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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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Saw Murdered to Death on Thurs night. Great performance by CADS especially the two police officers... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Murdered to Death

Booked front row seats as this theatre is not used as much as it should be , mainly run by... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Tower Road | Clacton-on-Sea, Clacton-on-Sea CO15 1LE, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Saw Murdered to Death on Thurs night. Great performance by CADS especially the two police officers Credit also to the hard working volunteers who run everything. Will definitely be back. Great front row seats lots of legroom

3  Thank Ifachef
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked front row seats as this theatre is not used as much as it should be , mainly run by volunteers and they do an excellent job , show was good and I would definitely come again

3  Thank jennyandmanda
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Went to see two tribute shows, not bad for a small theatre, sound could be better, price reasonable.

1  Thank Cherokee1967
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Went to see Alexandra O'Neal, its an old building and the original seating is quite tight, theatre is voluntarily run. There is room for a few wheelchairs, with access and disabled toilets. There is a bar. One thing we found was that there wasn't room...More

Thank keithbrealey
Reviewed 15 October 2017 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

5  Thank MissAnonymous25
Reviewed 14 October 2017

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

1  Thank Sarah B
norbold, Theatre Trust Chairman at West Cliff Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2017

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 12 October 2017

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

1  Thank richarddavies122017
Reviewed 3 October 2017

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

2  Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 3 October 2017

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

1  Thank bri49209
Reviewed 3 October 2017

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

1  Thank Linda P
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Roy C
26 October 2017|
Response from AcetraceEssex |
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
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.