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Coronavirus: Suspended performances at Southend Theatres

Updated: 20 November 2020, 11:42am

Events at the Cliffs Pavilion and Palace Theatre (including the Dixon Studio) that were scheduled to take place before and including 31 January 2021 have been suspended.

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We have explored all options to continue with our autumn programme, but unfortunately it is just not financially viable to present full shows – with all that involves – whilst social distancing measures remain in place.  The Culture Secretary’s announcement that a relaxation of social distancing will not be considered until November 2020 at the earliest has reluctantly led us to this conclusion. 

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

The Cliffs Pavilion and Palace Theatre venues 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.



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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

March

Original Date Event Rescheduled date
17 - 21 March Million Dollar Quartet  Will not be rescheduled
22 March Al Murray  18 February 2021
23 March Menopause the Musical  28 March 2021
24 March Ben Fogle: Tales from the Wilderness  21 September 2021
25 March Adam Kay  13 March 2021
26 March Elkie Brooks  9 February 2021
27 March Madama Butterfly  Will not be rescheduled
28 March Remembering the Oscars  7 April 2021
29 March Bootleg Beatles  16 April 2021
31 March - 1 April Riverdance  24 - 25 September 2021

April

Original Date Event Rescheduled date
31 March - 1 April Riverdance  24 - 25 September 2021
2 April The Sensational 60's Experience 18 April 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 6 June 2021
18 April Milton Jones 28 September 2021
19 April Jimmy Carr 9 May 2021
21 April Walk Right Back 28 June 2021
22 April Jack Dee: Off The Telly 28 May 2021
23 April Seven Drunken Nights  13 May 2021
24 April Ross Noble  25 February 2021
25 April Anything For Love: The Meat Loaf Story  15 June 2021
26 April Foil, Arms and Hog (now at the Palace Theatre) 6 March 2021
28 April - 2 May Beautiful  Will not be rescheduled

May

Original Date Event Rescheduled date
28 April - 2 May Beautiful  Will not be rescheduled
3 May Jack Dee: Off The Telly  29 May 2021
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  16 June 2021
10 May Burn The Floor  23 June 2021
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 12 May 2021
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

June

Original Date Event Rescheduled date
3 June Rumours of Fleetwood Mac  19 June 2021
5 June The Dreamboys  23 April 2021
7 June Mark Brewer  25 June 2021
13 June Here Come The Boys 18 July 2021
14 June The Simon & Garfunkel Story Pending
15 June Ronan Keating 22 June 2021
17 June The Illegal Eagles  11 July 2021
18 June Rhod Gilbert  14 November 2021
20 - 21 June Peppa Pig's Best Day Ever  16 - 17 March 2021
23 - 27 June We Will Rock You  Will not be rescheduled
28 June The Ronnie Scott's All Stars  Will not be rescheduled
29 June Joker in Concert  25 October 2021
30 June George Benson  29 June 2021

July

Original Date Event Rescheduled date
1 July The ELO Experience  19 February 2021
3 July The Carpenters Story  8 August 2021
4 - 5 July Take The Stage  Refer to email correspondence
7 July Jimmy Carr  6 April 2021
8 July Roger Hodgson  Will not be rescheduled
10 July Fastlove  10 April 2021
11 July Luther - A Luther Vandross Celebration  18 June 2021
12 July Burn The Floor  23 June 2021
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  22 April 2021
26 July Some Guys Have All The Luck  7 July 2021
28 July - 1 August
9 to 5 The Musical
30 March - 3 April 2021

August

Original Date Event Rescheduled date
28 July - 1 August
9 to 5 The Musical
30 March - 3 April 2021
16 August
Jimmy Carr
9 May 2021
18 August
Ireland The Show
Will not be rescheduled
19 August That'll Be The Day 11 August 2021
20 August 
80s Mania
13 August 2021
27 - 30 August
The Golden Age of Hollywood
Will not be rescheuled

September

Original Date Event Rescheduled date
3 September Jane McDonald 21 July 2021
4 September
The Real Thing
2 May 2021
5 September Sounds of the 60s Live with Tony Blackburn 12 August 2021
6 September
Hot Orchestral Night
20 September 2021
9 September
Jimmy Carr - Terribly Funny
4 August 2021
11 September  Ultra 90s Will not be rescheduled
12 September
Imagine - The John Lennon Songbook
Will not be rescheduled
16 September  Russell Howard 30 June 2021
17 September John Bishop: Warm Up 29 September 2021
18 September
Legend: The Music of Bob Marley
15 August 2021
19 September Jason Donovan 10 February 2021
20 September The Drifters 21 April 2021
23 September
Burn The Floor
23 June 2021
25 September 
Lost in Music
17 September 2021
26 September An Audience with Harry Redknapp 15 September 2021
27 September Kim Wilde  16 September 2021
30 September Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox 27 September 2021

October

Original Date Event Rescheduled date
1 October Daniel O'Donnell 3 October 2021
2 October 
David Essex
18 September 2021
3 October Collabro  19 October 2021
3 October Mark Brewer: Released & Unleashed 25 June 2021
4 October
Russell Watson
28 November 2021
6 October Michael Bolton 18 October 2021
8 October Texas 13 June 2021
9 October Dionne Warwick 27 October 2021
13 - 17 October
Sunny Afternoon
Will not be rescheduled
19 October Status Quo Will not be rescheduled
20 October Rufus Wainwright 22 October 2021
28 October Maximum Rhythm & Blues: The Manfreds 24 October 2021
29 - 30 October Jools Holland 28 - 29 October 2021

November

Original Date Event Rescheduled date
1 November The Stylistics plus Support 4 November 2021
2 November The Australian Pink Floyd 8 November 2021
4 November Level 42: From Eternity to Here 5 October 2021
7 November Billy Ocean 9 October 2021
8 November Last Night of the Autumn Proms 7 November 2021
11 November Joel Dommett: Unapologetic 20 October 2021
12 -13 November Alan Carr - Not Again, Alan! 26 & 27 February 2021
14 November The Magic of Motown 26 November 2021
18 November Sixties Gold 11 November 2021
19 November The Stranglers 12 April 2021
20 November Gabrielle 22 November 2021
22 November Ant Middleton: Mind Over Muscle 31 October 2021
24 November Deacon Blue 13 November 2021
26 November
An Evening with The Hairy Bikers
Will not be rescheduled
29 November Jon Richardson: The Knitwit 5 December 2021

December

Original Date Event Rescheduled date
2 December Jon Richardson: The Knitwit 17 November 2021
4 December Il Divo plus Special Guests 2 December 2021
5 December Tropicana Nights Christmas Party Pending
12 December - 3 January Pantomime: Cinderella 11 December 2021 - 2 January 2022

January 2021

Original Date Event Rescheduled date
12 December - 3 January Pantomime: Cinderella 11 December 2021 - 2 January 2022
6 January Ronan Keating: Twenty Twenty 22 June 2021
9 January Whitney - Queen of the Night 6 June 2021
10 January The Drifters 21 April 2021
11 - 16 January Strictly Ballroom  16 - 21 May 2022
15 January The Sensational 60s Experience 18 April 2021
16 January Sun Records 22 April 2021
18 January The Simon & Garfunkel Story Pending
27 January Katherine Jenkins plus Support 15 November 2021

February onwards

Original Date Event Rescheduled date
1 - 6 February 2021 The Commitments  Will not be rescheduled
2 - 6 February 2021 We Will Rock You  Will not be rescheduled
12 & 13 February 2021 Anton & Erin 11 & 12 March 2022
15-21 February 2021 Waitress 7-11 September 2021
26 March 2021 Jason Manford: Like Me 20 January 2022
30 March - 3 April Singin' In The Rain Pending
19 April 2021 My Best Friend's Wedding the Musical Will not be rescheduled
20 - 24 April 2021 My Best Friend's Wedding the Musical 4 - 8 January 2022

Maritime Room

Original Date Event Rescheduled date
21 March Los Pacaminos  Will not be rescheduled
4 April West End Rats Pending
8 April Oli Silk Pending
29 April Natalie Williams' Soul Family  Pending
17 May Joe Gibson and Company Jazz Sunday Lunch  Pending
27 May Peter White Pending
5 June Mrs B's Boys  Pending
10 July
Tropicana Nights
Pending
17 July
Fanny Galore's Big Night Out!
Pending
18 July
Fanny's Buns & Bubbles
Pending
22 July
Quiz & Curry Night
Pending
23 July
Comedy Curry Club
Pending
24 July
Sounds Familiar Music Quiz
Pending
15 August
Fanny's Buns & Bubbles
Pending
19 August
Quiz & Curry Night
Pending
21 August
Tropicana Nights
Pending
27 August
Comedy Curry Club
Pending
3 October
70s Rewind! Dare To Flare! Pending
9 October Tropicana Nights Pending
10 October Fanny's Buns & Bubbles Pending
16 October Fanny Galore's Big Night Out! Pending
22 October Comedy Curry Club Pending
10 November The Jazz Mix presents Peter White Pending
13 November Tropicana Nights Pending
20 November Fanny Galore's Big Night Out! Pending
26 November Comedy Curry Club Pending
4 December Lunch With The Boys From Jersey Pending
12 December Dinner With The Boys From Jersey Pending
27 January The Jazz Mix: Natalie Williams' Soul Family Pending

Palace Theatre

March

Original Date Event Rescheduled date
20 - 21 March Oliver! (Frances School of Drama) Will not be rescheduled
22 March  Henning When 14 February 2021
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  Will not be rescheduled

April

Original Date Event Rescheduled date
31 March - 4 April Bang Bang  Will not be rescheduled
8 - 9 April Dreams - Presented by Morgan Academy of Performing Arts  Will not be rescheduled
10 April Phil Wang  23 April 2021
11 April Lloyd Cole 18 April 2021
12 April The Amazing Bubble Man  Pending
13 April Andy Fairweather Lowe  25 June 2021
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) 10 - 13 March 2021
26 April Film: Carousel, Film: Downton Abbey Will not be rescheduled
27 April - 2 May Crimes Camera Action  22 - 24 March 2021

May

Original Date Event Rescheduled date
27 April - 2 May Crimes Camera Action  22 - 24 March 2021
3 May The Fureys  Will not be rescheduled
6 - 9 May Our House  5 - 8 May 2021
10 May Ward Thomas 21 April 2021
13 - 16 May Big Fish  Pending
17 May Red Hot Chilli Pipers  22 April 2021
18 May Ian Anderson on Jethro Tull Will not be rescheduled
20 May Tom Stade - You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet 17 February 2021
21 May The Guilty Feminist  Will not be rescheduled
22 May The Johnny Cash Roadshow  13 June 2021
24 - 26 May Twirlywoos  Will not be rescheduled
27 May Nick Butter  Pending
28 May The Bruno Mars Songbook  Will not be rescheduled
29 May The Sound of Springsteen  24 April 2021

June

Original Date Event Rescheduled date
2 June Robert White - The Tank Top Tour 2 4 February 2021
3 June Ansell's Les Musicals  9 September 2021
4 June Rachel Parris  23 October 2021
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  22-25 June 2022

July

Original Date Event Rescheduled date
2 July Craig Revel Horwood  23 February 2021
14 - 18 July Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em 6 - 10 July 2021
23 - 25 July 
The Mikado
Pending

August

Original Date Event Rescheduled date
5 - 9 August Summer Youth Project - Fame  Will not be rescheduled 
10 - 11 August Tiddler and Other Tales  Will not be rescheduled 
13 August The Sound of Springsteen  24 April 2021
14 August
Catch Us if You Can starring The Revolvers
Will not be rescheduled 
15 August 
 Roy Orbison & The Travelling Wilburys
18 June 2021
29 August 
The Bowie Experience
21 August 2021

September

Original Date Event Rescheduled date
4 September
Extremely Dan - The Steely Dan Experience
25 March 2021
5 September Come What May - Moulin Rouge Tribute 9 May 2021
6 September
Henning Wehn
14 February 2021
7 September
The Fureys
Will not be rescheduled
9 September
Psychic Sally - 10 Years and Counting
20 April 2021
10 September
The Best of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons
20 March 2021
11 September
Blake - Live in Concert Tour
7 March 2021
14 - 19 September
Heart of a Tiger starring Phil Davis
Will not be rescheduled
21 September
Tom Stade - You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet
17 February 2021
22 September
The Matt Munro Story
30 April 2021
24 September
Robert White - The Tank Top Tour 2
4 February 2021
25 September
Joe McElderry
23 September 2021
26 September
Little Mix Experience
21 August 2021
26 September
The Rolling Stones Story
2 April 2021
27 September
The Celine Dion Songbook
9 April 2021
29 September Phil Wang: Philly Philly Wang Wang 23 April 2021
30 September Blokes of a Feather 6 October 2021

October

Original Date Event Rescheduled date
10 October Rachel Parris: All Change Please 23 October 2021
14 October 
Some Kinda Wonderful
2 October 2021
15 October Daniel Sloss Pending
16 October Go Now! The Music of The Moody Blues 8 October 2021
18 October Iain Stirling 9 October 2021
21 -24 October Our House 5 - 8 May 2021
25 October David O'Doherty: whoa is me Will not be rescheduled
26 - 28 October Tales from Acorn Wood Pending
29 October Mark Kingswood Will not be rescheduled
30 October Jason Byrne 25 September 2021
30 October The Amazing Bubble Man Pending
31 October
 Dr Richard Shepherd - Unnatural Causes 
24 October 2021

November

Original Date Event Rescheduled date
1 November Liz Jones: 8½ Stone & Still Full of Issues 5 October 2021
15 November The Rainer Hersch Orkestra "Roll Over Beethoven" Will not be rescheduled
16 -21 November The Cat and The Canary Pending
22 November The Very Hungry Caterpillar 21 November 2021
25 - 28 November Big Fish Pending
29 November Sh*tfaced Shakespeare: Romeo & Juliet 28 November 2021
30 November - 5 December Holly and The Ivy  Will not be rescheduled 

December

Original Date Event Rescheduled date
16 December Rick Wakeman 14 December 2021
18 - 24 December Dear Santa 18 - 24 December 2021

January 2021 onwards

Original Date Event Rescheduled date
25 January Come What May 9 May 2021
27 January Daniel Sloss: HUBRIS Pending
30 January The Story of Guitar Heroes 5 September 2021
5 February  Stephen K Amos 3 June 2021
16 February Ray Mears 30 March 2022

Dixon Studio

Original Date Event Rescheduled date
22 March Little Bo Peep  Will not be rescheduled
22 March Matt Forde  Pending
26 - 28 March Miscast (LTC)  Will not be rescheduled
29 March Lucy Porter: Be Prepared  2 April 2021
1 - 4 April Theatre of Heaven and Hell - Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead  Will not be rescheduled
11 April Garrett Millerick Will not be rescheduled
16 - 17 April 100% Simon Brodkin  29 & 30 September 2021
18 April Paul McCaffrey  27 March 2021
21 - 25 April Don't Dress For Dinner  Will not be rescheduled
28 April - 2 May Taming of the Shrew  Will not be rescheduled
5 - 9 May Tomb with a view 13 - 17 July 2021
13 - 16 May All My Sons  12 - 15 May 2021
17 May Adam Hess  23 May 2021
21 - 23 May Nasty Neighbours  20 - 22 May 2021
27 May Bec Hill: Out of Order Will not be rescheduled
29 May Magical Bones  26 March 2021
3 - 6 June A Bride in the Hand  9 - 12 June 2021
10 June Tom Houghton  3 June 2021
12 - 13 June Any Suggestions, Doctor?  18 September 2021
19 June Jack Barry  Pending
20 June Andrew Lawrence  Pending
2 July
Jarlath Regan: Notions Eleven
Pending
15 - 18 July
Searching For Doctor Branovic
10 - 13 March 2021
3 September
Bec Hill: Out of Order
Will not be rescheduled
16 & 17 September
100% Simon Brodkin
29 & 30 September 2021
18 September Lucy Porter: Be Prepared 2 April 2021
19 September
Adam Hess: My Grandad Has A Fringe
23 May 2021
20 September
Steve Bugeja
18 June 2021
26 September
Oldilocks & The 3 Bears
Will not be rescheduled
8 & 9 October Chris McCausland: Speaky Blinder 24 & 25 June 2021
10 October Tiff Stevenson: Mother 26 March 2021
15 October Magical Bones: Black Magic 24 March 2021
4 November Keith James: The Music of Yusuf 27 April 2021
5 November Alice Fraser: Chronos 10 November 2021
29 November Garrett Millerick: Smile Will not be rescheduled
3 December Matt Forde: Brexit, Pursued by a Bear Pending
16 January 2021 Jack Barry: Alien Pending
23 January 2021 Any Suggestions, Doctor? 18 September 2021
12 February 2021 Fin Taylor: So My Wife... 8 October 2021
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.
My show is not being rescheduled – what should I do?

You will email all ticket holders confirming that your booking will be reimbursed through a voucher credit system. Your voucher 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 any future show.
If you haven’t received a voucher, and your event is listed as ‘not rescheduled’ in the affected events list you need to let us know by completing a form.

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 affected events list. Please note that we cannot take any action in relation to your booking, or respond to enquiries about it until we have confirmed with the producer whether it is possible to reschedule the show or not.


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 respond to enquiries and deal with your request


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.