Contribute to our exhibition

The exhibition

Our interactive exhibition will be featured alongside the Theatre Stage at the Village Green in July. It will consist of photos, posters, memorabilia. You will be able to hear interviews with local theatre artists. You will have a chance to enjoy the sounds and visions of Southend in the days when children went on donkey rides, ate candyfloss and watched Punch and Judy shows on the beach.

After the Village Green, what will happen to the exhibits?

Following this, we will be making it into a permanent digital record which will be available to anyone who has access to a computer!

Blown away!

The Chalkwell Beach Theatre was around in the 1950s, until 1967 when it blew away in a particularly ferocious gale!

Our interactive exhibition is all about celebrating local theatre from the 1950s to the present day.

The Palace Theatre, Southend

So do you have any photos, posters, programmes that you would like to share with us for our exhibition? (No originals please!)

Or, if you were a prolific theatre goer, or were even on the stage during this period, we would love to hear from you. You could even feature in one of our interviews!

Please get in touch with your memories and stories!

CONTACT us today.