The Towngate Theatre

About the Theatre

The Basildon group was started in 2009 at The Towngate Theatre. Basildon was RARE’s first area in Essex and has always been a very popular area with some of RARE’s busiest auditions.

We began with the classic Rock n Roll musical Little Shop Of Horrors.

Since then we have produced many fine shows including Hairspray, Oliver and Fame.


Towngate Theatre
St. Martins Square
Basildon SS14 1DL


The Billericay School
School Road
Billericay CM12 9LH

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“We have worked with Rare Productions for a number of years, and are always impressed with the level of talent and professionalism that shines through in their productions. As a company, they are a delight to work with, and we always look forward to welcoming them back to our Theatre.
Louise Frankton
Marketing Manager

The Show Team

Joe Peck

Show Director

Chantelle Simons

Musical Director

Paige Williamson