The Palace Theatre, Southend
Opened in 1912, this delightful Edwardian Theatre retains all of the charm of its music hall origins including the sweeping grand staircase to the Circle, alongside many original features such as the regency-style domes on the boxes and the ornately-decorated billboard frames on the proscenium arch.
The theatre also incorporates the Dixon Studio on the first floor which offers a 100 seat auditorium regularly used for a range of small-scale presentations including both amateur and professional productions, stand-up comedians and children’s theatre. It can be configured in a wide range of formats including thrust, traverse, end-on and in-the-round.
It is reached by a single-flight staircase or, for disabled patrons, a single-person lift.
Our Address is : Palace Theatre, 430 London Road, Southend on Sea, Essex. SS0 9LA
The Palace Theatre (including the Dixon Studio) & Cliffs Pavilion operate a combined Box Office. Book online or either call our Box Office on 01702 351135 or visit in person. You can bookonline at southendtheatres.org.uk/online/whatson
How to find us:
Both theatres are located approximately one mile from Southend town centre and are accessed from either the A13 or A127, following the brown tourist signs as you enter the town.
By Train: Southend is served by two mainline rail services and the same stations would be used for either theatre:
Fenchurch Street line (C2C): Use Westcliff station. The Cliffs Pavilion is a 5 minute walk away. The Palace Theatre is a 5 minute taxi ride away
C2C Senior Rover Tickets available from just £5.00. More info
Liverpool Street line (National Express): Use Southend Victoria station. Both theatres are a 5 minute taxi ride away
By Bus: A bus stop is located immediately outside the main entrance and is served by a variety of frequent services operated by both First Bus and Arriva
Pay & Display parking for the Palace Theatre is located on the corner of London Road/Hamlet Court Road and in Ceylon Road, both positioned approximately 10 minutes walk towards the town centre.
The theatre operates a ground floor bar to the right of the main entrance.