Entertainment-wise – don’t expect it to be London – but considering our size, we are remarkably lucky.
We are blessed with a stunning ‘Matcham’ Theatre called the Gaiety Theatre and Opera House. It’s astonishingly well preserved to the point where it has regularly been used as a film set. Zac Efron’s ‘Me and Orson Wells’ was largely filmed there.
We also have the Royal Hall – in the Villa Marina which has a capacity of around 1600 and regularly hosts gigs and other events. It’s a stunning venue with a great atmosphere on gig nights – although I regret it’s all too frequently let down by the quality of the sound.
You can see what’s on at VillaGaiety here.