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New Theatre Royal

20-24 Guildhall Walk, Portsmouth PO1 2DD, England
+44 23 9264 6477
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Small and intimate

Very nice theatre and intimate. Saw Joel Dommett here and was very good. Nice little theatre. Very... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2017
Emma C
Stunning both externally and internally

In many respects, this restored Frank Matcham designed theatre is the star of every show here and... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2017
Swetrat
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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A recently refurbished beautiful Victorian theatre in the heart of Portsmouth.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good39%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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20-24 Guildhall Walk, Portsmouth PO1 2DD, England
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Reviewed 3 July 2017

Very nice theatre and intimate. Saw Joel Dommett here and was very good. Nice little theatre. Very enjoyable.

Thank Emma C
Reviewed 16 June 2017

In many respects, this restored Frank Matcham designed theatre is the star of every show here and it's very easy to sit in the main auditorium and to be distracted by its spectacular plasterwork, gilding and stained glass. A varied and interesting programme of drama,...More

Thank Swetrat
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

I'm not sure if this is entirely fair - perhaps the staff are all hard working volunteers - but honestly you'd think they could serve coffee! There is a perfectly decent coffee machine in the bar, but the night we arrived the duty Mgr had...More

Thank David_Ormerod
Reviewed 27 April 2017

I decided I would try some local places in Portsmouth for breakfast. I popped into the New Theatre Royal I ate scrambled eggs on toast with tomatoes and the flavour and the way the scrambled eggs were fantastic. Will definitely go here again for breakfast...More

Thank Catherine T
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We booked to see Joseph to see our daughter in the choir for the show, what a surprise. What a lovely theatre close to Portsmouth and Southsea station, just a short walk past the guildhall, plenty of pubs in the area for pre show drinks,...More

Thank Nick F
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Well worth a visit if only to sample the cafe and to see the interior of this old building. A beautiful building restored to charm and elegance with a lovely little cafe thrown in. The menu is limited but everything made on the premises including...More

Thank Hazel W
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We'd never been to a production at the New Theatre Royal before but we certainly will again! Thanks to Bill Kenwright we enjoyed a top professional show of Joseph & the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat starring Joe McElderry yesterday in very comfy seats with plenty of...More

Thank Pam M
NewTheatreRoyal, Manager at New Theatre Royal, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2017

Thank you for your lovely review. We hope to see you again very soon.

Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Wow, what a venue and an excellent show. We visited this theatre for the first time to see this amazing show. The staff here are so good and really personable. The majority are volunteers who really enjoy what they do. The theatre itself is really...More

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NewTheatreRoyal, Manager at New Theatre Royal, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2017

Thank you for your lovely review. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

We loved the Christmas musical in this beautiful old building. The costumes and sets were great and the singing excellent. Staff were welcoming and friendly. The seats are quite low, but booster cushions are available for children.

1  Thank Teresa S
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Show was great despite small audience all the staff were lovely n really chatty n welcoming we had a great afternoon and look forward to coming back soon

Thank Holly B
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lorraine d
2 February 2016|
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Response from NewTheatreRoyal | Property representative |
We are sorry Lorraine. Your question only came to our attention today. Rather late to respond we know, but unfortunately we did not have a show on in the Theatre that night. Hopefully you will be able to visit us again... More
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