Frinton Summer Theatre

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Frinton Summer Theatre
  • 60 Connaught Avenue, Frinton on Sea, Essex CO13 9YY
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  • Assistant Producer
    Emma Filby (+)
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Opening hours
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Sunday
Closed
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Frinton Summer Theatre, located in Frinton-on-Sea, was founded in 1934. The company is the oldest surviving ‘weekly’ Summer Repertory Theatre company in England. The company produces a season of eight productions each year during July and August.

Theatre practices like that of Frinton Summer Theatre remain popular within UK theatre communities, continuing to give first jobs to graduating drama students.

In 2019, Sir Ian McKellen brought his one-man show ‘Shakespeare, Tolkien, Others and you’ to Frinton Summer Theatre.

In 2021 Frinton Summer Theatre celebrated its 80th season of productions.

If you would like to book your tickets in person you can head to our Box Office - located in our new shop at 60 Connaught Avenue, Frinton-on-Sea.

Opening Times: (From May 3rd)

Tuesday - Saturday: 10am-4pm

(At the McGrigor Hall)
Tuesday-Saturday: 6:00pm-9pm
Collection for pre-booked tickets and purchase of day Tickets

(At the Greensward Tent)
Tuesday-Sunday: before performances
Collection for pre-booked tickets and purchase of day Tickets
Established: 1934
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