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How to Book

Booking Information

Online Bookings

  • Choose an event from the drop-down lists under the headings on the left of this page.
  • Click ‘Book Online’.

Phone Bookings

Lakeside Theatre Box Office Café: 01206 873261
Monday – Friday 8.30am – 4pm.

In person

Lakeside Theatre Box Office Cafe, Square 5, University of Essex
Monday – Friday, 8.30am – 4.00pm

Booking fees

We dont have any!

Reservation of tickets

Sorry, we don’t reserve tickets.


We are able to provide refunds up to 24 hours before the performance. After this point we are unable to provide a refund unless we are able to resell your ticket. Please call the box office for more information.

Exchanging tickets

Unlike many theatres we will exchange tickets for another performance or give you a credit to the value of your seats for use at a later time.


Lakeside Theatre has full disabled access and an access lift to all floors. Wheelchairs can enter the theatre through the main box office. There is a 50 yard path on a slight hill between the theatre and the car park. Please inform us when booking so we can meet your requirements.

We also have an access entrance (offering limited facilities) should you require a designated parking bay in close proximity to the theatre. An infrared enhancement system is available in the main auditorium. We welcome assistance dogs at all performances, please inform us when booking. For further information call the Arts Office on 01206 873261.


Please allow plenty of time for journey and parking. If you’re driving, follow the orange dotted route on this map for the best place to park: 

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