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. 

Opening times

  • 8.30am - 3.30pm, Monday to Friday
  • Closed from Monday 19 December and reopens Tuesday 3 January 2023

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.

Cashless payments only

Essex Food are no longer accepting cash payments. Please pay by card or contactless payment method. Alternatively, download the Essex Food Rewards app to pay and save at the same time! Buy 5 hot drinks and the 6th is FREE. Don't forget to use your reusable cup and save 25p. 

  • Closed from Monday 19 December and reopens Tuesday 3 January 2023
  • Closed from Monday 19 December and reopens Tuesday 3 January 2023
Students relaxing at the Lakeside Theatre Cafe
Students relaxing at the Lakeside Theatre Cafe
Students at the Lakeside Theatre
Students at the Lakeside Theatre
Get in touch
Lakeside Theatre Café
Telephone: 01206 873288