what's on


Welcome to the Clifftown Theatre & Studios website. Built in 1865 with its magnificent gothic bell tower and stunning fascia, Clifftown United Reformed Church has been one of the finest sites in Southend for over a century. Purchased in 2008, it was transformed into a stunning state-of-the-art Theatre and performance space and awarded the Southend Society's 'Clifftown Award' for 2010. With 5 rehearsal studios and a dynamic theatre space, Clifftown Theatre & Studios has given rise to a diverse range of shows, workshops, summer schools, community events and professional touring productions, and is home to the world renowned East 15 Acting School.


Well that's it from us for another season! We thank all of our audiences for their continued support and look forward to welcoming you, and all the new faces that want to join us, back for our autumn season in October. For now, we leave you with our annual street theatre festival of fun and delights for all the family in 'Pandemonium' and also with the promise of the multi-award winning Company Flabberghast and their dark and devious adult puppet show 'Boris and Sergey's Vaudevillian Adventure' which awaits you in October. Now enjoy the summer all! 


Want more info? Just click on the show title in the 'What's On' box to find out more!




Flabberghast Theatre present 




Thurs 1st Oct, 7:30pm


Simply the greatest vaudevillian double act ever conceived for the small stage present for your viewing pleasure a plethora of pleasing plays and skits! Expect riotous exploits, malarkey, molestation and mirth. An improvised crossover cabaret featuring Bunraku Puppetry and character comedy for discerningly twisted adult audiences.


***** Three Weeks: An audience that is flabberghasted, left in awe, astonishment and fits of laughter!

***** Edinburgh Guide: An irresistible combination of child’s play and the seedy late night rendez-vous 



It couldn’t be easier to get free tickets!

1)   Get your free Loyalty Card from the Box Office.

2)   Collect the stamps.

3)   Collect 9 stamps; get your 10th ticket free!


From adults to children, and from the traditional to the unusual, Clifftown Theatre offers something for everyone to enjoy!




TUES:   9am-5pm

WED:    9am-5pm


If calling outside of these hours please leave a voice message and someone will reply to your query shortly. Alternatively, you can book online or email us at clifftown@essex.ac.uk


Already know which show you'd like to see? Why not CLICK HERE to go straight through to the Box Office online booking service. NB:  please call The Box Office to book specific seats, and to discuss any mobility issues or special needs: 01702 328335