West Cliff Theatre

West Cliff Theatre, Clacton-on-Sea: Hours, Address, West Cliff Theatre Reviews: 4.5/5

West Cliff Theatre
4.5
Monday
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
About
Established on the current Clacton site in 1899, and run independently by the West Cliff Trust, the West Cliff is the only surviving purpose-built theatre in Clacton, and plays host to professional touring shows and many local amateur dramatic and operatic groups, dance schools, and other youth groups. Its compact auditorium with just under 600 seats, a unique atmosphere and knowledgeable and friendly staff make it Clacton's theatre of choice for artistes and audiences alike. The Stage Door Bar is open prior to, during the interval and after each show, and provides pre-booked meals for selected shows. The lounge may be hired for private functions with or without bar and catering services.
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4.5
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Jak Jak G
Cambridge, UK355 contributions
Great Night Out
Oct. 2021
Sun Records evening - great little theatre, friendly staff, comfortable seating, Excellent performances. A thoroughly enjoyable evening
Written 17 October 2021
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MARTIN08091963
London, UK6 contributions
Glenn Miller Orchestra
Sep. 2021
Saw yet another fantastic show at Clactons Westcliffe Theatre last week. Was amazing to see so many live musicians onstage and they really were amazing!
I can't praise everybody at this theatre enough, mostly volunteers I think, so naturally helpful and always a smile. The West End could learn a lot from them!
Written 1 October 2021
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Fay G
2 contributions
Amazing
Aug. 2021 • Couples
We have just returned from seeing the Summer Show. It is absolutely amazing and all the cast are hugely talented. Man called G can impersonate anyone and was a good laugh. The singers had fantastic voices and the dancers were great. We loved the tap routine and Moulin Rouge. The juggling was really original especially the last routine. We went to the last Christmas show and have just booked for this Christmas. Thanks so very much after such a challenging year xxx
Written 21 August 2021
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Alan F
Clacton-on-Sea, UK2 contributions
Bootleg Shadows
Aug. 2021 • Couples
I have just got home from watching the THE BOOTLEG SHADOWS
brilliant show great musicians.
And good value for your money

It was a shame that not more tickets sold
As they deserved a larger audience

Thank you for a wonderful evening
Written 8 August 2021
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Val L
2 contributions
great acts
Jul. 2021
my friends and me go often always great fun and staff is very good and helpful and enjoy all the acts First class entertainment
Written 7 August 2021
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Gill
2 contributions
Stage Door Bar and Cafe
Mar. 2020
What a find! A lovely place to enjoy a delicious home cooked lunch, sandwiches or home made cakes at reasonable prices in pleasant surroundings and lovely welcoming staff. We always look forward to going there when we have to visit Clacton hospital as it is just across the road. Do give it a try!
Written 5 March 2020
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Diana H
London, UK7 contributions
Not the Theatre - I'm talking Bar!
Feb. 2020
For anyone visiting Clacton-on-sea & fancying a nice quiet snack & drink - look no further than the West Cliff Theatre bar.
Breakfast before noon & soups, sandwiches, cakes, paninis, jacket potatoes & specials are available until 16.30.
Soft drinks, hard drinks, teas, coffees - you will find what you want.
Enjoy!
Written 29 February 2020
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aeoflaherty
Clacton-on-Sea, UK21 contributions
West End shows at East End prices
Jul. 2019
Lovely theatre with comfortable seating and friendly staff. Great shows for all ages at very affordable prices. I strongly recommend a visit
Written 23 February 2020
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nanababe2016
Colchester, UK3 contributions
Living in the past
Jan. 2020
Lovely theatre and staff. Shame the vast majority of the shows are from the bygone era. New exciting shows needed
Written 16 February 2020
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sue w
Clacton-on-Sea, UK63 contributions
Great Little Theatre
Feb. 2020
This is a lovely friendly and well run little theatre, the staff are just gems ! It’s clean , has a bar and parking.
We saw California Dreaming and although the show was poor except for the backing band we would use this theatre again and again.
Written 10 February 2020
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West Cliff Theatre is open:
  • Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Mon - Sat 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm