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Address: Jewry Street, Winchester SO23 8SB , England
Phone Number: 01962 840 440
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Pleased to see still going

I can remember when this Theatre closed in the early 80's and through the hard work of the local people, funds were raised to save this fine example of a theatre - it was restored... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I can remember when this Theatre closed in the early 80's and through the hard work of the local people, funds were raised to save this fine example of a theatre - it was restored and I'm so pleased to see it is still in use and now is a very popular and well used venue.

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Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

What an experience, for any age, from animation on screen to workshops and pantomime for the small people to a very adult, stand up one man show or music, for the 18+ age groups. Every seat has a perfect view. Be it a local Operatic Society or Theatre Company to big names from TV and the West End there is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Went to see Sleeping Beauty with the family but as you all know what to expect with a panto, I'll review the venue rather than the show... The theatre itself is very traditional and authentic whilst the foyer and bar areas are fairly modern. Drink prices are reasonable and service was fast & friendly. We were in the back row... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Adults and youngsters, we all loved Sleeping Beauty. It was sheer good fun. The cast were all terrific; "especially Fairy Sweetheart" insists my granddaughter. A lovely theatre, and pleasant staff too. Thank you all.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Since it's restoration this theatre has gone from strength to strength. Lots of different types of shows to choose from, good seating and a lovely bar area. Check out their website for shows during your visit to Winchester so you won't miss out.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

This year's panto "sleeping beauty" is an absolute treat!! We laughed all the way through and came out with that real feel good feeling. Stunning scenery, truly excellent cast, slick dancing and even flying fairies ... it may be small but it is perfectly formed! Definitely recommended and far more atmospheric than the bigger, costlier productions on offer elsewhere. Well... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

So I won't tell you about the shambles that is the refreshment area with no change and no milk and no coffee and no ice cream and the very long waits that make you want to throw a fit of rage. Instead, if you could only see the look of such utter joy on my granddaughters face (6 years old)... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

As a resident of Winchester, I attend performances at the theatre about 5 times a year, with various friends. The theatre is visually beautiful and ornate inside, with Edwardian décor. It seats 400 people and is often full, which gives a wonderful atmosphere. The performances we attend are always great - the local operatic society twice a year, the Swansea... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

A lovely silly take on Sleeping Beauty in a great theatre with pleasant staff, good ice cream and decent beer at a pub price. What's not to like about that?

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Sleeping Beauty? ..... What a beauty !!! A good old fashioned pantomime. Can't beat it. The cast were (6 main characters and a troupe of young dancers - that's it !!!) superb !!!! Thoroughly enjoyed it and the kids were transported into panto-land !!!! Admittedly, the Royal creates an atmosphere all of its own, but it was, all in all,... More 

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