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A Pleasure to visit
Theatre Severn (Shropshire)
Member Name: jojo8948
Theatre Severn (Shropshire)
Advantages: No traffic so you don't have to leave gigs early
Disadvantages: Got to be quite fast to get tickets to popular artists
I went to this theatre last year and I thought it was great.
For us the nearest place to see concerts and shows is the NEC/NIA in birmingham or in Wolverhampton. This is ok but I find getting out of these places a nightmare and it just makes for a long evening. So when a theatre opened up in Shrewsbury I had to see if it was any good, as we live about 8 miles out of Shrewsbury towards Telford.
The theatre is located in Shrewbury and is very easy to get to, and has a huge car park, which is very easy to navigate, and I liked everything about it.
Their website has listings that tell you who is on and it goes at least 3 or 4 months into the future, and I think eventually bigger names will be doing gigs here. You can sign up for a newsletter so you never miss out on any upcoming gigs.
We were fortunate enough to get Seth Lakeman tickets, (folk artist) and the concert was brilliant. The tickets were about £15.00 each too which I thought was very reasonable and make a great gift for someone.
The theatre is a lot smaller than somewhere like the NEC, but that makes it so much better and more intimate. It has two levels, I chose the upper tier right at the front (I am quite short, so if I'm behind anyone can rarely see anything). This was a great place to sit, as there was a barrier to lean on, quite a lot of leg room and obviously no-one in front of us.
Getting into the theatre was easy after parking, you just walk in, no queueing or anything and there is a lovely bar that is upstairs, so we went and had a drink there, I think the drinks were quite expensive but we expect that at any theatre.
After the concert we simply walked to our car and drove straight out the car park, there was a small queue of cars waiting to get out but nothing compared to the queuing at the bigger venues, and 15 minutes later we were home.
It was a great evening and such a pleasure to go there, I am always looking at the acts they have on now. If you live anywhere near this venue it's definitely worth going there rather than into Birmingham or Wolverhampton, it just makes the evening so much more relaxed and you don't have to leave the concert early to try and beat the traffic.
For more information you can visit their website via the link below.
Summary: A great venue, such a lovely change from The big cities.
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