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Coronavirus: Suspended performances at Southend Theatres

Updated: 29 May 2020, 4:54pm

Events at the Cliffs Pavilion and Palace Theatre (including the Dixon Studio) that were scheduled to take place before and including 28 June 2020 have been suspended.

Some shows beyond this date may also be subject to suspension or rescheduling. 

The Cliffs Pavilion and Palace Theatre buildings and box offices are temporarily closed.  

Advice For Ticket Holders

We are working to reschedule as many of the affected performances as we can. Inevitably this will not be possible for all events - and some shows will not be rescheduled.

This event list will be updated regularly.

These procedures apply for all bookings made direct with the venue. If you booked through a third party agency (Ticketmaster, See Tickets) please contact them directly.


Frequently asked questions


Event status

Affected events are either:

  1. Rescheduled (majority of events) -  What should I do?
  2. Will not be rescheduled What should I do?
  3. Pending What should I do?

Cliffs Pavilion | Maritime RoomPalace Theatre | Dixon Studio


Cliffs Pavilion

Original Date Event Rescheduled date
17 - 21 March Million Dollar Quartet  Will not be rescheduled
22 March Al Murray  22 September 2020
23 March Menopause the Musical  28 March 2021
24 March Ben Fogle: Tales from the Wilderness  21 September 2020
25 March Adam Kay  1 September 2020
26 March Elkie Brookes  9 February 2021
27 March Madama Butterfly  10 April 2021
28 March Remembering the Oscars  7 April 2021
29 March Bootleg Beatles  16 April 2021
31 March - 1 April Riverdance  24 - 15 September 2021
2 April The Sensational 60's Experience 15 January 2021
3 April The Joe and Dianne Show  14 April 2021
5 April Firedance  12 March 2021
7 - 12 April Six: The Musical  17 - 22 August 2021
15 April Whitney - Queen of the Night 21 August 2020
18 April Milton Jones 23 February 2021
19 April Jimmy Carr 16 August 2020
21 April Walk Right Back 28 June 2021
22 April Jack Dee  2 September 2020
23 April Seven Drunken Nights  13 May 2021
24 April Ross Noble  25 February 2021
25 April Anything For Love: The Meat Loaf Story  10 November 2020
26 April Foil, Arms and Hog (now at the Palace Theatre) 6 March 2021
28 April - 2 May Beautiful  Will not be rescheduled
3 May Jack Dee: Off The Telly  10 September 2020
4 May The Show - The Music of Abba  Will not be rescheduled
5 May Paul Weller  7 March 2021
6 May The Hollies  Will not be rescheduled
7 May What's Love Got To Do With It? 27 May 2021
8 May Tim Vine is Plastic Elvis  24 September 2020
10 May Burn The Floor  23 September 2020
12 -16 May Derren Brown: Showman 13 -17 July 2021
17 May Romesh Ranganathan  25 May 2021
19 May The Elvis Tribute Artist World Tour 15 November 2020
20 May In Conversation with the Sopranos 21 June 2021
22 - 23 May Giselle presented by the English Youth Ballet  Will not be rescheduled
25 - 30 May Thriller  Will not be rescheduled
31 May Romesh Ranganathan  26 May 2021
3 June Rumours of Fleetwood Mac  19 June 2021
5 June The Dreamboys  22 August 2020
7 June Mark Brewer  3 October 2020
8 - 12 June SEESMA  Will not be rescheduled
14 June Simon & Garfunkel  Will not be rescheduled
15 June Ronan Keating 6 January 2021
17 June The Illegal Eagles  11 July 2021
18 June Rhod Gilbert  18 October 2020
20 - 21 June Peppa Pig's Best Day Ever  16 - 17 March 2021
23 - 27 June We Will Rock You  2 - 6 February 2021
28 June The Ronnie Scott's All Stars  Will not be rescheduled
29 June Joker in Concert  8 March 2021
30 June George Benson  29 June 2021
1 July The ELO Experience  19 February 2021
3 July The Carpenters Story  8 August 2021
4 - 5 July Take The Stage  Pending
7 July Jimmy Carr  6 April 2021
8 July Roger Hodgson  17 June 2021
10 July Fastlove  3 December 2020
11 July Luther - A Luther Vandross Celebration  18 June 2021
12 July Burn The Floor  23 September 2020
15 - 19 July Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story  Will not be rescheduled
21 - 23 July In The Night Garden  Will not be rescheduled
24 July A Country Night in Nashville  1 August 2021
25 July Sun Records  16 January 2021
26 July Some Guys Have All The Luck  7 July 2021
18 August
Ireland The Show
Will not be rescheduled
20 August 
80s Mania
13 August 2021
3 September Jane McDonald 21 July 2021
5 September Sounds of the 60s Live with Tony Blackburn 12 August 2021
6 September
Hot Orchestral Night
20 September 2021
11 September  Ultra 90s Will not be rescheduled
16 September  Russell Howard 30 June 2021
18 September
Legend: The Music of Bob Marley
15 August 2021
25 September 
Lost in Music
17 September 2021
2 October 
David Essex
18 September 2021
3 October Collabro  19 October 2021
11 - 16 January 2021 Strictly Ballroom  16 - 21 May 2022
1 - 6 February The Commitments  Will not be rescheduled

Maritime Room

Tickets for monthly events in the Maritime Room (such as Quiz & Curry, Comedy Curry and so forth) will be valid for the first of each event to take place once the theatre re-opens.

The following one-off events have also been rescheduled:

Original Date Event Rescheduled date
21 March Los Pacaminos  15 August 2020
4 April West End Rats 3 July 2020
8 April Oli Silk 17 September 2020
29 April Natalie Williams' Soul Family  27 January 2021
17 May Joe Gibson and Company Jazz Sunday Lunch  2 August 2020
27 May Peter White 10 November 2020
5 June Mrs B's Boys  25 July 2020

Palace Theatre

Original Date Event Rescheduled date
20 - 21 March Oliver! (Frances School of Drama) Will not be rescheduled
22 March  Henning When 6 September 2020
24 - 28 March Dial M for Murder  9 - 13 February 2021
29 March Coldplace  26 March 2021
30 March There's Only One John Motson  Will not be rescheduled
31 March - 4 April Bang Bang  18 - 22 August 2020
8 - 9 April Dreams - Presented by Morgan Academy of Performing Arts  Pending
10 April Phil Wang  29 September 2020
11 April Lloyd Cole 1 September 2020
12 April The Amazing Bubble Man  30 October 2020
13 April Andy Fairweather Lowe  9 October 2020
16 - 17 April Sarah & Duck  Will not be rescheduled
18 April Iain Stirling  18 March 2021
19 April Toyah & Hazel O'Connor  2 June 2021
22 - 25 April SODS: Company (now Anything Goes) 4 - 7 November 2020
26 April Film: Carousel, Film: Downton Abbey Will not be rescheduled
27 April - 2 May Crimes Camera Action  22 - 24 March 2021
3 May The Fureys  7 September 2020
6 - 9 May Our House  21 - 24 October 2020
10 May Ward Thomas 2 September 2020
13 - 16 May Big Fish  25 - 28 November 2020
17 May Red Hot Chilli Pipers  22 April 2021
18 May Ian Anderson on Jethro Tull Will not be rescheduled
20 May Tom Stade  21 September 2020
21 May The Guilty Feminist  Will not be rescheduled
22 May The Johnny Cash Roadshow  12 October 2020
24 - 26 May Twirlywoos  Will not be rescheduled
27 May Nick Butter  10 July 2020
28 May The Bruno Mars Songbook  Will not be rescheduled
29 May The Sounds of Springsteen  24 April 2021
2 June Robert White  24 September 2020
3 June Ansell's Les Musicals  9 September 2021
4 June Rachel Parris  10 October 2020
6 June Temptation in The Temple  Will not be rescheduled
7 June Film: Knives Out Will not be rescheduled
7 June Film - The Secret Life of Pets 2 (U)  Will not be rescheduled
15 - 20 June Barnum  Pending
28 June Theatre Train  7 February 2021
2 July Craig Revel Horwood  8 October 2020
5 - 9 August Summer Youth Project - Fame  Will not be rescheduled 
10 - 11 August Tiddler and Other Tales  Will not be rescheduled 
13 August Sounds of Springsteen  24 April 2021
14 August
Catch Us if You Can starring The Revolvers
Will not be rescheduled 
29 August 
The Bowie Experience
21 August 2021
4 September
Extremely Dan - The Steely Dan Experience
25 March 2021
5 September Come What May - Moulin Rouge Tribute 25 January 2021
10 September
The Best of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons
20 March 2021
22 September
The Matt Munro Story
30 April 2021
27 September
The Celine Dion Songbook
9 April 2021
14 October 
Some Kinda Wonderful
2 October 2021
30 November - 5 December Holly and The Ivy  Will not be rescheduled 

Dixon Studio

Original Date Event Rescheduled date
22 March Little Bo Peep  Will not be rescheduled
22 March Matt Forde  3 December 2020
26 - 28 March Miscast (LTC)  Will not be rescheduled
29 March Lucy Porter: Be Prepared  18 September 2020
1 - 4 April Theatre of Heaven and Hell - Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead  29 Sept-3 Oct 2020
11 April Garrett Millerick 29 November 2020
16 - 17 April 100% Simon Brodkin  16 - 17 September 2020
18 April Paul McCaffrey  27 March 2021
21 - 25 April Don't Dress For Dinner  10 - 14 November 2020
28 April - 2 May Taming of the Shrew  Will not be rescheduled
5 - 9 May Tomb with a view Pending
13 - 16 May All My Sons  12 - 15 May 2021
17 May Adam Hess  19 September 2020
21 - 23 May Nasty Neighbours  20 - 22 May 2021
27 May Bec Hill  22 March 2021
29 May Magical Bones  15 October 2020
3 - 6 June A Bride in the Hand  9 - 12 June 2021
10 June Tom Houghton  3 June 2021
12 June Any Suggestions, Doctor?  Will not be rescheduled 
13 June Any Suggestions, Doctor?  23 January 2021
19 June Jack Barry  16 January 2021
20 June Andrew Lawrence  Pending
15 - 18 July
Searching For Doctor Branovic
18 -21 November 2020

My show has been rescheduled to a new date – what should I do?

We will email all ticket holders to inform them of the new date.

The new dates for performances that have been rescheduled so far are listed above.

  • If you are able to attend on the new date your original tickets will remain valid. Where an event takes place on more than one day your tickets will be valid for the same day of the week/time. You do not need to take any action.
  • If you are unable to attend on the new date there is a form to complete to let us know, which would have also been emailed to you. Reimbursment will be using a voucher system.
My show is not being rescheduled – what should I do?

You should receive an email confirming that your booking will be reimbursed through a voucher credit system.  Our Box Office team will arrange for the voucher to be issued and it will be sent to you by email.

Vouchers will be for the full value of your tickets (including any fees). They can be redeemed against a future show..

My event is marked as pending – what should I do?

Nothing. We will contact you by email as soon as the status of shows is confirmed. We will also update this page.


Have another enquiry?

If you have another question about your order, including a request for a refund, please use our online enquiry form. We are dealing with a very large volume of enquiries – please be aware it may take several weeks for us to deal with your request.


Frequently asked questions


You will appreciate the unprecedented nature of the current situation; and the volume of customer enquiries we are receiving at this time.  Further updates will be provided through updates to this page and by email to ticket holders.