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New Theatre Royal

Guildhall Walk, Portsmouth PO1 2DD, England
02392 646477, 02392 649000
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Ranked #30 of 42 Attractions in Portsmouth
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

It is so nice to see a performance in such a small theatre with such character and charm. I have seen many performances here, and would choose this over a large theatre any day.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
26 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We liked this traditional theatre - easy off street car parking close by (free on a Sunday) - good views from the circle where we were seated. Yes the production wasn't the best but we were talking children's theatre and with two 7 & 9 year old boys in toe we felt it was probably at the right level (the... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
25 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Love the New Theatre Royal great historic venue. Seen some wonderful shows here. The location close to the train station and town centre

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

went in for a quick drink,still the same....if only i had killed her that day,i would be out now ! (just a joke) no it was nice to go back,nice wine and nice staff,

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Palermo, Italy
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

We went at New Theatre Royal for a performance of the Rite of Spring. The last play before the theatre close for restoration (that it definitely needs). A curious place with a intriguing Victorian taste, but now we've to wait till 2014...

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
32 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

It's a lovely lovely setting in which to watch some quality entertainment - totally beautiful. The staff are very friendly and helpful.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

The theatre is a real Victorian delight. The staff make you welcome from the word go.It was a great show but what really made it special was the surroundings. A real gem in the heart of Portsmouth.

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Portsmouth
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

Love this theatre, although tiny & short on funds, they keep it really well. It's just what a theatre should be. Lovely friendly staff, great shows & gigs. You really must check it out.

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worlddivingtraveller
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

Renovated back to its orgional form (complete with re-instated band pit!) this is a very traditional Theatre, which host evenings accordingly. It even has a delightful little hidden cafe (which is open all day) too.

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West Sussex
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4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

My wife and I visited the New Theatre Royal as our daughter was in a dance performance. The staff were friendly, the decor retains and olde-worlde charm (pleasant, not run-down) and you felt as if you were having a private performance! If you are in the lower stalls you may have to crane your neck up to look but this... More 

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