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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 by the University of Essex in 2008, it has been transformed into a stunning state-of-the-art Theatre and performance space, and was 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.


The Summer Season is now over and we would like to thank you for your ongoing support! We hope we have left you all with some lasting theatre memories, and can't wait to welcome you all back in October for the start of our Autumn Season!


And just in case you need some theatre to bridge the culture gap between now and October, why not check out 'Pandemonium Street Theatre Festival' which takes place on the 28th and 29th June!



28th & 29th June

A free, family friendly street theatre festival running over two days all over Southend high street brought to you by the second year Acting and Community Theatre students.

Keep your eyes peeled for super heroes, clowns and spies that could pop up anywhere along the high street!

Everything is in walking distance and timed to perfection so you wont miss a thing! No need for tickets, consult the flyers to find out where they will be and when!


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!



Please be aware that the Box Office is now closed until October 2014.


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