Lakeside Theatre Café

Lakeside Theatre Café is Square 5’s catering outlet, offering wonderful parkland views of our Colchester Campus.

Lakeside Theatre Café is a great place to pick up a coffee and pastry en route to campus. Through the day, this stylish café situated in the Lakeside Theatre foyer, offers hot and cold drinks, paninis, pastries, sandwiches, cakes and snacks.

From 6.00pm on show nights, the Lakeside Café becomes a bar run by the theatre, serving alcoholic drinks, soft drinks and bar snacks.

Get more than just a cup of coffee

We're now serving Change Please coffee in Lakeside Theatre Café. 100% of the profits from the coffee that Essex Food purchases from Change Please go into giving people experiencing homelessness a living wage job, housing, training, onwards opportunities, and a fresh shot.

Opening times

  • 8.30am - 3.30pm, Monday to Friday

  • Closed Saturday and Sunday

Exclusive deals

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Find this outlet

Lakeside Theatre Café is situated in Square 5 at the front of the Lakeside Theatre next to the Library.

Lakeside Theatre Café is operated by Essex FoodEssex FoodEssex Food and accepts Essex Food RewardsEssex Food RewardsEssex Food Rewards.

Cashless payments only

Essex Food are no longer accepting cash payments. Please pay by card or contactless payment method. Thank you for your cooperation. 

Get in touch
Lakeside Theatre Café
Telephone: 01206 873288