The Princes Theatre in Clacton has been given a facelift costing £19,000.
The venue, which is the Town Hall of the Essex resort, has had a new carpet, curtains, redecoration as well as improvements to the bar area in the Essex Hall.
The theatre, which is run by Tendring District Council, puts on a varied programme of shows and hosts a number of major events during the year. It is also hired out for weddings and conferences
In 2014 more than 36,000 customers came through the doors for shows.