THE LONGEST RUNNING PROFESSIONAL SUMMER REPERTORY THEATRE IN THE UK | EST 1934
Planning Your Visit
The McGrigor Hall
The McGrigor Hall has been the principal venue for Frinton Summer Theatre for over seventy years.
It’s owned by the Women’s Institute and the day to day management is undertaken by a committee, currently chaired by Lindsay Peters.
For most of its history, Frinton Summer Theatre has staged seven productions over seven weeks during July and August.
Generally we open a show in the Hall on Tuesday nights and run it until Saturday night. Then Sunday is devoted to a quick turn around and set rebuild for the next show.
In 2021 the hall was installed with a new Air ventilation system to help with the summer heat!
McGrigor Hall: (Google maps link here)
Fourth Ave, Frinton-on-Sea CO13 9EB
The Greensward Tent
In 2018 Clive came up with the idea of putting a tent on the Greensward to provide even more theatrical events over the Summer.
The first show “Fiddler on the Roof” directed by Edward Max, was a great local success. This then became a reoccurring part of our summer season.
The Tent returned following the Covid Closures with an exclusive production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Jesus Christ Superstar..
Greensward Tent: (Google maps link here)
The Greensward, Esplanade,
(Postcode location CO13 9DA)
Exit A12 northbound onto A120 signposted Clacton-on-sea
Exit A120 at A133. At the Weeley roundabout take the first exit onto B1033. Continue along the B1033 towards Frinton-on-sea.
There is plenty of roadside parking available (Highstreet parking is free after 6pm) Additional 'pay and display' parking is available at the Frinton-on-sea train station.
Trains run, approximately, every hour from London Liverpool Street to Frinton-on-sea. The last evening train to return to London is 22:03pm. The station is a short walk from the McGrigor Hall. Please check with the rail service provider before you travel.
For each performance there are four accessible seats available. These seats can be pre-booked and will be released for general sale 48 hours before a show begins. Carers will be seated with you.