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Very enjoyable

Great shows in an ideal sized theatre. Have been several times, from panto’s to musicals. There... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Elaine J
Blackmore, United Kingdom
Panto !

10 of us (6 adults + 4 children) went to see Cinderella today to celebrate our 4yr old... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great shows in an ideal sized theatre. Have been several times, from panto’s to musicals. There could be more toilets

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Elaine J
Reviewed 10 January 2019 via mobile

Last year’s Snow White was simply the perfect family pantomime, so we had high hopes for this year’s Cinderella. However, when Prince Charming was referred to being famous because of his big balls we looked at one another with concern. Afternoon matinees, as the Boxing...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 January 2019

10 of us (6 adults + 4 children) went to see Cinderella today to celebrate our 4yr old granddaughter's birthday, overall we all enjoyed it. However, some of the jokes were a bit smutty. Aircon was a bit aggressive. Charging for the use of booster...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 January 2019

We dared to sit at the front this year. Cinderella was the best panto yet. We go every year and always enjoy. We have a 15,11 and 4 year old and the humour catered for them all. The youngest enjoyed all the music dancing away....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sarah7726
Reviewed 1 January 2019 via mobile

Love it here. Great production at Christmas time. Have been four years running, always entertaining and good value for money. My two quibbles; air con so ferocious we were cold (and breezy) plus the booster seats are now £1 to hire. I know a small...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 31 December 2018 via mobile

We have been going to see the pantomime for Christmas with our families for the past 4-5yrs now and they have always been such an enjoyable family experience. However this year we were left with a sour note after being charged to use a booster...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Luisaoshea2425
Reviewed 28 December 2018

Went with our Granddaughter on 5th of December & think she enjoyed it,but as an adult the jokes were a bit corny & the script as a whole not up to much. Have seen better over the years here.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank dscrape
Reviewed 20 December 2018 via mobile

I’ve just returned from taking my family - two children aged 3 & 4, my mum, dad & 88 year-Old nan to see Cinderella. Firstly, there is no decent signage to find the theatre. Secondly the parking is horrendous. We tried parking at the long...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank RosieFM
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

I just adore the Civic Theatre. Every visit is a joy! Although its obviously moved with the times, new seats, lighting etc.. the fabric of the building remains much the same, transporting me back to my childhood. Lovely memories of watching the Sooty Show with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JenniT_12
Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

I live locally and have rarely visited this theatre (last time was when kids were involved in something). Saw SS were coming on a local email and decided to give it a go. Lovely little theatre, good seating and helpful staff. Would certainly not hesitate...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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30 April 2018|
Response from samanthaoconnor | Reviewed this property |
I always sit on the side downstairs for the best view. About half way back from the front if possible. You have more fun and it’s more interactive down there.