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“Congress Theatre”
Review of Congress Theatre

Congress Theatre
Ranked #15 of 60 things to do in Eastbourne
Certificate of Excellence
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
“Congress Theatre”
Reviewed 16 March 2014

A lovely venue with a good selection of entertainment on offer throughout the year . Having visited several times with a disabled companion I have to say that the help and service was extreemly good.

Visited February 2014
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Dorking, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Super show”
Reviewed 7 March 2014

Dance till dawn (Vincent and Flavia) was an excellent show.Always enjoy the congress theatre as it is brilliant value for money, top shows and much nicer than having to travel into London

Visited February 2014
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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Dance till dawn with Vincent and Flavia - Breathtaking!”
Reviewed 26 February 2014

The theatre is lovely with most seats having great views. We were treated to a feast of dancing, singing and great acting as Flavia, Vincent and a host of dancers wowed the audience with their new show. It was so much more than we imagined - just awesome. All I can say is 'Go if you can, you won't be sorry!'

Visited February 2014
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Box office and people with disabilities”
Reviewed 17 February 2014

Recently my daughter and her friend, both of whom have disabilities, went in to book several shows and left feeling shocked and upset by the treatment they had received. Firstly they were questioned why they needed concessions and then when they tried to pay by card separately were made to feel that they were taking up too much time (despite the fact that there wasn't any queue) My daughter has learning difficulties and problems with comprehension and felt the woman serving was short with her and this left her flustered and distressed. She has now said that she won't ever go in and book tickets again. Shame on you Congress, maybe some of your staff need training on how to deal with disabled members of the public!

Visited February 2014
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“A slightly sad venue”
Reviewed 9 February 2014

The concert of the local ventriloquist Steve Hewlitt, accompanied by a magician, was absolutely excellent. Steve has now truly reached the upper echelon within his art and totally deserves his brilliant following BUT the Congress let him down. The heating was non existent as could be evidenced by most people having to keep their coats on; the carpets had adhesive tape trying to cover tears; the decor is well and truly scruffy; the lighting is so dated and dim; the timber work is so dated and overall there surely can be little excuse for this state especially given the size of audiences and the ticket prices where many of the concessionary discounts have been withdrawn.. Come on Eastbourne you are the home of a first class entertainer and yet your "premier" venue shows a distinct lack of love or care.

Visited February 2014
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