West Cliff Theatre, Clacton-on-Sea

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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 both prior to and during the interval for 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.

Contact Details:

Address: West Cliff Theatre, Tower Road, Clacton on Sea, CO15 1LE

Box Office: 01255 43 33 44

Email: tickets@westcliffclacton.org

Opening Hours: 10am - 12.30pm, 1.30pm - 4.30pm Monday to Saturday, 1 hour prior to a performance.

On-line booking: via our website www.westcliffclacton.co.uk
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  • I have been this theatre a few times . And had a great time every time. Fab atmosphere and will be continuing to go here in the future  more »
  • I have been to this theatre a few times. Last night I went to see one of my favourite Rocn N' Roll start, Marty Wilde. His voice is so strong after all these years. He is now eighty and put on a brill...  more »
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  • What a smashing place! We went to see 'Bart' the story of Lionel Bart who among other things created Oliver! The musical. All the people who work there are friendly and helpful, makingthe evening so enjoyable. The story was excellent with humour and pathos in equal measure. The performers were so talented and drew you into the fascinating life of the flawed and vulnerable genius who was Lionel Bart. I shed a few tears at the rendition of 'Where is love' especially against the knowledge that this was something Bart himself always struggled to find. A great night out thank you everyone.
  • Saw the Summer Show this afternoon. The last number ended with female dancers clad in horrible "show girl" costumes comprising minute bikinis and a few feathers - the men naturally were fully dressed in tuxedos. The performers then had to stand in the Foyer as the audience left. Not sure who this show is aimed at but, assuming the target audience is wider than die hard Benny Hill fans, perhaps the producers could bring themselves to come up with a closing routine that showcases the dancing skills of their female performers (all the company were very good dancers) rather than their current fixation with flesh and feathers.
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