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“A gem of a theatre”

Theatre Royal Wakefield
Ranked #4 of 49 things to do in Wakefield
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Travelled up to Wakefield from Nottinghamshire to listen/watch an evening of exquisite music from Crofton Silver Band. The whole evening was a delight and as a fist visit to this little gem of a theatre it hopefully wont be our last. I picked up a programme of events for this coming Summer and there are so many diverse acts planned. The ticket prices are not horrendous and all the volunteer staff are friendly and helpful. It can get very busy in the bars so go early and make sure you book your drinks for the interval. A bonus for me was that there was no queue for the ladies toilets!

Thank Jackie K
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

What great nights we have had here on a couple of three visits. First we did the James Taylor & Carol King, then the Rod Stewart & more recently the Stevie Wonder tribute show, the place was full & it was buzzing with enjoyment from all. I can say with all fondness that it’s a great night out, get there early as the Q at the bar for a drink can be very long but worth the wait... it’s got great atmosphere & being in the town centre give the added bonus of lots of places to eat afterwards.
Highly recommended.

Thank Philip F
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

drank Matcham was a whiz at designing theatres and Wakefield have benefited for many years. The theatre is small enough to be intimate but large enough to have dress crcle circle and gallery. Beautifully refurbished, it is comfortable and well decorated. Staff who are often volunteers work tirelessly to ensure the public enjoy the experience. Shows are varied and of excellent quality. The bar and coffee bar serve all you might need and you can always get an ice cream in the interval. Disabled people can access the stalls without steps, directly from the front door. Altogether well worth a visit.

Thank 395skier
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Beautiful old Theatre. Cosy warm and very helpful staff
The show was good and theatre wonderful
Will be visiting again next time I am in Wakefield

Thank louis1721
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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

We come every year for the traditional Christmas pantomime
Just wanted to say how much we enjoy it!!
The Dame is always amazing!!
Fabulous show!
Credit to the theatre as well though!! It’s a gorgeous piece of the city’s heritage and long may it continue

Thank simonamgb
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