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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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Nice Theatre some very good shows

Have been to the Westcliff Theatre on a number of occasions, have seen a several well known performers and enjoyed the shows very much. Obviously you have to check the schedules... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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111 reviews 111 reviews
45 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Have been to the Westcliff Theatre on a number of occasions, have seen a several well known performers and enjoyed the shows very much. Obviously you have to check the schedules for shows which will appeal to you.

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Malta, Austria
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Another gem in Clacton, they have shows for all tastes, lovely old Theatre.Reasonable ticket prices make for a nice evening at the Theatre

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Alicante, Spain
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Very cosy theatre where you can really get to see the performers. Comfortable and clean. Better than sitting in a huge theatre where you cannot see the acts.

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Clacton
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Lovely little theatre, run by volunteers, but to a standard of a professional business. Enjoy the shows and such good variety.

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Essex, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Great little venue.Near to beach shopping etc.V friendly staff and good stocked bar!! Thoroughly recommend!

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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

You must go here for your self. You get a very warm welcome from all the Staff. There is a small shop as you arrive, for your sweeties or drinks. Also a Bar for the grown ups. And nice Loo's. Its a lovely seating area inside. You can book your seat before you go so you will most likely sit... More 

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Raunds, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Very helpful & polite staff, delicious ice creams in the interval. Excellent performances from the trio and interesting videos of the now deceased John. Uplifting sing a longs, an entertaining evening for auntie and me.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

An old historic theatre.....just look at who has appeared here. Now a charity and a key attraction in Clacton. It may not be the smartest around and the facilities are modest. A beautiful main hall with excellent acoustics. Even so, well worth buying a ticket to see some of the old stars and new acts. We need to keep places... More 

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

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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69 reviews 69 reviews
50 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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