Located in the English county of Essex, the Palace Theatre sits in Westcliff-on-Sea town. It is the stage for many popular shows, offering a wide range of performances like music and drama and welcoming both regional and national touring companies.
The theatre provides two main performance spaces – the Main Auditorium, which has 603 seats, and the Dixon Studio with 100 seats. It also features a spacious, purpose-built bar within the main entrance area.
First opened in 1912, it is an excellent example of Edwardian Theatre, which adheres to its original music hall style. Several of the original features including the intricately decorated billboard frames, the Regency-style domes and the extensive, spectacular staircase that ascends to the Circle remain. The venue looks grand and is a significant landmark in Westcliff-on-Sea.