Free Screening of Dick Whittington

Towngate Theatre in Basildon, Essex is bringing the theatre to us!


April 2020
Box Office: 01268 205 300


We are beyond thrilled that our spectacular 2019/20 panto, Dick Whittington, will be screened on the Towngate’s YouTube channel FOR FREE this weekend! It’s on for a limited time only, from 11AM on SATURDAY 18 APRIL until MIDNIGHT on MONDAY 20 APRIL! Further information can be found on our website here.

If you Subscribe to our YouTube and then click the Bell icon, you’ll be notified whenever we upload any new videos. That way, you’ll never miss out on all the fun things we have to offer on there!

If anyone would like to make a voluntary donation to say thank you for the screening, we will be providing links to Motivated Minds and the NHS fundraising pages. The video link will also be available from our new page, Towngate Live, which we’ll be updating continuously over the next few weeks and months with more fun videos to keep you all entertained at home!

Don’t forget, it’s competition time!


We’ve got a great way to keep the kids entertained (and away from all that Easter chocolate!) If you know anyone aged up to 16, encourage them to get those creative imaginations going and send us a Story about whatever they like! It can be about absolutely anything – from pirates on a voyage across the seven seas to a small mouse looking for a new home in someone’s garden! The lucky winner will have their story read out on Towngate Stories on Monday 4 May.

All you need to do to enter is:

  • Write your own short story (up to 600 words)
  • Send to [email protected] by Monday 27 April 2020
  • Have fun!
Missed an episode? Catch up here!

We will be bringing you a new Towngate Story every Monday @ 11am, but you can catch up anytime that suits you and your little ones! There are a number of ways you can watch Towngate Stories online:

Please feel free to Share the videos with your friends and family, and if you have any suggestions on what story we should read next in Towngate Stories then pop a Comment underneath the videos on our social media pages or email [email protected] with any ideas!

Episode 3: A Squash and a Squeeze
Just a little note from Team Towngate…

Don’t forget that whilst our doors may be closed to the public for now, our website and social media pages are being updated continually with news and any amendments to programming, and we’re working hard to bring you lots of fun stuff to keep you and the family occupied during lockdown!

Please stay safe and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Towngate as soon as we can.