If you had ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes, then a tour of the West Cliff theatre is the ideal opportunity to find out. We have 2 tours which can be booked via the Box Office and are totally free.
There will also be the chance to catch a history talk presented by our Chairman Norman Jacobs at around midday and 3pm in the Stage Door Bar.
Please be advised that some areas of the tour will be via stairs.
Tickets are free but limited to 50 per tour. Please call the Box Office to book.
Celebrating the music of Genesis and the biggest selling acts connected: Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins and Mike & the Mechanics, this show has an incredible mix of material, from atmospheric anthems to chart toppers.
Hits spanning from the late 70s onwards including; Turn It On Again, Sledgehammer, In The Air Tonight, Over My Shoulder, Against All Odds, That’s All, Solsbury Hill, You Can’t Hurry Love, The Living Years and many more.
The frontman, Pete Bultitude, is not only an incredibly versatile vocalist, he is also a truly gifted drummer just like Phil Collins, So expect the show to include the iconic “double drums” element as featured on every Genesis and Phil Collins tour.
For The First time ever a “Tennessee Country Christmas” is coming to Celebrate the festive Season here in the UK..
A Tennessee Christmas celebrates renditions of Christmas favourites in a Country Style combined with some of the biggest selling hits from our Country Superstars.
Digital Christmas Scenes and colourful costumes bring the enchantment of Christmas to the Country Superstars stage.
A few of our popular Country Superstars cast cover a number of holiday classics for a nostalgic, spirited holiday celebration that will be enjoyed by all ages. You’ll also find in this Christmas extravaganza a few surprises by our Star Cast of Andy Crust and Sarah Jayne as you have never seen them before that You certainly won’t see any other time of the year,
Join Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers, Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline and Garth Brooks along with a few Surprise performers for a Country Christmas to remember.
Frosty the Snowman, Santa Claus and they are just some of our band members you can see in a Tennessee Country Christmas and All Hosted by Number one Dolly Parton tribute artist Sarah Jayne.
Its going to be Jolly Dolly Christmas all the way from the smoky mountains from the production team that bought you the smash hit show Country Superstars. BOOK TICKETS / MORE INFO
Join us for an evening of Musicals and Mistletoe featuring songs from favourite musicals such as Les Miserables, Phantom, wicked, Jersey Boys along with some Christmas Crackers guaranteed to get your toes tapping and fill you with festive cheer.
Embrace the festive spirit with a visit to The Christmas Show.
Each year our spectacular production features a ho-ho-host of festive fun for the whole family to enjoy. Featuring gorgeous costumes, sublime vocalists, laugh out loud comedy and our strictly FAB-U-LOUS dancers, The Christmas Show at Clacton is the perfect celebration of the yuletide season.
With plenty of Christmas cheer, our stunning cast will take you on a magical journey of variety, nostalgia, and joy that the whole family will cherish.
By offering a FREE child seat with every adult ticket purchased, we hope to make a family visit affordable so that everyone can experience the magic of live theatre. Book now for our Christmas cracker of a show and join us as we celebrate the most wonderful time of the year.
Celebrating 75 amazing years in show business, Sooty, Sweep and Soo are planning a very special birthday party and you’re all invited. However, in true Sooty style nothing goes to plan! The party preparations are well underway: Sooty gets messy baking the birthday cake, Soo’s trying to find the perfect party dress, and Sweep’s practising his dance moves and needs some boys and girls to join in with musical statues! Sooty is planning his biggest magic trick yet making a member of the audience float in the air! Oh, and watch out for Sooty’s new water pistol. It’s turbocharged to reach right to the back of the theatre, so don’t forget your raincoat!
The special guests are on their way-Butch the bulldog, Ramsbottom the snake and circus superstar Michael Jordan, who joins us direct from Blackpool’s famous Tower Circus to stun us with his jaw-dropping juggling! With buckets of audience participation and gallons of giggles, this spectacular celebration of the longest-running children’s television show in the world will delight Sooty fans old and new and is a must-see treat for the whole family. Plus–join us after the show to meet Richard and Sooty!
Back by Popular Demand…An evening not to be missed!!!
The Best of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons is a spectacular high-pitched celebration of timeless music from one of the biggest selling groups of all time. This nostalgic musical journey pays tribute to the life and career of those four boys from Jersey, who started singing under a streetlamp but soon went on to become one of the most recognised groups in history. From the streets of New Jersey to the dizzying heights of the West End and Broadway, their music has delighted audiences for over five decades. The Best of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons features all your favourite songs including Sherry, My Eyes Adored You, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Walk Like A Man, and many more.
Gareth Gates joins cast members from the smash-hit Tony award winning musical ‘Jersey Boys’ and other hit West End shows. The Best of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons is guaranteed to leave you saying ‘Oh, What A Night!
Million Dollar Men brings you a team of talented handsome athletic men for a packed-out show of incredible dancing and audience interaction.
This powerful show has everything you need for the ultimate night out. There is a 100% chance It’s raining MEN. Get ready for a wild one and experience the atmosphere of a fun male dance show with all the sounds of the best 90s & 00s R’n’B classics.
Expect back-to-back sexy dancing, playful interactions and a variety of action from our talented Million Dollar Men!
Dust off your air guitars for an evening of the very best classic rock anthems from legends past and present! Let them take you on a roller coaster journey of classic rock nostalgia, performing hit after hit live, with stunning accuracy and high energy accompanied by an incredible light and projection show, they’re guaranteed to have you on your feet all night.
Over two hours of classic rock anthems from artists including Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin, Queen, Pink Floyd, Deep Purple, Free, The Eagles and Jimi Hendrix to name but a few.
Nightly at 7.30pm with a 2.30pm Matinee on Saturday
Rent follows the ups and downs of a year in the life of a group of impoverished, artistic friends living in Manhattan’s East Village. Mark, an aspiring filmmaker, struggles to find his place in the world; his roommate Roger, an HIV-positive musician, wonders how he will leave his mark before he dies. Mimi and Angel look for true love as they face the harsh reality of life as HIV-positive young people, while the business-like Joanne seeks fidelity from her wild-child performance artist girlfriend Maureen. The group’s dreams, losses, and love stories weave through the musical’s narration to paint a stunningly raw and emotional portrait of the gritty bohemian world of New York City in the late 1980s, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS.
This show features Adult Themes including same Sex Intimacy & Drug Abuse and is not suitable for under 16s.
This is a Community Production Staged by our All-Inclusive Performers Group.
Internationally acclaimed, 21-year-old Emilio Santoro brings his award-winning ELVIS PRESLEY theatre show to the UK.
Emilio has won both European and World Championships as Elvis and wowed America’s Got Talent viewers with his appearance in the 2022 Final.
Supported by his own authentic 50’s live band, The Creoles, Emilio celebrates Elvis’ younger years in spectacular style. Put on your ‘Blue Suede Shoes’ and get ‘All Shook Up’ for the greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll hits of all time including Jailhouse Rock, Devil in Disguise, Can’t Help Falling in Love, Hound Dog, Always on My Mind & many more.
Karen Carpenter left behind an incredible legacy, her voice and her music is played all over the world, and those songs still fill us with golden memories. This stunning show celebrates the music of The Carpenters, and the evening is guaranteed to transport us back to those carefree days as Carole Gordon sings all the hits we know and love.
YESTERDAY ONCE MORE, GOODBYE TO LOVE, CLOSE TO YOU, ONLY YESTERDAY, plus great medleys put together from their many album tracks. So many timeless classics as well as renditions of The Beatles –MR POSTMAN, TICKET TO RIDE & HELP and a medley featuring renditions of DO YOU KNOW THE WAY TO SAN JOSE, ALWAYS SOMETHING THERE TO REMIND ME.
With the Blue Jeans Band and Singers, Carole Gordon will sing all those timeless classics, including the songs from her final album, Voice of the Heart.
A cash-strapped community theatre troupe are rehearsing an original murder mystery, “Murder Most Foul”. The good news is the haughty authoress has agreed to let them perform the show for no charge. The bad news is she constantly keeps adding new scenes, new characters, and changing who the killer is as opening night approaches.
Act I is a rehearsal of the dreadful show, Act II is the near disastrous dress rehearsal, and the final act is the actual performance in which the cast and crew learn first-hand “what can go wrong, will go wrong” as they give their best efforts for the show to go on. When the author, a haughty woman, decides to give a speech on the state of the modern theatre during the curtain calls, the audience is treated to a madcap climax to a thoroughly hilarious romp.
Now seen by a live audience of over 250,00 to nightly standing ovations and rave reviews join an all-star Irish cast of the Emerald Isles most talented singers and performers accompanied by the fabulous Keltic Storm band and world champion Gael Force Irish dancers from Kerry, Mayo and Clare for an unmissable “Ireland the Show “ that will take you on a journey through the decades of a globally loved culture. The show which has received high acclaim will feature all the well-known ballads and singalongs from legends like The Fureys, The Pogues, The Dubliners and Makem and Clancy to name but a small few.
Add to that a string of hilarious stories and jokes from our award-winning Tyrone comedian Gary Gamble and topped off with energetic reels and jigs from our fiddling Derry maestro Richie Remo and the talented Keltic voice of Donegal singer Elaine Boyle, if it’s all things Irish you like then this is the show for you that will take you to Ireland and back in one night!
“The ultimate music, song, dance and comedy celebration of a globally loved culture “ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️The Irish World .
“Superb from Start to finish and will have you clapping and singing all night long, this show is going to be a global success “ Stage Magazine “ 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Following his appearances with Lionel Richie himself on ITV’s ‘Sunday Night At The Palladium’ and the ‘Graham Norton Show’ for the BBC, Malcolm Pitt delivers a powerhouse and breath taking performance in this high octane show, celebrating the music of Lionel Richie and the Commodores.
This award winning five star production also features a stellar line-up of world class musicians including musical director, Jonny Miller from Talon. ‘Dancing On The Ceiling’, ‘Hello’, ‘Three Times A Lady’, ‘Easy’, ‘All Night Long’ and many more…
The Opera Boys are back with their sell-out show A Night at the Musicals. Completely updated with brand new musical medleys, stunning solo performances… and a few surprises!
Whether you’re a fan of modern-day smash hit musicals like Mamma Mia, Hairspray and Jersey Boys, prefer the classics from the likes of Gershwin and Rodgers & Hammerstein, or adore the definitive masterpieces like Les Misérables, Phantom of the Opera and West Side Story, this show has something for everyone and is perfect for musical theatre lovers both young and old.
With beautiful vocal arrangements, spectacular close part harmony and a great line in humour, The Opera Boys have been delighting audiences all over the world with their unique show combining beautiful, powerful and emotional
music with funny, engaging and light-hearted entertainment.
The Opera Boys will be joined on the night by a local youth choir for a few numbers.
Live on stage and in person, renowned stars of stage & screen COLIN BAKER(Doctor Who, The Brothers) & TERRY MOLLOY(Mike Tucker in The Archers for 40 years) are joining forces this spring to play the world’s most famous detectives, SHERLOCK HOLMES & DOCTOR WATSON. Alongside DEE SADLER(All Creatures Great & Small, No Place Like Home), they star in a brand new stage adaptation of THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES – originally on tour to commemorate the 120th anniversary of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s most popular thriller and now extended by popular demand!
Presented by Crime And Comedy Theatre Company as a radio-play-live-on-stage, the company bring to life this tale of murder, mystery and horror that’s surely the greatest detective story ever told! A rare chance to see these popular actors live at your local theatre, this is a play not to be missed.
Colin Baker talks about the play…
“5-stars! Colin Baker was born to be Sherlock Holmes, Terry Molloy is my favourite Dr Watson to date. A phenomenal evening at the theatre, I can’t recommend this play enough!”– The Entertainment Views blog
“5 stars! Colin Baker & Terry Molloy have terrific stage presence & their interactions sparkle – one not to miss!” – Cult Box
“A master class in razor-sharp interplay” – Henley Standard
“4-stars! An immensely entertaining evening”– West End Best Friend
“4 stars! Holmes & Watson at their best!” – Sadie Takes The Stage blog
“4 stars! A well-judged production in every sense… a howling success!”
With a brand-new production for 2024. Join us for the musical phenomenon the sixties at 60 with this festival of nostalgia. The show with the definite feelgood factor will transport you back to that magical decade that was the 1960’s.
Whether you come to relive your childhood memories or you just simply want to see what your parents have been raving about for all these years this is the show to see. These legends of the 60’s will deliver to you a night never to be forgotten.
DOZY BEAKY MICK & TICH. In 1964 the music scene was lit up with arrival of Dave Dee Dozy Beaky Mick and Tich. By 1966 on a massive roll the band were in the charts for 50 weeks out of 52. In Germany alone in 1967, record sales outsold The Rolling Stones and The Beatles. Hits include Bend It, Zabadak and The Legend Of Xanadu plus many more. This fast-moving energetic set from DBMT will have you dancing and singing in the isles performing hit after hit after hit.
THE TREMS (former members of The Tremeloes). The Tremeloes had their first hit with Twist And Shout in 1963 and the world became their stage performing on it from 1963 through 2023.. They have earned a fantastic reputation as not only one of the most entertaining bands on tour today but, also for their distinctive harmonies. Other hits include Call Me Number One, Even The Bad Times Are Good, and of course their worldwide number one hit, Silence Is Golden
THE FORTUNES. Hailing from Birmingham England, the band first came into prominence in 1963 with their hit single Caroline, which was used as the signature tune for the influential Pirate Radio Station of the same name. Other classics include, Storm In A Teacup, You’ve Got Your Troubles, Freedom Come Freedom Go. The Fortunes still continue to tour the world today.
THE SWINGING BLUE JEANS. The SBJ’s have a history that spans back to the early 1960’s. The band’s first big hit single ‘Hippy Hippy Shake’ was released in 1963. Other hits were soon to follow ‘You’re No Good, ‘Good Golly Miss Molly and ‘Don’t Make Me Over’ have been the bedrock of the bands memorable live performances. The Swinging Blue Jeans have been led by Alan Lovell, faithfully carrying on the long tradition of the band.
VANITY FARE. Formed in 1966, are a British pop/rock group famously known for such hits as, I Live For The Sun, Early In The Morning and the worldwide classic, “Hitchin A Ride” which scored the band a number one on the Billboard 100 in the USA. The harmonies of Vanity Fare a renowned throughout the sixties scene which makes them one of the best vocal groups still touring today.
Step back in time to when pop music was at its very best.
“The Hypnotist: Red Raw” is a brand new show where volunteers from the audience unlock their imaginations and create a once-in-a-lifetime show of improvised comedy under the influence of hypnosis – live on stage.
Things will be imagined, people’s identities forgotten, changed and their reality completely altered. All in the spirit of a ruddy good laugh.
It’s the perfect night out whether you watch from the audience or you choose to participate as a star of the show, this is a night out not to be missed.
*No actors are used, members of the audience are asked to volunteer if they would like to participate at the start of every performance.
Join the ever-popular West Bergholt Concert Band for a “Last Night Of The Proms” concert featuring all classic proms favourites – Rule Britannia, Land Of Hope & Glory, Jerusalem, and more. Pack your union jacks and don’t miss out on an enjoyable afternoon of great music from this always entertaining band.
Internationally renowned Queen Tribute band The Bohemians take you on a high-energy roller-coaster ride of a concert, featuring the back catalogue of one of the world’s most popular and iconic rock acts of all time.
So many fabulous hits to be covered but they’re all here, from the early piano and harmony heavy masterpieces to the later, catchy pop of the eighties and Rock anthems of the early nineties.
Whether it’s Killer Queen, Crazy Little Thing Called Love or The Show Must Go On, Bohemian Rhapsody or Will Rock You/We Are the Champions, The Bohemians will have you on your feet, singing, dancing and clapping along in a truly memorable live re-enactment of the world’s greatest Rock Band.
One of the UK’s premier live concert experiences, The Story of Guitar Heroes has garnered critical acclaim both at home and abroad for its incredible homage to some of the most influential and iconic guitarists from the past 50 years of popular music.
Featuring talented world-class musicians and state-of-the-art video projection, the show journeys through five decades, from 1950s Rock & Roll through to the most creative and inspirational guitar heroes of the modern era.
Renowned for its highly versatile musicianship, The Story of Guitar Heroes recreates the unique sounds of each guitar legend with incredible accuracy, utilising no less than 30 different authentic guitars.
Expect classic hits from legends including Hank Marvin, Chuck Berry, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Brian May, Jimmy Page, Mark Knopfler, Van Halen, Slash and many more!
‘Every lick is expertly played by highly experienced, gifted musicians’ – Time Out
‘A great show for guitar players and music fans in general’ – Jennifer Batten (guitarist for Michael Jackson and Jeff Beck)
Calling all revolting children and their parents – come and be a little a bit naughty at Sing-a-Long-a Matilda the Musical From the producers of Singalonga Sound of Music and Singalonga The Greatest Showman.
Now is your chance to interact with this incredible tale of a little girl making her great escape!
Find the “magic” inside of you and join our gang at the latest film to get the singalong treatment, the Tony and Olivia Award winning Matilda the Musical based on Roald Dahl’s novel.
Matilda is an extraordinary girl, who armed with a sharp mind and a vivid imagination, dares to take a stand to change her story with miraculous results.
Our host will help you have “a holiday in your head” as they teach you some dance moves, show you how to use your free props bags and have you booing the villains and championing the heroes.
YOU the audience are the stars!
It couldn’t be easier or more fun! The first rule of Sing-a-long-a is THERE ARE NO RULES! Fancy dress is strongly encouraged and full audience participation essential.
Do you want to change your story and be a little bit naughty? Well, this is your chance…
Please note this is a screening of the movie not a live stage show.
Direct from the West End and having sold out venues worldwide, Seven Drunken Nights – The Story of the Dubliners returns to theatres with a brand-new production.
In association with legendary Irish pub O’Donoghue’s, the place where it all started for The Dubliners back in 1962, Seven Drunken Nights tells the story of a career spanning 50 years and invokes the spirit of Ronnie Drew, Luke Kelly, Barney McKenna, John Sheahan, Ciaran Bourke and Jim McCann.
This hugely talented cast of musicians and singers bring the music of this iconic group back to life and will have you singing and dancing in the aisles.
It is without doubt the ultimate feel good Irish show.
Please Note: Only alcohol purchased from our Stage Door Bar can be consumed in the theatre.
Bag searches will be in place for this performance. Click HERE for more info…
The acclaimed World No.1 paranormal show Most Haunted is the original and most successful worldwide Paranormal investigation series ever made and premiers it’s Spine-chilling theatre show in 2023/24.Presented by Yvette Fielding the first lady of the paranormal together with Karl Beattie and the Most Haunted team, you will be taken on the darkest, most terrifying journey of your life.
Theatre audiences will be shaking in their seats as Yvette and the team present MOST HAUNTED’S ALL-TIME TOP 10 SCARES complete with unseen video footage from Haunted Castles, Manor Houses, Hospitals and Prisons. Most Haunted Live will take the theatrical experience to a whole new level with audience members taken back to the Victorian age of séance and Ouija board and invited to conduct their very own ghostly investigation. In this show no one is safe and “Seeing is believing…
Roll over Beethoven because the greatest tribute to Jeff Lynne’s Electric Light Orchestra are back. Featuring soaring strings and striking vocal harmonies the ELO Encounter promises a night filled with rock, roll and Blue Skies!
So, Hold On Tight as the band reel off all those classic hits because Rock and Roll Is King in a show that is guaranteed to have you partying All Over The World.
★★★★★ “A brilliant night out” – Steve Scruton – BBC Radio
★★★★★ “Amazing … a fantastic band” – Tony Fisher – BBC Radio
★★★★★ “Simply outstanding … thank you ELO Encounter” – Road House Birmingham
Roll up, roll up, for a rip-roaring magical musical tour through the back catalogue of the world’s greatest ever band.
Every song is a winner in this note-perfect musical love letter to the Fab Four. John, Paul, George and Ringo take to the stage one more time as the supremely-talented cast revive all 17 of their No1 hits including: She Loves You, Can’t Buy Me Love, A Hard Day’s Night, Help!, We Can Work it Out, All You Need is Love, Get Back and a five-star performance of Hey Jude.
From their mop-top Beatlemania beginnings to the psychedelic highs of Sgt. Pepper and beyond, this is the must see show for any Beatles fan. With stunning attention to detail – from the original musical instruments and stitch perfect costumes even down to Lennon and McCartney’s on-stage banter – combined with superb vocals and sublime musicianship.