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A Glorious Frank Matcham Theatre

A smaller version of Belfast's Grand Opera House alive and well on the seafront at Douglas. We went... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2018
Rodney059
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Hillsborough, United Kingdom
Beautiful Theatre and Amazing Production

Whilst staying in Douglas, Isle of Man we visited the Gaiety Theatre, which is a beautiful old... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2018
Janet P
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Horley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 August 2018

We went to this delightful show on 15 Aug '18 in the Gaiety Theatre. The building has been lovingly restored and I could only find one fault. Victorians were shorter than most of us, with less long legs ! When we next go I'll ask...More

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Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful family show and in such a lovely theatre on the Douglas promenade. The cast were excellent and all gave 100% performance to entertain the audience. The only issues causing discomfort was seating squeeze of which nothing can be done in such intimate...More

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Reviewed 12 May 2018

A smaller version of Belfast's Grand Opera House alive and well on the seafront at Douglas. We went to a Manx Operatic Society musical Chess in this theatre designed by the late Victorian, who also planned the Opera House in Belfast. Both are gems from...More

Thank Rodney059
Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

Whilst staying in Douglas, Isle of Man we visited the Gaiety Theatre, which is a beautiful old theatre, to see the production of Chess. I can only say that the show was amazing and all members of the cast were brilliant. I understand that the...More

1  Thank Janet P
Reviewed 3 March 2018

If you intend to visit the isle of man please make a point of visiting the gaiety theatre it's absolutely well worth it a really beautiful place the history behind it is amazing and if you don't fancy watching a show then why not go...More

4  Thank cooilroi
Reviewed 17 November 2017

The Gaiety theatre is worth a visit for a performance or during the open doors next year. There are also tours on a Saturday morning which will take you backstage to see how the theatre works. Seats are comfortable and I think the views are...More

1  Thank IOMtravelgirl
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

I haven't actually visited the theatre but I have been passed on two visits to the Isle of Man and it is a striking building with an excellent location. Defiantly worth taking a photograph of the outside. I'm sure it's great inside as well

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Reviewed 31 August 2017

Took my mother to see "Joseph and his ATD" recently when over visiting her on the island. I knew it was an amateur production, but could not beleive how high the standard of singing and acting was. I asked the theatre manager afterwards if the...More

1  Thank RobandDavina
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Just a fantastic old style theatre. A real blast from the past. Served tubs of ice cream at half time. The staff where fantastic and just what you would expect of an establishment like this. We had a box that cost £80 and seats up...More

Thank stressedoutdad
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Thanks, Gaiety! An amazing couple of hours in a beautiful old theatre. Our tour guide was knowledgeable about the building and its history. This trip would suit teenagers upwards, not ideal for those who struggle with steps, or younger children due to the length of...More

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wilkinson80
8 June 2017|
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Response from K H | Reviewed this property |
Check the Villa Gaiety website Apparently TA does not permit website links Ridiculous.
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Roridog
26 May 2016|
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Response from Foillan | Reviewed this property |
Visit IoM website for up to date details.
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ktitcombe
22 January 2016|
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Response from Jan295 | Reviewed this property |
Hi if you go onto to the villa Marina Website at the Isle of Man you can find out what is on at the Gaiety in August - it's often a musical with both local and uk artistes
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