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Address: Waterloo Street, St Helens WA10 1PX, England
Phone Number: +44 1744 735436
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I have had enough of big venues and have seen many acts here. I saw Paul Jones(ex Manfred Man), I was about 1 metre away from this legend and actually had a fun chat to him... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 August 2016
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St Helens, United Kingdom
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St Helens, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

We used to love coming here,but our last couple of events and one we wanted to book for has been cancelled. We are now reticent to call again. It doesn't help that the Citadel no longer opens on a Saturday for a couple of hours for people to buy tickets. If we saw the same act on elsewhere, we would... More 

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

I have had enough of big venues and have seen many acts here. I saw Paul Jones(ex Manfred Man), I was about 1 metre away from this legend and actually had a fun chat to him between songs. If you like your music intimate this is the place.

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Thank martinroughley
Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

The Citadel in St Helens offers a wide variety of entertainment, but I can review it only on the basis of rock music. I have seen a number of rock concerts here, most recently Mostly Autumn, The Enid, and The Heather Findlay Band, and never have I enjoyed myself so much. The theatre is small - the preferred cliche is... More 

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Thank Keith R
St Helens UK
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128 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

Have attended this place on a regular basis for several years. The latest visit was to see T'Pau which was another success. The evening was not spoiled by some parts of the audience being too boisterous during the act but Ms Decker soon sorted them out. Pity the security guards weren't on hand to sort it out though. The venue... More 

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Thank DMCMStHelensUK
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

Visited the Citadel last night 18th Feb and what a fantastic night we had. The staff were superb and what a brilliant place to see a show, just like watching a gig in your living room! Superb sound , we were on the back row of just 5 rows of seats and could still practically touch the act. One of... More 

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Thank philip l
Northwich, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

If you like to get close to your music this venue would be hard to beat. So close to the performers that you feel and live their emotions. So close to the sound that it becomes part of you. Well maybe it was just The Enid, brilliant as always, but I'm certain the venue helped create the atmosphere.

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Thank Rupert A
St Helens, United Kingdom
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649 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

We came here to watch tributes to the police, the who and a few other bands. After the gig there was live DJs playing northern soul tunes was a great night

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Thank Jessica-sykes30
St Helens, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

I have visited the Citadel on several occasions. Last night (14.11.15) I went there to see The Smiths Ltd and was not disappointed. The sound quality is always great, there's a nice little bar and the staff are really friendly and helpful. Sadly not all the patrons appreaciate it and last night one of them caused a fracar when asked... More 

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Thank paula h
St Helens, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015

Live music at its best in a small but great venue. The beer is reasonably priced and the tickets prices are good. A nice sound and have been a few times and never been disappointed yet.

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Thank Alan R
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015 via mobile

I am a regular visitor and enjoy the intimate nature of the venue. Always review the forthcoming artists as there is always a suprise amongst them...as in "I can't believe they are appearing here!"

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