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Women in Rock

Wow! Not only were the band fabulous, the staff at the theatre were superb also. So helpful. The... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Essex, United Kingdom
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Lipstick on your collar

Great show great music excellent night out really enjoyed the night this venue allways has great... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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  • Average3%
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  • Terrible1%
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“tribute band”(6 reviews)
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To encourage new, fresh and emerging talent and to provide creative, innovative and interesting theatre and arts entertainment to the people of Braintree and beyond. Opened in 2011, we host a varitey of different performances ranging from classic...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Notley Road, Braintree CM7 1WY, England
+44 1376 556354
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Wow! Not only were the band fabulous, the staff at the theatre were superb also. So helpful. The ladies rocked the audience all night, most of us were dancing the night away after a couple of songs. They were excellent. I would definitely recommend it...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great show great music excellent night out really enjoyed the night this venue allways has great entertainment 5 star attraction

Thank coleva
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic evening at our local theatre. The group was so good, playing hits from the 50s as 60s, and by the end of the evening most of the audience were up on their feet. Excellent venue, plenty of free parking, staff really friendly and helpful.

Thank 18shel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice clean venue where all seating has excellent view of the stage. But restricted counter service means LONG queues during interval for snack/drinks with a very limited offering. Good parking and level access.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The theatre is in a school building having good parking for cars. It is not a big theatre which makes it comfortable. We saw a show here by two of the “Strictly “ professionals which was excellent. The theatre has many shows throughout the year,...More

Thank Graham B
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

A super local venue that holds a variety of events during the year at a reasonable price. We enjoyed the Take That experience and have previously visited on several occasions to see other tribute acts and for children’s plays. Lots of parking and toilets, plus...More

1  Thank Tassy84
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Really enjoyed the evening all the songs where covered good for all Take That fans. Very professional performance starting with the three current members then joined by the fourth and fifth, really good night

1  Thank roybensley
Reviewed 21 July 2018

Really enjoyed this fast paced tribute to an iconic band of the nineties. The dancing and singing were superb and all delivered with a friendly smile which made the audience feel part of the show.

1  Thank Cjarvi2013
Reviewed 21 July 2018

Very professional band 100% impersonation and fantastic singersA . A must for Take That fans, a great evening you must see them!

1  Thank delorean_11
Reviewed 28 June 2018

From the advert for the show we expected the 80's band to play music from the 80's.We were very disappointed and to leave the Theatre just after 20 minutes as the music was so load it was hurting our ears. Next time we book a...More

1  Thank eric f
BATheatreManager, General Manager at Braintree Arts Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2018

Dear Eric, Thank you for taking the time to review one of our performances (‘That 80s Band, Saturday 23rd June). We truly value the opinions and feedback of our customers and I apologize that the show did not meet your expectations. Providing our audience with...More

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20 July 2018|
Response from BATheatreManager | Property representative |
Hello, yes we have a fully licensed bar which opens 45mins before each performance and during the interval. We have a range of lagers, local ales, wines, prosecco, soft drinks, hot drinks, crisps, nuts and sweets. Make... More