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The Marlowe Theatre

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Address: The Friars, Canterbury CT1 2AS, England
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Yearly panto is a tradition!

Since been rebuilt it's a stunning building, great refreshments inside for show breaks never been disappointed and there's access for wheelchair and people who struggle to climb... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Since been rebuilt it's a stunning building, great refreshments inside for show breaks never been disappointed and there's access for wheelchair and people who struggle to climb the stairs. Prices are very high for refreshments though and also can be a bit steep for shoes for young children I paid 20 pound for us to go and see a kids... More 

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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I cannot tell you how many times I've been to the Marlowe Theatre but since it was refurbished, I've had some amazing experiences - from music gigs to comedy to thrillers to pantomimes! I love having so much culture so close by. Keep up the good work Marlowe!

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were sat in the circle about three rows back. I would say that the seating in the middle of each of the sections would be good. The ranking seems to be such that you can see well from most places and there are booster cushions available if needed. It is a nice theatre with good facilities. We found it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Almost feels like you are in London ! Great variety and good prices too. Gives something to do in an evening that's a little different plus Canterbury is a beautiful place to be 🙂👍🏽

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We went to see Simon and garfunkel story. It was excellent. The seats are comfortable and I couldn't see any that appeared to have a bad view of the stage. This is a lovely size theatre with a friendly atmosphere. I would definitely recommend taking the time to experience this modern theatre especially if you have been put off in... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent theatre and reasonable ticket prices. Good disabled facilities. Lovely cafe for a coffee or lunch any time.

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rochester, kent
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely venue. The lack of anyone about helping with seating meant we could have got in without paying as nobody even checked our tickets

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed this venue, well organised and well price for the quality of the shows. The sound quality was really impressive, even the prices of drink were cheaper than expected but the snacks are priced high so that's the only let down. Worth going, recommend by myself.

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Dover, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Saw Ross Noble (or Roy Snowball as we now call him having mis-heard his name during a conversation due to tinnitus a while back) at the Marlowe last night. The show was brilliant, I laughed until I wept. Even the three rather drunken Margate Hospital receptionists on the front row (two rows in front of us) couldn't spoil it despite... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was unaware that this part of the theatre existed so had no idea what to expect. It was great. We went to see a cabaret which we hadn't done before. Pleasantly surprised. The venue was tables and first come first served basis so if you want a front seat you would have to be at the front of the... More 

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