Spotlight Events in Southend
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You'll find the world's longest leisure pier in Southend, as well as a full schedule of events for your entire family. Bring your furry friend to the dog show at Belfairs Park, or unleash your charitable nature by participating in the Swap and Shop Boutique Charity Eve. This resort town also has plenty of cricket matches and networking brunches to keep you busy, and if that isn't enough to fill your schedule, we'll be happy to let you know more about what's on Southend. 

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Jimmy Carr
  • Saturday 31st July 8:00pm until 10:30pm
Due to popular demand Jimmy's brings his Terribly Funny tour back to Southend. View event
Led Zeppelin Tribute to Rock Southend!
  • Saturday 7th August 8:00pm until 11:30pm
Europe's number one tribute to the mighty Zep returns to Southend! View event
London Online Speed Dating
Have you always wanted to try Speed Dating, but don’t want to – or can’t – leave home to do it? Could you do with some help to meet like-minded singles near you? View event
London Online Speed Dating
Have you always wanted to try Speed Dating, but don’t want to – or can’t – leave home to do it? Could you do with some help to meet like-minded singles near you? View event
Essex Cross Country 10k Series 2021 - Hadleigh Park
  • Saturday 14th August 9:45am until 12:45pm
Race 4 of the Essex Cross Country 10k Series. View event
SIX: The Musical
  • Tuesday 17th August, 8:00pm - Until Sunday 22nd August, 5:00pm
Nominated for 5 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, the sell-out international smash hit SIX is the phenomenon everyone is losing their head over! View event
The Comedy Club Southend On Sea - Book A Comedy Show Friday 20th August Live Entertainment
  • Friday 20th August 9:00pm until 11:00pm
The Comedy Club Southend on Sea Essex - Book A Live Comedy Club Show at The Royal Hotel Friday 20th August Nights out in Southend, local events, what's on near me. 3 Top Comedians as Seen on TV View event
Adam Kay: This Is Going To Hurt
  • Wednesday 25th August 8:00pm until 10:30pm
Award-winning comedian Adam Kay shares entries from his diaries as a junior doctor in this "electrifying" (Guardian) evening of stand-up and music. View event
Sun Records, The Concert
  • Sunday 29th August, 7:30pm
Where Rock'n'Roll Was Born - the Official Sun Records Concert Show View event
Bedknobs and Broomsticks
  • Wednesday 1st September, 7:30pm - Until Sunday 5th September, 10:30pm
Enter a world of magic and fantasy as Disney's classic movie Bedknobs and Broomsticks makes its world premiere as an exciting new stage musical. View event
Priscilla Queen of the Desert
  • Monday 6th September, 8:00pm - Until Saturday 11th September, 10:30pm
I will survive! Finally! Priscilla is back!... View event
Ansell's Les Musicals
  • Thursday 9th September 7:30pm until 10:00pm
'Ansell's Les Musicals' Live Concert Tour is the ultimate celebration of Musical Theatre. View event
Any Suggestions, Doctor? - An Improvised Doctor Who Parody
  • Saturday 18th September 7:00pm until 9:00pm
The Improvised Doctor Who Parody is landing near you! Travel anywhere in time and space with a live radiophonic workshop, incredible props and set and a collection of hilarious improv comedy performers. View event
Robert White - The Tank Top Tour 2
  • Monday 20th September 8:00pm until 10:30pm
Following on from the success of Britain's Got Talent 2018, and his debut comedy Tour 'The Tank Top Tour - 2019', unique and hilarious musical comedian, Robert White, brings you more! View event
Ed Byrne: If I'm Honest
  • Wednesday 22nd September 8:00pm until 10:30pm
TV favourite Ed Byrne is finally back on the road with his biggest tour to date! View event
Lee Mead: My Band and Me
  • Wednesday 29th September 7:30pm until 10:00pm
West End & TV star Lee Mead and his band brings his exciting new show to you in Westcliff-on-Sea in 2021. View event
Mark Brewer - Released & Unleashed
  • Saturday 2nd October, 7:30pm
Mark Brewer is the stalwart of the comedy team at Potters Resort, after being a familiar face to guests for over 35 years. View event
Daniel O'Donnell
  • Sunday 3rd October 8:00pm until 10:30pm
The affable and unassuming international singing star Daniel O'Donnell, one of Ireland's best known performers from Australia to Alaska. View event
The Elvis Tribute Artist World Tour
  • Monday 4th October 8:00pm until 10:30pm
The best Elvis show in the world... just got even better! View event
The Simon and Garfunkel Story
  • Wednesday 6th October 8:00pm until 10:30pm
Direct from a weeklong run in London's West End at the Vaudeville Theatre, a SOLD OUT Worldwide tour and standing ovations at every performance, The Simon and Garfunkel Story is back! View event
School of Rock
  • Tuesday 12th October, 7:30pm - Until Saturday 16th October, 10:00pm
School of Rock is the global hit musical based on the iconic movie starring Jack Black. Wannabe rock star Dewey Finn is cast out by his dive-bar bandmates and finds himself in desperate need of cash. View event
Belinda Carlisle: The Decades Tour
  • Sunday 17th October 7:00pm until 10:30pm
Rock stars come and rock stars go and in an everchanging landscape of shifting musical trends, few artists truly stand the test of time. View event
Collabro plus support: Love Like This
  • Tuesday 19th October 7:00pm until 10:30pm
COLLABRO – Michael Auger, Jamie Lambert, Matthew Pagan and Thomas J Redgave - are the world's most successful musical theatre group. View event
Rufus Wainwright: Unfollow The Rules Tour
  • Friday 22nd October 7:00pm until 10:00pm
Acclaimed singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright - known for his incredibly engaging live performances - comes to Southend-on-Sea for a very special event. View event
Tom Houghton ‘Honour Tour’
  • Thursday 3rd March 8:00pm until 9:00pm
Tom Houghton's first ever UK tour: hilarious stories and sharp-eyed silver spoon observations View event