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Lovely old fashioned theatre

Travelled down to watch friends in Panto – fun, unsophisticated experience in the perfect old-time... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Baz B
Watford, United Kingdom
Plays and Concerts at the Devonshire Park Theatre

Have seen plays and concerts at the theatre; all of the highest standard with well-known actors and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We go monthly to listen to guest speakers as the Congress Theatre next door is receiving lengthy building repairs. The Devonshire Park theatre is a homely Victorian(?) old theatre with a friendly atmosphere. We sit in the front row as my wife is partially deaf....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank iain p
Reviewed 1 week ago

Travelled down to watch friends in Panto – fun, unsophisticated experience in the perfect old-time setting. Original old building, auditorium has a compact, intimate feel to it; plush red seats, boxes facing away from stage, lots of low wattage lighting and a chandelier. Reasonably sized...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Baz B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have seen plays and concerts at the theatre; all of the highest standard with well-known actors and accomplished musicians.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JFeakins2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took granddaughter, 5 to panto Cinderella. Booked early and got good seats in stalls. Good view of show. Bumper seats provided for small people. Lovely building, comfortable seats. Pantomime great, cast terrific. Would book again for next year.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank travellingmac2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staff friendly and welcoming and knowledgeable. Inside it's a wonderful theatre in good condition. Plush red seat. A bit too close together. . Big stage so West end travelling shows would fit here. Great community asset.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank A3303XQpaulh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An absolutely fantastic show, just as much fun for the adults as it is the children. I go every year and this was one of the funniest performances I have seen. The ‘regular’ cast are outstanding as always and the new recruits only enhance the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank funfamiliesrus
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our third Panto visit to Eastbourne and it's fair to say Cinderella 2018 is another great production. Visually great with a few breathtaking moments once again it's Tucker and Martin that steel the show and really make this production stand out. Well worth...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TenaciousHobden
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As three older adults with an afternoon to spare, we booked seats for the panto. It was great; a real mix of old fasioned comedy, slapstick; audience participation and up to date music. There was a nice balance of humour for children and adults which...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank stephireland2017
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

As usual I went to the pantomime with a group of students from the Twin English Centre, this time from Europe, Oman, China and Japan, and everybody loved it. The costumes and special effects were spectacular, especially the magical moment when Cinderella flew to the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank katherinemusson
Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

Love this theatre! Definitely my favourite. It's so beautiful and you should go yourself! The plays there are wonderful and I am going again this December. Try it out!

Date of experience: December 2017
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Debbie B
6 April 2018|
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Response from I5525YDpeterb | Reviewed this property |
Anything!! You’ll see scruffy jeans through to decent suits.
11 February 2018|
Response from 235maggie | Reviewed this property |
Hi Kathrynlls there doesn't appear to be much on at the Devonshire Park for the end of February. We have another theatre in town the Hippodrome which is good. Have you thought of ringing them to ask?