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New Wolsey Theatre

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Address: Civic Drive, Ipswich IP1 2AS, England
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The New Wolsey Theatre official Trip Advisor page. A 400 seat venue in the...

The New Wolsey Theatre official Trip Advisor page. A 400 seat venue in the heart of the county town of Suffolk. Come and visit us soon!We're more than happy for you to use this page to feedback about productions you've seen here but please also take the time to let us know about your overall experience. We can only improve with your honest and balanced opinions.

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Great family night out

We'd heard good things about the the rock pantos here for some years but somehow never got around to booking until this year. It has become traditional for my mum to buy us all... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We'd heard good things about the the rock pantos here for some years but somehow never got around to booking until this year. It has become traditional for my mum to buy us all tickets as our Christmas present, although there are no children, but nothing appealed this year until she recalled the positive comments about the panto here. So... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What a performance! From the time my husband, daughter and I stepped into the theatre the atmosphere was buzzing. We had balcony seats and although not the best of views it did not compromise the night. Firstly we were greeted by one of the actors holding a box of glittering and shiny treasures. He got into a lively conversation of... More 

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NewWolsey, Manager at New Wolsey Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review! It's lovely to read that you enjoyed the performance so much, and I will be sure to pass on your kind words to the cast and the team here. I do hope we will have the chance to welcome you back again soon! More 

Ipswich
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our seventh year at this show . Always the best show in Ipswich at Christmas. Great cast, great atmosphere. Loved it.

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NewWolsey, Manager at New Wolsey Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your review with the TripAdvisor community. It's lovely to see that you have been attending for so long - and that you enjoyed the show so much. I will look forward to welcoming you back soon! More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sinbad, wow, what can we say? It was exhausting and we were only in the audience! Fantastic, really fabulous enjoyment for all the family. It's our family tradition now to come to the rock and roll panto every New Years Eve. Well for the past three years, since the youngest was 3 and the eldest 85, any way! It's almost... More 

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NewWolsey, Manager at New Wolsey Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. It's lovely to see you and your group enjoyed the performance so much. I do hope we will have the chance to welcome you back soon. More 

Ipswich
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208 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tbh the very first time I have visited the Wolsey. Very surprised great venue. Shame the management felt 1 member of staff on the upstairs Bar was sufficient. Long wait for a drink before taking our seats. The Panto was excellent and the performers were top class.

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NewWolsey, Manager at New Wolsey Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review. May I say a big Welcome from the New Wolsey Theatre team for your first visit - we hope it will be the first of many! Sorry to hear that you had a long wait at the bar - we do try to keep service as fast as... More 

Panicale, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The layout of the theatre is such that there are no bad seats, you just need to decide how close you'd like to sit. I have seen many performances here, and they have all been high quality.

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NewWolsey, Manager at New Wolsey Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave your kind review. It's great that you have chosen to see many performances, and have always been happy with both the views and the productions themselves. I will look forward to welcoming you back soon. More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have seen many shows at this theatre. It is set out so that there is not a bad seat in the house. A lovely clean theatre always busy.

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NewWolsey, Manager at New Wolsey Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review! It's lovely to hear you have seen many shows here, and have found the views to be great. I do hope I will have the chance to welcome you back soon! More 

Suffolk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another incredible rock and roll panto. Cast were brilliant and the story and songs were fantastic. Theatre itself was clean and comfortable. Would highly recommend this panto!!!!

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NewWolsey, Manager at New Wolsey Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive review! I'm really glad you enjoyed the performance and are happy to recommend it! I will look forward to welcoming you back soon. More 

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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This show enchanted three generations of us! We expected the little ones to love it, but their parents were thrilled too. They are already talking about booking next year!

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Thank Judi L
NewWolsey, Manager at New Wolsey Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review! It's lovely to see that your whole party enjoyed the performance, it's rare for a performance to resonate with 3 generations! I do hope we will see you again next year! More 

Colchester UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One word describes this Pantomime 'BRILLIANT' Such talented artists well worth a visit. They get the whole audience to join in. Great British slap-dash fun. Ps. Don't take a 25 year old French man they just don't understand it. But it was funny watching him try to understand what was going on. 😂

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NewWolsey, Manager at New Wolsey Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review! I'm glad to read that you enjoyed the Rock 'n' Roll Panto! It's true that panto is a very English tradition - and we've noticed that it's doesn't always translate too well internationally! I hope your French friend wasn't too confused! I do look forward to welcoming you back soon. More 

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