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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.


Welcome back! We hope you have enjoyed a wonderful summer and are ready for a new season of delights at the Clifftown Theatre!


We are delighted to announce our Autumn Season and tickets will be available for all shows as of Friday 12th September - for a sneaky peek, check out the below or click on a show title for more information...



18th & 19th October

A FREE promenade performance in the grounds of a medieval Priory, telling tales of corruption, debt and a monk attacked at the altar! Performed as part of the Out There International Festival of Street Arts and Circus 2014.



6th-8th Nov

Revolution returns with two brand new, one act, productions focusing on important issues facing society today, told via an ecclectic mix of text, imagery, song and physicality! Both productions will play at each performance.



20th-22nd Nov

After the success of the dark and beautiful Engram last year, Ailin Conant returns to direct this exciting new devised show using compelling physical theatre techniques, classic inspiration and modern grit!



4th-6th Dec

Yes, it's back! A certified crowd pleaser, our annual Cabaret returns - you've reminisced with the 40s, you danced through the 60s, you rocked to the 80s...what will this year hold instore...?



11th-13th Dec

The Bard's dark and violent story is brought to life in this tale of superstition, destiny and the age-old struggle of good vs evil!


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!



The Box Office will reopen for telephone bookings/queries on Wed 8th Oct. In the meantime, it's fast and simple to order your tickets online! Just click on the show you would like to see and follow the signs to 'Buy Tickets'. Simples!


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