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New Wolsey Theatre

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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A Real Gem.

We love a visit to The Wolsey Theatre. Such a wide range of entertainment is put on. From comedy... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rambo51
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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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Withering Looks

Thoroughly enjoyable visit to see this wonderful comedy based on the life of the Brontes at... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
244Vickie
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Civic Drive, Ipswich IP1 2AS, England
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 15 September 2011

This show is brilliant. Suitable for music lovers of all ages, from teenagers to the older generation. All were rocking, dancing and clapping. Marc Bolan, what a tribute to him and his music. It was a fantastic production. Well done to all concerned. Would recommend...More

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NewWolsey, Manager at New Wolsey Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2011

Thank you very much for posting your review - I'm glad to hear you had such a great time.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Booked to visit the theatre to see a play which was brilliant. Super theatre with good management and thought we would book a pre show dinner. Arrived just after 6p.m. and our table was reserved. Good so far. One lady serving who was obviously overly...More

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NewWolsey, General Manager at New Wolsey Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback on your recent visit to the New Wolsey Theatre. Firstly, I'm so sorry to see your experience with our pre-show dining was not to the standard you rightly expect due to the long wait for service...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love a visit to The Wolsey Theatre. Such a wide range of entertainment is put on. From comedy, to musicals. Always a great night out.More

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NewWolsey, Manager at New Wolsey Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello! Thank you for your lovely comments! If you haven't had a chance to browse our upcoming Spring '19 Season yet, visit our website or pick up a brochure from our box office. We have some great shows lined up including 'Little Miss Sunshine', The...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have no criticism of the theatre itself except perhaps the sound quality could have been better. I was really looking forward to seeing the recent production of Othello and felt really let down. I studied this play over 50 years ago for my A...More

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NewWolsey, Manager at New Wolsey Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Jane, Thank you for taking the time to leave us valuable feedback. This will be passed on to the relevant departments for reference on future productions. We're sorry that you were disappointed with the production of 'Othello'. English Touring Theatre made use of a...More

Reviewed 2 October 2018

Thoroughly enjoyable visit to see this wonderful comedy based on the life of the Brontes at Howarth. Laughed throughout. Usually high service in cafe and front of house.More

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NewWolsey, Manager at New Wolsey Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback! We're glad you enjoyed the performance of 'Withering Looks' and hope you will join us again soon. We have some great shows coming up in the next few months, including 'The Lovely Bones' based...More

Reviewed 2 October 2018

Ipswich does not have too much to shout about with the exception of this lovely theatre! I have seen some fabulous shows/plays here on an ongoing basis. It's friendly and welcoming and there are always some interesting things going on.More

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NewWolsey, Manager at New Wolsey Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Hello Sue, Thank you for your lovely comments! We're glad you have enjoyed your experiences at the New Wolsey and hope you will visit us again soon! We have a great variety of shows coming up this Autumn, including Ian Hislop's 'Trial by Laughter' and...More

Reviewed 25 September 2018

Fantastic experience at this theatre. Staff extremely pleasant and helpful. Nice little restaurant for pre theatre meals , with a limited but tasty menu. A welcome card was attached to the seat acknowledging this was my first visit....very thoughtful. The views from all seats are...More

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NewWolsey, Manager at New Wolsey Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Hello Eddy! Thank you very much for your kind comments! We're pleased you enjoyed your first visit to the New Wolsey Theatre and we hope you will join us again soon! We have some fantastic shows coming up in our Autumn Season in the lead...More

Reviewed 23 September 2018

Saturday matinee and the worst service ever from the cafe - very long wait for just two cups of coffee - queried that the coffee looked weak - told there was no problem - but it was terribly weak and tasteless. Not the usual friendly...More

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NewWolsey, Manager at New Wolsey Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Hello Karen, Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback, which is much appreciated. We're very sorry that you didn't have a positive experience with us and your comments will certainly be passed on to the relevant departments. 'Once' was a great opening...More

Reviewed 21 September 2018

Well what can I say but AMAZING! I have to confess I have not been to the New Wolsey before but was VERY pleasantly surprised. A lovely atmosphere, not at all pretentious, very buzzy with a broad audience. The seating is spacious and tiered so...More

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NewWolsey, Manager at New Wolsey Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Hello Becky! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your lovely comments. We're so pleased your first visit to the New Wolsey Theatre was an enjoyable one! We look forward to welcoming you back later in the season - we have a...More

Reviewed 20 September 2018

Didn't really know what to expect,what a really good show the music was fantastic and the story really good we felt like we were in the pub with them.A good night out as usual.More

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NewWolsey, Manager at New Wolsey Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Hello! Thank you very much for your comments! We're so pleased you enjoyed the performance of 'Once', it was such a fantastic atmosphere throughout the run. Our next musical at the New Wolsey Theatre is 'Return of the Soldier', which opens on Tuesday 2nd October....More

Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

We went here as a school trip in 2015 in December it was so good I should of written about this way earlier on but I never got the chance ahaha 😂 we went to watch A midsummers Night dream 😻 The actors are very...More

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NewWolsey, Manager at New Wolsey Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave some great feedback! We have some fantastic family shows coming up at the New Wolsey Theatre, including a number of children's favourites during the October half term. Join us for 'The Snail And The Whale' or for...More

Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Been here often over the years. Good variety of productions, musicals and plays to cater for all tastes. Small intimate space. Easy to park near by and close to town centre.More

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NewWolsey, Manager at New Wolsey Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Hello, thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback! We are really proud of our varied programme here at the New Wolsey Theatre. We've got a fantastic line-up this Autumn, including the regional debut of the musical 'Once' and English Touring Theatre's interpretation...More

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