We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ayr Gaiety Theatre

Carrick Street, Ayr KA7 1NU, Scotland
+44 1292 288235
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Disabled access to Cilla Story

We came here for my mums bday. We went to see the Cilla story. I booked wheelchair friendly... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Suzibeaton
,
Kilwinning, United Kingdom
What a great venue

We went to see The Dublin Legends at the Gaiety, the show was brilliant, such talented musicians... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2018
BusterMum
,
Leeds, United Kingdom
via mobile
Read all 91 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
About
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...more
Open Now
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
See all hours
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Contact
Carrick Street, Ayr KA7 1NU, Scotland
Website
+44 1292 288235
Write a ReviewReviews (91)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"stage door cafe"
in 3 reviews
"local talent"
in 3 reviews
"christmas panto"
in 2 reviews
"run by volunteers"
in 2 reviews
"main auditorium"
in 2 reviews
"fabulous venue"
in 2 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 5 reviews
"ice cream"
in 3 reviews
"great fun"
in 2 reviews
"performance"
in 9 reviews
"audience"
in 8 reviews
"aladdin"
in 6 reviews
"interval"
in 6 reviews
"josie"
in 2 reviews
"cast"
in 2 reviews
"steamie"
in 2 reviews
"cinderella"
in 2 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 90 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here for my mums bday. We went to see the Cilla story. I booked wheelchair friendly seats. There is parking behind the theatre and across the road which is only £1 for an hr. Disabled access is really good. There is a ramp...More

Thank Suzibeaton
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Jeremy W, Manager at Ayr Gaiety Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good to know you enjoyed the show and I’m particularly pleased you found the access arrangements appropriate. We work hard at that part of what we do and have more plans for the future. See you again soon I hope

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

We went to see The Dublin Legends at the Gaiety, the show was brilliant, such talented musicians and vocalists, with that wonderful Irish humour added. The theatre was lovely, full of character and very well maintained and restored. Seating was comfortable, we had a great...More

Thank BusterMum
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Jeremy W, Manager at Ayr Gaiety Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2018

Thanks for the feedback - glad you had such a great night as that’s what we work hard to deliver. Most of the staff you’ll have met would have been volunteers, and it’s thanks to them that we’ll be able to welcome you again (soon...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 February 2018

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

Thank fergie57
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Jeremy W, Manager at Ayr Gaiety Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2018

Thanks - glad you enjoyed our refurbished theatre. As you say we need to raise money continually to keep going, but we are confident we will. Hope we see you again soon.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
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

Thank Lee G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Jeremy W, Manager at Ayr Gaiety Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2018

Thanks Lee

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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

Thank helenmoore2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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

Thank Chod_L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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

Thank CariW3401
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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

Thank Westbury12
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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

Thank jacand10
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 17 hotels in Ayr
Mercure Ayr Hotel
765 reviews
.08 km away
Ayrshire & Galloway Hotel
169 reviews
.32 km away
Hotel Kylestrome Bar & Grill
335 reviews
.37 km away
The Arrandale Hotel
95 reviews
.42 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Saffy's Cafe Bar & Brasserie
523 reviews
.10 km away
Stage Door Cafe at the Gaiety
756 reviews
.01 km away
Su Casa Coffee House
156 reviews
.14 km away
Treehouse
905 reviews
.22 km away
Nearby Attractions
Ayr Seafront Playpark
395 reviews
.88 km away
The Races at Ayr Racecourse
236 reviews
1.49 km away
Pirate Pete's
281 reviews
.57 km away
Carnegie Public Library
31 reviews
.54 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
hotelhunk w
20 September 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Jeremy W | Property representative |
Sorry - nothing in the programme or plans just now. Maybe a comeback tour in 2030?
0
Votes
;