Summer Holiday Workshops

Summer Holiday Workshops

workshopsWe have an exciting fun-filled summer programme lined up this year, with Workshops every Tuesday and Thursday and Carnival Week 14-18 August.

As usual, the workshop days run from 10am to 3pm, and children should bring a packed lunch. The workshops are usually £15, but we have funding through Short Breaks for children who have additional needs ad a statement at school, reducing the cost for them to just £7. If you are uncertain about eligibility please contact us.

Carnival Week runs from Monday 14 August to Friday 18 August, 10am-3pm, and we then join the procession along Southend seafront on Saturday evening. The cost for the week is £80 (£10 deposit required ASAP). Short Breaks workshops will still run on the Tuesday and Thursday for those not doing the full week.

Tuesday, 25 July Disney Day
Thursday, 27 July Charlie & Choc Factory
Tuesday, 1 August Beauty & the Beast
Thursday, 3 August Little Mix
Tuesday, 8 August Matilda
Thursday, 10 August Fantastic Beasts
w/c 14 August Carnival Week (Aladdin)
Tuesday, 22 August Moana
Thursday, 24 August Street Dance
Tuesday, 29 August Hairspray
Thursday, 31 August Lion King

You can book onto workshops at the Studios or online via the form below.
Places are only confirmed once payment has been received.


Summer Showcase – 17 June 2017

Summer Showcase – 17 June 2017

Tickets are now available for our Summer Showcase. taking place at Holy Trinity Church Rayleigh on Saturday 17 July.

Our Singing and Drama classes (both Junior and Senior) have been working hard on this over recent weeks, and will be performing twice – 2.30pm and 6.30pm – to parents and friends of MTC, as well as the Friends of Holy Trinity.

Tickets are £5 each and available now from reception.

Contact us for further information.

Workshop and Show Dates…

Workshop and Show Dates…

Half-term Workshops

Half-term’s approaching which means Short Breaks Workshops:

  • Wednesday 31 May – Lion, the With and the Wardrobe (note – you do not need to bring yours)
  • Thursday 1 June – Lion King workshop

Workshops run 10am to 3pm. Packed lunch required.

Summer Holidays

We’re preparing the details now, but there will be Workshops every Tuesday and Thursday through the Summer.

Carnival Week: 14-19 August

A whole week of activities with an Aladdin theme, leading up to us joining the carnival procession along Southend seafront on the Saturday evening.

MTC Show: 13-14 January 12018

Get the date in your diary now for our annual-ish extravaganza of excellence. Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 January at The Towngate Theatre Basildon

Quiz Night – Sat 25 Feb

Quiz Night – Sat 25 Feb

It’s back! By popular demand, for one night only (until the next one) – our legendary QUIZ NIGHT!

Saturday 25th February, 7.30pm, right here in our glorious studios.

Tickets are just £7 per adult, with proceeds going towards the next phase of building work. Bring a whole team, or just yourself – we’ll create teams on the night as necessary. Bring your own drinks and nibbles, and come prepared for a fun night with friends!

Contact the office for more details or to book in: 01268 906470

Final Arrangements for show weekend

As we cannot have a Dress Rehearsal at the theatre the following arrangements apply:

Saturday 19th November

3-6pm        Dress Rehearsal at MTC      EVERYONE NEEDED


Sunday 20th November (showday!)

Arrive at Towngate Stage Door (by Westgate Car Park) as follows:

11am         Solo singers, adult tap and adult singers.

11.30         All performers 9 years and over (inc Seniors and Adults )

1pm           All performers 5 to 8 years old

2pm           All performers under 5 years old

This is because there are regulations around how long children are allowed to be on the premises depending on their age.


All performers must arrive with hair and make- up done.
If you are having make up done by our professional make-up artist, this will take place at MTC in the morning (times to follow).

Costume lists are being prepared and will be with you asap

You’re the one that we want… at our Grease Workshop – 4 August

You’re the one that we want… at our Grease Workshop – 4 August

We’ve had a lot of people ask for a Workshop Day based on the hit musical Grease. You don’t have to be a beauty-school drop out or have tears on your pillow; but if you were born to hand-jive and think that love is a many splendoured thing – or you just want to come and have a fun-packed day with us (which is the preferred option) – then it might just be that we go together and you are the one that (we) want.

There are worse things (you) can do…

So, Freddy my love (insert your own name if not appropriate), give us a call on 01268 906470 for more information about our Grease Workshop on Thursday 4 August, 10am-3pm (it’s during the day so you are free to enjoy your summer nights) at Equal People Performing Arts in Brook Road, Rayleigh.

£15 per child. Packed lunch and drink required. No experience necessary. Hound dogs and mooning prohibited. Grease workshop organised by our very own rock and roll party queen, but Sandra Dee apologises she can’t be there in person as she has a prior engagement alone at a drive-in movie.