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Preston Guild Hall & Charter Theatre

Guild Hall 1HT Lancaster Road | Lancashire, Preston PR1 1HT, England
+44 1772 804444
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Not good experience

The parking is good as it is next to the theatre and is a covered walkway, so good if it is not... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
suzanne s
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Pantomime

We took the children to watch the pantomime, weve done so for a few yrs. Such good fun, they all... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Zoe H
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Theatre, concert hall and event space in the centre of Preston. Also home to The Villa Italian restaurant, Review cocktail bar, Bonds Ice Cream parlour and Level (bowling and sports bar). Preston Businesses 'Carol May's Dance Studio', 'Safehands nursery' and 'Curious Minds' arts organisation are also located in the complex.
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Guild Hall 1HT Lancaster Road | Lancashire, Preston PR1 1HT, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The parking is good as it is next to the theatre and is a covered walkway, so good if it is not good weather. You can easily find the theatre however after that everything went downhill. The lift of which there is only one is...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the children to watch the pantomime, weve done so for a few yrs. Such good fun, they all enjoyed it. We will miss it this year as we are moving abroad later this yr x

Thank Zoe H
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HelenPGHmarketing, Marketing Officer at Preston Guild Hall & Charter Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Zoe, Thanks for taking the time to tell us how much you enjoyed the panto. Best wishes for your move abroad - very exciting!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Since the new owner Mr Rigby took over, there has been a noticeable increase in the choice and quality of shows at the Guildhall and Charter theatre and how wonderful is this? This is exactly what Preston needed!

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HelenPGHmarketing, Marketing Officer at Preston Guild Hall & Charter Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, Thank you so much for your lovely feedback and continued support. ...the development process is ongoing :-)

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Attended an awards event on behalf of my Company in the Grand Hall. The food was absolutely dire. Cold chicken breast and virtually raw vegetables followed by a meringue which smelled weird and was inedible. Dreadful.More

Thank Piera B
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HelenPGHmarketing, Marketing Officer at Preston Guild Hall & Charter Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Piera, I am sorry to hear about your experience. I will pass your comments on to the catering team. This is not typical of the feedback they generally receive for large event catering, but your review will be taken on board and used for...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have to say, the carpet and seating has seen better days. Watch out for the gap between each set of 4 seats - very easy to drop glasses, phone, whatever and (if it survives the fall) you'll need to ask the nice staff to arrange...More

Thank Lorraine G
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HelenPGHmarketing, Marketing Officer at Preston Guild Hall & Charter Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Lorraine, Thank you for your feedback. The developments here are ongoing and since Simon Rigby (owner) took over from the council a few years ago there have been changes, but it is a long process. Thank you for your support, and hopefully you will...More

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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

Came to see Suggs in his one man show “King Cnut” all I can say is what a fabulous venue !!!! Great staff tremendous venue and an unbelievable production,reading some of the negative reviews on here makes me mad !!! You need to remember when...More

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HelenPGHmarketing, Marketing Officer at Preston Guild Hall & Charter Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, Thank you so much for your kind words and continued support. Glad you enjoyed the show and hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Went with wife to watch Paul Young and China Crisis, excellent seats, a bit tight on knee room but it's a small venue. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The bar also needs a bit of work to facilitate the numbers that can attend....More

Thank Nigel L
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HelenPGHmarketing, Marketing Officer at Preston Guild Hall & Charter Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Nigel, Thank you for your feedback!

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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Went to a gig on January 19th, the band are fab but the venue was an absolute let down. Even if John Lennon was resurrected and offered to do a private performance for me at this place I would swerve it. Security was absolutely poor,...More

Thank Katie S
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HelenPGHmarketing, Marketing Officer at Preston Guild Hall & Charter Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Katie, I am sorry to hear of your experience. The problems you encountered that night were not typical but we take the issues you have raised regarding safety of our customers and smoking very seriously and we have now reviewed the positions and number...More

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Reviewed 23 February 2018

Firstly this is a review about the venue NOT about the snooker...My partner & I attended the second round of the snooker yesterday.... We booked tickets separately but decided to take advantage of the £3 car park...Please note there was no facility to print the...More

Thank Brian H
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HelenPGHmarketing, Marketing Officer at Preston Guild Hall & Charter Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Brian, Sorry to hear you felt let down by your experience. The pre-paid parking ticket system you used is no longer in operation. However, regarding your experience of it we agree it was not ideal for you. The system worked for people who have...More

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Reviewed 16 February 2018

We go here regularly for concerts and to see comedians. always an excellent night out. Parking is nearby at the bus station car park and there are bars and restaurants around (but don't go to the Villa Italian, they can't be relied on to actually...More

Thank GailRichard
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HelenPGHmarketing, Marketing Officer at Preston Guild Hall & Charter Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2018

Hi Gail, Thank you for your kind words about the venue, we are glad to hear you enjoy the shows here. We will pass your comments on regarding the toilets. We are working on adding more toilets thanks to previous feedback and we have recently...More

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