The Brindley Theatre
The Brindley Theatre
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About
The Brindley Theatre is owned by Halton Borough Council and is the main centre for arts and entertainment for the borough of Halton which covers the twin towns of Runcorn and Widnes on either side of the River Mersey. The Brindley opened in September 2004 with the following mission statement: ‘The Brindley will provide excellent facilities and opportunities for engaging with and access to performances, exhibitions and events which entertain, educate and inspire’. Facilities: 400 seat Theatre, 108 seat Studio, Gallery Space and Terrace Café. The building was designed by the brilliant architect Richard Brierley of John Miller Partners and the design won a Royal Institute of British Architects Architectural Award in 2004. The Brindley has also won several other major awards including Best Performance Venue – Mersey Partnership Tourism Awards 2008 and Best Arts Project in the UK – National Lottery Awards 2007.
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  • John K
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enjoyable evening of songs from the shows
    Went to Behind the Barracades last night with my wife, we both thoroughly enjoyed our evening out. A fine collection of songs from various shows sang beautifully, backed by really talented musicians. Thank you for a really pleasant evening.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 March 2023
  • Pat L
    Liverpool, United Kingdom6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Easter Family Panto
    A last minute search to find something to entertain the grandchildren ( 6yrs and 9 yrs )on a rainy day proved to be the perfect solution! Tickets were reasonable for a 2 hours plus performance, The Brindley is a great venue with excellent facilities. The theatre is warm, comfortable and not too big, so that the audience was quickly involved and responded well to the usual panto antics. The actors and dancers were talented and suited their roles well. Fine costumes and scenery added to the whole pleasurable experience.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 5 April 2023
  • Kirsty Spencer
    Tipton, United Kingdom35 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Would recommend
    I visited the Brindley for the first time this week for a panto that my friend was in. This theatre is very nice, clean, well lit and easy to navigate around. The staff are all very friendly. The food facilities upstairs are absolutely lovely.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 7 April 2023
  • Vicky A
    United Kingdom24 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great staff
    Fab team of staff. Vicky Nigel and the guys are exceptional. Really lovely to play here and be so well looked after. Beautiful little theatre, clean and easy parking and access.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 21 July 2023
  • GMNO1FAN
    Wirral, United Kingdom738 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely Theatre
    Visited for the 1st time on 26.09.23 as travelled to watch a Prince tribute, The theatre is really modern and clean along with the toilets and all the staff were friendly, bottle of water was £2.00 but isn't that the cost everywhere. I would certainly come back. They seemed to have a lot of acts due to play too.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 2 October 2023
  • Daisy
    North West England, United Kingdom713 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely theatre
    I visit as often as I can a few times a year and just love this theatre. It’s cosy, excellent view from every seat, clean modern and comfy seats. Staff are all professional and helpful and friendly. Car park on site. Really enjoyed the performance tonight. Well done to all
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 November 2023
  • Ian P
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great gig venue
    Attended the Francis Rossi gig on the 22nd November. As well as being clean, tidy, well set out with good facilities the staff on duty were great, very friendly and enthusiastic and so willing to help. My wife is a mobility scooter user and has mobility issues but it was far manageable with the help and accommodating attitude of the staff on duty. Can’t thank them enough and it would be a pleasure to look forward to future events at the venue. A great gig venue ..👏👏👏👏👏
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 November 2023
  • Paul L
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Laugh out loud panto!
    Visited for the panto (after an amazing show last year). This year was Sleeping Beauty. It's not often the whole family find the same things laugh out loud funny, but the whole show had us laughing non stop! As for the theatre itself, there's really not a bad seat, the views all round are perfect! 5*.... Will probably go again next year!
    Thank you for your panto review. We really appreciate it. The Brindley Team
    Written 6 February 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 December 2023
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Susan P
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
Went to see sleeping beauty was a brilliant show great performance will be going to the brindle again
Written 8 January 2024
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Thank you for your panto review. We really appreciate it. The Brindley Team
Written 6 February 2024
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Stephen F
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
We took our three grand daughters to watch the Sleeping Beauty panto. What an amazing performance it was, we would like to thank all the cast.
It was very entertaining, funny and we all had a fabulous time.
Written 8 January 2024
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Thank you for your panto review. We really appreciate it. The Brindley Team
Written 6 February 2024
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louise s
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Our first time at The Brindley
Came from out of the area, lovely clean theatre, very friendly staff. We came to see Sleeping Beauty, loved it, my Grandaughter, 3 years, loved it too Especially the second half with lots of audience participation Made a lovely memory, will book for Aladdin next year and certainly recommend to others Thank you also to the cast on leaving the theatre they were having photos taken and my granddaughter can be shy in these situations, please thank Sleeping Beauty for the time she took kneeling to her level and speaking to Willow We have lovely photos now to cherish x
Well done everyone involved See you next year
Written 7 January 2024
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Thank you for your panto review. We really appreciate it and hope to see you again. The Brindley Team
Written 6 February 2024
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ASTHMOMMA
Cheshire, UK76 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Another classic year for the Brindley Panto. Has everyone from the oldest and youngest members of the family in tears of laughter every year, we love it!
Written 6 January 2024
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Thank you for your panto review. We really appreciate it. The Brindley Team
Written 6 February 2024
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John M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
We had a very nice pre-panto family meal in cafe before ' Sleeping Beauty ' on Saturday. Many thanks to Cath and the team for serving up a wondrrful spread- would certainly recommend.
Written 2 January 2024
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Thank you for your panto and cafe review. We really appreciate it. The Brindley Team
Written 6 February 2024
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Becky R
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Went to see the Sleeping Beauty panto today with my mum and my 2 children (age 5 and just turned 4). They were completely mezmorized by the whole thing , although especially the dancing! We go every year and they always put on a super show- fabulous choreography and such a friendly cast. Theres plenty of laughs for the grown ups and the set and costumes are always really good. Super theatre with great visability and really comfortable. Can't wait for Aladdin!
Written 30 December 2023
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Thank you for your panto review. We really appreciate it. The Brindley Team
Written 6 February 2024
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Tracey P
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
We went to see the panto Sleeping Beauty. It was really funny and the cast were great. Staff were really helpful and friendly. I would go back.
Written 30 December 2023
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Thank you for your panto review. We really appreciate it and hope to see you again. The Brindley Team
Written 6 February 2024
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Paul L
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Visited for the panto (after an amazing show last year). This year was Sleeping Beauty.

It's not often the whole family find the same things laugh out loud funny, but the whole show had us laughing non stop!

As for the theatre itself, there's really not a bad seat, the views all round are perfect!

5*.... Will probably go again next year!
Written 30 December 2023
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Thank you for your panto review. We really appreciate it. The Brindley Team
Written 6 February 2024
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PandL15
Chester, UK40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
This is as good a panto 2023 as you'll find in the region. Recommend you go along. No major celebraties, but passionate professional performers supported by enthusiastic youngers.
Written 22 December 2023
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Thank you for your panto review. We really appreciate it. The Brindley Team
Written 6 February 2024
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Tracy C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
I won 4 tickets for the panto yesterday so I took my 10 year old daughter. We really enjoyed ourselves the staff are lovely. And the cast are so funny we never stopped laughing. My daughter got picked to go on the stage. And got to speak to Andrew curphey who's her favourite and at the end we got to meet Rebecca scarlett and the dame. Rebecca is lovely so talented and scarlett we loved as we love ru paul so was over the moon to see her. Then we had an interview t
With the lady who works there. Overall I would defo say to go see this amazing show no matter om your age. Counting the months down for goldilocks now can't wait to see it x
Written 21 December 2023
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Thank you for your panto review. We really appreciate it. The Brindley Team
Written 6 February 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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