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West Cliff Theatre

Tower Road | Clacton-on-Sea, Clacton-on-Sea CO15 1LE, England
+44 1255 433344
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Owner description: Established on the current Clacton site in 1899, and run independently by the West Cliff Trust, the West Cliff is the only surviving purpose-built... more » Owner description: Established on the current Clacton site in 1899, and run independently by the West Cliff Trust, the West Cliff is the only surviving purpose-built theatre in Clacton, and plays host to professional touring shows and many local amateur dramatic and operatic groups, dance schools, and other youth groups. Its compact auditorium with just under 600 seats, a unique atmosphere and knowledgeable and friendly staff make it Clacton's theatre of choice for artistes and audiences alike. The Stage Door Bar is open both prior to and during the interval for each show, and provides pre-booked meals for selected shows. The lounge may be hired for private functions with or without bar and catering services. « less
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English first
Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

For a local theatre the shows that have been on recently have been of a very high standard and improving all the time. Staff are polite and enthusiastic, with nothing being too much trouble for them

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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Another excellent show at the West Cliff. The performers were vocally and musically excellent and involved the audience so that it felt like a party atmosphere. The show was a faithful reproduction of the groups repertoire of now famous songs. It was a lovely night out and left us feeling great. Give the West Cliff a try if you haven't... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Had a great night out at this high energy show. You really could believe you were at an original ABBA show. The voices and musicianship were excellent. The audience were joining in with all the numbers and dancing in the aisles. The show was rocking and no-one wanted it to end!

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

All the staff are English and they all volunteer there services for free to keep the theatre going They have a variety of shows musicals and plays all year around and a classic good old seaside summer show

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LEICESTER
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70 reviews 70 reviews
14 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

lovely little theatre frendily staff the show was brillant best elvis tribute act ever and martin was funny has well

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We booked this show and travelled all the way from bucks. It was well worth the trip. Fantastic singers with a choice of songs. Enjoyed the ventriloquist show very much good comedy too. The high light was Martin Daniels whose magic entertainment was outstanding especially when he invited members of the audience to participate. It was thoroughly enjoyable and great... More

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Clacton, null, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

15 of us went on 20th August .Smashing show, slow to start but - Martin Daniels, son of the other magician, was so so funny, using the audience on stage and not insulting them but using good old fashioned humour, we couldn't stop laughing - plus his magic was amazing. Andy Greaves , was the ventriloquist , but jack-of-all-trades, making... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

Last night ten of us visited the Westcliff Theatre for the Summer Variety Show, what a laugh we had, my face hurt lol! All acts were very entertaining and a really good mix. All staff at the theatre welcoming, friendly and helpful. I love it's quaintness and atmosphere. We picked up an autumn brochure - wow what a great line... More

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Sudbury, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I went with a group to see the Summer Variety Special 2014, It was a great show which lots for different ages. They waited for us to arrive as we had a large coach party, which we was very Grateful for. The only thing That Made me not give it a 5 was becasue it was so hot in the... More

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Paul G, Manager at West Cliff Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to review your experience at this years Summer Variety Show. We don't want anyone to miss this great show so we were only too pleased to hold up the show for a little bit for you all. I'm sorry it was a little hot for you and others in your party, this... More

Little Holland, null, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We live locally and often go to the summer show which is always good but this year they have really excelled themselves - the show is brilliant, fast moving and thoroughly entertaining. Well worth a visit

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Paul G, Manager at West Cliff Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review this years Summer Variety Show, I am really happy to hear that you had a wonderful experience. The same producers are currently working on our new Christmas Variety Show so I do hope we will see you there (if not before!). More

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