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“Worth the wait!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Marlowe Theatre

The Marlowe Theatre
Ranked #6 of 106 things to do in Canterbury
Certificate of Excellence
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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Worth the wait!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2012

Practically everything but would prefer a wider choice of beers on sale and details of what they are. Comfortable seats with uninterrupted sightlines.

Visited February 2012
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“Stunning new contemporary building but...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2012

Living in Canterbury for many years and an avid London theatre-goer, I eagerly awaited the newly revamped Marlowe Theatre. Unfortunately, although I am blown away by the beauty of the architecture (worth going for that alone), I have so far been less impressed by the program.

I had assumed that the contemporary surroundings would be matched by some exciting up-to-date bookings, but so far this has not happened. The program still seems to be aimed at middle-of-the-road sixty-somethings. It's all very safe, middle-class and, frankly, boring. 'Calendar Girls' is no doubt causing quite a stir, but I will not be joining them. Let's hope eventually they wake up! Meanwhile we have The Gulbenkian Theatre at The University of Kent.

Visited November 2011
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Canterbury, England, United Kingdom
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“Blot on the Landscape”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2012

Not very well laid out considering just been completely rebuilt some seats have limited viewing, the carbuncle Scene tower that damages many of Canterburys better views is one hell of a blot on the landscape !

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London, England
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“An impresssive new theatre”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2012

The auditorium of this large and classy new theatre, very near the centre of the city, is decorated in dark wood style that gives almost a nightclub feel – comfortable, though, with good sightlines for all (it seems).

Public spaces perhaps not an attraction per se, but perfectly serviceable. Am told top-floor bar offers best view of city.

Visited March 2012
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“Concert”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2012

Stunning brand new theatre. Well worth a visit.Excellent choice of shows. Check it out the next time you are visiting Canterbury

Visited February 2012
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