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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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The Good Old Days

We went to see a 60s night here at the West Cliff Theatre in January 2017 and being of the era we thoroughly enjoyed the night . A theatre like this would not have lasted this... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

provincial theatre I've seen a couple of shows here they're not west end quality but then your not paying west end prices and you're not in the west end I wouldn't say no just remember where you are and have fun

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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went to see a 60s night here at the West Cliff Theatre in January 2017 and being of the era we thoroughly enjoyed the night . A theatre like this would not have lasted this long if they didn't know what they were doing , but they certainly do . It was £28 per person for the night which... More 

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Thank briannash2
Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The West Cliff Theatre is real Theatre. Run by Volunteers it puts on great shows and is a real peoples theatre. The volunteer staff are welcoming and helpful. There is a nicely sized bar area and a shop. Highly recomended

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

was very impress with the show and how proffessional the acting was west end perfomance without the price tag just ashame there was not more people went to watch the show pehaps they could offer consessions

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Thank SUE S
Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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1 Thank janette a
Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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1 Thank Paul S
Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

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 30 December 2016 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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