The home of live performance on campus. Underground since '71.
Just on the edge of Colchester and not too far away there is a country estate called Wivenhoe Park. Within the lush green grounds of Wivenhoe Park lies an urban jungle of adventure, a place of learning, curiosity and discovery. This place is the University of Essex and within its labyrinthine walls next to a beautiful lake there is an underground delight that has been described as Colchester’s best kept secret. This place is Lakeside Theatre.