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Dickens Parlour Theatre

35715 Atlantic Ave, Millville, DE 19967-6944
+1 302-829-1071
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I've seen better theater at High Schools

Sorry but this Community theater productions are almost too tedious to sit through. High School... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
Sherry M

Outstanding magic in a small setting (so the slight of hand is the real deal). The owner, Rich... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2017
North Carolina
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35715 Atlantic Ave, Millville, DE 19967-6944
+1 302-829-1071
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Sorry but this Community theater productions are almost too tedious to sit through. High School Drama Clubs & certainly Salisbury University productions are better ways to spend your money! I'm not a good actress but I'm pretty sure I could do better than 5 of...More

Thank Sherry M
Cheryl D, Manager at Dickens Parlour Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Hi Sherry, I think your review is for another venue or event. Dickens Parlour Theatre has professional entertainers and have not had any community theater events recently. I invite you to come to our theatre and see one our our shows, you will not be...More

Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Outstanding magic in a small setting (so the slight of hand is the real deal). The owner, Rich Bloch (a well-respected magician in his own right), provides an unique setting for his expansive network of pals. Magicians enjoy this venue 'cause it's fun! We've been...More

Reviewed 3 September 2017

We live in Bethany and come here at least once a year, usually with grandkids under 12. Dickens is located near the Giant grocery store. It is a disservice that Trip Advisor doesn't include it in "things to do" in Bethany Beach. We came early...More

Thank Sparrowj55
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

We drove by this unassuming, small(ish) theater on vacation and thought we'd check it out for something to do, and glad we did! The theater is designed for close-up magic; comfortable seats, nicely furnished. The magician was very talented and entertaining. Good service in the...More

Thank danabethdc
Reviewed 22 August 2017

We have seen 3 Plays and 2 Magic shows here and are coming back for 2 more Magic shows by October. Everything we have seen has been outstanding and very entertaining! We saw Dave Cox on August 1. We took our Son and his family....More

Thank Carol H
Reviewed 18 August 2017

I took two of my sons to see the incomparable Rich Bloch, the owner of Dickens Parlour Theatre (I recommend googling his name; he's top-notch, a complete master, in two career disciplines; a fascinating person.) They loved it. It definitely will have an impact on...More

3  Thank Amusement_Mark
Reviewed 14 August 2017

The children in our party loved it. The adults were bored. The guest magician selected lots of audience members, which was great for the kids. We were sitting in the back row and had tall people in front of some of us, so we may...More

Thank svdhippos
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Arrived about 30 minutes before show began. There were not enough seats in the lobby for the number of persons waiting. We stood at the entrance doors. There was no order to the line as people began to congregate in front of the door to...More

Thank hopeterry
Reviewed 12 August 2017

We come here every year, and the shows continue to be outstanding. Rich Bloch does a great job of finding high-quality performers, deft magicians with great patter. They always seem to have a fresh approach; even when doing standard tricks they put new twists on...More

Cheryl D, Manager at Dickens Parlour Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thank you so much for your feedback, we do strive to bring our audiences the best magical experience possible, keep coming back! Francis Menotti was one of the few magicians who fooled Penn and Teller on Fool Us!

Reviewed 8 August 2017

We were disappointed in the quality of the show. Having seen acts at similar venues, we expected better than beginner magic. A number of the tricks I have seen performed by amateur magicians. I would have appreciated real dessert selections after the show. Cookies and...More

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