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Gaiety Theatre

Harris Prominade, Douglas IM1 2HH
01624 625001
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Ranked #2 of 15 Attractions in Douglas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
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Douglas, null, Isle Of Man
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Very informative tour about the theatre, especially going under the stage to look at the Corsican Trap, and the bit about Most Haunted (always knew they were rubbish). Recommended.

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Thame, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We went on a tour of the theatre with a most enthusiastic guide and then in the evening went to "Sunset Boulevard" which was brilliant.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Theatre tours take place at 1000 on a Saturday morning and need to be booked in advance. I booked mine at the Welcome Centre at the ferry terminal on arrival and was glad I did as a fair few people turned up on the day and had to be turned away. The auditorium is absolutely beautiful and going backstage with... More

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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317 reviews 317 reviews
67 attraction reviews
329 helpful votes 329 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The theatre offers backstage tours both for groups and for individuals. We went with a group. It lasted over two hours and you saw lots of excellent features of the theatre and features of its operation and restoration. Very enjoyable.

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UK
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61 reviews 61 reviews
23 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

What a truly beautifully restored Victorian theatre..so much has already be said in these reviews and all very true!! We saw Sunset Boulevard - a great production of this somewhat sad story. Sarah Buckley (Norma Desmond) and Damian Kneale (Joe Gillis) played fabulous roles along with the rest of the cast. Sorry that will not be around for the theatre... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We saw a show at the theatre that was very well staged but it was the decor of the building that impressed even more. I understand that you can visit the theatre and be shown around and would recommend this to be able to appreciate the architecture of this fine ornate building.

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Shropshire
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38 reviews 38 reviews
3 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

What a fabulous historical theatre! Not only did I attend the festival, I partook in the theatre tour which was fascinating. Very envious!

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Kent
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Fantastic architecture and cosy atmosphere. Often have travelling version of West End shows but pre booking very easy on line.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Was here just this week to see Sunset Boulevard, amazing show! Taylorian productions were outstanding. The Gaiety Theatre itself, is an outstandingly beautiful building, truly amazing. Every detail of the theatre was just perfect. Staff were friendly and helpful too.

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

When in the Isle of Man be sure to include a visit to The Gaity Theatre. This gem kept in its original grand manner is one of the finest theaters on the globe. Whether the players or acts are professionals from the UK or the local theatre players you are in for a real treat. all of the BIG shows... More

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