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“Quite a strange but versatile venue” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Doncaster Dome

Doncaster Dome
Doncaster Lakeside, Bawtry Road, Doncaster DN4 7PD, England
+44 (0) 1302 370777
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Ranked #13 of 20 Activities in Doncaster
Type: Game/ Entertainment Centers, Amusement
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Owner description: Doncaster Dome is one of the region's premier sports, leisure & entertainment destinations, with over 50 activities taking place under one roof.Make a splash in the Amazonia Adventure; a magical 7-pool water world waiting to be explored or Cut the Ice in the Ice Caps; the UK's only split level ice rink with interconnecting ramps linking two Ice Pads together
Goole, England, United Kingdom
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“Quite a strange but versatile venue”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

I've seen a few things here over the years which have been hit and miss. I saw Jimmy Carr there a few years ago and it felt like I was sitting in a school assembly.
You could hear the noise from the pool area, we were sat in fold out seats and the general atmosphere was just awful.
I saw Premier Legaue snooker there before christmas and it worked really well. I imagine this is largely down to the production making it work for TV coverage but credit to the venue for that one.
The free parking is a major boost as you don't often benefit from that when you do attend gigs/shows etc.

Visited November 2012
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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“Decent enough for concerts but could be bigger.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Been to a few concerts at the Doncaster Dome. The acoustics are ok but could be better and the size of the concert hall is again, ok but could be bigger. Thay have a bar they open downstairs for gigs and shows and one upstairs [permanent]. Have never used the swimming pool or ice-skating rink but have heard only good things about them from friends who have.
The Dome is situated in a great area with large parking facilities, a number of local bus routes passing by. There is a 24hour asda across the road, a large multi-screen cinema also across the road and a bowling alley. It also lies only a ten minute walk from Doncaster Race Course or in the other direction 15mins from the new Lakeside. Or a ten/fifteen minute bus ride into town [with buses passing every ten minutes during the day.

Visited March 2013
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“Poor”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013 via mobile

The people who work in the swimming pool at Doncaster Dome are very rude.Upsetted my two young children definitely won't be taking them again.And I also agree with others the pool is dirty definitely not worth the money.:(

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Sky Sports”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Brilliant Bar Icebreakers for all football matches good food and reasonable prices for beer very attentive staff and plenty screens showing all games

Visited March 2013
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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“Dirty pool!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Whenever I have been to swimming pool at the dome it has been dirty, which makes you not want to use it. I know people who have been ill after swimming there. However the ice rink is great and the gym offers cheaper access, always a bonus! Good as a music venue also! Clean up the pool and your ratings will go way up!

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