We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“a little gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of BoatHouse Theatre

BoatHouse Theatre
Ranked #29 of 55 things to do in St Ives
Attraction details
Andover, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“a little gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014

what can i say i was dragged to see a show at the tiny little theatre just of the harbour at st ives
the place was not much to look at and was a very cosy fit
however with in minutes your made to feel very welcome also jigged about to make sure you had a perfect view of the show
the show was absultly amazing for the kids and beacuse they had fun i did to
well worth a visit if you have 2-8 year olds

Visited August 2014
2 Thank john h
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

19 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
St Buryan, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Nothing beats the Boathouse”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

We have been to the Boathouse twice now. It is fantastic. Our boys and the other children in the audience have a great time. As do the adults who seemingly revisiting their own childhoods join in with all the fun and songs. It is a magical show that captures all the viewers as they call out, laugh and sometimes jump at the antics on stage. The show lasts long enough to be excellent value for money but not too long for the younger members of the audience. Jason the host and one of the performers supplies drinks and biscuits in the interval and revisits the audience with scarecrow Harry, who giving the children high-fives with out them ever seeming to notice the strings being manipulated by the puppeteer. If you are visiting or live in the St Ives area, do not miss out on this superb entertainment

Visited July 2014
2 Thank AandSTimings
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
St Ives, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Nursery School Trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our time today and the boathouse puppet theatre. I highly recommend taking young children, they were all very focused and paid close attention to the stories. The main part of the show was rumplestilskin.
All the staff seemed lovely and couldn't do enough for the teachers/parents/children, including orange squash and biscuits during a mini interval. Fantastic time, will definitely return.

Visited July 2014
4 Thank hannahlb492
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Winscombe, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Quirky but not for us”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2013

We went to see Witchwood & Jo Jo, a puppet show.
I liked the building, it is small and very compact with bench seating.
I liked the proprietor, he was helpful seating you in order that you had a good view and were not looking at the back of someones head. I still found it hard to see and to hear above the voices of children and crunching on rice cakes. My 5 year old enjoyed it.This is definitely the smallest theatre iv'e been in. The show had good scenery and lighting which I assume was authentic of an old puppet show. I didn't think much or the puppet show itself but the theatre is worth a visit just for it's quaintness and quirkiness. We were served orange squash and biscuits half way through. Cost £4.50 adults £3.50 children for this performance. Lasted an hour.

Visited September 2013
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Wonderful little place for children.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2013 via mobile

A little gem of a place! Great atmosphere, and you are right in amongst the action. Well worth a visit especially on a rainy day. The 'crew' or 'team' are just as quirky as some of their puppets!

Visited July 2013
5 Thank BeachDoctorEngland
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed BoatHouse Theatre also viewed


Been to BoatHouse Theatre? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing