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Kursaal Comeback

For the last 9 months Concrete Culture have been focusing on the Kursaal.

We’ve been talking to the people of the town about their thoughts on what the Kursaal is, was, and should be. Every step of the way we have prioritised conversation with the community, believing this is the most important and exciting part of shaping its future success. We have been making incredible progress towards making sure this icon is preserved and restored and are inching closer towards the goal of the Kursaal being an active, open and inclusive space. Find out below how you can play your part…

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phase two

We need your help to shape the future of this town!

Phase 2 of the consultation takes onboard all the amazing ideas everyone submitted in phase 1 and asks your preferred options and how you'd interact with the potential spaces. Please take 15-20 mins to have your say, it really will change the future of this town.

Consultation 2



We look forward to delivering the results of our phase two consultation, letting you know what the people of Southend have decided. The results will be used to feed into future conversations and decision making.

The Kursaal conversation continues...

A huge thank you to everyone that filled in our first survey! We are still working hard on our efforts to take back the Kursaal.

Using all the ideas and suggestions we have put together some more in depth questions. We want to make sure the town says what it becomes, so please help us further by filling out Consultation Phase Two!

It should take no more than 20 minutes to complete this survey.

Consultation Two

Kursaal Southend Signage

Submit A Memory

Times change, but we’re keen to learn what made this landmark building a success in the past so we can help secure its success in the future. Do you have any stories or photos of the Kursaal in its heyday? Gig memories, ticket stubs, little unknown facts? Share them with us here!

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Old photographs of events held at the Kursaal, Southend