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“My 18th Birthday Party”

The Groundlings Theatre
Ranked #49 of 126 things to do in Portsmouth
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Reviewed 20 May 2014

I held my 18th Birthday Party at this venue and i must say it was AMAZING! The bar staff and front of house manager were incredibly friendly and organised and were able to help in any situation that came to hand. The food was excellent, they went above and beyond our expectations and made it a thoroughly memorable evening! We had more than enough chairs and every single decoration they set out was fantastic!

Thank Matthew S
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Reviewed 17 May 2014

The food was, good, the staff attentive, and the place quirky. the chefs are young and keen and the surroundings are wonderfully theatrical which not surprising as it is a theatre. in fact that night I booked to go again with friends

1  Thank Pip M
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Reviewed 16 May 2014 via mobile

I booked this venue for my pre wedding party, let me just say the organisers behind this venue are complete liars. They say one thing and do something else. We booked 200 chairs and on the day we couldn't even fit 100 due to their production which they didn't inform us about when we booked the venue. There were hardly lights, we booked bar ladies, they just sat their while the guests made the drinks. Our lighting lady which we paid for, hardly did anything! There were so many more errors, sound system lack of help from staff, they accused me of lying saying we booked the venue for bday party as their rates are higher for wedding party when the email exchanges we madr clearly stated on the subject header "pre wedding party" also i booked the hall from 1pm but our decorators werent allowed access until 5pm, on the day of booking we were told we could play music from the mainhall but the day of the event they tell us we cant as there is a different room allocated for music!!!! I just don't know where to finish!!! The day was a disaster and iv written reviews about this place on a few social networks because I don't want anyone else's day to be ruined like mine. Never book this venue for private functions

4  Thank Mahbuba H
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Reviewed 23 April 2014

Nice food, great service, and a 'back stage' tour of the theatre. Definitely will be back, probably for the dinner with a show events.

1  Thank Jim_wsc2014
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Reviewed 17 April 2014

We have had the most enjoyable evening on our first visit. I took my grandchildren to see Bugsy age 11 & 8. The show had such enthusiasm and wonderful acting from such a young cast. My two were so inthuastic about it that they are asking when the next production is. Well done to all and thank you.

3  Thank Patricia B
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