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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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Fantastic bar staff!!

Despite the complete balls up that was Alexander O'Neil, I personally thought the bar staff were... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
via mobile
Get into 2017

Even though we live close by last night was the first time we had visited. It was a sell out and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sarah B
Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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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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  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Tower Road | Clacton-on-Sea, Clacton-on-Sea CO15 1LE, England
+44 1255 433344
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Despite the complete balls up that was Alexander O'Neil, I personally thought the bar staff were outstanding throughout the entire evening! I thought the front of house could have handled things much better and pull their finger out when needed, same said for the 'manager'!...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Even though we live close by last night was the first time we had visited. It was a sell out and once we got to the bar after waiting for 20 minutes were told they did not take cards for drinks! In this day and...More

Thank Sarah B
norbold, Theatre Trust Chairman at West Cliff Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review, Sarah. I am sorry about the problem you had because the bar has no card reader. Our bar is franchised out and is not run directly by the Theatre. The current holders of the franchise are retiring at the end...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Good traditional theatre that supports local talent, has a nice old school feel to it, been here many times

Thank richarddavies122017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have seen quite a number of shows and I have never been failed to be impressed by the acts that have performed here

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we go to the Country music concerts and the staff who by the way are all volenteers and all concerned do a marvelous job

Thank bri49209
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went December 2016 to see a children's production of Oliver. Was such an entertaining evening and the kids were fanastic at acting and singing - very professional. The costumes were great too - very authentic and well made

Thank Linda P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here to see Genesis and had a great night. The theatre is intimate and comfortable. It doesn't matter where you sit, the stage is no too far away.

Thank Carol D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It has a lovely atmosphere all staff are so helpful. They have great plays also great tribute bands. Each year they have a pantomime which always have a well-known celebrity. I visit often.

1  Thank elephantlinda68
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely amazing. Colourful, and music was excellent. I went with my little mum, who is in her 92nd year, and she loved it. As did I. It was an old time musical. War based show. Great.

1  Thank HolidayNanny
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Absolutely brilliant show we all throughly enjoyed it.Very good comic and the singing was a west end standard really enjoyable.

1  Thank jasld36
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Questions & Answers
maggie m
16 January 2017|
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Response from norbold | Property representative |
All seats give a good view. It really depends how near you want to be to the stage. If you want extra leg room, Rows A and U are the best.
david c
17 August 2016|
Response from Charlotte-Ann R | Reviewed this property |
Have a look on their website 🙂
28 November 2015|
Response from HolidayNanny | Reviewed this property |
There is parking at the theatre, at the back. It is small though. Grab a taxi. Treat yourself.