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The Sheldon Open Air Theatre

Sheldon Sheldon Lane, Doddiscombsleigh EX6 7YT, England
+44 1647 253916
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A superb night of 80s party pop with Kiss This

We love listening to live music played well and the Sheldon Theatre excelled themselves when they... read more

Reviewed September 19, 2017
Big N
Joey and the Lips

My wife and I along with some friends went for a night of entertainment watching Joey The... read more

Reviewed July 23, 2016
Martin S
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Liverton, United Kingdom
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A fascinating and unusual venue. An open air amphitheatre built into the hillside. Audience seating on grass banks and terraces with a woodland backdrop to the stage. Seats about 500 people. Plenty of free parking. Drinks and bbq food on sale. Easy access deck for disabled visitors. Friendly and welcoming team. The theatre is set in the grounds of a retreat and education centre. Sorry that we can't welcome casual visitors outside of the advertised concert times.
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Sep 19, 2017
“A superb night of 80s party pop with Kiss This”
Jul 23, 2016
“Joey and the Lips”
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Sheldon Sheldon Lane, Doddiscombsleigh EX6 7YT, England
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Reviewed September 19, 2017

We love listening to live music played well and the Sheldon Theatre excelled themselves when they had Kiss This back in July 2016 (sorry to take so long to post this review I've only recently come across trip advisor. Great musicianship coupled with a couple...More

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Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I along with some friends went for a night of entertainment watching Joey The Lips. Arriving in good time we were made to cue along with many others ( clad it wasn't raining), not sure why, before being allowed into the seating...More

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SheldonTheatre, Manager at The Sheldon Open Air Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2016

Hi Martin. Thanks very much for your feedback. I'm glad you enjoyed the show, and sorry there were a few things you weren't happy with. Perhaps I could just respond to the points you made. We advertise our timings as 6.30pm for carparking, 7.15pm to...More

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Reviewed July 26, 2015

This lovely outdoor venue hosts a short season of tribute acts each summer. We went to see 'Abba Magic' perform in July 2015. Excellent show. You can take your own picnic and alcohol but there's also bar-b-q food and a bar. Easy to park. Just...More

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SheldonTheatre, Owner at The Sheldon Open Air Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2016

Glad you enjoyed the show. You're right that we cancel shows if the weather is really severe, but you can then exchange your tickets for any equivalent show in the same or the following year. Hope to see you again this summer (Abba are back...More

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Reviewed July 20, 2015

My third visit, this time to see Joey the Lips. We had some rain at the beginning of the evening but this soon cleared and we enjoyed sitting outside, listening to music. Always well organised, although disappointed with the 40 minute wait for burgers this...More

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SheldonTheatre, Owner at The Sheldon Open Air Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2016

Really sorry we had such a terrible glitch on the food supply for this concert. Hasn't happened before and we are taking steps to avoid it happening again. So sorry.

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Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is an amazing setting , its set outside in the woods if your going for a nights entertainment . Every year they have a couple of weeks in July when Tribute bands come . Last year we saw Take That -such fun on a...More

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SheldonTheatre, Owner at The Sheldon Open Air Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2016

Glad you love the place too. If we do cancel a concert because of bad weather you just save your tickets and exchange them for any equivalent concert the same year or the next year. Hardly ever happens, but this is England! Yes we are...More

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Reviewed August 24, 2014

Visited whilst on holiday with our four children aged 5 to 13. We went to the Bon Jovi Tribute Band night. Made to feel very welcome and caters well for families. Most people bring food and drink and you sit on your own rug to...More

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SheldonTheatre, Owner at The Sheldon Open Air Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2016

Glad you enjoyed bringing the children. We are very much trying to create a family-friendly environment.

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