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Marlowe Theatre

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Address: The Friars, Canterbury CT1 2AS, England
Phone Number: 01227 787787
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Marlowe Theatre ~ Backstage Tour

There are a limited number of these tours available, but we were fortunate in obtaining tickets for the first one held in May 2015. Our party was made up of ten ~ all "Friends... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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kent
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71 reviews 71 reviews
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Wonderful production which I can thoroughly recommend. Such lovely harmonies,absolutely worth twice the cost of the tickets. Such wonderfully cheerful people in the cast who all have ordinary jobs and lives. What a wonderful performance. Can't wait for the next production.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

There are a limited number of these tours available, but we were fortunate in obtaining tickets for the first one held in May 2015. Our party was made up of ten ~ all "Friends of the Marlowe" ~ and we were greeted by the "Friends" Administrator who gave us an outline of the tour, our guide for which was the... More 

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Whitfield Kent.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

I have been visiting the Marlowe for many years and it took a few visits to appreciate the new theatre. Just seen The Curious Incident etc., and was blown away by the story and the acting which I think was superb. Deserves an award.

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Ashford
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This is a great theatre in a good location. I had difficulty parking as there is no theatre car park but eventually got a space in a car park nearby. It just happened to be s very busy Friday night. Can't fault the theatre though.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Incredible experience in a wonderful, world class theatre. First visit to the Marlowe, and wow what a trip it was. Excellent on every front - the performance, the facilities, the staff. Will be back as soon as possible, truly thrilling!

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Went to see The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time with my g/daughter at short notice because her mum was unwell and I recommend both the show and the theatre. Canterbury is a nice place to visit but a nightmare to drive in and park. The best bet is to park at Whitecheap car park and use... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

Set in the beautiful City of Canterbury is this modern theatre. My family has been there frequently to watch a variety of shows. Only sit in the stalls but the views are really good. Only fault I have with this theatre is the cramped entrance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Have been here lots of times to see various different shows. Tickets can be expensive for the more popular shows especially the panto at Christmas (£85 for two tickets). Have never ate here but have had drinks at the half time interval. Reasonably prices - same as any other pub. Honeycomb ice cream they serve is to die for. Worth... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

ETO production of La boheme was fantastic. Love this theatre, our Stall seats (Row N) were comfortable with adequate leg-room and the view was excellent. If you want more legroom, go for row M. I love it that you can easily access the terrace in the interval to stand outside for a while. Only down side was that the bar... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

this isn't a review as such because I cannot get tickets for this theatre! the reviewer below complained that they couldn't buy a single seat - well I can't buy two seats either! The theatre refuses to sell two seats where three are available, yet it only has banks of three all over the place left, unless we want a... More 

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