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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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10:00 am - 12:30 pm
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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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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West cliff theatre

We have been many times to this theatre brilliant shows and the staff mostly volunteers mostly,there is a bar at reasonable prices and it's a great atmosphere there and great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We have been many times to this theatre brilliant shows and the staff mostly volunteers mostly,there is a bar at reasonable prices and it's a great atmosphere there and great prices well worth a visit.

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Ipswich, Suffolk, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is one of the friendliest theatres you will ever visit we'll run and every member of staff knows exactly what to do. Seating is good and the acoustics were superb.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Saw Jim Davidson here and it was great. Such a small place and you really feel like the show is just for you. Drinks and food are all good value and i will be back very soon.

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Essex, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Found the place tired carpets were well worn seat were very uncomfortable wasn't impress with the show wouldn't go again

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I love this place it's awesome!! I miss being on holiday and really wanna go back already it's fabulous.

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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

If you yearn for the day's of old theatre past, or want to be reminded how it was in your younger years then this is the place for you. Although a lot of the shows are modern you still get a sense of nostalgia sitting in an audience in a beautiful old theatre. Surely worth a visit just for the... More 

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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Visited West Cliff Theatre on many times over the years very good various entertainment shows well priced only small whim seats do get a bit uncomfortable after awhile think it could do with a revamp now otherwise well worth a visit to sunny Clacton on SEA

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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Been three times and very impressed at the friendly staff and how comfortable this little theatre is.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

West Cliff Theatre has an auditorium with a charm and atmosphere that instantly transports you back to the great days of variety. The staff who are all volunteers are very welcoming and always so helpful.

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Essex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We went to see the Searchers at the 'West Cliff Theatre'. It's a really nice/intimate "volunteer run" venue. We go to a lot of music/comedy shows/events, and would definitely come back here in the future.

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Additional Information about West Cliff Theatre

Address: Tower Road | Clacton-on-Sea, Clacton-on-Sea CO15 1LE, England
Phone Number: +44 1255 433344
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Clacton-on-Sea
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 12:30 pm  1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 12:30 pm  1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 12:30 pm  1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 12:30 pm  1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 12:30 pm  1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 12:30 pm  1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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