Happy New Year!
Impact on Theatre
It has been a very difficult and challenging year for
the Princes Theatre team due to the impact of
We have been working extremely hard trying to
rearrange all events/shows and weddings that
have been affected by the ongoing pandemic and
would like to take this opportunity to thank our
customers for your patience during these
All shows that could not go ahead in 2020 have
either been cancelled or rescheduled to
All our customers should have received notification
of a show cancellation or change of date and our
box office team have been working hard to make
contact with everyone.
If you have not been contacted and have tickets for
a show that did not take place then please contact
our Box Office on 01255 686633 (Option 1) or email
The Show Must
The Princes Theatre Team are really
looking forward to the day when we can
welcome back our customers and raise
our iron curtain. Our first show for 2021
will take place on the 11th April and we
shall be starting the year off with our
Easter Pantomime Wizard of Oz.
A list of all upcoming shows can be found
on our website
We certainly have a busy year ahead of us
with further shows being programmed in.
Any new shows that go on sale will be
posted on our Facebook page.
Book with confidence
We understand that our customers may be
concerned or hesitant in booking a show in the
future but would like to use this opportunity to
offer reassurance that should a show be
cancelled or postponed, you can either move to
the new date, have a full refund or exchange for
a theatre voucher.
Support us during these difficult times
Show your support by purchasing gift vouchers
- The perfect gift for Theatre lovers!
or by making a small donation to our Theatre
Access Fund and help us help others. Together we
can make a difference.
Your Safe Return
The safety of our customers and staff is paramount and at the top of our
priority. Our venue is operating in line with the latest Government
We have carried out Covid-19 Risk Assessments and shared the results
and measures with staff. Safety measures and procedures have been
introduced in line with Government, Public Health and industry guidance.
We will also ensure that we adapt to any future changes in legislation.
Which may mean seating plans will need to be altered to accommodate
Key measures in place
TEST AND TRACE
Return to the Theatre with confidence. We’re good to go!
The “We’re Good To Go” industry standard mark is a
self-assessment scheme that has been designed by
VisitEngland in partnership with the national tourist
organisations Tourism Northern Ireland, VisitScotland
and Visit Wales to provide a ‘ring of confidence’ for all
sectors of the tourism industry, as well as reassurance to
visitors that businesses have clear processes in place
and are following industry and Government COVID-19
guidance on cleanliness and social distancing.
New shows for 2021
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A winner will be chosen from all correct answers.
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Deadline for competition entries is Friday 18 th December. Winner
will be announced on Monday 21 st December.
We are excited to announce that
whilst our venue has been closed
both the ladies and gents toilets
have been refurbished and the
cubicles to the ladies toilets have
been increased from 4 to 9 plus a
disabled access toilet.
This is going to make a huge
difference and will certainly help
ease queues during intervals and
2021 - Celebrations
2021 Is going to be a special celebratory year as on the 14th April the Princes
Theatre will be celebrating 90 years.
The theatre was officially opened at 12.30pm on 14th April 1931 by Princes
Arthur of Connaught. It was opened as a 1,250 seat theatre and public hall and
at the time it was managed & owned by Clacton Urban District Council, which
then changed to Tendring District Council in 1974.
There have been a number of changes that have taken place over the 90
years. The Dress Circle was originally a balcony and the tiered seating was
added approximately 20 years ago.
In 2015 our venue became a licenced wedding venue with our first ceremony
taking place in December. Since then we have hosted 50 weddings.
90th Birthday Celebrations
To celebrate such a momentous occasion we are planning on holding a
celebratory event in 2021 so please keep a look out for further
information. In the meantime we are going to go through our archives
and put together a memory display board in celebration of our 90th
We would like to involve our customers and invite you to share any
photos/memories you have whilst visiting our venue for us to
display. Please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
or send to Princes Theatre Manager, Town Hall, Station Road, Clacton-on-
Sea, Essex, CO15 1SE.
Over the past 90 years we have seen many famous faces walk
through our doors with many artists returning year after year.
Our Commitment to Our Customers and the Environment
We are currently reviewing all of our single use plastic usage and
shall be attempting to replace with environmental friendly
Carbon emission reduction - In the last 5 years we have converted
to 90% LED lighting and our goal is to achieve 100% within the next
We are adapting our working practices and the building to attain a
dementia friendly accreditation.
New website launch
Over the next few months we shall be developing a brand new website.
We have listened to our customers and our proposals are to create a
website that is user friendly and enables our customers to search for
shows, genres and dates.
We would love to keep you in touch with our plans.
Please sign up to our mailing list on our website or like our Facebook page.