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Towngate Theatre

Closed Now: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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Some great shows

Great theatre with some great shows, from dance to bands. Helpful friendly staff. Could do with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Robert H
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Basildon, United Kingdom
Amazing show, great night out

I’ve been coming to the Towngate since I was little, and I can’t remember ever having a bad... read more

Reviewed July 30, 2018
Karen O
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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 1 week ago

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.

Thank Robert H
Towngate_Theatre, Public Relations Manager at Towngate Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

Thank rainbow12kg
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

Thank Karen O
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

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

Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

A completely unexpected & unplanned night out to see this show in Basildon. I'd had a rather arduous day at work (June 30th) so when 5:15 came round for me to clock off my shift I was purely relieved it was over... as soon as...More

Thank Billy H
Reviewed May 4, 2018

We visited the Theatre for the first time to see the ‘Vision of Elvis Show’ The seating is set out that provides excellent viewing. The prices were very competitive, and the Foyer and Bar area most welcoming. The Show itself was incredible, this performance was...More

Thank Freddie R
Towngate_Theatre, Public Relations Manager at Towngate Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2018

Hi Freddie, Many thanks for taking the time to review the Towngate Theatre. We're delighted that you enjoyed A Vision Of Elvis, and that you were happy with your first visit to our Theatre. We very much hope to welcome you back to the Towngate...More

Reviewed May 3, 2018

Reasonably prices shows, very varied. Good location and easy to park. Really happy with this local theatre. Just seen Sally Morgan, Medium which was fab. Highly recommend. Nice cafe/bar too if you have time.

Thank IanJulie2013
Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

So you think you know about dinosaurs! This was a great show and my 5 year old son loved it! I am happy to say that this theatre which is my local is nice and clean and offers good size seating. The toilets are a...More

Thank Jade R
Towngate_Theatre, Public Relations Manager at Towngate Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2018

Hi Jade, Thank you for taking the time to review the Towngate, we're so pleased that you and your son had a good time watching So You Think You Know About Dinosaurs and that you enjoyed visiting our venue. We appreciate and enourage all feedback,...More

Reviewed March 21, 2018

Had the opportunity to visit the Towngate theatre to see tribute band To Rex. I must say I was taken back by how good this band was.I am an avid fan of T,Rex and have seen them live may times up to when Mark Bolan...More

Thank Kevin H
Towngate_Theatre, Public Relations Manager at Towngate Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded March 23, 2018

Hi Howard, Many thanks for taking the time to review Too Rex and for your lovely words about the Towngate. We're delighted that you had a great evening and that you regularly attend productions here. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future....More

Reviewed March 2, 2018

Dolly and Kenny where Fantastic. Didn't think anything could top them, until "That'll be the Day".... again Fantastic. We had dinner too, which on both occasions was very, very good. Cant wait for May for the Grand Ole Country Show.More

Thank Gwen M
Towngate_Theatre, Public Relations Manager at Towngate Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2018

Hi Gwen, Thank you for taking the time to review the Towngate - we're delighted that you enjoyed Islands In The Stream and That'll Be The Day, and that you were also happy with your meals in our Café Bar. We look forward to welcoming...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
November 13, 2015|
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Response from Colin T | Reviewed this property |
The bar is open 2 hours before a performance
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