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Just on the edge of Colchester and not too far away there is a country estate called Wivenhoe Park. Within the lush green grounds of Wivenhoe Park lies an urban jungle of adventure, a place of learning, curiosity and discovery. This place is the University of Essex and within its labyrinthine walls, next to a beautiful lake, there is an underground delight that has been described as Colchester’s best kept secret. This place is Lakeside Theatre.

At Lakeside Theatre we always try to create a warm and welcoming place where people are free to discover a world of creativity, theatre, dance, music and comedy. We want to encourage everyone who visits us to be curious, to explore and to take a chance, in the hope that what they find will add a little something extra to their day.

Whoever you are, wherever you come from, you are invited to the party and we hope that when you leave, whether walking on air, sobbing your heart out, or completely confused, you will feel invigorated by the magic of live theatre.