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Regent Theatre

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Address: 3 St. Helens Street, Ipswich IP4 1HE, England
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+44 1473 433100
09:30 - 17:30
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Mon - Sat 09:30 - 17:30

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Unexpected treasure

From the outside it looks like a very old and tired cinema and although it was not very modern I was pleasantly surprised. Large auditorium with a balcony very comfortable... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Pat M
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Sudbury, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great venue showing a varied programme of shows and artists. I have visited often. Comfortable seats good view all round. I have sat stalls circle boxes front back left and right all equally good. It does get hot in the circle so wear light clothes up there! All in all great!

Thank Samwebb70
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

From the outside it looks like a very old and tired cinema and although it was not very modern I was pleasantly surprised. Large auditorium with a balcony very comfortable seating, felt fresh and clean and a lot more comfortable than some west end theaters I have been to. We saw Paul Carrack who was superb and the sound quality... More 

Thank Pat M
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75 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At approx 40 mins from me, this is the nearest theatre of any decent size that hosts reasonably big names. Chelmsford is nearer, but offers much less. The theatre itself is lovely: gorgeous ceiling! Decent bar, though I often just bring my own water. Good combination of tribute acts, big(ish) name acts, comedy and sometimes touring London shows. Wasn't sure... More 

Thank RossT1984
Wickham Market
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347 reviews
125 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to see Lord of the Dance. Local parking a bit of a nightmare,£6.50 for the NCP nearby. Theatre very welcoming, clean and comfortable. Good views of the stage, clear sound. Interval ice cream delicious!

Thank drpetembe
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very disappointing. After 3 songs he left the stage for his backing singers to sing tribute songs. The band is so loud can barely hear Alexander and he is mumbling. At 63 if he can't perform any more help should just quit.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Brilliant for shows that travel the country. Price range caries depending on what you see. Operas are always good here. The local dramatic society always put on a top rated show. All has been updated and redecorated here. You can wear all sorts of clothes. Don't feel you have to dress up BUT of course you can! Look online and... More 

Thank 205jeanniem
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Great venue. Very easy to find and lots of car parks around. Inside was nice and big. Very clean. Staff friendly and very helpful. Great night.

Thank Charlotte L
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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222 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

Theatre is a nice design with seating curved around the stage. We sat in the 2nd row of the circle and had a excellent view of the stage. Seats were reasonably comfortable for a 2 hour show. Theatre was full but crowds exit quite quickly. Plenty of parking close by. They seem to have a good level of entertainer who... More 

Thank JR_Essex
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Went to the Laughter and Legends evening with Rick Wakeman, Roger De Courcey, and Chas McDevitt plus a number of other acts including Ian Larkin and The Young Nomads from Newmarket. The theatre is lovely, very comfortable and parking nearby is a bonus. The show was amazing, very professional and well organised by the Suffolk Masons. We had a great... More 

Thank Nigel2819
England, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Whether you enjoy your experience in this beautifully refurbished theatre could depend on the type of customer you are. If you are a large family with small children who you don't expect to sit in their seats and are happy to allow them to roam freely during a performance plus scramble across laps whilst repeatedly kicking the backs of the... More 

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