Shows in Local Talent

Shakespeare Schools Festival

Thursday November 9th 7pm


Shakespeare Schools Foundation is proud to present the world’s largest youth drama festival at The West Cliff Theatre.

Join us for a series of unique Shakespeare productions staged by your schools.

Whether you are a parent, friend or another local school, we invite you to an exhilarating evening of theatre where you will see Shakespeare’s stories brought to life like never before.

Details of the schools performing at West Cliff Theatre can be found on SSF’s website:

“Every child in every school ought to have the chance to experience this magical process. To bring the enchantment of Shakespeare to thousands of children – there’s no more magical process in the whole of education. Long live the Shakespeare Schools Festival!” Philip Pullman, Author and SSF Patron

SSF is a cultural education charity, transforming lives through the unique power of Shakespeare. In the celebratory finale of their Festival journey, 30,000 young people from primary, secondary and special schools nationwide will unite on their local professional stage in thrilling performance evenings. It promises to be the most exciting Festival yet! BOOK TICKETS / MORE INFO

Britain United

Presented by Tendring Brass Band
Starring The Harmonettes

Sunday 12th November 3pm


The Tendring brass band return to the West Cliff for their annual remembrance day concert. This year it focuses on the momentous events that have shaped our past and recent history…

Commemorating the 35th anniversary of the Falklands conflict, celebrating the 100th birthday of our forces’ sweetheart and remembering those affected by the tragedies this year in Manchester and London. Brass and choral music to reflect the mood of our times with respect and pride.

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Time 2 Shine

Saturday 18th November 7pm


This fabulous musical youth showcase returns for its seventh year and features a line-up of the very best youth talent from across the Tendring District & surrounding areas.

The concept of the show embodies the energy and passion of live performance enhanced by the vibrancy and enthusiasm of a host of talented young performers.

Established in 2011 in memory of former West Cliff Trust Chairman Mike Freeman, the profits from the show fund the Mike Freeman Award. The award supports successful applicants in furthering their education in technical theatre and the performing arts.


Murdered to Death

An Amateur Production presented by Clacton Amateur Dramatic Society

Wednesday 22nd to Saturday 25th November
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Theatretrain Presents…Dazzling Christmas Wishes

Sunday 3rd December 6pm


Clacton Theatretrain will take you through this vibrant festive show performing many wonderful exciting songs and dances along with funny scripts full of Christmas cheer!

A fun, festive and delightful night out for all the family to enjoy.


The Company – Performance Showcase & Awards

Thursday 7th December 7pm


The Company Performing Arts present their annual awards ceremony. The talented students perform set pieces and showcase their performance skills in an evening designed to celebrate their achievements.

Awards are presented for Improvement, Dedication, Personality, Showperson and the coveted STAR award.



Saturday 30th December to Monday 1st January

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Saturday 30th December – 6pm
Sunday 31st December 2pm
Monday 1st January 2pm & 6pm

Packed with all of the traditional ingredients family audiences expect, this all singing and dancing youth production of Aladdin features laugh out loud comedy, magical special effects, beautiful costumes and plenty of boos and cheers!

Expect flying carpets, a wish-granting genie, an evil sorcerer and a lamp-full of laughs, so book your seats now for a magic carpet ride you won’t want to miss! BOOK TICKETS / MORE INFO