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What a fabulous theatre .....better than the west end

If you are visiting the island try and see a show or act at the gaiety. I go to the west end at... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2018
Lisa T
Douglas, United Kingdom
Behind the scenes tour

Fantastic morning tour “behind the scenes” very knowledgeable guide & fascinating content, enjoyed... read more

Reviewed December 9, 2018
Douglas, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

If you are visiting the island try and see a show or act at the gaiety. I go to the west end at least once a year and I have to say this is one of the best theatres I have been to.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lisa T
Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic morning tour “behind the scenes” very knowledgeable guide & fascinating content, enjoyed by all ages :)

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

Best shows held here-theatre, dancing, musicals, comedians etc-the actual theatre is stunning-highly recommend

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed August 18, 2018

We went to this delightful show on 15 Aug '18 in the Gaiety Theatre. The building has been lovingly restored and I could only find one fault. Victorians were shorter than most of us, with less long legs ! When we next go I'll ask...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Jackie A
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful family show and in such a lovely theatre on the Douglas promenade. The cast were excellent and all gave 100% performance to entertain the audience. The only issues causing discomfort was seating squeeze of which nothing can be done in such intimate...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed May 12, 2018

A smaller version of Belfast's Grand Opera House alive and well on the seafront at Douglas. We went to a Manx Operatic Society musical Chess in this theatre designed by the late Victorian, who also planned the Opera House in Belfast. Both are gems from...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed April 26, 2018 via mobile

Whilst staying in Douglas, Isle of Man we visited the Gaiety Theatre, which is a beautiful old theatre, to see the production of Chess. I can only say that the show was amazing and all members of the cast were brilliant. I understand that the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Janet P
Reviewed March 3, 2018

If you intend to visit the isle of man please make a point of visiting the gaiety theatre it's absolutely well worth it a really beautiful place the history behind it is amazing and if you don't fancy watching a show then why not go...More

Date of experience: July 2017
4  Thank cooilroi
Reviewed November 16, 2017

The Gaiety theatre is worth a visit for a performance or during the open doors next year. There are also tours on a Saturday morning which will take you backstage to see how the theatre works. Seats are comfortable and I think the views are...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank IOMtravelgirl
Reviewed November 11, 2017 via mobile

I haven't actually visited the theatre but I have been passed on two visits to the Isle of Man and it is a striking building with an excellent location. Defiantly worth taking a photograph of the outside. I'm sure it's great inside as well

Date of experience: November 2017
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June 8, 2017|
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Response from 473KH473 | Reviewed this property |
Check the Villa Gaiety website Apparently TA does not permit website links Ridiculous.
May 26, 2016|
Response from Foillan | Reviewed this property |
Visit IoM website for up to date details.
January 22, 2016|
Response from Jan295 | Reviewed this property |
Hi if you go onto to the villa Marina Website at the Isle of Man you can find out what is on at the Gaiety in August - it's often a musical with both local and uk artistes