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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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Another great show,in a superb venue. Facilities excellent. I don't there's restricted views anywhere. Staff are friendly and very helpful. Bring on some more great touring shows!

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Another great show,in a superb venue. Facilities excellent. I don't there's restricted views anywhere. Staff are friendly and very helpful. Bring on some more great touring shows!

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We've been to this venue several times now for everything from Panto's (outstanding!) to Farces (our favourite kind of show). The real beauty of this place is that there just is not a bad seat! Every seat has a great view! How? Because unusually, the audience sits around and stepped up from the stage. It's wonderful! The atmosphere is cozy... More 

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Thank Malcolm H
Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Last night was the third time we had a pre theatre meal. We pre book the meal when we buy the theatre tickets. The table is reserved for you, It is just so relaxing to have a good meal before the show. The staff are so helpful and the food good. No last minute rush.

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Thank Ann E
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We go to the Wolsey every December for their Christmas pantomime. Brilliant as always! My daughter has attended the teenage comedy nights and i've done a few too. The staff are lovely, the hot chocolates are fabulous and the setting is relaxing. Highly recommended.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The rock and roll pantomimes are an amazing treat for all age groups and quite a different delight from conventional productions. The theatre seats only four hundred people and is in a horse-shoe formation so that every seat has a good view. There is a good variation of shows throughout the year to suit most tastes but occasionally something a... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I should have written this review a long time ago! I take my family every Christmas Eve and been going to the rock 'n' roll panto for the past six years. It's absolutely brilliant and lots of fun. Great actors and musicians rolled into one. A truly fun family oriented performance. I highly recommend you go and experience it for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent, great show, we all enjoyed ourselves and will definitely go again next. Though you must book early the make sure you get a seat.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A really neat performance space and a cultural asset for Ipswich; this is a super little theatre with an intimate feel. There are no bad seats in the auditorium so if the 'best view' seats are sold out you'll be absolutely fine with a, 'great view', 'good view' or 'up close' (i.e. virtually making an appearance in the performance!) seat.... More 

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Thank timpaws
NewWolsey, Manager at New Wolsey Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review with the TripAdvisor community :) It's lovely to hear you have seen many shows here, and have found the views to be great in our auditorium. We're very proud of our pricing structure too - while we never make assumptions about what is or isn't affordable to any... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had purchased tickets for the MGM Story for our mum for Christmas, having no idea how this would be depicted on stage. The play consisted, in effect, of three main characters plus the band - initially, we wondered how the MGM Story, which spanned many years, could possibly be conveyed by only three characters. We were very pleasantly surprised... More 

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Thank valandkarl
NewWolsey, Manager at New Wolsey Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review. It's lovely to see that you and your mum enjoyed The MGM Story and I have to agree that this show was a wonderful addition to our programme this year. I'll be sure to pass on your kind words to the company. We very much look... More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is a good little theatre. The staff are always friendly. The seating arrangements are good with the seating in an arena style. I do find the seats a bit uncomfortable during a long performances. Allow plenty of time for parking as although there is a new car park at the side this soon gets filled if the town is... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. I'm happy to read that you enjoyed your visit and I have to agree that our staff are wonderfully friendly. You will be pleased to hear that we will be getting some new seating very soon - in the meantime, please feel free to request a comfort cushion from the... More 

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