Southend on Sea Events Calendar

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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.

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January 2023

The Nutcracker

8th January 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cliffs Pavilion, Station Road
Southend-on-Sea, SS0 7RA Southend-on-Sea
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£31.00

This most famous of fantasy ballets for all the family begins as night falls on Christmas Eve. As snowflakes fall outside, the warm glow of the open fire sends flickering shadows across the boughs of the Christmas tree and all the presents beneath. When midnight strikes we are swept away to a fairy-tale world where nothing is quite as it seems, toy dolls spring to life, the Mouse-king and his mouse-army battle with the Nutcracker Prince and we travel through…

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Blood Brothers

17th January 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 21st January 2023 @ 10:00 pm
Cliffs Pavilion, Station Rd
Southend-on-Sea, SS0 7RA Southend-on-Sea
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£19.00

Willy Russell's legendary musical tells the captivating and moving tale of twins separated at birth, who grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with tragic consequences. Few musicals have been received with such acclaim as the multi-award-winning BLOOD BROTHERS. The superb score includes 'Bright New Day', 'Marilyn Monroe', 'Easy Terms' and the emotionally charged hit 'Tell Me It's Not True'.

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The Diana Ross Story

28th January 2023 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cliffs Pavilion, Station Rd
Southend-on-Sea, SS0 7RA Southend-on-Sea
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£26.00

The World's Premier show in celebration of DIANA ROSS and THE SUPREMES, prepare to be taken on a spellbinding journey visiting one of the greatest musical stories ever told. A chronological history of hits from a career culminating in over 100 million record sales fronted by 2 international Diana Ross performers Cheri Jade (The Supremes) and Tameka Jackson (Solo Career). 'Where Did Our Love Go', 'Baby Love' 'Stop in The Name of Love', 'Reflections', 'You Keep Me Hanging On', 'You…

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February 2023

Southend Comedy Club Book A Comedy Night Out @ Royal Hotel Southend Essex Friday 3rd February

3rd February 2023 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Royal Hotel, 1 High Street
Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 1JE Southend-on-Sea, Essex
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Free

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 brought them together for you in one full show! Be prepared, get buckled up and get ready for one of the funniest nights of your…

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CIRQUE: The Greatest Show

8th February 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 11th February 2023 @ 10:00 pm
Cliffs Pavilion, Station Road
Southend-on-Sea, SS0 7RA Southend-on-Sea
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£20.00

We bring the world into colour as showstoppers from everyone's favourite West End and Broadway hits combine with breath-taking, amazing aerialists, incredible contortionists, and thrilling trapeze artistes. The brand-new show everyone is talking about for 2023. Welcome to Cirque: the award-winning, smash-hit circus musical that is fun for all the family. Let us take you on a truly wondrous journey as a monochrome life, bursts joyously into kaleidoscopic colour. Stars of the West End combine with incredible circus performers. The…

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