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Local Theatres

We are lucky enough to have three local theatres within the Tendring district. For further information about what's on at each theatre please follow the links below
Princes Theatre, Clacton
West Cliff Theatre, Clacton
Electric Palace, Harwich
Octopus Ahoy Octopus Ahoy - Sculpture Trail (CANCELLED)
Sat, 04/07/2020 - 10:00 to Sat, 12/09/2020 - 16:00
Tendring (various)

Octopus Ahoy is a large-scale public art and charity project to celebrate the 400th anniversary since the birth of the Mayflower Ship in Harwich.

Maritime Festival Harwich Maritime Festival (Cancelled)
Sat, 08/08/2020 - 11:00
Harwich Quay and Ha’penny Pier

The annual Maritime Festival returns on Saturday 8 August, from 11am transforming Harwich Quay and Harwich’s iconic Ha’penny Pier into an exciting hive of activity.

Walton Carnival Walton Carnival (cancelled)
Sat, 15/08/2020 - 12:00 to Sun, 16/08/2020 - 20:00
Walton (various)

A family fun procession that is to be enjoyed by all who attend. Promoting Walton-on-the-Naze and raising funds for the local community.

Clacton Airshow Clacton Airshow - POSTPONED
Thu, 27/08/2020 - 11:00 to Fri, 28/08/2020 - 17:00
Clacton-on-Sea Seafront

We regret to inform you that the Clacton Airshow 2020 will be postponed until 2021.  The difficult decision to postpone, was taken by organisers considering the importance of everyone’s safety.  Clacton Airshow will return in 2021, on 26-27 August.

Motorcycle Run Motorcycle Run & Harwich Family Fun Day
Sun, 13/09/2020 - 08:30 to 16:00
Ford Dunton

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) Motorcycle Run and Family Fun Day from Ford Dunton to Harwich!

Harwich Shanty Festival Harwich Shanty Festival
Thu, 08/10/2020 - 10:00 to Sun, 11/10/2020 - 16:00
Harwich (various venues)

Harwich International Shanty Festival takes place at a number of venues throughout the old town of Harwich, Essex.

Craft image Craft Fair October
Sat, 17/10/2020 - 10:00
Tendring District Scout Centre

Tendring District Scouts - Craft fair

Tendring Camra Harwich Sausage Festival
Sat, 07/11/2020 - 11:00
Harwich (various venues)

Come hither to the historic seaport of Harwich and witness the medieval* spectacle of sausage throwing, as grown men and women try to hurl seasoned pork projectiles as far as they can. Following on from this fabulous frivolity, three fantastic local inns throw open their doors for the gathered masses to test the wares of the finest butchers of the Tendring Hundred and determine the public's favourite sausage, all washed down with the choicest real ales and ciders.

Sparks Harwich Illuminate Festival
Fri, 27/11/2020 - 16:00 to Sat, 28/11/2020 - 20:00
The Quay, Harwich

Part of the spectacular worldwide launch of Mayflower 400 commemorations alongside 11 other destinations!

Step back in time and walk the footsteps of Master Christopher Jones by joining in on the parade, seeing the immersive building projections, experiencing the sound cloud, hologram and tunnel of light and being wowed by the twilight flight display!

Please see link for more information -

Craft image Craft Fair November
Sat, 28/11/2020 - 10:00
Tendring District Scout Centre

Craft fair with an amazing selection of crafts.