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West Cliff Theatre

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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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1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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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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a little dated but great

Have been there several time each time a great night out . Decor a bit dated but very clean and great staff all volunteers. will go again for sure.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
barry w
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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Have been there several time each time a great night out . Decor a bit dated but very clean and great staff all volunteers. will go again for sure.

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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed the comedy I saw there. They have lots of different shows throughout the year a good way to pass an evening away while on holiday

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Billericay, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

first visit to this theatre, lovely little theatre run by local people, much nicer than the huge 02 ha ha but you dont get the big acts obviously. gets some good acts worth a visit.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Excellent Christmas show.Micky Zany was top rate.Great company feel about the show.Wish it had been better supported.Ideal Christmas outing for clubs and societies . Peter

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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Went to this lovely old theatre to see the Christmas Variety show.The down side is the parking only very limited.Still arrived early found a space then went for a drink in the bar.The seats in the theatre are comfortable and space well a part so there is plenty of leg room. The theatre has plenty of different shows through out... More 

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Frinton-On-Sea
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

what a treat...for someone like me who is a nostalgia freak you cannot miss a visit to the westcliff is a real treat.it is small version of the london palladium with the essential atmosphere. run by friends who dedicate everything to this theatre. you must visit ....

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Walton-on-the-Naze, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

The West Cliff is a step back in time. (In a nice way) Not too big & not too small. Every seat has a good view of the stage. I look forward to visiting again. If you get a chance, go.

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Little Clacton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

A little beauty, old and sweet. Seats are well spaced with good leg room. Very friendly and helpful staff.

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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

small theater, staff know how to do their job plus food and drink not overpriced. overall, very good

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

This local theatre needs your support even more now that the council has taken away a grant to help with running costs The staff are all volunteers and arrange a good selection of acts across all the spectrums Tickets are reasonably priced and there is a nice bar and refreshment kiosks Recently attended a concert with Ridion from the X... More 

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