New Wolsey Theatre

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New Wolsey Theatre
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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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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Louise J
London, UK6 contributions
Terrible and inaccessible for deaf people
Dec 2021 • Couples
As a deaf person, once a year I get the chance to go to the theatre to enjoy an ‘accessible’ captioned performance. Since Covid, I have really looked forward to attending this year’s so called ‘accessible captioned performance’.

Since the death of my Grandmother 2 years ago, I stopped attending the performances, because this is something we had done together. Although this year, I pushed myself to go, as I know she would have wanted me to go. As you can see, this was a massive deal for me.

Arrived on time, to find NO captions. I got up and spoke to staff and was frustrated. I was missing the show, yet could not enjoy it without captions as I am deaf. They said this would be sorted. So I returned to my seat, waited… nothing.

At this point I had burst into tears. I was looking forward to this performance all year. As a deaf person, I love the theatre, but sadly never get to go, as there are no captions anywhere, so it is a bit pointless. I walked out to the staff in tears and told them the captions were still not working. I double checked my ticket, which said ‘captioned’, just in case I was mistaken.

Why advertise performances as ‘accessible’ and ‘captioned’ if they are not going to work?

Why do your team not actually check the equipment beforehand?

Yes, I get ‘technical issues’ happen, but why continue with the pantomime if the captions are not working?

It was eventually stopped, but we had to leave as the experience was ruined and I was already in tears.

The best part of this experience was… even after all of this, I received a missed call from the theatre!

How many times do I need to say that I am DEAF! It is not even appropriate to consider calling me just after we walked out the theatre! That just made it worse for me.

Thank you for ruining my night. Really let down and put a massive downer on my mood and confidence.
Written 3 December 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mosiemo
Ipswich, UK89 contributions
Nice to Get Out and see a quality oerformance
Oct 2021
Cat On A Hot Tin Roof.

Really enjoyed the very well acted play.
However disappointed with my fellow audience members who apart from a few chose not to wear a mask.
I realise it is no longer mandatory but as you sit so close wearing one shows respect for the person sitting next to you.
Written 15 October 2021
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W R
Colchester, UK406 contributions
Never Lost At Home
Sep 2021
After a long period of not being able to visit theatres, it was nice to be back, and how lovely the New Wolsey Theatre now looks after its renovations. The musical was very good too! The foyer is very impressive now and the upstairs bar.
Written 11 October 2021
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DJThatch
Ipswich, UK108 contributions
Just easy...
Sep 2019 • Couples
Parking good, bars good, shows good. In my last visit watched One man two Guvnors. Brilliant production and thoroughly enjoyable.

Will continue to be a regular...
Written 22 March 2020
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Hello! Thank you for your lovely feedback! We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit to the New Wolsey Theatre. We are really missing our theatre and our wonderful audiences during this time and can't wait to get back on that stage! We are still on-sale for our Rock 'n' Roll Panto, Jack & the Beanstalk, so be sure to get your tickets to celebrate in style this Christmas. Tickets are available to book via our website. We are also contactable via tickets@wolseytheatre.co.uk or by leaving a message on 01473 295900. Our dedicated team will get back to you as soon as possible.
Written 13 May 2020
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GJT
Manningtree, UK237 contributions
Perfect regional theatre ........ this is how it should be done!!!
Mar 2020 • Couples
We really do enjoy visiting the Wolsey. It has a lovely atmosphere and has had an upgrade to make it even better! Excellent staff who are really helpful and friendly too. Good clear views of the stage
Written 15 March 2020
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Hello there! Many thanks for taking the time to leave your kind feedback. We're very pleased your enjoyed your visit to us at the New Wolsey Theatre and hope you have secured your pantomime tickets for Jack & the Beanstalk! We have some superb productions lined up this Spring, so be sure to book now to avoid disappointment. Visit out website or call our box office on 01473 295900
Written 16 March 2020
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rdowsing
Ipswich, UK3 contributions
Rock panto a massive hit
Jan 2020 • Friends
Once again the Rock Panto hit all the right buttons. The production and the acting and music were top level. The intimacy of the Wolsey Theatre makes it all the more enjoyable. Well done
Written 6 March 2020
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Hello! Many thanks for your lovely feedback. We're so pleased you enjoyed the New Wolsey Rock'n'Roll pantomime. This year's panto will be Jack & the Beanstalk and tickets are already booking fast! Secure your seats now by visiting our website or by calling our box office on 01473 295900
Written 16 March 2020
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Julie A
Ipswich, UK3 contributions
Once
Feb 2020 • Family
Fabulous performance in an excellent venue.The Wolsey never disappoints! Great atmosphere, the cast, staging and music were all brilliant!
Written 5 March 2020
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Hi there! Thank you for leaving your lovely comments. We're so pleased you enjoyed the sell-out performance of Once the Musical. Our Autumn 2020 season will be announced very soon, with plenty to keep you entertained in the run up to pantomime season (this year is Jack & the Beanstalk - on sale now!). Visit our website or call our box office for more information on 01473 295900
Written 16 March 2020
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Mummy Caz
52 contributions
Aladdin Pantomime
Jan 2020
As always a great performance and extremely funny. Brilliant cast.
Good value for money, wonderful staff, great views of the stage and the audience members always join in.
Written 3 March 2020
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Hello there! Thank you for taking the time to leave your kind feedback. Our rock 'n' roll pantomime is extremely popular and over 25% of tickets have already been snapped up for our 2020/21 production of Jack & the Beanstalk. Book yours now by visiting our website or by calling 01473 295900
Written 16 March 2020
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ingridwhight
Ipswich, UK3 contributions
Aladdin Panto
Feb 2020 • Friends
Excellent it is such a great night out. If you have never seen the it is a must. Very entertaining ,funny and the cast are very friendly.The theatre is also very welcoming nothing is to much trouble for the staff there. Fantastic night all round
Written 12 February 2020
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Hello Ingrid! We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit to the New Wolsey Theatre. We are already taking bookings for our 2020/21 rock 'n'roll pantomime - Jack & the Beanstalk. Tickets are selling fast, so be sure to snap yours up quickly to avoid disappointment. Visit our website or call our box office for more information on 01473 295900
Written 16 March 2020
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rayvondelsantos
Ipswich, UK14 contributions
Brilliant cast.
Jan 2020 • Friends
We go to the pantomime every year oh yes we do.
The cast are so much fun and if course audience participation is a must.
Always funny bar staff are great good prices we will be back.
Written 11 February 2020
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Hello Ray! Thank you for your lovely feedback! We're excited to be on sale for our 2020/21 pantomime already! This year will be a rock 'n' roll production of Jack & the Beanstalk. Over 25% of tickets have already sold, so be quick to secure your seats! Book online via our website or by calling our friendly box office on 01473 295900
Written 16 March 2020
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