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Ramesh was awesome

We have been to the Hawth for a few events, I've been to see Ramesh and Jimmy Carr, also attended a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gelli G
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Great Show...Disappointing seats!

I cannot walk long distances so going to West End shows is impossible. Therefore, for it’s... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Crawley, United Kingdom
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The Hawth is one of the busiest arts venues in the south east. Open all year round the venue presents theatre, west end shows, dance, music, opera, comedy and more. The venue includes a 855 seat Theatre, a 146 seat Studio, a Curzon Cinema and Sway...more
The Hawth Theatre & Conference Complex Hawth Avenue, Crawley RH10 6YZ, England
+44 1293 553636
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Hawth is a much underrated facility which has some very good shows and presentations, many of a standard you find in London, but without the nauseau of the time spent in travel and associated additional transport cost. The seating in the theatre is comfortable...More

Thank ian c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been several times to see various shows including musicals, always spaces for parking, great place clean, staff always very helpful, very lucky to have on our doorstep.

Thank Allison P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to the Hawth for a few events, I've been to see Ramesh and Jimmy Carr, also attended a wedding fayre. Nice enough venue bit of a squish on a few occasions. Staff helpful and friendly

Thank Gelli G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I cannot walk long distances so going to West End shows is impossible. Therefore, for it’s proximity and convenienance, we ended up booking ‘The Bodyguard’ at the Hawth and were very impressed by the quality of the show and the venue. We were so encouraged...More

Thank minksy2017
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Always a very warm welcome excellent staff Great productions many Happy times here long may it thrive

Thank Brigitte j
TheHawth, Manager at The Hawth, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Morning Brigitte, thanks for the amazing review, I will pass on to all concerned - cheered up our rainy Thusday :-)

Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

This is as the nearest theatre that Brian Blessed was playing, so we were pleased to see that it has a lot of parking and given there is only one entrance to the parking from the main road we were worried that we’d have to...More

Thank Russell S
TheHawth, Manager at The Hawth, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2018

Thanks for the great review Russell, we look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 21 July 2018

this is a great theatre with something always on so jump on there website and see what shows they have I saw Darren Brown here and I loved it

Thank Rachid E
TheHawth, General Manager at The Hawth, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2018

Thanks very much for the review Rachid - we hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

I took my 2 yr old grandson to see a production of The Gruffalo. . My grandson, aged 3 yrs really enjoyed it and he understood the story throughout. His face and attention span said it all. He was very comfortable sitting on a booster...More

Thank ceciliamorrison
TheHawth, General Manager at The Hawth, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Thanks so much for your review Cecilia, we're really pleased you (and especially your grandson!) enjoyed your visit to The Hawth and The Gruffalo and hope to see you again very soon!

Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

I can't fault the venue or the parking. Drinks extremely overpriced and the show (The Gruffalos child) seemed geared to entertain the adults rather than the children. The suspense was ruined by poorly timed annoying jokes and my son who is severely autistic had a...More

1  Thank Lindy S
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Attended a show called Showtime. Ticket booking was straight forward and the view of the stage was good. The seats were a little uncomfortable after 2 hours. Pre show food was good and the atmosphere was good. Wouldn’t seek it out as a place to...More

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Sharie D
15 May 2018|
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Response from TheHawth | Property representative |
Yes, all the stalls seats have a good view. People prefer the centre block generally and then its a personal preference depending on customer and the type of show.
Simon E
13 December 2017|
Response from TheHawth | Property representative |
Hi Simon, Children can sit in the restricted view seats. As these are discounted seats, this is the lowest price for both children and adults.
12 December 2017|
Response from 123_Sussex_UK | Reviewed this property |
I am sure that you can't officially but no-one is likely to police this if you are discrete.