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New Wolsey Theatre

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Address: Civic Drive, Ipswich IP1 2AS, England
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The New Wolsey Theatre official Trip Advisor page. A 400 seat venue in the...

The New Wolsey Theatre official Trip Advisor page. A 400 seat venue in the heart of the county town of Suffolk. Come and visit us soon!We're more than happy for you to use this page to feedback about productions you've seen here but please also take the time to let us know about your overall experience. We can only improve with your honest and balanced opinions.

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Having always been interested in the Who's Pop Opera Tommy and seeing Ken Russells film in 1975...... the concept was always muddied for me. Last night at the New Wolsey Theatre... read more

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having always been interested in the Who's Pop Opera Tommy and seeing Ken Russells film in 1975...... the concept was always muddied for me. Last night at the New Wolsey Theatre all became clear.... an amazingly uncluttered view of the whole concept...... After seeing his stepfather murder his father during an argument over his mother, young Tommy goes into shock,... More 

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Thank Colin R
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful friendly staff and a cosy theatre. All the shows we have seen have been fantastic. Very well organised place to visit.

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Thank alanolivedraper
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An excellent production as in previous years. The cast as usual excelled themselves with both music and performance every member both staring and,/or playing one of several musical instruments. Don't miss the 2017 panto it will be well worth attending.

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Thank tony833896
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome, awesome,awesome! First time at the Rock and Roll panties and wow! We were blown away. The whole evening was a riot of song and laughs. The New Wolsey Theatre hosts the epitome of a great night out! Very well done and can't wait for Red Rinding Hood! See you soon 👍🏻

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Thank vlehkyj
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We used a show to get the girls together to start our holiday fun! Loved it ..full of laughter and joining in. loved it... Amazing venue...not to small...and the actors were great...recommend to anyone. Meal out before with a few drinks. Wonderful and great to be either with friends or a friend.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Better than many West End shows, the annual rock panto at The Wolsey is a "must see" if you like pantos. All the traditional characters, slapstick and jokes performed by a talented cast who can all act, sing, dance and play several musical instruments. A real high energy and loud performance equally suited to kids and adults. It's always a... More 

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Thank Joe B
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent local theatre. They do put on some great shows. Great views from seats. Never been disappointed in view of stage. Always worth checking out their programme.

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Thank Heathertractorgirl
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to see Tommy at the Wolsey I wasn't expecting too much but was very pleasantly surprised. The cast was a mixture of able actors and disabled actors all members were excellent, a real twist was the acid queen who was a male actor with the most fantastic voice, a really great show highly recommend. The theatre itself was excellent... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here many times over the years but several time's recently and it's always a great experience. Staff are always friendly and helpful. The shows are so professionally put together and just as good as the ones I've seen in London just on a smaller scale. Will continue to enjoy visiting and would highly recommend people to visit. Lovely... More 

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Thank 411teresa
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This theatre amazing saw my very first performance of tommy this evening at the theatre,wow what a cast and show it was, as a local i would say this is the jewel in our crown,i'm not really much of a theatre goer,the ticket was a present for the show and i wasn't disappointed highly rate the theatre and staff were... More 

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NewWolsey, General Manager at New Wolsey Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your review with the TripAdvisor community :) It's so lovely to hear that you have had a wonderful experience visiting us, and that you enjoyed Tommy. I have to agree that it's a wonderful production with such a talented cast! I will be sure to pass on your kind words... More 

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