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Community groups

With our efforts turned to the response to the COVID pandemic, we are suspending E&O activity at Towngate for the time being – but we will be back with a fantastic programme of events for all ages once we reopen!

In the meantime, you can visit Creative BasildON for activities happening around the borough and online.

Gateway 97.8 is your local community radio station based right in the heart of Basildon’s Eastgate Centre!

Gateway brings the sounds of home to people near and far, with all the latest breaking news, views and local movers and shakers. It keeps you informed of walks and talks, gigs and concerts, local traffic and travel, markets, sports and the local weather outlook.

And it also plays great music!

Gateway 97.8 reflects the interests, tastes, backgrounds, cares and concerns of our wonderfully vibrant communities.

Tune in to Ros Connors’ show every Friday @ 4.40pm, when she chats to the Towngate team live each week about all latest news, gossip and upcoming events at the Theatre!

Theatre out of the box workshop

Join us in our Mirren Theatre for this drama and devising workshop, ideal for Community Groups.

Working in the style of many theatre companies, we invite you to come and open our theatre box and discover how ordinary objects can become extra-ordinary, inspiring stories and in turn, creating theatre!


Show in a day workshop

Learn all about the various backstage positions of a working theatre in this devising and theatre skills workshop.

Man the Lighting Desk, pick your props and costume, call the show from the Stage Management station, control the Sound Desk then, using your new found skills, create and devise your own piece of the theatre on stage!