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Gordon Craig Theatre
Ranked #3 of 20 things to do in Stevenage
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 26 April 2014

very nice theatre, comfortable seats and plenty of seating in the bar area. I did find walking up the steps from the front row to the exit was a bit difficult if you have a problem with stairs.

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Reviewed 18 March 2014

The Gordon Craig Theatre first opened its doors in 1975. This 501 seat theatre boasts a varied programme of live entertainment, ranging from one-night variety-music shows to week-long drama productions

There’s plenty of pay for parking right outside
I'm reviewing the circus of horrors which played mid March - You'll probably remember this act from Britain's Got Talent, where they condensed the 'best' bits of their show into their 2 minute slot. With that in mind we had a rough idea of what to expect and we really tried to enjoy this show (part of my birthday treat) but it really wasn't great

Basically some old and dated acts, for instance, acrobats, sword swallower, scantily clad women and random nudity (designed to shock) and a dwarf lifting a 'canon ball' with his private parts and dragging a 'Henry' Hoover around the stage with the same, that's a strange skill by any standards and an even stranger way to earn a living - NOT GOOD - All in all we thought the African acrobats were the best of the whole show. Maybe we've been 'spoilt' with Cirque du Soleil but we found this show painfully amateurish in comparison

The theatre also boasts a well stocked bar, reservable drinks for the intermission. Ice cream, sweaties etc

Will not be recommending to friends

1  Thank Branko V
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Reviewed 11 March 2014 via mobile

Great venue, very close to the station / town centre. The seats were comfortable with great legroom - no need to get up as people passed along the row.

Bar was reasonably priced and able to get draught larger. Nice friendly staff. Good facilities plenty of loos so not much of a queue.

Show was brilliant - a Michael Jackson tribute by Ben. Really like the real thing both singing and dancing! Ben came out after the show to sign photos and have photos taken with fans - what a nice man.

Even though we don't live in the area, will keep an eye out for shows here.

1  Thank Jiddyb
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Reviewed 10 March 2014

Recently attended a concert here which was most enjoyable. A little cramped in the main hall, and bar staff only serve near the tills, very annoying having people jump in front of you after waiting ages!! Bar prices not too bad.

Thank KerryD8686
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Reviewed 5 March 2014

Not a bad theatre - but unfortunately the bar staff are pretty ignorant which is why I've given it a poor rating. A girl (short black hair with tattoos and orange skin) decided she didn't want to serve my husband - and served everyone in the bar except my husband who stood patiently waiting for 20 minutes until he asked her why he wasn't being served. She replied that people had to queue a certain way - which was rubbish as she'd served two girls who were standing next to him on both sides - but she then walked away from him when it was his turn to serve yet more people who had only just arrived. If there is an apparent 'queuing' etiquette, then I would suggest the theatre puts very clear signs up - but lets face it, who queues in a line at a bar? It's usually first come first served but unfortunately we were deliberately ignored. I noticed the other side of the bar were doing a 'first come first served' basis so we know she'd made this rule up so she could ignore us (for reasons unknown to us!) When we did finally get served we were given the wrong drink, but at this point we'd lost the will to live and Josh Widdicombe was about to start. Josh Widdicombe was great though - just a shame about this strange woman. Next time we'll go to another theatre to see our favourite comedians/bands - who wants to be greeted by rude and quite honestly weird bar staff!!

1  Thank Nicster w
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