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Gaiety Theatre

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Address: Harris Promenade, Douglas IM1 2HH
Phone Number: 01624 625001
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Stunning Theatre & great shows

One of the most beautiful Theatre's in the world. Lots of good local shows including Thorougly Modern Millie Junior 28th-30th July 2016. Entertainment for the whole family... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
MasameThernadier
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Douglas, United Kingdom
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Douglas, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the most beautiful Theatre's in the world. Lots of good local shows including Thorougly Modern Millie Junior 28th-30th July 2016. Entertainment for the whole family - highly recommended.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such an amazing theatre and so well maintained. We always try to see a show here when we visit the island, as much to see the theatre itself as a show. The interior is not to be missed.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I attended one of the regular Saturday morning theatre tours of the beautifully restored Gaiety Theatre. This stunning Victorian theatre was designed by Frank Matcham, a leading theatre architect of his day. Leading the tour was Mike and his enthusiasm and love of the building shone through. He was engaging and informative about the building, its design and history. The... More 

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North West England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Just had an amazing tour of this fabulous theatre. Derek, our tour guide, was enthusiastic, passionate & very informative. We toured the auditorium, stage, backstage & "the gods". We also saw the interesting costume display and theatre memorabilia together with the projectionists room. This is a truly fascinating & beautifully restored Frank Matcham theatre and a tour of it is... More 

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douglas isle of man
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

I took a group of elderly people to watch the pantomime. One lady was in a wheelchair. The staff couldn't do enough to help + assist us to make sure we were comfortable + we had use of the disabled facilities

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

This gorgeous Frank Matcham theatre (opened 1900) has been fully restored to its original condition in recent times and is always a great pleasure to visit. Situated on the seafront, a stone's throw from the centre of town, the Gaiety offers a mixed programme of amateur and professional productions, sometimes of a very high standard indeed. I always try to... More 

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Staffordshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

We went to the Cinema that is part of this complex, right by the park on the sea front. The seats are wonderfully comfortable and the film we watched was 2 hrs and I didn't have to move about at all, which normally I do. The staff were really friendly and the £8 was really reasonable for a ticket compared... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

I visited during the festival where different amateur groups are brave enough to be judged on the quality of their productions. The theatre was lovely - a real jewel box of the place, and the atmosphere great, with people really into their drama and a buzz of interest throughout. My seat was comfortable and the price very reasonable. The play,... More 

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Torrevieja, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

The Gaiety is the most beautiful of theatres, it has been renovated to the highest standard over the years and is stunning .The productions local and international are excellent ,you can see pantomimes ,plays, musicals ,comedy acts local events and is used for the good of the local community . The atmosphere is excellent.I have enjoyed this building most of... More 

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

I found the venue comfortable and quite a nice sized auditorium. I went to see Nigel Farage, a man who's politics I do not agree with but find entertaining, all the same. Pleasantly surprised by the seating etc.

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