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Arts and Theatre

The Thurrock community prides itself on its many organisations, clubs and societies dedicated to visual and performing arts.

From Rock ‘n’ Roll tribute acts to Shakespeare and Roald Dahl, the Thameside Theatre offers a wide range of performances throughout the year.

Popular annual events celebrate Thurrock’s creative scene every year, including the Thurrock Art Trail and the Thurrock International Film Festival. The Art Trail presents artists and artisans across a range of venues and locations, and the International Film Festival showcases short and feature-length films of local, national and international origin.

The new High House Production Park offers brand new facilities for the creative industries and an affordable creative workspace for local artists. The park is home to the Royal Opera House’s Bob and Tamar Manoukian Production Workshop and Costume Centre. The workshop is used to design and build the scenery used in Royal Opera House Productions.

The Costume Centre houses more than 20,000 costumes for Royal Opera House productions currently in use, as well as historic costumes, musical instruments and furniture from the archive collection. The centre allows the Royal Opera House to make more of their own costumes and is open to the public for tours. Members of the community can also get involved with the work taking place at the Royal Opera House centre as part of the Thurrock ‘cultural entitlement’ programme which believes culture should be accessible to everyone.

For more information on the artistic entertainment on offer in Thurrock, please take a look at the links below.