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New Wolsey Theatre

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Address: Civic Drive, Ipswich IP1 2AS, England
Phone Number: 01473 295 900
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The New Wolsey Theatre official Trip Advisor page. A 400 seat venue in the...

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.

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Ipswich has culture!

Indeed it does, and it is often found in this theatre and its studio on St George's St. Everything we have seen here has been of excellent quality. The staff are very friendly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Kesgrave, United Kingdom
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Kesgrave, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Indeed it does, and it is often found in this theatre and its studio on St George's St. Everything we have seen here has been of excellent quality. The staff are very friendly, cheerful and approachable. The seating is comfy and there is nowhere that has a poor view of the stage. It is an intimate venue. The bar delivers... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Super show, we went to watch "Made in Dagenham". The cast were great, fantastic entertainers, it was lively throughout with no dull moments. The seats were tiered nicely so everyone had a good view. The staff were very helpful and friendly and accommodated my mother with her wheelchair. The show started at 7.45pm for 70 minutes, then a 20 minute... More 

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Thank Jane V
New York City, New York
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

An amazing first time experience at this compact but lovely theatre. All or nothing was a great show and worked so well in this size theatre. Easy access to seats and quick and easy bar service. Great night out.

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Thank Hannah F
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great show Lots of energy and good singing from a very good troupe Thoroughly enjoyed the show Only downside was the temperature in the auditorium Wolsey you do need to sort this out it was sweltering Would recommend the show to everyone

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Thank STEVEOVE
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Another great production staged at The Wolsey, a must see everything is rocking from the start to Finnish. If it's on in your area don't miss it.

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Thank Kel2651
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a real treat if you like musicals. The young musicians were very talented and lively and the ambience was buzzing. I realised as soon as my husband and I sat down and saw Chris Simmons...he looked familiar. Didn't take us long to realise he had acted in The Bill. Throughout the performance Chris Simmons was playing the part... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited last night with hubby to see "All or Nothing" Fabulous production and extremely talented cast. Small theatre but WOW what a production. Great atmosphere from start to finish we were swept along with the rise and fall of the Small Faces. The musical quality was superb along with the acting performances of ALL the cast. Thank you to Daniel... More 

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NewWolsey, Manager at New Wolsey Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review here on TripAdvisor. I’m really happy to see you enjoyed your evening out so much. I’ll be sure to pass your kind words onto Daniel – I’m sure he will be very happy to see he was able to help. I do hope we will have the... More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've lived near Ipswich for over four years, but went to the Wolsey for the first time this week just to see Kiki Dee and Carmelo Luggeri. It was their first venue on a new tour. This theatre is the ideal size to see and hear such a lovely singer and truly great guitarist. Even the side seats have a... More 

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NewWolsey, Manager at New Wolsey Theatre, responded to this review

It’s great to hear that you paid us a visit! Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. I’m pleased that you found your first visit to be so enjoyable. You are quite right that we have a lovely venue for both theatre and live music. It’s also great to hear that our Front of House team friendly and... More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This evening, with friends, we went to see the Mod Musical, 'All or Nothing' featuring the rise and fall of the Small Faces - and in particular - Stevie Marriott. The story was accurate, told by the 'Ghost' of Stevie Marriott, who looked like Stevie would have done at the time of his death. To be honest he was the... More 

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NewWolsey, Manager at New Wolsey Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you very much for leaving your kind review. There is no higher praise than to hear that the experience lived up to 'the real thing!' I'm so pleased to hear that you enjoyed the performance overall and in particular the talents of the incredible cast. The ability to act, sing and play a variety of instruments is always something... More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This theatre is small but not uncomfortable. The shows are good and at affordable prices. The refreshments are a little pricey but not terrible for a night out at the theatre.

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NewWolsey, Manager at New Wolsey Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review! I am pleased to see you have found your visits comfortable and see that we have a good selection of shows and prices. I do hope you will pay us a visit again soon. More 

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