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I was treated to a tour of The Groundlings Theatre as a Christmas present. No PowerPoint slides, no... read more

Reviewed February 3, 2019
Fred C
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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This gem of a theatre in Portsmouth hosting yet again an outstanding show, advertised as 7.30 start... read more

Reviewed January 27, 2019
137jan
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Bognor Regis, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 3, 2019 via mobile

I was treated to a tour of The Groundlings Theatre as a Christmas present. No PowerPoint slides, no guide overly enamoured of their own voice. The whole experience was unexpected, refreshing, informative and fun. I don't want to say more because you should just book...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 27, 2019

This gem of a theatre in Portsmouth hosting yet again an outstanding show, advertised as 7.30 start but still people were entering at 7.45 performance started just after this, , We felt sorry for the story teller and violinist, thy irk so hard to give...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 137jan
Reviewed January 6, 2019

Full to capacity. A very appreciative audience! Our choir leader worked us well and all the songs came out tops. Very pleased to be there. A really quaint theatre. Surely someone could adopt and restore parts lovingly. The start of Christmas for me thank you...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JanBarnes2014
Reviewed December 16, 2018 via mobile

Outstanding, truly outstanding! Such energy from the cast and a hidden gem of a theatre! This was our first, but not our last visit!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank emlynt
Reviewed December 15, 2018 via mobile

I took my granddaughters to see Cinderella and the team put on a fantastic, all singing all dancing funny show, we sang along and it put us the fantastic Christmas spirit, the actors came out and met the children after the show. I live local...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Michelllechampers
Reviewed December 10, 2018

For a small, out of the way theatre, the production was great. Each member of the cast was top notch with tons of charisma, especially the Fairy Godmother and Buttons, but they were all great (girl playing Cinderella is cheekier than the character lets on,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Joe T
Reviewed November 17, 2018

Always love a bit of theatre. This is a hidden away place with some fantastic people. Yes its quirky... yes its not a "london theatre"..but having sat through a most moving performance of Scrooge I was enveloped in a love of the stage like never...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ordessa
Reviewed November 15, 2018 via mobile

Excellent THEATRE TOUR a must to do. This gem of a Theatre is hidden away but has so much history. We came as a group for their tour and all of us rated it 5" . Cannot believe they don't get any funding and just...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank knott101
Reviewed November 15, 2018

A friend recommended the tour and despite having lived in Portsmouth for many years, I have never set foot in the theatre until today Thursday 15th). The tour was informative, educational, humorous and engaging. We were taken round the theatre by a friendly and knowledgeable...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Shipahoyahoy
Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

Me and my friend went on the "bring a nappy" ghost tour and felt very disappointed in it. The advertisement for it stated twist and turns and hidden doors, none of which were evident. We went into a room that had a previous group in....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kara T
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