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Towngate Theatre

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Snow White 2018

Very lucky to have Towngate Theatre in Basildon. Had a lovely afternoon watching Snow White with... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hannah M
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Carpenters Story

Theatre good for local shows. Half the price to seeing London shows. Good value for small theatre... read more

Reviewed October 31, 2018
BEVERLEY T
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Located in the centre of Basildon in Essex, this welcoming and vibrant theatre is an excellent venue for live entertainment. They offer a wide range of productions throughout the year to suit all ages and tastes - such as dramas, comedies...more
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Westgate | St. Martin's Square, Basildon SS14 1DL, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very lucky to have Towngate Theatre in Basildon. Had a lovely afternoon watching Snow White with my 3 year old and nanny. Great cast, lovely costumes and scenery. Only thing...Prince charming was out shown by the oldest male dancer!!! He would have been a far...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Hannah M
Towngate_Theatre, Public Relations Manager at Towngate Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Hannah, Thank you for taking the time to review the Towngate and Snow White, we're so pleased that you and your 3 year old enjoyed the show! We look forward to welcoming you back to the Towngate in 2019. With best wishes, Towngate Theatre

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Until Smart Parking are sacked from Basildon, I cannot recommend anyone attend here in a car. Public transport - but not car. A wonderful evening at the theatre ended in a nightmare trying to extricate our car from a locked multi storey into which I...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Roger P
Towngate_Theatre, Public Relations Manager at Towngate Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Roger, Thanks for your message, and sorry to hear about your issues with Westgate Car Park, but unfortunately this car park is in no way affiliated with the Towngate Theatre so we are unable to assist with any parking issues relating to their technology....More

Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

Theatre good for local shows. Half the price to seeing London shows. Good value for small theatre. Easy parking for a small price. Home quickly. Show good. Shut your eyes you would think it was Karen Carpenter!! Excellent.More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BEVERLEY T
Towngate_Theatre, Public Relations Manager at Towngate Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2018

Hi Beverley, Thanks for taking the time to write a review of the Towngate. We're so pleased you enjoyed visiting our Theatre and that you had a good night watching The Carpenters Story. In case you weren't aware, if you come watch a 7.30pm performance...More

Reviewed October 14, 2018

The show was great cannot fault the show, but the theatre needs to be fumigated we sat in the c16 17 18 most people were scratching. From the outsite looks amazing would like to know when it gets cleaned and painted regularly same with the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank bodonoghue
Reviewed September 30, 2018

Such a good choice of shows. Such good value. Great for parking and public transport. Good views wherever you sit. What more do you want? Saw Showaddywaddy last night - brilliant - and my husband saw illegal Eagles it the week. Can't wait to see...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank IanJulie2013
Towngate_Theatre, Public Relations Manager at Towngate Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2018

Hi IanJulie2013, Many thanks for taking the time to write such a lovely review of the Towngate, we're delighted that you enjoy visiting our venue! We look forward to welcoming you to Flashdance next week and hope you have a fantastic time watching the show!...More

Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely fabulous tribute band with seriously talented musicians playing the music of my favourite band,but the evening didnt start well,tried to order some food at 7pm,was told we couldn't order any as the kitchen was too busy and the barman snatched the menu from my...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Towngate_Theatre, Public Relations Manager at Towngate Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2018

Hi Michael, Thank you for your message and sorry to hear you were unable to order food on Saturday. Our policy is that we are usually able to take food orders up until 45min prior to the start of the show. However, when the kitchen...More

Reviewed September 10, 2018

Great theatre with some great shows, from dance to bands. Helpful friendly staff. Could do with more loos, but otherwise much improved from the old days.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Robert H
Towngate_Theatre, Public Relations Manager at Towngate Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2018

Hi Robert, Thank you for taking the time to review the Towngate Theatre. We're so pleased you have enjoyed visiting our venue, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. With best wishes, Towngate Theatre

Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

My daughters ballet school performs here every couple of years. I have always parked in westgate on the upper floor and moved the car downstairs after 6. Beware a new parking company have taken over!!!!! Just got 2x £60 penalty charge for helping at the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Kim G
Towngate_Theatre, Public Relations Manager at Towngate Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2018

Hi rainbow12kg, Sorry to hear about your partaking charges, but your complaint is with the Westgate Car Park, which is no way affiliated with the Towngate Theatre. The building work outside the Theatre is for the new Market move, which we also have no control...More

Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

I’ve been coming to the Towngate since I was little, and I can’t remember ever having a bad experience here. Our most recent visits were to see the Michale Bublé impersonation and a Terry Pratchett play, both were outstanding and thoroughly enjoyed by myself and...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank kareno969
Towngate_Theatre, Public Relations Manager at Towngate Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2018

Hi Karen, Many thanks for taking the time to write a review of the Towngate, we're delighted that you enjoy visiting our venue and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future! Best wishes, Towngate Theatre

Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

always have a good night here, the studios are comfortable and very airey. we have been coming to the Theatre for over 25 years for different shows, taking kids to panto... really good day/night out for all the family. just a little pricey for kids.More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Tracy R
Towngate_Theatre, Public Relations Manager at Towngate Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2018

Hi Tracy, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the Towngate, we're delighted that you've been supporting us for so many years! We welcome all feedback, and will pass your comments regarding children's ticket prices back to the Management, but please...More

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essexgran2016
December 4, 2018|
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Response from Towngate_Theatre | Property representative |
Hi, We do have 7 dwarfs in our pantomime, it has always been the case that they will be played by the young ensemble (which was also the case when we had Snow White in 2007-8). We're sure you and your party will have a... More
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MariaD3998
July 12, 2016|
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Response from Towngate_Theatre | Property representative |
Hi Maria D, as the other reviewers have said, there is no dress code for attending a performance at the Towngate. Wear whatever you feel comfortable in! Hope to see you here soon, Towngate Theatre
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Maidanmi
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Response from Colin T | Reviewed this property |
The bar is open 2 hours before a performance
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