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Gaiety Theatre

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Address: Harris Prominade, Douglas IM1 2HH
Phone Number: 01624 625001

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Guided tour of this beautifully preserved theatre, a well informed and enthusiastic guide takes you to all parts of this lovely old theatre.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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newport
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Guided tour of this beautifully preserved theatre, a well informed and enthusiastic guide takes you to all parts of this lovely old theatre.

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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102 reviews 102 reviews
17 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This wonderful example of Victorian architecture and decoration is now in its 115th year and has hosted the vast majority of the Isle of Man's theatre shows and major events. The Frank Matcham designed building came close to dilapidation during the latter part of the 20th century but gladly the Manx Government supported strongly by many sections of Manx private... More 

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I have been going to shows at the Gaiety for years but had never even thought of going on the Saturday morning tour. We went on the first one of this year, on Easter Saturday, and it was a fantastic experience. We were guided around the whole theatre - downstairs, upstairs, backstage - and for the whole 3 hours Derek's... More 

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Telford, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

This Theatre is full of history. It is absolutely stunning inside and out. This is a must see attraction! Phone up for a tour and you will have a theatre expert show you around. This is a true traditional theatre with lots of stories to tell. I cant recommend visiting this beautiful theatre enough!

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Douglas, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

A great old lady of a theatre, which puts on some good shows the last one seen was Nigel Farage which was packed ,There is always something for everyone's taste during the year .

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I love visiting this beautiful and well maintained theater. Long may it continue serving our local talent

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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92 reviews 92 reviews
11 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

If you're in Douglas and fancy seeing a show go and visit - you'll not be disappointed - it's worth watching to see what's on and make your visit fit in with the show of your choosing. We saw The Edwin Starr Band and a lovely singer who supported them called Mel - what a voice! and what a lovely... More 

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Mold, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I didn't go for a tour around here but after seeing a show here, I want to! This is a gem of a theatre with lovely decor almost everywhere you look, all immaculately restored. Even the seats have had a lot of attention! I would love to spend more time in here to actually look at the architecture of the... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The Gaiety Theatre is like stepping back in time. It's a beautiful place and the atmosphere is always good. Some wonder if the significant costs in maintaining the place offer good value for money, and my head says it isn't. But in my heart the experience of the place it worth it.

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Herefordshire
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62 reviews 62 reviews
13 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We were lucky enough to pick up on the last tour of the season. As passionate theatre-philes the tour of this beautiful Frank Matcham theatre was fascinating, informative and comprehensive. Our guide was steeped in the history of the building and made the hour and a half whizz by. The highlight of our 4 day trip to the Island.

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