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Theatres in South East England

Find what's on at a theatre near you and discover why South East England is brimming with talent.

Whether it is professional or amateur productions, comedy or music gigs, pantomimes or talks, there is lots of entertainment taking place throughout the region. With each venue specialising in different genres, here is your guide to some of the best theatres in South East England. 

Whether you're local or visiting for a short break or holiday, see what's on at a theatre near you by clicking the 'Theatre Listings' image on the right.

Top ten theatres in South East England

  • Churchill Theatre, London
    One of South East's leading live entertainment venues, welcoming over 150,000 customers through its doors every year. A comfortable auditorium seats up to 781, is fully air-conditioned and the modern facilities.
     
  • New Theatre, Oxford, Oxfordshire
    One of 40 theatres owned by The Ambassador Theatre Group showing high class performances from leading opera and ballet companies, contemporary dance, hit musicals like Chicago and Guys and Dolls, and pop concerts.
     
  • Kings Theatre, Portsmouth, Hampshire
    If you're looking for history and character, Kings Theatre is one of the best examples of an elegant Edwardian playhouse, designed by notable theatre architect Frank Matcham, with many of its original features still intact. A varied programme of shows throughout the year to suit all tastes includes musicals, ballet, opera, dance, music and tribute acts, drama, comedy, family shows, film and of course traditional pantomime.
     
  • Chichester Festival Theatre, West Sussex
    Renowned for the quality of its productions presented during its celebrated summer Festival (many of which go on to the West End or national tour), it’s location and great prices mean it’s perfect for a weekend theatre break.
     
  • Mayflower Theatre, Southampton, Hampshire
    With some of the biggest names in theatre, comedy, musicals, ballet and opera, you'll see hit West End shows and first-run plays, stand-up comedy and annual pantomimes for the whole family! You'll even find master-classes and talks about acting, writing, directing and all aspects of performance.
     
  • Assembly Hall, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    An eclectic programme of live events from West End Musicals to family-friendly shows.
     
  • The Electric Theatre, Guildford, Surrey
    Drama, music and film in a welcoming envrionment.
     
  • The Mill at Sonning, Reading, Berkshire
    An 18th Century Flour Mill with dinner theatre performances.
     
  • Queens Park Arts Centre & Limelight Theatre, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
    Affordable access to quality professional live theatre, comedy and music with previous performances from Eddie Izzard, Lee Evans and Jo Brand.
     
  • Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne, East Sussex
    One of the best examples of small Victorian Theatre in the country with ornate interior.

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    Churchill Theatre

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    Bromley

    An eclectic programme features a popular array of top-quality musicals, drama,
    comedy, dance, family shows, one night events, and world-class pantomime.

  2. Add Kings Theatre to your Itinerary

    Kings Theatre

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    Southsea

    The dignified and beautiful Kings Theatre is one of the most elegant Edwardian playhouses to be found in the British Isles the perfect setting to enjoy a full programme of shows including musicals, ballet, opera, dance, drama, music, comedy and film

  3. Add Mayflower Theatre to your Itinerary

    Mayflower Theatre

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    Theatre

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    Southampton

    The largest Theatre in the south, The Mayflower offers spectacular touring musicals - many direct from the West End - plus opera, ballet and comedy.

  4. Add The Lights to your Itinerary

    The Lights

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    Theatre

    Location

    Andover

    The Lights, Andover's professional arts and entertainment venue is the hub of creative activity for Andover and the north west of Hampshire.

  5. Add Cornerstone Arts Centre to your Itinerary

    Cornerstone Arts Centre

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    Theatre

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    Didcot

    Cornerstone is a purpose-built theatre, entertainment and arts venue in the heart of Didcot, south Oxfordshire. Cornerstone provides a varied programme of comedy, drama, music and family shows, together with a wide range of courses, workshops and exhibitions.

  6. Add The Beacon to your Itinerary

    The Beacon

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    Theatre

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    Wantage

    The Beacon is illuminating Wantage through the culture, leisure and entertainment.
    As a vibrant gathering place for the local community, we offer a varied programme of live events from cinema, music, theatre and comedy to a regular activity timetable of classes and workshops.

  7. Add West End Centre to your Itinerary

    West End Centre

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    Aldershot

    One of the best arts centres in the country, with something for everyone!

  8. Add Pavilion Theatre to your Itinerary

    Pavilion Theatre

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    Theatre

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    Worthing

    Part of Worthing Theatres, the Pavilion Theatre is situated on the promenade at the entrance to Worthing’s pier and hosts a variety of theatre, dance, music and comedy as well as events including craft fairs, children’s workshops and corporate events

  9. Add Connaught Theatre, Cinema & Studio to your Itinerary

    Connaught Theatre, Cinema & Studio

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    Theatre

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    Worthing

    The Art Deco Connaught Theatre, Cinema and Studio hosts a wide variety of plays ranging from musicals and thrillers to drama and children’s shows as well as 2D and 3D blockbuster films.

  10. Add Winter Gardens Margate to your Itinerary

    Winter Gardens Margate

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    Theatre

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    Margate

    Opened on August 3rd 1911 by the Mayor of Margate. Providing Hospitality and Leisure Services in Partnership with Thanet District Council. Two theatres, four bars, catering for up to 700 people, parties, plays and exhibitions