YOUR VISIT – General Information
The West Cliff Theatre car park is situated to the left hand side of the theatre with the entrance in Freeland Road.
Theatre patrons may park for FREE for the duration of an evening or matinee performance but it may become full quickly especially during daytime when the public are able to use the car park in return for a nominal charge.
On-street parking is usually available nearby.
To avoid possible disappointment patrons with special needs are advised to contact the Box Office to book in advance as wheelchair spaces are limited. Unfortunately, wheelchair spaces cannot be booked online.
Please state any requirements you may have regarding your visit when booking, as theatre staff are always happy to assist.
Our Access facilities include:
- Ramped access to the foyer
- Accessible box office
- Flat floor access to the auditorium
- 5 Dedicated wheelchair spaces
- Accessible toilet
- Assistance dogs are welcome
- Infrared Sound enhancement system
Please contact the Box Office on 01255 43 33 44 (option 1) should you require further information or assistance with your visit to the West Cliff Theatre.
Please inform the Box Office if you are using a wheelchair or electric scooter. Scooters take up more space than a standard wheelchair so it is vital we know this when booking out the space. Please Note: It is not always possible for us to store Large Mobility Scooters inside the building. We will always try to accommodate them, but cannot guarantee this.
A Seating plan of our theatre can be downloaded by clicking HERE. When booking your tickets online, you will be able to choose the seats that you sit in. We have a Seating Capacity of just under 600 Seats.
Photography & Recording Devices
The use of flash photography, mobile and recording equipment is strictly prohibited in the auditorium. Please switch off your mobile phone during performances.
Security & Alcohol
In the interest of security we reserve the right to search your bags. Please note: only alcohol purchased in the theatre bar can be consumed in the auditorium. Please ask a member of the bar staff for a plastic tumbler.
Latecomers will be seated at a suitable point in the performance which will be designated by the visiting production company.
Some shows may contain strobe lighting or smoke effects. Please ask the Duty Manager in the foyer for more information.
Children & Babes in Arms
Children under the age of 13 MUST be accompanied by an adult. For certain shows, babes in arms under the age of 18 months are welcome free of charge and may share a seat with you. For some performances, we regret children under 18 months are not admitted to the auditorium. Baby changing facilities are available in the accessible toilet. Prams and buggies are not permitted inside the auditorium for safety reasons.
Ice creams and interval drinks may be ordered in advance if bringing a group.
Stage Door Bar
The Stage Door Bar is fully licensed and opens one hour before all performances, during the interval and also post-show (on most performances). The cafe is open Monday – Friday 10am – 4.30pm
Please be advised: Only food & drink purchased on the premises may be consumed in the stage door bar.
No Smoking Policy
We operate a No Smoking Policy throughout our building. This Policy includes the smoking of Electronic Cigarettes and Vaping.
The West Cliff Theatre is located on the corner of Tower Road and Freeland Road, a short walk from the sea front, a 5 minute walk from the town centre, and close to both Clacton Hospital and Clacton Police Station.
The theatre’s Full Address is:
West Cliff Theatre
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Clacton Railway Station is a 10/15 minute walk from the theatre.
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