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West Cliff Theatre

Tower Road | Clacton-on-Sea, Clacton-on-Sea CO15 1LE, England
+44 1255 433344
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
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... more » 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. « less
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LEICESTER
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66 reviews 66 reviews
13 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

lovely little theatre frendily staff the show was brillant best elvis tribute act ever and martin was funny has well

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We booked this show and travelled all the way from bucks. It was well worth the trip. Fantastic singers with a choice of songs. Enjoyed the ventriloquist show very much good comedy too. The high light was Martin Daniels whose magic entertainment was outstanding especially when he invited members of the audience to participate. It was thoroughly enjoyable and great... More

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Clacton, null, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

15 of us went on 20th August .Smashing show, slow to start but - Martin Daniels, son of the other magician, was so so funny, using the audience on stage and not insulting them but using good old fashioned humour, we couldn't stop laughing - plus his magic was amazing. Andy Greaves , was the ventriloquist , but jack-of-all-trades, making... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

Last night ten of us visited the Westcliff Theatre for the Summer Variety Show, what a laugh we had, my face hurt lol! All acts were very entertaining and a really good mix. All staff at the theatre welcoming, friendly and helpful. I love it's quaintness and atmosphere. We picked up an autumn brochure - wow what a great line... More

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Sudbury, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I went with a group to see the Summer Variety Special 2014, It was a great show which lots for different ages. They waited for us to arrive as we had a large coach party, which we was very Grateful for. The only thing That Made me not give it a 5 was becasue it was so hot in the... More

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Paul G, Manager at West Cliff Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to review your experience at this years Summer Variety Show. We don't want anyone to miss this great show so we were only too pleased to hold up the show for a little bit for you all. I'm sorry it was a little hot for you and others in your party, this... More

Little Holland, null, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We live locally and often go to the summer show which is always good but this year they have really excelled themselves - the show is brilliant, fast moving and thoroughly entertaining. Well worth a visit

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Paul G, Manager at West Cliff Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review this years Summer Variety Show, I am really happy to hear that you had a wonderful experience. The same producers are currently working on our new Christmas Variety Show so I do hope we will see you there (if not before!). More

Essex, United Kingdom
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

I went to the aftetnoon show with my mum and two sons as was literally crying with laughtet it was a wonderful variety show and all 4 of us truly enjoyed it. The theatre is lovely, fruendly and very clean it is also a lovely building .

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Paul G, Manager at West Cliff Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to review your recent experience of our summer show and our theatre. We have had many people say how much this years show has made them laugh. You maybe interested to know that the same producers are currently working on our new Christmas Variety Show. I do hope we can welcome you... More

Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

My daughter and grandchildren and myself went to see two shows and we had a wonderful time. The staff are so friendly and the theatre was very clean . A must for all seaside holiday makers.

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Paul G, Manager at West Cliff Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your recent review of our theatre. I am so glad to hear that you and your daughter had a lovely time with us recently. I do hope it wont be long before we can welcome you again here soon. More

Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

My wife and I have been to this lovely old theatre many times, usually 4 or 5 times a year. The place is clean and nice with a bar as well as disabled toilet facilities and is very easy to access via ramps from the street. A minor irritation is the lack of disabled parking bays, there being only 4... More

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Paul G, Manager at West Cliff Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our theatre, I am so happy to hear that your experiences with us over the years have been good. You may be pleased to hear that our customer car park has very recently gone through major resurfacing and for the first time we now how spaces, including disabled bays clearly... More

Agra
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Every aspect of this theatre is run with friendliness, politeness and efficiency. We visited on 7 August 2014 to see the variety show. Time for a reasonably priced drink in the bar before seeing the Summer show. Haven't laughed so much for ages. The use of the word variety was well used, as there was such diversity. Would definitely visit... More

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Paul G, Manager at West Cliff Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience at our theatre recently. I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed the summer show. We very much look forward to welcoming you to our theatre again soon. More

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