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.

Alice in Wonderland – 16 April 2016

Alice in Wonderland – 16 April 2016

1book3Our Junior and Senior Drama groups are currently busy preparing a production of Alice in Wonderland. The production will take place on Saturday 16 April at Holy Trinity Church Rayleigh:

2pm Matinee for Mushroom Theatre parents and friends
6pm Evening performance for friends of Holy Trinity

Tickets are available from the office, £5 each.

Performers should arrive at 11am for a Dress Rehearesal on the Saturday – with food and drink.

There will also be additional rehearsals at MTC as follows (£5 rehearsal fee):

  • Wed 30 March, 11.00am-3.00pm
  • Wed 6 April, 11.00am -3.00pm
  • Tues 12 April, 5.30-7.00pm
  • Thurs 14 April, 6.30pm-8.00pm
  • Fri 15 April, 4.30pm-7.00pm

Reminder to parents of performers – there is a £20 costume deposit and £10 costume hire charge… and school holidays coming – please pay these ASAP, thanks!

Quiz Night – 19 March

Quiz Night – 19 March

Back by popular demand, we’re holding a Quiz Night on Saturday 19 March at Equal People. As always there’ll be a prize for the winners, and lots of fun for all! Tickets are £6 per adult, and you can create your own team of up to 6, but we’ll create teams on the night for those coming in smaller groups or alone. Bring your own drinks and nibbles, and come prepared for a fun night with friends.

QuizCall 01268 906470 to book, or for more information, or speak to us on reception.