Clacton & North East Essex Arts & Literary Society

The Princes Theatre, Town Hall, Clacton on Sea, Monday nights 7.30pm

October to March, 16 Evenings of superb entertainment for little more than £3 per evening for members or £10.00 for individual performances at the box office on the night. (Admission after 7-15 pm for box office tickets)

To join the Society next season please contact: Mrs Susan Price, 39 Freeland Road, Clacton-on-Sea, CO15 1LW. Telephone number 01255 221106.

For all other information please contact Miss Julie Heller. Telephone number 01255 671239.  Membership Application

The Programme for October 2017 to March 2018 will be announced in Aug

Monday Night at the Princes Theatre

  • The Society, which is one of the largest of its kind in the United Kingdom, was founded in December 1904.
  • It has a membership in excess of 850.
  • It is a registered Charity-Number 801385.
  • It meets in the Princes Theatre in the prestigious Clacton Town Hall complex on sixteen Monday evenings between mid October and early March.
  • The objects of the Society are “to promote, improve, develop and maintain public education in an appreciation of Science and the Arts, including the Arts of literature, music and drama.”​
 
  • The Society now uses entertainment as a means of meeting these objectives and in a typical season eight evenings are devoted to music (in many forms) and eight are given over to drama, dance, slides and lectures often with an adventurous or scientific interest. The programme is varied and wide ranging.
  • The aim is to bring to our Members high quality performers and speakers with an international reputation and also to promote performers of quality who may not be so well known but are the stars of the future.
  • The Society is large enough to attract performers and groups of international reputation. Recently artistes appearing have included – Nick Baker, Adam Henson, John Pilkington, Eric Knowles, Micheal Portillo, Edwina Currie, Pam Ayres, Hatstand Opera and the late Magnus Magnusson.  Drama, opera and dance presentations have also been staged.
  • The Clacton & North East Essex Arts & Literary Society is funded by a very reasonable annual membership subscription and by generous donations and sponsorship.
  • The Committee endeavours to ensure that all members feel part of the Society therefore we maintain the tradition of our Edwardian origins and members are greeted on arrival by committee members who wear black tie for the occasion.
  • Events are promoted through membership mailing, local press, local radio, and the website. www.clactonartsandlits.com