Civic Theatre

The Civic Theatre seats an audience of 504 over 2 levels – stalls and balcony. The auditorium makes the performance space a very intimate one where you can be close to the stage and immerse yourself in the performance with no restricted views from any seats. The auditorium has excellent technical and stage facilities allowing an exciting new range of artists and companies to come to Essex. 

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It benefits from full flying, allowing scenery and artists to appear as if by magic.  There is an orchestra pit that when not required allows stalls seating level to provide the full complement of seating. The auditorium boasts comfortable seating newly refurbished in 2016, excellent sight lines, air conditioning, and the backstage facilities to make the magic of theatre a reality.

How to find us

The theatres can be accessed via Parkway (ring road). Look for the turning into Rainsford Road, by the Methodist church and County Hotel or from Broomfield Road. Look for the brown signs around Chelmsford directing you to the theatres.

Ample parking is available in the Fairfield Road car park, (entrance via Coval Lane), weekdays from 5.00pm and all day at weekends. However, parking is limited Monday to Friday before 5.00pm.

We advise you to visit for alternative car parks. Charges apply at all times.

The nearest train station to the theatres is Chelmsford Station.

You can look at Greater Anglia to check which trains stop at Chelmsford Station.

The nearest bus stop to the theatres is the Chelmsford Bus Station in Duke Street.

You can look at First Essex to check which buses stop at the Chelmsford Bus Station.

Contact the theatre

01245 606505

Fairfield Road