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“Old Building looking a bit sorry for itself”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Hull New Theatre

Hull New Theatre
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Old Building looking a bit sorry for itself”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2014

I love going to the theatre and have been to Hull New Theatre many times. My last visit was in March 2014.

My rating of very good reflects that the theatre holds a wide variety of performances at its venue, ranging from kids plays, to murder mysteries, ballet to Shakespeare and pantomine to ballroom dancing.

The staff at the theatre are always very friendly and will guide you to your seats if required. The sating arrangement although not completely raised is sloped enough so that from 90% of the areas of the theatre the view is very good. Front row of the cirlcle is blocked by the railing slightly but this is well advertised.

My only issue with the theatre is that it is beginning to look a bit sorry for itself. The carpet in the auditorium needs replacing as do some of the seats and in general the whole area could do with a good paint. However the theatre is clean and when you're watching a performance your attention should be focused there and not on the furnishings so this shouldn't cause much of a problem.

Visited March 2014
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East Yorkshire
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“Northern Theatre Ballet Cinderella”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2014

Have been many times to ballets and other types of show at the New Theatre and have not been let down until this time.
The performance of Cinderella by the Northern Theatre Ballet was magnificent, however communication with both the theatre and the ballet company was dreadful.
We paid £33 & £29 for our tickets to this performance and the week before the show an offer from Travelzoo came for tickets to the same show at £12.50. I contacted both the Ballet company and the New Theatre and no one even replied, which I find quite an insult.
I appreciate shows try to sell out at all costs but to not even acknowledge my correspondence is appalling.
So the moral of the story is they are happy to take your money but if you want any more customer service than the required amount, forget it !!!!!!!!!!!!

Visited April 2014
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Kingston upon Hull
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58 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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“Pantomime”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2014

As always an excellent show went there with Grandchildren and Adults ranging from 70s to age 2.5 it was enjoyed by all, we shall go again this year even the 15 year old enjoyed it.

Visited October 2013
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Hornsea, England, United Kingdom
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“Nice theatre”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2014

Sat in the front circle and had an excellent view.
Went to a matinee and did not use the bar so cannot comment.
Convenient for bus and car parks.

Visited March 2014
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East Yorks
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“Great theatre”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2014

Hull New often has some fabulous touring performances, they seem to attract some of the best shows which famous performers in. I do think their website booking could be improved to allow us to pick our own seats. These days Hull theatres are the only ones I visit which don't allow this!

I've got quite a sizeable bottom so find the seats a squeeze and they're not generous with leg room, but this is an old theatre so it's to be expected. Nearby parking is ample. Toilets are clean and the interval ice cream is reasonably priced - very important!

Visited March 2014
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