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The Marlowe Theatre

The Friars, Canterbury CT1 2AS, England
+44 1227 787787
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Rude staff and terrible seating

The production of war horse was amazing but the Marlowe was let down by a few extremely rude... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Kimberley S
via mobile

Great theatre for so many reasons! A great mixed bag of shows. This is a modern place with a old... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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The Friars, Canterbury CT1 2AS, England
+44 1227 787787
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The production of war horse was amazing but the Marlowe was let down by a few extremely rude staff. Also by the terrible uncomfortable seating with restricted view and little leg room. The duty manager did say he would have a word with the staff...More

Thank Kimberley S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great theatre for so many reasons! A great mixed bag of shows. This is a modern place with a old school feel! It's amazing that they have kept the 'theatre' feel but brought it into the 21st century!!

Thank awnzy
Reviewed 4 days ago

A theatre with an intimate feel which is great for the sense of interaction with the play but the seats were not comfortable and leg room could have been better. The exits from the auditorium get incredibly congested and potentially this could be unsafe if...More

Thank MeBeTe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We saw the play that goes wrong and very funny it was too. Seats in the theatre are quite comfortable with reasonable leg room. Shame that the attached restaurant is so small. It's often fully booked before a play.

Thank miniscot
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Considering this is a newly built theater, they could and should have designed it better.Too many seats but not enough isle space. In fact there aren't enough isles and you find yourself climbing over many patrons just to reach the isle to go for refreshments....More

2  Thank jimnwendyuk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Marlowe is an excellent theatre, with a good variety of plays and concerts. My only concern is the exit system: there is just one staircase for everyone to leave, and it can get very crowded. I worry about what might happen in a panic...More

Thank JanInJapan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to many shows over the years, including an annual trip to the pantomime, not to be missed! I particularly like the Studio and have been to many interesting shows here. The atmosphere is less formal and the cost is considerably less. The...More

Thank patsy797
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Much bigger than I expected it to be...felt huge on the inside. Loved the artwork out in the grounds. Staff friendly and helpful. Seats pretty comfy too, though legroom could be bigger.

Thank MrsBsTravels
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to see several shows here with our 6 year old. Highly recommended for all ages. Helpful friendly staff. As with all shows, any merchandise is not necessarily cheap. We have been to the pantomime here every year for the last 3. Well...More

Thank petertingey
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been a few times and never been disappointed, fab panto already planning on going next year, seen other shows through the year and it's always comfy clean with fab staff I could not recommend enough. Looking forward to my next visit.

Thank Penny374
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