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Howden Park Centre

| Howden, Livingston EH54 6AE, Scotland
+44 1506 340700
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card minimum charge policy

Was at a course here and was surprised to discover the cafe bar operates a minimum purchase policy... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
phhunter
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Coffee stop

Best place for meeting up with friends for coffee. Also best Tai Chi. Great choices of... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2018
jazzijess
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Livingston, United Kingdom
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West Lothian's most exciting venue for arts, music, theatre, comedy, dance, exhibitions and classes. Howden Park Centre is a stunning arts centre that features a 300 seat auditorium at its heart, an art gallery (free entry), art studio, several multi-function rooms for hire and a stylish café bar with free Wi-Fi. Please refer to Howden Park Centre's website for venue and box office opening hours.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible3%
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“bar prices” (2 reviews)
“haggis” (2 reviews)
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| Howden, Livingston EH54 6AE, Scotland
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+44 1506 340700
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was at a course here and was surprised to discover the cafe bar operates a minimum purchase policy of £5. Although in this day and age it is hard to get a coffee and a cake for less than £5 it still enforces you to...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Best place for meeting up with friends for coffee. Also best Tai Chi. Great choices of entertainment. Covers all genres. Wheelchair friendly. Staff very friendly. Appear content.

Thank jazzijess
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Been here a few times now to see comedians and live bands, always had a great time, the seating is well set/comfy and acoustic sound is excellent, Theatre bar is reasonably priced and you can take you drink into the auditorium, excellent service from staff.

Thank yvonneandymel
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

Hi party of four went to Johny Cash tribute night on the 17th February best night yet the show was amazing we had a nice drink all and all great night out.👍👍🍷

Thank Murdo M
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

As a place to deliver medium sized business presentations (150 - 300 people) the theatre is excellent. Acoustics and tech facilities work a treat. Refreshments were refreshing and food acceptable. I query why tea and coffee cups with lids are not allowed into the theatre...More

Thank PhilTinning
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AmandaLivingston, Manager at Howden Park Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2018

Hi Phil thank you very much for your review. I will address your concerns. The reason hot drinks are not allowed in the auditorium is to prevent scald injury during an unexpected emergency evacuation. This is a condition made by the fire officer and written...More

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Reviewed 29 December 2017

Large park suitable for families. There is also a local Mews theatre which holds various shows, exhibitions and has a cafe and restaurant too.

Thank GOLDBLONDE
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Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

I go here for various reasons. It's a lovely venue and well kept. Stylish interior. Staff are nice Always have a good time

Thank JStokes1976
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Reviewed 14 November 2017

Lovely little venue, very intimate and all seats have a good view of the stage. I have been to see a variety of performances here over recent months and they have all been excellent and very good value for money.The last was the school version...More

Thank Mike F
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Been many times to this venue lovely theatre and excellent facilities and very helpful staff. Most recent visit was to see Spamalot brilliant production by St.Patrick’s Opera Group.

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Visited the centre to see show playing in the theatre and good value for money with comfortable seating and we'll stocked bar/cafe with reasonable prices.

1  Thank Ann F
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Cwoods0306
3 November 2017|
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Response from Venue_Manager1 | Property representative |
Yes, drinks are now allowed in the auditorium. Drinks must be in plastic cups which we will provide.
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Debbie A
27 October 2017|
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Response from Venue_Manager1 | Property representative |
The auditorium has 300 seats all offering great views, with no restrictions. Booster seats are available for small children, free of charge. A plan of the auditorium is available on the 'booking info' page of our website, if... More
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