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Address: Tower Road | Clacton-on-Sea, Clacton-on-Sea CO15 1LE, England
Phone Number: +44 1255 433344
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Description: Established on the current Clacton site in 1899, and run independently by...
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.
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visit to see bucks fizz

a lovely small theatre- friendly staff, choose seats in the middle great view but this allowed for getting up and dancing with out bother those sitting

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

a lovely small theatre- friendly staff, choose seats in the middle great view but this allowed for getting up and dancing with out bother those sitting

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South Ockendon, England, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
50 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Had the pleasure of spending an evening at the West Cliff Theatre, watching The Bohemians (Queen tribute act). Great evening spent by myself and boyfriend. Staff was pleasant and helpful.

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essex uk
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Another great show at this lovely theatre. All are made welcome and the staff were quick and efficient seating a Full House. The acts were tuneful and lively and kept the evening going at a terrific pace with the old favourites from this great 60s era. Very enjoyable.

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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I was very amazed at what i saw when i walked in the WestCliff team are very nice and are welcoming you into there venue and also inside the theatre very nice crew i would recomend it to anyone :D

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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Visited the West Cliff to see The Basil Brush Show. Staff are so friendly and helpful. Easy to collect tickets from the box office. Ice cream sold in the interval just like it used to be at the cinema 'back in the day'. Can't praise staff enough , they could give a masterclass in customer service. love this theatre ,... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This was a thoroughly enjoyable show with the kids loving it! The adults were taking part too, no doubt with fond memories of this hilarious foxy pal. A great afternoon was had by all at this welcoming theatre topped off with a photo with Basil at the end. Well done everyone. "Boom, Boom!"

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

love it ..been many times. £9each. quaint old fashioned theatre. v friendly staff. bar and food area separate. wine by glass £3.programmes £1.50.plus raffles. well maintained clean and well painted. clean toilets. v disabled friendly with 3 separate wheelchair bay's. great views of stage. average size theatre.

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Harwich, United Kingdom
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

To the two reviewers who gave such terrible reviews for the West Cliff Youth Theatre production of Grease, I would like to point out a few things. Do you have any idea of the amount of time and effort that went into the production? As show week approached, the rehearsals were nearly every day and on at least one occasion... More 

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Braintree, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Went to see Grease on saturday night with the family. We all had a great time, it was funny and all the audience seemed to really enjoy it. Think the Negative reviewers need to remember that this was a performance by AMATEUR actors in a youth group. They did the best with what they had and it was great to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

All I can say is Well Done Kids! What a lovely afternoons entertainment. Visiting a friend who lives near this lovely Theatre that we now visit a lot we had a fabulous time singing along with you all. This theatre does some lovely things but to give these kids the opportunity to put on such a brilliant show is just... More 

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