Towngate Theatre is the hub for the arts at the heart of Basildon. A home for an exciting programme of drama, musicals, comedy, gigs and children?s theatre that builds to fever pitch for panto season at Christmas time.
The Towngate offers Essex a fantastic alternative night out, bringing the best of touring productions to the heart of St Martin?s Square, Basildon, just 30 minutes from London and only 20 minutes from Southend on the train.
A combination of traditional horseshoe-shaped seating and a huge stage brings an audience of 550 right into the action in the main Towngate Theatre auditorium.
The Mirren Studio is intimate and inviting, a perfect space for performances that thrive on audience participation. Both spaces are built around remarkable sound and lighting systems, supported by a brilliant technical, production and front of house team.
The Towngate foyer is a free and open showcase for community arts and exhibitions, with the Towngate caf? bar a perfect central venue to meet and make new friends.
Our Saturday Scamps and Family Fun shows offer a fun, affordable, interactive way for your kids to actively experience the wonder of theatre.