Friday 1 December to Sunday 7 January
Jack and the Beanstalk
The giant spectacular family pantomime, roars into Chelmsford Theatre from Friday 1 December 2023 until Sunday 7 January 2024.
Saturday 2 December
Autumnal Tales Storytelling with Mike Dodsworth
On the first Saturday of each month in 2023 Autumnal Tales arrives in our café for a family storytelling event. You and your child can grab a tasty treat and a place to sit while our professional storyteller weaves marvellous tales for young ears.
Saturday 2 December to Wednesday 6 December
Andre Rieu's White Christmas
From the first jingled bell you will be immersed in the unique Christmas atmosphere of André’s special screening of his winter wonderland concert, complete with a decorated Christmas palace that includes snow, ice rinks, winter scenes and more.
Sunday 3 December
A Christmas Carol
In a one-man performance West End and television actor John Elnaugh brings us the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, an elderly miser visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come.
Saturday 9 December
Tread the boards, glimpse into our dressing rooms, and walk centre stage with a backstage tour at Chelmsford Theatre. Experience the magic of going behind the scenes at our theatre while you learn about its history.
Friday 15 December to Sunday 24 December
The Night Before Christmas
An unforgettable adventure full of magic, mischief and festive fun awaits. See the wonder of Christmas unfold in this brand-new production for 3 to 8 year olds, with loads of audience interaction, classic Christmas songs and Santa himself live on stage.
Wednesday 27 December to Thursday 28 December
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Follow the critically acclaimed Pantaloons down the rabbit hole for their own hilarious take on Lewis Carroll’s nonsensical novel. All the unusual suspects are here, the Mad Hatter, White Rabbit, the Queen of Hearts, and of course, Alice herself.
Sunday 31 December
Berliner Philharmoniker Live:
Broadcast live to cinemas, the Berliner Philharmoniker’s New Year’s Eve Concert features the world-renowned tenor, Jonas Kaufmann, in his signiture role as Siegmund in Richard Wagner’s Walküre.
Sunday 7 January
Discover the enchantment of ballet with this sparkling festive treat for the whole family.
Saturday 13 January to Sunday 26 May
Film Making Workshop for Young People
For film lovers aged 10 to 16, you'll learn directly from the experts at Offshoot Films and gain knowledge on all areas of film production including camera operating, sound engineering and storyboarding.
Saturday 13 January
Hip Hop Panto
Fancy a funky street dance show? The Bam Bam Boogies are returning to Chelmsford Theatre for one night only, to bring you their twist on the seasonal pantomime, showcasing the street dance talents of Essex's finest dancers of all ages & abilities.
Wednesday 17 January
Jason Fox: Life at the Limit
Ex-special forces soldier, star of TV’s SAS: Who Dares Wins, Inside the Real Narcos and author of the number one bestseller Battle Scars, Jason Fox brings to the stage his daring exploits in his career as an elite operator in the UK Special Forces.
Friday 19 January to Saturday 20 January
The Greatest Magician
Come and see this dazzling, five star rated magic show that promises to leave you aching with laughter and dizzy in disbelief as James Phelan follows his sell out run of shows in 2022 with a brand-new show.
Friday 19 January to Saturday 20 January
The Illegal Eagles 2024
Celebrating over 50 years since the legendary US West Coast country rock band The Eagles formed in 1971, The Illegal Eagles return for another show with the very best from the catalogue of classics, including Hotel California, Desperado and many more.
Sunday 21 January
Barry Steele Presents
Experience the unforgettable sound of a generation with Barry Steele alongside an extraordinary ensemble of talented musicians and singers. Together they pay homage to the timeless music of Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly, and The Traveling Wilburys.