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Regent Theatre

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Address: 3 St. Helens Street, Ipswich IP4 1HE, England
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+44 1473 433100
09:30 - 17:30
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Mon - Sat 09:30 - 17:30

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A great show

Went to see gangsta granny and it was great. The theatre was lovely. It was clean and very well staffed, I didn't find the concession stand too expensive which was good. The seats... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Joanne C
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to see gangsta granny and it was great. The theatre was lovely. It was clean and very well staffed, I didn't find the concession stand too expensive which was good. The seats were the so comfortable, plenty of padding. I really enjoyed my visit here. 😎

Thank Joanne C
Halesworth, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have seen various groups on other occasions, this time the Bootleg Beatles (very good indeed). The theatre is easy to find and although it holds around 1800 people the seat groupings and access in/out are good. Seats quite comfortable & reasonable room. Decor looks like it could benefit from some refurb but it's ok. Bar service good. Ice cream served... More 

Thank djpe
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are regular visitors to the Regent Theatre and being visually impaired the staff here are fantastic, if really busy I use the side entrance earmarked for the disabled, staff always offer to show us to our seats and if needed but I usually don't like to bother then but they will pop back during the interval to offer assistance... More 

Thank rachey6464
Sudbury, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Great venue showing a varied programme of shows and artists. I have visited often. Comfortable seats good view all round. I have sat stalls circle boxes front back left and right all equally good. It does get hot in the circle so wear light clothes up there! All in all great!

Thank Samwebb70
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

From the outside it looks like a very old and tired cinema and although it was not very modern I was pleasantly surprised. Large auditorium with a balcony very comfortable seating, felt fresh and clean and a lot more comfortable than some west end theaters I have been to. We saw Paul Carrack who was superb and the sound quality... More 

Thank Pat M
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83 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

At approx 40 mins from me, this is the nearest theatre of any decent size that hosts reasonably big names. Chelmsford is nearer, but offers much less. The theatre itself is lovely: gorgeous ceiling! Decent bar, though I often just bring my own water. Good combination of tribute acts, big(ish) name acts, comedy and sometimes touring London shows. Wasn't sure... More 

1 Thank RossT1984
Wickham Market
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368 reviews
134 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Went to see Lord of the Dance. Local parking a bit of a nightmare,£6.50 for the NCP nearby. Theatre very welcoming, clean and comfortable. Good views of the stage, clear sound. Interval ice cream delicious!

Thank drpetembe
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Very disappointing. After 3 songs he left the stage for his backing singers to sing tribute songs. The band is so loud can barely hear Alexander and he is mumbling. At 63 if he can't perform any more help should just quit.

3 Thank campingbud
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Brilliant for shows that travel the country. Price range caries depending on what you see. Operas are always good here. The local dramatic society always put on a top rated show. All has been updated and redecorated here. You can wear all sorts of clothes. Don't feel you have to dress up BUT of course you can! Look online and... More 

Thank 205jeanniem
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Great venue. Very easy to find and lots of car parks around. Inside was nice and big. Very clean. Staff friendly and very helpful. Great night.

Thank Charlotte L

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