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Palace Theatre

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What an excellent evening in the Dixon Studio. Only 100 seats but excellent vibe, sound system etc... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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A step back in time

I love this little theatre so much in fact I hate going to the bigger venues now. It’s always worth... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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430 London Road, Southend-on-Sea SS0 9LA, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What an excellent evening in the Dixon Studio. Only 100 seats but excellent vibe, sound system etc. Better than main auditorium in n my view.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SCHARL2273
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I love this little theatre so much in fact I hate going to the bigger venues now. It’s always worth checking what is coming up. It has a modern reception and small bar area with seating but once inside the theatre you step back in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank South_Benfleet
Reviewed 7 November 2018

I have visited the Palace Theatre in Westcliff on sea, Essex, on many occasions. Beautiful theatre. Originally built as an opera house. Small theatre with plenty of atmosphere. The Queen mother visited on many occasions. Well worth a visit. They show films and plays.They have...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Susan S
Reviewed 29 October 2018

Lovely venue, bar available for pre-drinks although the area is busy and drinks are expensive. Great atmosphere, wonderful old theatre. The Big Band was excellent, great evening and would recommend. We should visit more often.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank janwoolcock
Reviewed 27 October 2018

My Mum, myself and our 7 year old Great Granddaughter /Niece visited the Theatre to see Tabby McTat, What a disappointment it was. No cat, just a change of hats! saw some younger children struggling to understand, Would have suited ages 3 to 5 at...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank julieshute
Reviewed 23 October 2018

Very disappointed with this show. Full price tickets for myself and granddaughter for only 1 hours performance . ( Our first trip to a theatre together )... and not a cat in sight. I'm sure most of the children under 5 years old would not...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank linda s
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

What an excellent venue for a fantastic show. Great front row seats in a lovely old, clean theatre. I even got to ask Stacey a question. Made my night

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CherylS2078
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Brilliant show beautiful theatre Will definitely go againThe bar in the foyer was lovely and the magicians walking around was such a nice touch

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank janet t
Reviewed 3 October 2018

I have visited the Palace Theatre a few times over the years. I have always found it to be a warm and friendly theatre. It has a lovely feel to it as I find old theatres do. Where ever I have sat I always get...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank bcn1942
Reviewed 1 October 2018

very surprize with this theatre, very comfortable seats with PLENTY of leg . could see stage easily from side seats

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Margaret g
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14 October 2018|
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Response from Diane D | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a hand rail
gail W
7 June 2018|
Response from SevensUP | Reviewed this property |
Hi Gail, I’d say row ‘A’ should be fine for a 6 year old. They would be nice a close in full view of the stage. It is a bit of a look up however. When we went we were in the front row with no complaints. I’m not sure or the... More
4 June 2017|
Response from HamishEssex | Reviewed this property |
There is a carpark 500m further into southend on the left by the next set of lights. There is also a nice italian restaurant 'azzuros' a further 50m on past the lights on the right. Hope this helps.