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West Cliff Theatre

Tower Road | Clacton-on-Sea, Clacton-on-Sea CO15 1LE, England
+44 1255 433344
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Great night out

We came here last night to see the Motown evening for my mum's 60th birthday. The prices were good... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nick E
Lovely small theatre

Have seen quite a few acts and shows here as this is local to me. Lovely little theatre, lovely... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Established on the current Clacton site in 1899, and run independently by the West Cliff Trust, the West Cliff is the only surviving purpose-built theatre in Clacton, and plays host to professional touring shows and many local amateur dramatic and operatic groups, dance schools, and other youth groups. Its compact auditorium with just under 600 seats, a unique atmosphere and knowledgeable and friendly staff make it Clacton's theatre of choice for artistes and audiences alike. The Stage Door Bar is open both prior to and during the interval for each show, and provides pre-booked meals for selected shows. The lounge may be hired for private functions with or without bar and catering services.
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Tower Road | Clacton-on-Sea, Clacton-on-Sea CO15 1LE, England
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+44 1255 433344
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here last night to see the Motown evening for my mum's 60th birthday. The prices were good and the booking system was very efficient. When we arrived, there were lots of staff (volunteers) on hand to help out. There's a snack bar and...More

Thank Nick E
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Have seen quite a few acts and shows here as this is local to me. Lovely little theatre, lovely staff and shows etc are reasonably priced. Recommend here if you are ever in Clacton on Sea.

Thank EssexGirlLizzle
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic place. Lovely staff.all volunteers which gives the place a special meaning to Clacton only down floor is only 3 toilets. Apart from that can't wait to come back and see them all again.

Thank Ruth B
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Reviewed 18 April 2018

Have been visiting this theatre for years and years and it only gets back each year especially as they have now got a new Patron who fully deserves to be one :O)

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Reviewed 15 April 2018

Having visited Clacton-on-Sea many times I had never paid a visit to this theatre however on our last visit I noted that T Rextasy was playing therefore booked tickets. The theatre is run almost exclusively by very friendly volunteers and has a good little well...More

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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

I saw a production here of a fairly high standard but it was nothing particularly memorable or special. The theatre itself is well kept but the stuff were unfriendly when I asked a question. The programme of events is broad but not to everyone's taste.

Thank Rosiebuds1
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

We visited this theatre on Sunday as a group of 3 adults & two young children to see the super Dear Zoo show. We were so impressed firstly with the super theatre, clean & such friendly staff. Plenty of booster seats. Lovely shop in foyer...More

2  Thank Louise B
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

A great show on 16 March 2018. Mike D'Abo stood in for Chris Farlowe and was phenomenal, as good as any live act I have seen or heard. Each band brought memories of the 60s flooding back. An excellent night at such a cosy and...More

Thank Ed L
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

Very friendly atmosphere here and the volunteer staff do an great job. Good shows done to a proffesional standard

2  Thank Andrew H
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

The volunteers are really helpful, polite and cannot do enough for you. The facilities are adequate and clean. There are 2 small kiosks and Bar, didn't use the bar though. There is easy access for wheel chair uses. Parking is available, and also plenty of...More

1  Thank susanbunny1
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Lots on that weekend at The West Cliff Theatre
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Hi I am company secretary for the charitable trust which owns the West Cliff...... the plans are to make sure the theatre continues to thrive and provide an excellent venue for entertainment and the arts in the local area... More
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