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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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Good night on the whole but falsely advertised

Went with 7 friends to the 80s night last night in the guild hall. It was a good night but they... read more

Reviewed yesterday
lancslass34
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Preston, United Kingdom
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Gangsta grannie

Took the grandchildren to see gangsta grannie.Not a big fan of David Walliams but I was impressed... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Christopher R
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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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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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Guild Hall 1HT Lancaster Road | Lancashire, Preston PR1 1HT, England
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+44 1772 804444
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went with 7 friends to the 80s night last night in the guild hall. It was a good night but they had falsely advertised a lot of things. It was billed as an 80a night with cheap drinks, cocktails and it would be on till...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took the grandchildren to see gangsta grannie.Not a big fan of David Walliams but I was impressed with the whole story line, the actors/actresses did a great performance thoroughly enjoyable and laughed out loud one more than one occasion. The seats in the theatre could...More

Thank Christopher R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took my Grandchildren to see Gangsta Granny and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. One disappointment for them though. 'NO SWEETIES' on sale. A children's night at the theatre and no sweeties for them to munch on. My two only get sweeties as a treat and...More

Thank Janet O
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited last night for a Bee Gees tribute performance. Used bus station multi story car park as suggested by Guild Hall web site and the Sat nav post code took us on our 50 mile trip straight there no problems. Very reasonable priced and direct...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to see Heather Small last night. Great concert - what we could see of it! The night was ruined by people constantly taking photographs and videos on their smartphones. We were sat on the tiered balcony. We were enjoying the show when two ladies...More

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Reviewed 12 April 2018

The parking is good as it is next to the theatre and is a covered walkway, so good if it is not good weather. You can easily find the theatre however after that everything went downhill. The lift of which there is only one is...More

Thank suzanne s
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

We took the children to watch the pantomime, weve done so for a few yrs. Such good fun, they all enjoyed it. We will miss it this year as we are moving abroad later this yr x

Thank Zoe H
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HelenPGHmarketing, Marketing Officer at Preston Guild Hall & Charter Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Hi Zoe, Thanks for taking the time to tell us how much you enjoyed the panto. Best wishes for your move abroad - very exciting!

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Reviewed 27 March 2018

Since the new owner Mr Rigby took over, there has been a noticeable increase in the choice and quality of shows at the Guildhall and Charter theatre and how wonderful is this? This is exactly what Preston needed!

Thank Elaine M
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HelenPGHmarketing, Marketing Officer at Preston Guild Hall & Charter Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Hi, Thank you so much for your lovely feedback and continued support. ...the development process is ongoing :-)

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Reviewed 22 March 2018

Attended an awards event on behalf of my Company in the Grand Hall. The food was absolutely dire. Cold chicken breast and virtually raw vegetables followed by a meringue which smelled weird and was inedible. Dreadful.More

Thank Piera B
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HelenPGHmarketing, Marketing Officer at Preston Guild Hall & Charter Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Hi Piera, I am sorry to hear about your experience. I will pass your comments on to the catering team. This is not typical of the feedback they generally receive for large event catering, but your review will be taken on board and used for...More

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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

Have to say, the carpet and seating has seen better days. Watch out for the gap between each set of 4 seats - very easy to drop glasses, phone, whatever and (if it survives the fall) you'll need to ask the nice staff to arrange...More

Thank Lorraine G
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HelenPGHmarketing, Marketing Officer at Preston Guild Hall & Charter Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Hi Lorraine, Thank you for your feedback. The developments here are ongoing and since Simon Rigby (owner) took over from the council a few years ago there have been changes, but it is a long process. Thank you for your support, and hopefully you will...More

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