Southend on Sea Events Calendar

Looking for something to do in Southend on Sea? Whether you're a local, new in town or just cruising through we've got loads of great tips and events to offer. Find out what’s on in Southend on Sea with our regularly updated events calendar featuring the best upcoming events in Southend on Sea and the area.

This guide lists events at a glance, showing what’s on each month. See the highlights of What’s On for Southend on Sea, featuring the best of things to do in Southend on Sea – Live Music and Gigs, Family Events, Art & Culture, Food & Drink and much more. Southend on Sea fundraisers and charity events.

Important This Event Calendar is not maintained on a daily basis and some events may have changed dates or are no longer happening. Please double-check the event websites for the most up-to-date information.

Paul Zerdin: Puppetman

Palace Theatre 430 London Road,Westcliff-on-Sea,

Join Paul and an array of ‘funny and sharp-tongued’ (The Observer) creations including Sam, Albert, Baby, Roger the bodyguard and an urban fox, as he takes to the road with a show which promises that ‘when you are not laughing, you will simply be left in awe’ (Three Weeks). As seen on Lost Voice Guy’s Christmas Comedy Club (ITV), Michael McIntyre’s […]





£5.00 – £30

Heathers: The Musical

Odeon Southend The Broadway, London RoadSouthend,

Heathers: The Musical Is Coming To Southend! Local Venues: Odeon Southend Kaleidoscope Entertainment is excited to announce that the stage recording of the award-winning, West End hit Heathers: The Musical will be coming to cinemas nationwide for a one-night-only special event on 28th March. Based on the 1989 cult classic film starring Winona Ryder and […]

Varies Upon Admission

PURPLE – Live in Concert

Palace Theatre 430 London Road, Westcliff-on-SeaSouthend-on-Sea,

It all began in 1999 when the five musicians played Deep Purple covers in their purest form for the first time at the Gießen city festival. They put on a sensational emotional concert. A little later the band Purple was born. Since then, Purple has been a constant in the music scene and on Germany’s […]


Southend Comedy Club Book A Comedy Night Out @ Royal Hotel Southend Essex Friday 7th April

The Royal Hotel 1 High StreetSouthend-on-Sea, Essex,

The Official Comedy Club As Seen On TV is one of the most recognised and respected names in the comedy Industry and over 27years has worked across the UK and Abroad with the best of the best. For Fabulous Friday they have hand-picked some of their favourite Five Star Laughter makers in the UK and […]


Free Easter Workshop at Victoria Shopping Centre

Victoria Shopping Centre 362 Chartwell SquareSouthend,

Come by and take part in our FREE Easter Workshop on Saturday 8th April between 10am - 3pm! Carrot Trail Go on a mission to find all Peters missing Carrots! Peter's rooting for you! Egg and Spoon Olympics  The excitement of an egg hunt with the fun of a spoon race...find the hidden eggs and deliver them […]


Hal Cruttenden: It’s Best You Hear It From Me

Dixon Studio, Palace Theatre 430 London RoadWestcliffe On Sea,

After 21 years and 224 days Hal’s back being single. But it’s all going to be fine. Instead of getting the therapy he clearly needs, he’s made a cracking show about it. He’s lost enough weight to almost get his wedding ring off and, while he may be flying solo, he’s far from alone; he’s […]


East Anglian Craft Fayre

Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome Hackman's LaneChelmsford,

A chance to enjoy some truly beautiful creations from our community of local crafters, designers and makers – as well as all of our exhibitions, tours and hangars. Join our crowds of supporters as you wander through the vibrant and colourful array of local crafters at this brand new event at Stow Maries Great War […]

£3.50 – £10

Happy’s Circus

Happy’s Circus Our Lady of Lourdes School playing field, Manchester DriveLeigh-on-sea,

Roll-up, Roll-up… The circus is coming to Leigh-on-sea!  The professional Happy’s Circus, with full-size Big Top, will pitch up in grounds of Our Lady of Lourdes school in Leigh on 29 April 2023 - with members of the public invited to buy tickets. For just £12 per ticket + ticket fees (free for under 2s […]

£2 – £12

Led Zeppelin Tribute to Rock Southend!

Chinnerys Southend 21-22 marine paradeSouthend-on-Sea,

NOW ON SALE! CODA – a Tribute to Led Zeppelin are Europe's number-one tribute to Led Zeppelin and they can't wait to return to Chinnerys, Southend, on Saturday 8th July 2023 with an explosive new show! This acclaimed show will include all the classics such as Rock and Roll, Stairway to Heaven and Whole Lotta […]


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