2 01, 2019

Brentwood Youth Theatre

Starting Saturday 5 January 2019

Brentwood Youth Theatre | Saturdays 10am – 12pm

£5 per session or £60 per term*

*book the full term at once and receive a 10% discount (only available over the phone or in-person)

We’re very excited to launch Brentwood Youth Theatre – a drama only Saturday morning theatre group for 10-16 year olds.

Under the guidance of experienced performers and facilitators, the group will meet weekly during term time to develop their performance skills and confidence in a fun, supportive environment.

Sessions are designed to help children grow in confidence and communication skills alongside developing core drama and performance skills.

No audition will be required to join, all are welcome.

6 11, 2018

Arthur’s Community Events

At Brentwood Theatre we passionately believe that theatre should be accessible to everyone, and so the highlights of our Christmas Show run are the community events, which are possible thanks to the generosity of many kind individuals. This year we have planned even more events.

Our relaxed performances this year are being held on Wednesday 5th December at 1:30pm and Thursday 13th December at 6:00pm. These performances are designed specifically to welcome visitors with a sensory or communication disorder, learning or physical disability, or autism spectrum condition. For more information please email bex@brentwood-theatre.org

We know many families feel the pinch this time of year, and thanks to the kind support of Brentwood and District Age Concern, on Sunday 23rd December at 11:00am, if you cannot afford a full-price ticket, you may Pay What You Can.

This year Brentwood Theatre would also like to thank our emergency services personnel who not only work tirelessly over the festive period to help those in need, but throughout the year. Members of the NHS, Fire and Police services as well as the armed forces are invited to come along on either Tuesday 11th December at 6:00pm or Wednesday 19th December at 6:00pm with tickets discounted up to 20%.

For more information on how to book tickets for these performances please call our box office on 01277 200305

14 08, 2018

We’re looking for volunteers!

Brentwood Theatre are looking for volunteers across marketing, front of house and technical

If you’ve got passion, experience (and/or a willingness to learn) and time then please get in touch.


11 07, 2018

Hire us for Spring/Summer 2019!

We’re now taking bookings for the Spring/Summer 2019 season!

If you’ve got a show, concert, conference or celebration you would like to bring into our fantastic, versatile and welcoming space between January and July 2019 then get in touch with our production office on 01277 230833 or email admin@brentwood-theatre.org and lets have a chat about your ideas!


11 07, 2018

Get Into ARTS! Festival

Get into ARTS! this summer at Brentwood Theatre

The Get into ARTS! Festival, Essex’s newest arts festival for all ages, is coming to Brentwood Theatre from 23 July to 5 August!

This brand new inclusive and affordable festival has been put together to celebrate the arts and to encourage children and adults alike to get involved through free or low-cost workshops, masterclasses and performances. There’s going to be singing, drumming, comedy and acting workshops, relaxed film screenings, SEN music sessions as well as great shows to watch and enjoy.

There will be multiple events each day and the foyer/café will be open every day of the festival so feel free to pop in and see what’s happening while you enjoy a drink or your lunch on the benches in our patio area.

2 05, 2018

One Night Stands

Take to the stage with a one night stand at Brentwood Theatre 


One-Night-Stands2 | Brentwood Theatre


We are very excited to be able to offer you a chance to hire our wonderful venue with some special discounts on certain dates through our upcoming summer season. Whether for a play, concert, comedy night, class, conference or reading; If you ’ve got a great idea, we’ve got the space for you!

We’re offering you the opportunity to hire either The Main House or The Audrey Longman Studio with a 10% discount off hire fees for events and up to 50% discount on extra hours (subject to certain conditions).

This means you could hire The Main House from 10am-11pm for just over £500 and the studio for under £200, giving you plenty of time to prepare or rehearse in advance of a performance in the evening! Want the space for different times? Just get in touch.


You would still receive the same great service from our staff and volunteers, with your hire including a Duty Technician, front of house staff, box office and the spotlight bar open for your performance.

June: 7, 11-13, 18, 20, 23, 25-28

July: 16-18, 20, 21

If you’re interested in any of the dates listed below or would like to know more information then please contact the theatre by emailing admin@brentwood-theatre.org or calling 01277 230833.

Please, note that VAT at the current rate is chargeable in addition to all the above rates.

1 05, 2018

Storytelling at Brentwood Theatre


Storytelling | Brentwood Theatre

We’re very pleased to announce the launch of our very first season of Storytelling at Brentwood Theatre, in association with our friends at Fable & Moon. Sessions will take place on Tuesday mornings between 10:30am – 12pm and each interactive theatrical session will focus on a different children’s adventure!


We’re starting with the story of the Gruffalo on May 8, tickets are just £6 per child and include a free tea/coffee for the accompanying adult.


 May 8 – The Gruffalo
July 10 – Handa’s Surprise
4 04, 2018

Brentwood Children’s Literary Festival 2018


Brentwood Children’s Literary Festival is back between 21st – 27th July 2018 for a week full of workshops, shows & interactive events! Tickets are being sold by Chicken & Frog. To book tickets call 01277230068 or visit http://brentwoodlitfest.com/authors/.


Events at Brentwood Theatre 

Really Big Pants Theatre Company

Joe and Willow are back to entertain us this year, with their highly exciting, energetic (and a little crazy) show, Suddenly…! And, to make it even more exciting, they have published an anthology of their short stories: Suddenly!, Stumped! and Shelved! Copies of Suddenly…! will be available to buy on the day – a signed book is a happy book!

Date: Friday 27th July
Time: 2pm – 3pm
Venue: Brentwood Theatre
Age range: 7+ (Guidance only)

All tickets £3
Children under 14 must be accompanied by a ticket holding adult.

Book your tickets on https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/474041 


John Kirk Presents The Beano

We’re delighted to be welcoming John back – last year he delighted us with The Twits and now he’s back with ‘Dennis [the Menace] and the Chamber of Mischief’.

Date: Tuesday 24th July
Time: 11am – 12pm
Venue: Brentwood Theatre
Age range: 6+ (Guidance only)

All tickets £3
Children under 14 must be accompanied by a ticket holding adult.

Book your tickets on https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/474043 

4 04, 2018

Essex Music Hub workshops

This week Essex Music Hub will be here running a workshop between 5th – 6th April.


Show Choir 2-day workshop


Date and time: Thur 5 April | 9:45am – 3:00pm  &  Fri 6 April | 10:00am – 3:00pm

Price: £10 per day

Opened to singers aged 10 – 18 years, all abilities, who live or who are educated in Essex.

To find out more information and to book, please click here.


Fun Glee Choir 

Date and time:  Fri 6 April | 11:45am – 3:00pm

Price: £5

Opened to singers aged 5-9 years of old of all abilities who live or are educated in Essex.

To find out more information and to book, please click here.


Both courses will end with a free informal showcase for family and friends to attend at approximately 2:30pm on Friday 6th April.

19 01, 2018

International Holocaust Memorial Day 2018

International Holocaust Memorial Day 2018

A joint initiative of Christian Friends of Israel (Essex) and Tikvah Chadasha Synagogue (Shenfield & Brentwood) supported by

Brentwood Borough Council

You are invited to

“ No Child’s Play”

An exhibition portraying the lives endured by children during the Holocaust, a production of Museums Division, Yad Vashem – the

World Holocaust Remembrance Centre.

Thursday 25th January 9:30 – 4:00 pm, Friday 26th January 9:30 – 4 pm and Saturday 27th January 10:30 – 1 pm at Brentwood Theatre

With an opportunity to hear, on Thursday 25th & Friday 26th from 11 am – 12, German Jewish Refugee, Herman Rothman in conversation about his remarkable life. Arriving in Britain in 1939 Herman eventually served in the Intelligence Corps of HM Forces, later interrogating high-ranking Nazi War Criminals, being instrumental in discovering Hitler’s Will & establishing information about the Führer’s death. His book, “Hitler’s Will” will be available.

To hear him (during which there will be no active viewing of the Exhibition) arrival is recommended between 10.40 & 10.55 as regretfully, it will not be possible for later arrivals to enter after the interview has commenced. Therefore to secure your place please register any group larger than 6 by contacting Moira Dare-Edwards on 01277 213243 or email: mdareedwards@btinternet.com

Meeting of Commemoration

At 6:30 pm on Saturday 27th January in The Main Hall of Brentwood County High School, Seven Arches Road,

Shenfield Common, Brentwood CM14 4JF


Guest Speaker – Ruth Barnett

Ruth was born in Berlin, Germany and arrived in England in 1939 aged 4 on the Kindertransport. Her Jewish father escaped to Shanghai whilst her Gentile mother, having taken part in the only mass public demonstration by Germans in the Third Reich against deportation of Jews, went into hiding until 1945. Ruth, eventually becoming a Secondary schoolteacher, then a psychotherapist, having converted to Judaism, marring her Jewish boyfriend & having a family, will be telling her personal story. Her books will be available for purchase, including “Person of No Nationality” portraying the struggles of a displaced person searching for her identity.


Followed by:

The Act of Commemoration

For the six million victims of the Nazi Holocaust


Free admission to all events but donations are welcome. A freewill offering will follow the evening meeting

Bookstalls ~ information stalls ~ Refreshment after Saturday meeting