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New Wolsey Theatre

Address: Civic Drive, Ipswich IP1 2AS, England
Phone Number: 01473 295 900
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Ranked #1 of 40 Activities in Ipswich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: The New Wolsey Theatre official Trip Advisor page. A 400 seat venue in the heart of the county town...
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Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Owner description: The New Wolsey Theatre official Trip Advisor page. A 400 seat venue in the heart of the county town of Suffolk. Come and visit us soon!We're more than happy for you to use this page to feedback about productions you've seen here but please also take the time to let us know about your overall experience. We can only improve with your honest and balanced opinions.

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Ipswich, England, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

WOW! This was the second time my friend and I been this year, both times we were not disappointed. Marvellous actors, the lead man "beast" had a great voice as did all the cast. We are both in or nearing our seventies but enjoyed shouting with the rest of the audience. We always enjoy going to the Wolsey and are... More 

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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Saw this rock and roll panto last night in Ipswich. What a brilliant take on pantomime. The cast are brilliant and so versatile each playing several instruments. The singing was great to all the songs that are still so popular today The theatre is lovely and the staff so very helpful. Well done to all concerned

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This Panto has become an annual event to us, unfortunately my partner is now in a wheelchair. The assistance given by the usher was outstanding. Also the gaps between the seat rows allowed me to easily assist my partner to the her seat. The panto as usual was of the highest standard. It's rightly called a Rock & Roll Panto,... More 

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NewWolsey, Manager at New Wolsey Theatre, responded to this review

Hi there, thanks for the review. It's great to hear that you have enjoyed the Rock and Roll Panto for all these years. It's wonderful that we have become a family tradition, long may it continue! Thank you for your kind comments, it really means a lot. See you again soon! More 

Suffolk
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6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We have been coming to the New Wolsey Theatre to see the Rock and Roll pantomine for years now and it never disappoints. The whole show was fantastic from start to finish. All the actors and actresses are so talented and have you drawn in throughout the whole show. This is our highlight at the end of Christmas we always... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This was my first visit to the New Wolsey Studio. I went to see Dogs don't do ballet with my daughter and my grandchildren. It was a lovely experience for us all. The show was just the right length. The seating and stage was intimate and appropriate for the performance. The staff in the reception area were friendly and helpful.... More 

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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This is the third year in a row we have gone to the pantomime here and yet again not to be disappointed, this place gives one of the best shows you can get. Being a small theatre the show is quite personal and the cast are fantastic al rounder's, would recommend this place to anyone it beats most west end... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Very polite staff and friendly, place is very clean , not impressed by the snack bar brought a roll was very dry and filling very minimal and tasteless , next time I'm gonna take my own

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NewWolsey, Manager at New Wolsey Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It’s great to hear that you found our staff polite and friendly. I’m very disappointed to hear that our food was not up to standard and I’ve passed your comments onto our Front Of House Manager. We do hope to see you again soon. More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is a very friendly intimate theatre, it's just a shame that it's not always full. We have seen many shows here and always enjoyed them immensely . The panto is a must, something we go to every Boxing Day and sometimes 2 or 3 times more, such fun.t

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NewWolsey, Manager at New Wolsey Theatre, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. It’s great to hear that you enjoy coming to your local theatre. We too would love to see every performance full and work hard to spread the word about what we consider to be a bit of a ‘hidden gem’. Why not introduce some friends to us and help us to get the word out! Looking... More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Had a great time at rock and roll panto .been for last few years always a good show been to quite a few other plays here

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NewWolsey, Manager at New Wolsey Theatre, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words. We don’t like to boast, but the rock’n’roll panto is definitely an Ipswich favourite! There is a great range of shows on throughout the year and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Very nice theatre, good around view from every seat. Front row a bit near the stage. Only aisles at end of rows.

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NewWolsey, Manager at New Wolsey Theatre, responded to this review

Thanks for leaving your review. We do indeed have great views from all of our seats. I look forward to welcoming you back again soon! More 

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