The Cliffs Pavilion is the leading theatre in Southend-on-Sea, consisting of three performance spaces across two very different venues in the largest town in Essex: The 1,630-capacity Cliffs Pavilion is a regular venue for touring West End musicals, top-name comedians, vocalists, opera and ballet plus hot-ticket stand-up rock concerts. The 600-seat, 100-year-old Palace Theatre with its Edwardian splendour hosts small-scale touring plays, live music, comedians and children’s shows; whilst the 100-seat Dixon Studio located in the Palace is a regular venue for performers staging intimate try-outs of new material, up-close children’s shows and a variety of community productions. The theatre during any given year has an excess of 400 performances across all three spaces meaning there’s usually something on at one of the venues every night!