Chelmsford City Theatres have reopened with some enchanting shows lined up for the summer. With dragons and unicorns, the world’s most famous fireman, and wishes granted by shooting stars, there are plenty of magical adventures to entertain you and your family.

Dragons and Mythical Beasts

The creators of hit West End show ‘Dinosaur World Live’ have brought another spectacular show to the Civic Theatre, and it’s running right now. Dragons and Mythical Beasts started its 3-day run in Chelmsford this week and this new production is every bit as spellbinding as before. Meet a colossal stone troll, a tooth fairy with bite, an adorable unicorn and of course, a magnificent dragon. There are still tickets available for Tuesday and Wednesday’s shows at 11am and 2pm, so if you’re looking for some last-minute escapism, go to the Chelmsford City Theatres website to book your seats.

Fireman Sam Saves the Circus

Pontypandy comes to Chelmsford on Saturday 31 July with an action-packed escapade at the Civic. The famous fireman has his work cut out when Norman Price joins a visiting circus. Adventure turns into danger when a tiger escapes and it’s up to Sam to save the day. There are a few tickets left for this popular show, so if you’d like to join Fireman Sam and his friends for this all-singing and dancing trip to Pontypandy, get booking.

Fireman Sam and friends come to Chelmsford City Theatres

I Wish

The Civic has its first ever summer production this August in the form of ‘I Wish’, a musical by Essex-based composer Ashton Moore. Auditions were held in June and actors aged between 8-16 have just 2 weeks to put together a full musical with a dynamic team of industry professionals. I Wish tells the story of three 11-year-olds who wish on a shooting star for their lives to change, only to find that their wishes come true! 

The musical is a partnership between Chelmsford City Theatres, Wind Song Theatre and AFK Productions and it’s on for 3 days between 12-14 August. If you’re a fan of musicals like Matilda and Dear Evan Hansen, you’ll want to reserve your spot in the audience.

Young stars perform in this feel-good musical

Find out more online

Find out about all the shows coming to Chelmsford City Theatres in the coming months on the theatres’ website, along with information about your visit.

By Julie Weight

Julie writes stories and creates videos for Chelmsford City Council. Contact her at or on 01245 606984.

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