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“Traditional Venue”

Devonshire Park Theatre
Ranked #11 of 60 things to do in Eastbourne
Certificate of Excellence
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Orlando
Level 5 Contributor
41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Traditional Venue”
Reviewed January 4, 2014

Very nice old theatre easily within walking distance
of center city. Delightful Panto with a very professional cast, this theatre apparently offers a variety of productions throughout the year. Quaint and intimate venue with dining and pubs within the immediate area. Handicapped parking available with additional parking adjoining.

Visited December 2013
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East Sussex
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Superb panto in a great theatre”
Reviewed January 3, 2014

Another great panto, Aladdin last night was brilliant-well acted, danced and sung by all.The grandchildren, parents and grandparents loved it in this delightful theatre. we have seen quite a few plays, musicals etc here and love the atmosphere, it is like a more relaxed west end experience and cannot recommend it highly enough.

Visited January 2014
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Germany/UK
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171 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Absolutely charming”
Reviewed January 2, 2014

The Devonshire is more than just panto (though that is what brings in the money). Over the years we have seen quite a variety of productions. The nature of the audience is probably a reason why the theatre can't be too adventurous but even the standard fare is entertaining when done well, as it usually is here.

The Devonshire has the charm of a bygone age but a more recent tradition was seeing Spike Milligan regularly occupying a box and enjoying a bottle of wine during the performance.
The rest of us can order coffee and biscuits for the interval and they are delivered to your seat if you wish.

A lot of information and many activities are offered by the Friends of the Devonshire Theatre. It does not cost much to join and the Friends provide a lot of support for this fine institution.

Visited October 2013
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Seaford, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
217 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“Panto”
Reviewed December 30, 2013

The Devonshire does it best. If you need to find the Christmas spirit head this way. Each year a professional show aimed at all ages. If you are not prepared to join in don't go. The last night is always a blast!

Visited December 2013
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Lovely local theatre”
Reviewed December 23, 2013

Devonshire Park has some interesting touring productions and a variety of performances. Nice intimate theatre in central Eastbourne.

Visited August 2013
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