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Gaiety Theatre

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Address: Harris Prominade, Douglas IM1 2HH
Phone Number: 01624 625001
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Go back in time in this outstanding Victorian theatre

We took a box (of which there are 3 each side) overlooking the stage - for 4 people - which was the best seat in the house. Between 4 of us it was comparable to the cost of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Foillan
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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a box (of which there are 3 each side) overlooking the stage - for 4 people - which was the best seat in the house. Between 4 of us it was comparable to the cost of the dress circle tickets. A glorious theatre, very embellished and ornate and surely quite unique in the British Isles. Very beautiful. (See... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

A lovely step back in time. Very comfortable seats. Thought the musical, "Carousel" was a bit dodgy in content, but the theatre is lovely. Enjoyed a tub of Manx ice cream during the interval.

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Douglas, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Excellent night's entertainment, wonderful atmosphere, Mandy Griffiths was excellent, all the favourite musical items played. The theatre visits are excellent, The Gaiety is a classic Frank Matcham theatre (he was to theatre that Capability is to gardens), it's great to get a look behind the scenes/

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Thank Jan295
Isle of Man
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44 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

A classic Frank Matcham theatre from about 1900 which has been sympathetically restored. The Gaiety is in regular use and "behind the scenes" tours are run frequently. It's a really beautiful theatre with a busy schedule and an enthusiastic group of volunteer supporters. Really fantastic to visit and enjoy.

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Kent
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24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

A must do if you want a look back in time at a really fascinating old theatre that is still in use now. You are allowed on stage, below stage and then a walk up to the 'Gods' to see not only how high up you sit but also to visit the restored projection suite, one of only a few... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Today we went on a trip around the theatre. From the basement to the gods. We saw all the trap doors and how they work, to the beauty of the stage and auditorium. We found out where it was best to sit, saw the dressing rooms and that the stage slopes. We went up and saw all the old film... More 

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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

We were on the IOM for a week and before we went I checked to see what was on at the Gaiety Theatre and it was The Phantom of the Opera. Having seen it a couple of times before in London and New York my expectations were not high but I have to say there was very little difference in... More 

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Thank GS1706
derbyshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

I need to have a normal chair as I find it difficult to sit in comfort in the chairs when watching bands in the villa marina if the staff are informed when booking they make your visit to them smooth and without embarrassment I was treated with respect and not mention to feel uncomfortable by all staff

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Thank DerbyshireDewy
Douglas, United Kingdom
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206 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

I've appeared on the stage, worked back stage, constructed and painted sets, worked the fly floor and worked follow spots, plus seen numerous shows and explored the place from above the grid to below the stage. Last show was Phantom. Best show in months was Fascinating Aida. The Victorian plasterwork and gilding is highest quality, the stained glass centre ceiling... More 

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London, England
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314 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 276 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

A superb tour of the theatre conducted by someone who knew his stuff. We enjoyed this more than anything else during our visit to the IoM. A must and good value.

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