Back for this years WKPF this lovely modern theatre never disappoints! Built on three levels, it is spacious & light, the main auditorium has gallery seating on two sides on the 2nd & 3rd floors, with individual "Executive" style chairs which are really good if you find sitting in row seating difficult (although some of these seats do partially obscure one wing of the stage). Staff are always friendly & helpful, although, we did notice this time that there was a varying amount of attention to ensuring that late-comers didn't disrupt the performances or the viewers enjoyment of them. Buffer doors were left open for long periods which dragged noise in from the atrium (especially noticeable as there was a lot of activity throughout the theatre at the time). The exhibition hall, is perfectly designed for hanging large works of art & the walls of the corridors on the other levels always seem to have local art work on display for sale. The bar was extremely busy when we visited & could have done with a few more staff! The toilets were kept fresh & presentable throughout performances (no mean feat as it was extremely busy!), however the bar-men seem to have difficulty in getting to grips with the fact that female customers may wish to purchase drinks & on three consecutive nights I & other women had to practically jump up down to get served, while the fellas arriving after us got instant attention... While these "niggles" wouldnt discourage us from visiting again, it does detract from the overall rating we are prepared to give the Market Place - sort these out & it would be BRILLIANT!
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