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Modern theatre in old Canterbury

Not a big fan of new theatres but this seems a well designed venue with cafes and bars to serve its... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
kishere t
Immerse yourself

This was our first visit to The Marlowe Theatre and the signs around Canterbury directing us to the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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“west end”(62 reviews)
“upper circle”(34 reviews)
“central aisle”(16 reviews)
The Marlowe is one of the UK's leading theatres. Our programme includes some of the biggest and best artists and companies, with regular visits from the National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company, Glyndebourne Touring Opera, Matthew Bourne’s...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
The Friars, Canterbury CT1 2AS, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went to see Calendar girls with my sister and mum. Amazing play! It doesn’t seem to matter where you sit in this small intimate theatre, the view is great as is the sound. The bar used at the interval, dealt with the queues quickly and...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Not a big fan of new theatres but this seems a well designed venue with cafes and bars to serve its audiences. We attended a brilliantly staged new farce, the “Comedy about the Bank Robbery.” The sets were excellent and the timing of the performances...More

Thank kishere t
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am a friend of the Marlowe and visit regularly. I also see shows in London but am delighted that I can see many touring West End shows at the Marlowe. They are often scaled down but always maintain the quality. Booking online is fairly...More

Thank Shirley M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first visit to The Marlowe Theatre and the signs around Canterbury directing us to the theatre were not the best, at one point we were taken in a big loop after following them. It also does not have its own car park,...More

Thank wannieb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although we are keen theatregoers and have known of the Marlowe Theatre in the City for many years, this was our first visit. It was good therefore, that we were able to benefit from the third theatre incarnation in Canterbury, this one completed in 2011....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my girlfriend are regulars at the Marlowe due to its Marlowe Discovery tickets scheme which gives 16-25 year olds £10 tickets to its top seats. We regularly save £40-£50 on theatre tickets and it is great night out and a great way to...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were out of luck: the week we were in Canterbury was a so-called ‘black’ week, which means there aren’t any shows on that week. Staff was very friendly though and pointed out other options elsewhere. I don’t like modern - the building is brand...More

Thank Rudy P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ben Portsmouth as Elvis was a very enjoyable show! This lovely theatre is in the midst of Canterbury thus offering a wide choice of restaurants before the show. This theatre is very clean and has plenty of toilets. The bar gets quite busy and drinks...More

Thank Dianne M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came yesterday to watch the greatest show, which had already been changed from when we brought the tickets. The show was appalling. There was actually no production at all. Was very very disappointed and a complete waste of money. I have emailed and complained. We...More

1  Thank ZoeT794
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very disappointed with "the greatest show" was a waste of money and it felt like the production had just been thrown together at last minute. Was meant to be the greatest showman then the Marlowe notifies us when we arrived they changed the show and...More

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Diana A
9 September 2018|
Response from JennieG139 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry it's probably too late now we have been away but we walked so can't answer anyway.
Debbie J
3 March 2018|
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Response from Hatfield_visitor | Reviewed this property |
From twitter in 2015 When someone asked the same question: They're our best seats - these tend to be our most popular seats that our customers really love. Makes sense to give them a quick call and ask for details... More
Debbie J
1 March 2018|
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Response from hanspans83 | Reviewed this property |
A more expensive ticket in the centre/front of the auditorium. The actual seat is no bigger or different than the rest.