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Address: Tower Road | Clacton-on-Sea, Clacton-on-Sea CO15 1LE, England
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+44 1255 433344
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10:00 - 12:30
13:30 - 16:30
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 12:30
13:30 - 16:30
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Established on the current Clacton site in 1899, and run independently by...

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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Fantastic night out

My last visit to the Theatre was to see the Osmonds Christmas special. Considering it's a small community theatre the acts they attract are amazing. The staff are very helpful and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My last visit to the Theatre was to see the Osmonds Christmas special. Considering it's a small community theatre the acts they attract are amazing. The staff are very helpful and friendly and ticket prices are reasonable. There is a small car park but usually ample parking on the sea front.

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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went not long before Christmas. Nice interior and seats OK too. There's a nice, if a little small foyer area and a small bar area too. They have a small car park and there is some on street parking available near the theatre.

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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took 3 kids 2 adults to see Peter Pan on the 29th December,because I've been to this theatre so many times just didn't want to see panto anywhere else .well my kids are 16 and twins are 11 we sat in row u and unfortunately didn't realise after paying £14 for adults and £12 for kids which worked out over... More 

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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

went here tonight to watch Peter Pan and what a fantastic show. From entering you will find that this place has a great atmosphere. The Peter Pan show was well produced by AJL theatre and I would definitely recommend going to a show here

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1 Thank Dave C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

I've been many times to this theatre and never had a bad experience. The most recent time to the Rotary Clubs Christmas carol event. But I've seen plays and groups there also. The place is small & quaint and there is never a bad place to sit as you can see the stage from anywhere. They sell art in the... More 

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Frinton-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

A lovely little local Theatre but don't take my word for it. Give it a try. Lots of varied shows to choose from.You will not be disappointed.Limited free parking is available if visiting the theatre but there is plenty of local road parking.Look forward to seeing you there. I will say hello. With regards to dogs being welcome. Working dogs... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Went to see the " counterfeit 60's " last night whilst we were staying in clacton for the weekend .. fab show , great parking but the best thing was the wonderful friendly welcome given to us by the staff ... keep up the good work . We will certainly be keeping up with your what's on and hope to... More 

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4 Thank Caswell19
San Francisco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Great time at the night people were very nice theatre was one of the best better than London Covent Garden we will be back at Christmas for the rat pack swinging Xmas show can"t wait

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

This is a fantastic theatre with a good range of entertainment from comedy, drama and musical, the seating is OK, with a nice little bar in the interval. Book early for Christmas pantomime, sold out very early

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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

How on earth can this small theatre put on such talented shows of such very caliber. Yet the prices are not sky high.A small bar area for a drink before a show.But one world of warning for Disabled wheelchair users people struggle to deal with those in wheelchairs sadly the disabled toilet is used by women in shows as a... More 

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