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West Cliff Theatre

Closed Now: 10:00 - 12:30, 13:30 - 16:30
Open today: 10:00 - 12:30, 13:30 - 16:30
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Absolutely Fabulous

I have been to this theatre several times and it has never once failed to be nothing short of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fantastic theatre

We go around 5 times a year we stay in the Premier inn hotel just up the road from the theatre... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“joe pasquale”(4 reviews)
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...more
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Tower Road, Clacton-on-Sea CO15 1LE, England
+44 1255 433344
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to this theatre several times and it has never once failed to be nothing short of amazing. There is a wide variety of shows from local amateur groups right up to big stars such as Jimmy Osmond and Jason Donovan. There is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We go around 5 times a year we stay in the Premier inn hotel just up the road from the theatre about a 5 minute walk friendly staff great shows lovely little bar for a beer or soft drink inc tea/coffee we love our weekends...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank keithy1717
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Civil Servant Bert Graham, got together talented concert group. They performed on waste land on weekends. 1899 they moved to performe on an outdoor stage in West Cliff Gardens. In 1912 Stanley Holloway known for Albert and the lion and My fair Lady . 1928...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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norbold, Owner at West Cliff Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review. I am glad you enjoyed your evening and had a good time. There is one thing I must correct though and that is that the Theatre is NOT owned by the Council. Since 1995 it has been owned and...More

Reviewed 12 December 2018

Went to see a tribute show at West Cliff Theatre, the show was brilliant and well presented. As always the staff were helpful and courteous, seats comfortable and a good view of the stage. This is one of the best theatres in Essex and I...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 7 December 2018 via mobile

Love this theatre. Has some good shows throughout year. Always visit when I can. Has a bar and can get a coffee.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank lisaelsiecats
Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

Wonderful theatre. Volunteers who staff and run it are all welcoming and friendly. The cafe /bar is well stocked and reasonably priced. Seats do get a little uncomfortable after 90 mins or so though. Had a great night Fri, really enjoyed the CADS production and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ifachef
Reviewed 18 November 2018

Took the whole Family to see BING LIVE! Lots of free Parking (in their Car Park and in nearby Streets). Friendly Staff. Nice Cafe / Bar with good selection of food and drinks. Lovely atmosphere which you can only get in a proper old Skool...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TriniDunc
Reviewed 13 November 2018

Booking on line was simple but getting the+tickets on the day was tedious and confusing because people were buying tickets for other shows at the sane time and only one person was in the office. Eventually another lady came and took the pre=booked tickets and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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norbold, Owner at West Cliff Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2018

Thank you for bringing these matters to our attention and I apologise if they spoilt your afternoon’s visit in any way. We are looking into all the items you have raised and we will be putting better procedures into place to ensure they don’t happen...More

Reviewed 8 November 2018

I had a great time the concert was great with lots of songs I knew I sung along to some of the songs. The staff at the west cliff theatre were very helpful and the stall where you could get merchandise in the concert break...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank samuel f
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Lovely show with all the great man's hits. His son gave a fitting tribute that was well received. The people running this theatre are lovely and nothing is too much trouble for them. Well done to Peter on the door for his cheery nature.

Date of experience: October 2018
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AcetraceEssex, Trustee and Company Secretary at West Cliff Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2018

Glad you enjoyed the show and thank you for your lovely comments. I will pass on your comments to Peter. We are so proud of all our volunteers who do a great job.

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Stacey P
31 March 2018|
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Response from Paul G |
Lots on that weekend at The West Cliff Theatre
Roy C
25 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