DL

Telephone 01268 205 300

Car parking

There is plenty of daytime car parking within a short walk of the Towngate, both surface and multi-storey.

Please note: Car parking charges and opening times for the car parks listed below were correct at time of publication but may now be different.

Please be aware that the Towngate Theatre is not affiliated with any Pay and Display car parks in the local area, so we would thoroughly recommend that you check the rules and regulations of your intended car park prior to your visit.

Allocated disabled parking bays

There are allocated parking bays for people with disabilities in the parking area at the rear of the theatre.

Westgate Shopping Park  – surface parking (207 Spaces)

Car parking prices and opening times may vary

Westgate Shopping Park – multi-storey car park (224 Spaces)

  • Open: 7 days per week – 06:00 – 22:00
  • Cost: All day £3.00 / Evening rate (18:00 – 22:00) – £1.00
  • Get directions: Westgate Shopping Park – multi-storey car park
  • Caution: We must warn patrons that the multi-storey section of Westgate car park is locked between 10.00pm and 7.00am every evening.

Eastgate – multi-storey (800 Spaces)

Great Oaks – multi-storey (1340 Spaces)

  • Open: 7 days per week – 24 hrs a day
  • For Prices and more information, please visit: Great Oaks – multi-storey car park.
  • Please note: If you park on Level Three, there is step-free access all the way to the Towngate’s front door

Buses, trains and taxis

We’re on St Martin’s Square in the heart of Basildon Town Centre.

Basildon bus station is a seven minute walk away (according to Google Maps – three minutes when we do it!).

Basildon train station is just five minutes away. The journey from Fenchurch Street takes 36 minutes. Southend is just a 20 minute ride away.

Traveline has more public transport information.

Basildon Taxi Cabs – 01268 532 532
Intacab – 01268 54 54 54
A & B Taxis – 01268 555 555
Value Cars – 01268 544 444

Basildon Council: Rear Underground Car Park

A statement from Basildon Borough Council:

Please be aware that the underground car park at the Basildon Centre is no longer open to the public.

This decision has not been taken lightly and reflects our ongoing commitment to provide a safe and secure environment for everyone using the Basildon Centre and Towngate Theatre.

A number of alternative parking options are available in Basildon Town Centre and we invite patrons of the Towngate Theatre to use tCe Great Oaks multi-storey car park or Westgate Shopping Centre car park on their next visit to the theatre.

Full details of town centre car parking are available on our website –

We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this change. Should parking arrangements at the Basildon Centre change in the future you will find updated information at Customers are welcome to raise their concerns by calling the Council’s Customer Services team on 01268 533333 or by emailing:

Thank you for continuing to support the Towngate Theatre and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

14 February 2020