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West Cliff Theatre

Address: Tower Road | Clacton-on-Sea, Clacton-on-Sea CO15 1LE, England
Phone Number: +44 1255 433344
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: Established on the current Clacton site in 1899, and run independently by the West Cliff Trust, the...
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Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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.

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English first
Essex, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

visited in january 2015.Brilliant show the cast were great and very entertaining.They really got the audience involved.Lovely Theatre great staff.

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Essex, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Saw Glen Leon on thur 20th nov,2014 What an excellent entertainer! I think the real Tom Jones would have been impressed too

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Went to a concert at the theatre. It was a lovely venue. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The lighting for the concert was excellent. Best lighting for concert, in a theatre, I've seen all year. Sound was good too!

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

good atmosphere with a good variety of artists on throughout the year. Saw Martha and the Vandellas--Excellent

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Essex UK
Top Contributor
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68 attraction reviews
371 helpful votes 371 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We went to the West Cliff Theatre for the first time last night as we had won tickets for Dr Feelgood. This ended up being a fabulous evening on so many levels. Firstly the theatre is a really cute, intimate, traditional theatre which makes for a great entertainment experience. Secondly, the staff, all mature volunteers are incredibly friendly and extremely... More 

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Essex
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3 reviews 3 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Went to this amazing venue to see Chris Packham. He, of course, was amazing and gave an unforgettable talk but the venue is something else. It is the most incredible place ,,,,,a beautiful building, fantastic helpful staff who I gather are all volunteers, and such a welcoming atmosphere. I hope to visit more often now I know of its existence.

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essex
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12 reviews 12 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I had the pleasure of visiting the theatre 4 years ago to see "The PHIL COLLINS tribute band. The staff whom were volunteers were brilliant . We had such a great time we return every year to the venue to see the band. It is ideally located near the town centre, parking and restaurant's are nearby. The bar at the... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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32 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Whilst on a weekend break, we booked to see the show Blue Jeans on the Saturday evening. The Theatre is lovely and well cared for. The volunteers were very welcoming and chatty, the facilities were excellent, including the bar, the seats comfortable (with good leg room). The show was good and much enjoyed, though I think the performers would have... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

I have been to see many shows here, a great fun night out! Good price but best to book early, use their website to see what's on.

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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

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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