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New Wolsey Theatre

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Address: Civic Drive, Ipswich IP1 2AS, England
Phone Number: 01473 295 900
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Description: The New Wolsey Theatre official Trip Advisor page. A 400 seat venue in the...
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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Lovely little theatre

As a resident of ipswich I have been to the New Wolsey Theatre many times over the years to see a variety of shows. It's such a lovely theatre as it's small and intimate. I go... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Been to about ten 'events ' now , ranging from touring drama, in house productions, live music and stand up comedy . Great atmosphere , sensible prices and a nice if tiny cafe bar

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

As a resident of ipswich I have been to the New Wolsey Theatre many times over the years to see a variety of shows. It's such a lovely theatre as it's small and intimate. I go every year to watch the Rock and roll christmas panto and its throughly entertaining.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We visited the New Wolsey at the start of the Pulse festival, to watch Bromance. The show was sold out and the theatre was buzzing. The venue is excellent, well priced tickets a real variety of performances and parking nearby is well priced £2 from 6pm for the whole evening. Seating is really good with all seats having a good... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind words, Zoe. It's really lovely to hear that you had such a great time! We are blessed with a really well designed theatre - you're right to note the excellent sight lines and intimate feeling. Plus, our staff will be happy to hear your kind review - we pride ourselves on being friendly... More 

Ipswich, Suffolk
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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The Wolsey has always has been a great theatre, with some excellent productions. The sets in particular are always amazing. Two negatives. First, they used to have good one night only performances. I've seen National Youth Jazz Orchestra, Stacey Kent, Richard Digence and any number of others. Not any more. Second, they have recently discontinued Seniors Concessions. Matinees we used... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind words! I'm happy to hear you enjoy our range of productions, in particular the great sets produced by our (amazingly talented) in-house and touring designers. We have some fantastic one-nighters coming up in the Autumn Season. May I recommend An Audience With Diane Abbott, Jo Harman, and Si Cranstoun: Good Rockin Tonight? Please... More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

Lovely evening spent with a group of girls all aged under 10. Performance was great and although it was near the end of its run, the theatre was still full. Staff were friendly and helpful. Facilities were clean but there was a long wait. My only criticism is that the food and drinks were a little overpriced. Despite this, I'm... More 

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

Thank you very much for your review, Anna! I'm happy to hear you had such a great time, and that you enjoyed the buzz of the full theatre. We regularly review our food and drink offer and feel that our prices are competitive, but I will be sure to make our Front Of House Manager aware of your comments. We... More 

Ipswich, Suffolk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

A great place to enjoy a great play. The front of house team are happy and helpful. The seat are really comfy and the raking means you always get a great view of the stage. Not only can you order interval drinks you can also order interval ice creams!

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

Thanks for taking the time to leave such a lovely review, Ian! We are blessed with a really well designed theatre, and you're quite right to note the great sight lines and comfy seats. We pride ourselves on being happy and helpful and I'm sure our Front Of House team will be pleased to hear your kind words. We'll look... More 

Suffolk
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We are regular visitors. Their productions are consistently top quality. There's a good view from every seat

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

Thanks for your kind words! We'll look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 via mobile

A lovely, clean, small theatre offering a great choice in entertainment. The theatre has a good cafe facility, if any negative comment it's that it is so popular their isn't always enough seating! The staff here are always helpful and cheerful. A great place to spend some leisure time

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

Thanks Linda! It's great to hear that you've had such a positive experience with your local theatre! Our Café Bar is very popular and we would love some extra seating too, but the challenge is where to put it! Now that we are coming into summer, our lovely terrace area is open again and gives us an extra 48 seats... More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Had a good night with family and friends, seats are well positioned so no matter what price one will get a good view of the performance, bar and café excellent.

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review! I'll look forward to welcoming you back again soon! More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Always enjoy ourselves here, not seen a 'bad' production yet, really good shows. Had nice wine at the bar too!

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

Thank you for your review, Mary! I'm happy to hear that you've always enjoyed our productions. Our wines are supplied by Peter Watts Wines, a small family company based just 20 miles away who specialise in supplying wines by similarly small producers who are personally involved in the production of wines. They are one of our corporate supporters and have... More 

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Address: Address: Civic Drive, Ipswich IP1 2AS, England
Phone Number: 01473 295 900
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Ipswich
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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