Thameside Theatre brings panto online for 2020

23 November 2020
Panto season is back with a special edition of Sleeping Beauty for Thurrock residents to enjoy at home, thanks to Thurrock Council's Thameside Theatre and production company Polka Dot Pantomimes.
For the first time, the theatre has teamed up to offer a professionally pre-recorded performance available to watch online from Monday 14 December 2020 to Sunday 3 January 2021.

Wicked Wednesday cinema

22 January 2020
Wicked Wednesdays are returning to Thameside Theatre in Grays, offering a fantastic family film deal this February half-term.
This exciting scheme offers 2 free adult tickets for every child ticket purchased, with child tickets priced at just £5. To make the offer even more tantalising, each child also receives popcorn and a drink.
The offer is available for the following films:

The best of Queen

16 January 2020
Thameside Theatre opens its doors to a special one-night-only performance of Queen’s biggest hits on Saturday 22 February.
The Bohemians will showcase some of the band's greatest tracks including Under Pressure, Bohemian Rhapsody, I Want To Break Free and many more.
The band formed in 1996 and have since travelled the world, wowing audiences with their astounding ability to recreate Queen live on the stage.

Get in the Christmas spirit with Thameside Theatre

12 November 2019
You can get into the Christmas spirit early with a trio of classic festive family films being screened at Thameside Theatre on Saturday 23 November.
As well as being family friendly with something for all ages to enjoy, the screenings are also excellent value costing just £1 for each ticket for both children and adults.

Rock for Heroes

29 October 2019
Rock 'n' Roll is coming to Thameside Theatre this November to help raise money for wounded veterans across the country.
The 'Rock for Heroes' show will take place at the theatre on Saturday 9 November and promises a fun-filled evening of music made famous by your favourite rock and pop artists including Queen, David Bowie, Spandau Ballet, Bryan Adams, Elton John, AC/DC and more.

Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs 2: The Magic Cutlass

25 September 2019
Captain Flinn is set for an adventure at Thameside Theatre in late October.
Les Petits Theatre Company return to the high seas after their hugely successful shows David Walliams’ The First Hippo on the Moon and Adventures in Wonderland.
The Magic Cutlass is the highly anticipated sequel based on the award-winning book by Giles Andreae and Russell Ayto.

Thameside Theatre panto star announced!

14 August 2019
Thameside Theatre has announced its star for this year's fantastic pantomime will be... Wes Nelson!
The TV heart-throb appeared in the ITV2 reality series Love Island in 2018, and also Dancing on Ice 2019, where he finished as runner-up.
This ITV hunk is set to mark his debut pantomime performance by playing the role of Dick Whittington at the Thameside Theatre.

Sinatra and Me

8 August 2019
A celebrated performer regarded as one of the world's finest Sinatra interpreters will be hitting the stage at Thameside Theatre.
Richard Shelton is an award winning actor and singer who has received many critically acclaimed international reviews for his performances as Sinatra in the show, which comes directly from London's West End and Los Angeles.
The fabulous Denmark Street Big Band will accompany Shelton on stage at theatre in Grays on Saturday 31 August, providing the audience with a wonderful music experience.

Backstage stars take a bow

5 July 2019
A group of talented young people who work hard behind the scenes took centre stage at a special show after receiving a letter from Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber congratulating them on their achievements.
Thameside Young Producers was formed in 2013 by Franki McEwen and is based at Thameside Theatre in Grays. It gives young people aged 14 to 19 years-old an opportunity to learn the skills they need to work backstage in a theatre, including lighting design, sound and stage management, as well as event management and front of house operations.