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Ayr Gaiety Theatre

Carrick Street, Ayr KA7 1NU, Scotland
+44 1292 288235
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Vast improvement since refurbished

Went to a show to see the planters last night staff very friendly it has been refurbished some... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
fergie57
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Lovely

I have been here many times over the years from coming with the school to see the Christmas panto... read more

Reviewed 29 December 2017
Lee G
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The Gaiety Theatre is one of Scotland's iconic theatres - its intimate 500+ seater auditorium having played host to most of Scotland's stars of the stage for over 100 years. Now run as a social enterprise it provides a professional programme ranging from international ballet and opera to pantomime and musical theatre, stand up and jazz to award winning drama and classic live bands. The theatre also hosts the Stage Door restaurant - providing everything from full three course cuisine in the evenings to a cup of coffee and breakfast from 10.00.
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Carrick Street, Ayr KA7 1NU, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to a show to see the planters last night staff very friendly it has been refurbished some improvement but still a historic building since they have lost funding they are looking for help by donation it is worth it to keep a historic building...More

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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

I have been here many times over the years from coming with the school to see the Christmas panto to seeing my mother in the play the deepest shelter in town. I would highly recommend this lovely theatre to anyone coming to ayr

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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

So glad this place is back as part of ayr it should never be closed again. What a great building great shows

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Jeremy W, Manager at Ayr Gaiety Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 25 December 2017

Thanks for your feedback Helen - it’s great to know how much you enjoy our rather special theatre. We look forward to seeing you again in the New Year

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Reviewed 17 December 2017

Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without a visit to the Panto and once again Terry and I headed off to the Gaiety, this time to see Cinderella. Moreover a panto just wouldn't be a good panto without lots of chaos, kids (and adults too) screaming...More

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Jeremy W, Manager at Ayr Gaiety Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2017

Thanks for your review - really glad you enjoyed yourselves. There is a lot of organisation goes into the chaos! I hope we see you again for one (or more) of the other great shows we have coming up. Jeremy Wyatt, CEO

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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

This is an excellent venue. We attended the Gaiety to see the Blues Band. We loved the theatre. The intimacy of the building was great. Views and sound fantastic, and all staff were very helpful. This is a great facility and a credit to the...More

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Jeremy W, Manager at Ayr Gaiety Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Thanks for your review - glad you enjoyed the show and I hope we see you again soon.

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Have been going here for the panto every xmas for the past twenty years it never let's you down just a nice size of theatre not too big very comfortable and friendly staff

Thank Margaret W
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Jeremy W, Manager at Ayr Gaiety Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

We aren't going to disagree with you there! As you say panto is a real pleasure in our theatre. I hope you try out a few other things during the year too.

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Reviewed 14 October 2017

Recently reopened and refurbished this very old traditional theatre has been beautifully and sympathetically restored with no loss of the ambiance and atmosphere it has always been famous for. Well managed by a team of enthusiasts who were reponsible for keeping it open it provides...More

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Jeremy W, Manager at Ayr Gaiety Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

What a fantastic review - thanks very much. Nothing more to be said!

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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Attended with family to see the steamie show which was enjoyed. Main Entrance door was closed when we arrived so entered via stage door cafe (wheel chair user in our party)which i was told by a member of staff was the enterance for wheelchair users....More

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Jeremy W, Manager at Ayr Gaiety Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thanks for your feedback - and I'm glad you enjoyed the show. I'm sorry you had a bad experience with access to the theatre. We do not yet have wheelchair access through our main door (although we do plan to install this as soon as...More

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Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Not my first visit to the fabulous little theatre and it won't be my last! Staffed mainly by volunteers this is a great place to visit, in our case to see the fantastic "Steamie"! Easy to get to and parking in a multi across the...More

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Jeremy W, Manager at Ayr Gaiety Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

We are glad you enjoyed your first visit. The Steamie was a great show to see for a first time visitor - but I hope you'll find other shows to your taste over the next few months. We look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed 25 September 2017

Gaiety is looking really good after a long make over. Well supported by local talent and they put on some nice shows.

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Jeremy W, Manager at Ayr Gaiety Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

We are glad you enjoy the theatre and shows. Around a quarter of our performances showcase local talent, with the rest bringing the best of Scottish, UK and occasionally international artists down to Ayr.

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hotelhunk w
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Response from Jeremy W | Property representative |
Sorry - nothing in the programme or plans just now. Maybe a comeback tour in 2030?
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