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Preston Guild Hall & Charter Theatre

Guild Hall 1HT Lancaster Road | Lancashire, Preston PR1 1HT, England
+44 1772 804444
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Great venue

We go here regularly for concerts and to see comedians. always an excellent night out. Parking is... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
GailRichard
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Blackpool
Evening of entertainment

Rebbecca Ferguson was fantastic. Guild hall organisation prior to the show was poor. Picked up... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cathryn R
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Theatre, concert hall and event space in the centre of Preston. Also home to The Villa Italian restaurant, Review cocktail bar, Bonds Ice Cream parlour and Level (bowling and sports bar). Preston Businesses 'Carol May's Dance Studio', 'Safehands nursery' and 'Curious Minds' arts organisation are also located in the complex.
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Guild Hall 1HT Lancaster Road | Lancashire, Preston PR1 1HT, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We go here regularly for concerts and to see comedians. always an excellent night out. Parking is nearby at the bus station car park and there are bars and restaurants around (but don't go to the Villa Italian, they can't be relied on to actually...More

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HelenPGHmarketing, Marketing Officer at Preston Guild Hall & Charter Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Gail, Thank you for your kind words about the venue, we are glad to hear you enjoy the shows here. We will pass your comments on regarding the toilets. We are working on adding more toilets thanks to previous feedback and we have recently...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rebbecca Ferguson was fantastic. Guild hall organisation prior to the show was poor. Picked up tickets from box office 6.30. Good start. Security staff then stopped us. Dont open till 7.00. where is the bar/lounge area ? Doesn't open till 7.00. Down the escalator and...More

Thank Cathryn R
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HelenPGHmarketing, Marketing Officer at Preston Guild Hall & Charter Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Cathryn, Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear the timings were not as you expected. It was stated on tickets, the website and all listings that the doors open to the venue at 7pm. For people arriving earlier than this, we...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went here with my daughters and been here a few times with my husband, we’ve been to quite a few concerts here the venue was fantastic, drinks where a reasonable price and we had the best night ever here.

Thank Jen S
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PrestonGuildHallTeam, other at Preston Guild Hall & Charter Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Jen, Sorry for our late response, but thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad you have enjoyed the shows you have seen and hope to see you again soon. Best wishes.

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Reviewed 29 December 2017

Took the whole family this afternoon, Great Grandparents, Grandparents, Son, Daughter and Grandson... Wonderful, funny, colourful family entertainment. Baddies, goodies, dancers, love, laughter, idiots, childrens jokes, big childrens jokes, sing-a-long, solos, the full complement. There wasn't a spare seat in the house, and I can...More

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PrestonGuildHallTeam, other at Preston Guild Hall & Charter Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi, Sorry for the delay in our response. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed our Panto, Aladdin. Phil Walker (who played Wishee Washee) will be back in December 2018 to write, direct and star in Cinderella (Oh yes he is)! We hope to...More

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Reviewed 29 December 2017

Really enjoyed this at the Charter Theatre. Seats were a bit cramped but excellent show. Loved the magic carpet bit and the costumes.More

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PrestonGuildHallTeam, other at Preston Guild Hall & Charter Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi, So sorry for our late response to this. Thank you so much for your review! Sorry to hear that your seats did not have as much leg room for your needs but we are glad to hear that you enjoyed the show! Our box...More

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Reviewed 28 December 2017

We visited the Charter Theater to see the Aladin panto production. Lovely little theater with a great production. We all enjoyed the performance and hope to go back next year to see Cinderella. They're now selling Bonds 1947 ice cream during the interval which was...More

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PrestonGuildHallTeam, other at Preston Guild Hall & Charter Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Carmen, Sorry for our delayed response to your review. Thank you so much for your kind words about our Panto, Aladdin. We are so glad your family enjoyed it and we're looking forward to seeing you again at Cinderella in December 2018 (which is...More

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Reviewed 30 November 2017

Great venue to go to for a show, GuildHall great for big name shows, Charter Theatre fine for more intimate smaller capacity shows, bars available at both,, Car parking can be a problem if a function ends at midnight as the bus station car park...More

1  Thank PNEPETE
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PrestonGuildHallTeam, other at Preston Guild Hall & Charter Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi, Sorry for the delay in replying to you. Thank you for your kind words about the venue, we are pleased you have enjoyed the shows you have seen. It is great advice to others to think about parking, thanks for making people aware of...More

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Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Came her last night with a group of 4 friends for Bongos bingo , outrageous & hilarious night with plenty of dancing and singing. Would recommend to anyone with a wicked sense of humour. The venue itself is good, the sound and lighting were too....More

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PrestonGuildHallTeam, other at Preston Guild Hall & Charter Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi, Sorry for the delay with our response to you. It is great to hear that you enjoyed Bongo's Bingo! We have more if these planned over the coming months, so hope you join us again soon. Parking is a little difficult to navigate at...More

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Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

I love coming here for shows. The size of the venue is great and the staff are always really good. We saw John Richardson on this occasion and had a great evening. Looking for our next tickets already!

1  Thank NicDew1
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PrestonGuildHallTeam, other at Preston Guild Hall & Charter Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, Sorry for our delay in responding, but would like to thank you for the lovely review. We hope you enjoy any shows you see in the future. Best wishes

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Reviewed 20 November 2017

Came here to see Jon Richardson for my birthday. The hall is very spacious & well maintained & the acoustics are great & I had a lovely time. Its a great place to see a show. The staff are very friendly & only too happy...More

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PrestonGuildHallTeam, other at Preston Guild Hall & Charter Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Pippa, Sorry for our late response to this. Thank you for your review! We are glad to hear you enjoyed the show and hope you enjoyed your return visit to see Jimmy Carr. Sorry to heat that the temperature was less than perfect on...More

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