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“Accessible and comfortable” 5 of 5 stars
Review of New Wolsey Theatre

New Wolsey Theatre
Civic Drive, Ipswich IP1 2AS, England
01473 295 900
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Owner description: The New Wolsey Theatre official Trip Advisor page. A 400 seat venue in the heart of the county town of Suffolk. Come and visit us soon!We're more than happy for you to use this page to feedback about productions you've seen here but please also take the time to let us know about your overall experience. We can only improve with your honest and balanced opinions.
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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“Accessible and comfortable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Plenty of roadside parking nearby as well as pay and display car parks close by. This theatre is not that big and you can really sit anywhere and have a good view of the stage. A small cafe/snack bar downstairs provides decent enough coffee etc and upstairs there is a large bar. Delicious ice cream is on sale at the intervals and I never feel I have to queue long even when it's a sell-out, so they must organise this well! The programme caters for all tastes and ages and they have some excellent touring companies performing there despite the larger theatre "down the road" which can host the big names. It is also great to see local schools and amateur companies encouraged to take part in special arts weeks and, having been involved in one or two of these events, I can vouch for the friendly staff.

Visited March 2013
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NewWolsey, Manager at New Wolsey Theatre, responded to this review, May 13, 2013
Thank you for your kind review. I'm pleased we're getting it right for you and very much look forward to welcoming you back soon. Our extensive work in the community often goes unnoticed...do take a look at the 'Creative Learning' section of our website to see just how far our reach spreads!
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“Quality Performances in a user friendly enviroment”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

There is always a good selection of entertainment at this fine theatre. The seating is set up so that everyone has an unobstructed view. There is a cosy snack area for your pre-theatre nibbles and an upstairs bar to enjoy a drink before the performance begins or during the interval. The highlight for most regulars and visitors alike is the Rock n Roll Pantomime. This typifies the whole ethos of this lively operation where the audience and the players seem to join together to have a great experience.

Visited December 2012
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NewWolsey, Manager at New Wolsey Theatre, responded to this review, May 13, 2013
We certainly have fun here and thank you so much for your review. Scary to think almost 35% of the tickets for next years panto have already sold...see you then!
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“my theatre visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

my trip to the new wolsey theatre, it is a great asset to the town, good shows to see, great atmosphere, good value for money

Visited December 2012
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NewWolsey, Manager at New Wolsey Theatre, responded to this review, May 13, 2013
Thank you very much for your review. Look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
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“great asset to the town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Have seen some top rate shows here. Good value for money for the quality of productions. Seating is in the round so good view where ever you sit. Nice bar/cafe area.

Visited November 2012
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NewWolsey, Manager at New Wolsey Theatre, responded to this review, May 13, 2013
Thank you for leaving a review. We very much look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
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“Good night out”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Good variety of shows.
Prices most of the time are good.
Quality of the shows have so far been great.

Visited October 2012
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NewWolsey, Manager at New Wolsey Theatre, responded to this review, May 13, 2013
Thank you for leaving a review. We've got £8.50 tickets available every night and are very much committed to ensuring our prices remain affordable to all and competitive too. I look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
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