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New Wolsey Theatre

Civic Drive, Ipswich IP1 2AS, England
01473 295 900
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Ranked #1 of 57 Attractions in Ipswich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
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 

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

Never went here! Then about four years ago went to my first rock n roll panto and since then hooked!! A great intimate theatre and the best thing is kids under 16 only pay £5 per show excluding panto!! Seen do many productions in the last 4 years! If you haven't been would highly recommend! And want a panto with... More 

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

It’s great to hear that we’ve made you a regular visitor! Thank you so much for your kind words. We too are always impressed by the talent of the actors and musicians that we are lucky enough to play host to. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. More 

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

Great fun, Big enough to feel atmospheric, small enough to feel like Christmas at home. always a good show and staff helpful and friendly.

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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 enjoyed the Panto and your experience with us. With a range of great shows on throughout the year, we look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Ipswich
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

I have been here a few times have always been impressed. Very professional productions excellent view from where ever you sit.

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

Thank you for your kind words! I’m happy to hear that you've always been impressed by your experiences with us. I look forward to welcoming you back soon! More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I had forgotten how good the New Wolsey Theatre is. I attended the Pantomime and loved the intimacy of the theatre giving a great view of the stage and interaction with the cast. All staff were very helpful and the facilities were excellent. Parking was easy and a great night out had by all.

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

It’s great to hear that you had such a great time! We hope to see you again for another great night out. More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Theatre is compact so everyone has a good view of the stage.Good shows for children and adultsshows suit and plays are so good and suit everyone whatever the age.

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

It’s great to hear that our selection of shows is hitting the spot for you. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Good access, friendly staff. Great variety of shows. Lots of talented actors and singers. The stage 'smoke' when activated does cause me breathing problems and have to use inhalers. Love the shows and am always recommending to friends. Would be interested if anyone else suffer with breathing problems when in the theatre?

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

Thank you so much for your review, it’s great to hear that you think so much of your local theatre. We only use water-based stage effects, but if fog and haze are an issue for you our Ticket Sales Assistants will be able to advise you on which shows do and don’t use haze. We look forward to welcoming you... More 

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