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.


Disney Dance Party – Tues 2 Aug

Disney Dance Party – Tues 2 Aug

Come and join us for our Disney Dance Party on Tuesday 2nd August at Equal People Performing Arts in Brook Road, Rayleigh. A fun afternoon, dancing to well known Disney tunes with prize games and activities, children can dress up as favourite character if they want, and we’ll have face painting available too.

The fun runs from 1pm to 4pm, for children aged from 5, and tickets are just £10.

Contact the MTC office on 01268 906470 for more information or to reserve your place.


Summer Holiday Fun

Summer Holiday Fun

Mushroom Theatre Company have a range of exciting activities planned for the Summer Holidays, including

  • full day workshops themed around Little Mix, Grease, Annie and Justin Bieber;
  • half-day Disney Dance Party, and Mad Hatter Tea Party;
  • PALS and Junior PALS Activity Days
  • Carnival Week
  • Joseph week (Little Theatre Company)

Holiday Workshops


These run from 10am to 3pm at our Studios, for children aged 5+. Workshop days cost £15 and children should bring a packed lunch.

  • Thursday 28 July: Little Mix
  • Thursday 4 August: Grease
  • Thursday 11 August: Annie
  • Thursday 25 August: Justin Bieber

The following half-day activity sessions are just £10 and run from 1pm-4pm:

  • Tuesday 2 August: Disney Dance Party
  • Tuesday 9 August: Mad Hatter Tea Party

Carnival Week runs 10am-3pm from the 15th to 19th August, with the Carnival Procession on Saturday 20 August.

Joseph Week, organised by Little Theatre Company runs from Saturday 20 to Saturday 28 August.

PALS (16+) and Junior PALS (8-16) will run every Monday and Wednesday, 10am-3pm, at £15 per day for Junior PALS and £25 for Senior.

We’ll be sharing more information over the next few days, but you can download the Summer Workshops Poster below, or Contact Us for more information.

Summer Holiday Worskshop Poster Summer 2016

Carnival Week 15-19 August 2016

Carnival Week 15-19 August 2016

It’s Carnival time!

BluWe’ve decided to go ahead and enter Southend Carnival again this year, collecting money for Equal People Performing Arts whilst performing along the seafront on the Saturday evening. Our theme will be “Rio”, complete with songs and characters from the film, also tying in to the Olympics and WorldCup which will take place in Rio, Brazil.

For those not familiar with our Carnival week activities, we meet at the Studios each day from 10am to 3pm (Monday 15th to Friday 19th August), learning songs and dance routines for the carnival procession, and creating costumes and props for decorating the float. Usually the float arrives on Thursday, and we spend Friday and Saturday on the finishing touches before the procession along the seafront on Saturday evening. It’s great fun, and back by popular demand after giving carnival a rest last year.

The cost for the week of activities is still just £75 (the same price as 2014) per participant, and this can be paid in instalments if preferred.  All we need for now is your name, and a £10 deposit to secure your place.

Further information from Penni or Julie. Or Blu.