We use cookies on this website to improve how it works and how it’s used.

Accept & Continue

Customer Comments

Customer Comments

"I just wanted to thank you and your team for all your help, support and assistance during the week. The show was a great success. The set worked well and the lighting really added to the atmosphere." - Kevin Hirons

"Dear Palace,

On behalf of everyone here at Primrose I would like to convey our gratitude for your recent donation of £150 that has been raised via the Bel Canto singers concert. As a hospice we provide free, expert care and support to adults living with life limiting illnesses and their families. We endeavor to improve patients' quality of life and wellbeing, helping each individual live as fully as they can to the end of their lives, however long that may be. Every year we have to raise £1.75m in order to run our services. It's because you care, that we can.

All the best,

Fundraising Manager."

You can donate to Primrose Hospice here: http://www.primrosehospice.org/donations

"Hi Dave

'I'm sure you've heard what a big success the show was on Saturday and just wanted to say thank you for organising it all. We had a wonderful time and were so well looked after by everybody involved. Carl was great as was the sound & lighting engineer and the lady backstage on runner duties - they were all really professional and helpful and did their jobs brilliantly so if you are able to pass on my thanks to them all I would be grateful. If only every performance we do could be the same! So sorry you had to miss it and I hope we raised lots of money for our charities.

Best wishes and thanks again."

- Christa

"After a hectic UK tour and taking a little time to get over the jet/boat lag of getting back to the west of Ireland. 

I am sending this email to say a HUGE THANK YOU from all the technical crew, stage crew, actors and support crew to all in Redditch. To each and everyone that we had the pleasure of meeting and working with could not have been more helpful. It would be unfair to mention individuals, as all we met were so courteous and nothing was a problem. We were made to feel so welcome. It was great to work with such professional and friendly people.

Again all we can say is THANK YOU." - From all on Paddy the Show

"I would like to extend my congratulations for a really slick, well-directed, well-performed, teched, written pantomime. I thought that all of the performances were outstanding. The story-telling was clear and all of the children really enjoyed themselves. Well done and thank you all for an enjoyable afternoon." - Charlie Woollhead, Head of Drama, Bromsgrove Prep School

"Hi Tim just wanted to say a personal thank you for a wonderful season. It was a real pleasure to work in such a highly professional theatre run in such a brilliant way. What you do and have done is a real credit to you Tim and long may it continue. You should be very proud of yourself."

Sat 17th September 2016
"We really wanted to thank everyone for all the hard work put in to help us make our Find a Star Win a Car event so successful. As you all know we haven't done anything like this before at all but with all the help that we got both leading up to the night, on the day and the night itself made it so mush easier for us than could have ever been expected. The crew on the day and night were brilliant - so professional in every aspect of the job. The acts had everything they needed when needed. The performance was so smooth and everything ran like clockwork!!! Again thank you guys - and thank everyone that has been involved please." - The Lakeside Car Sales Team

08th September 2016 
"Just wanted to say thank you for putting on a great show the other night! Really enjoyed it and thought the set up was fantastic - top work!" Sam Ostler

Tue 17th November 2015
“Thank you very much to you all for hosting Shakespeare Schools Festival. Without the support of our host venues, the Festival could not happen. You have helped us to inspire a new generation of young people and their families with a love of theatre and we hope that it is the start of an ongoing connection between your venue and the 2015 Festival participants.” – Naomi Lawson (SSF Co-ordinator)

Wed 11th November 2015
“We had a great show on Saturday. Would you please pass on our thanks to the technical crew and your Box office and FOH staff for their help and friendliness – couldn’t have done it without them!” – Keith Potts (Brummegem Pals)

Mon 9th November 2015
“Carl – For going the extra mile and being so kind and helpful to us, Thank you. It was much appreciated by all of us at the Wythall Theatre Company.”

Tue 29th September 2015
“Many thanks, Tim. I am so glad you enjoyed it and felt it was all worthwhile. We are very grateful for the way it was all handled at your end and really hope we can work together again some time. The whole exercise at the Palace Theatre was an absolute pleasure. All the best and thanks again.” – Nick Owen (TV presenter and Newsreader)

Mon 20th July 2015
“On behalf of the Fete Committee of St Leonard’s Church, I would like to thank you for your significant contribution to the success of our Grand Draw on Saturday 4th July last. Your generous gift helped to make the event a great success.” – Phil Mitchell (St. Leordard’s Church Grand Draw Organiser)

Tue 7th July 2015
“Thank you for giving me the amazing opportunity to work behind the curtain with some fantastic people. My work experience has helped me understand what other actors don’t see, for example actors don’t see what happens before a show they just turn up to do their job and leave again, they don’t see what happens before and after. I particularly enjoyed doing and learning about the lighting on the Tuesday with Paul. I enjoyed this because it was an amazing experience and I learned a lot of things about the light desk. The placement really helped me appreciate how much the crew do for the shows and I will take that into consideration when doing shows at the Palace and any other company. Please thank Carl, Paul and Cliff for an amazing week that I really enjoyed and hopefully I will be a volunteer in the near future. Finally thank you Tim for giving me the opportunity to have a brilliant week." – Tom Hulme (Work Experience from RSA Academy – Arrow Vale)

 Fri 26th June 2015
“Well done Dave. I really enjoyed this evening. Redditch really does have Talent! The compere wasn’t half bad either!” – Nigel Fish – audience member not related to any finalists.

“Thank you – tonight was brilliant…..All the acts were fantastic. Our daughter would like to say a BIG thank you for giving her the opportunity.” – Parent of Finalist.

“Thank you so much for such an enjoyable evening. Our daughter thoroughly enjoyed the experience and had an amazing evening. All your hard work paid off. Just wanted to say thank you for giving her the opportunity.” – Parent of Finalist

“Well done for the show last night. So well organised and slick. Thank you for including me. Here’s to next year!” – Chaperone

 27th June 2015
“Thank you so much for helping us out last week, it was fantastic. Paul and Roger were a great double act!” – Alex  (BBC WM)

4th June 2015
“Many, many thanks to your staff and volunteers who made the WI live feed such an enjoyable day. The Palace Theatre was a perfect venue for the event and all of your hard work prior to the event paid off. We look forward to working with you again in the future.” – Jules Evans (Worcestershire federation of Women’s Institutes)

29th April 2015
“Just wanted to drop you an email to say thanks for everything yesterday. Paul and Matt were great, we were really well looked after from start to finish which led to us having one of the best shows of this run.”- Tom Elliott (Andy Parsons Tour Manager)

25th April 2015
“On behalf of Studley Operatic Society- Musical Theatre Group, I wish to thank you and your team for your ongoing support and commitment to our society this last year. The Producers has been a spectacular show and has had many very lovely comments from those who have seen the show, which only goes to prove that all those who take part – front of house, on stage, backstage and the theatre staff are a great team. Thank you to you and your fabulous team, Tim.” – Emily Long (Chairperson Studley Operatic Society)

21st March 2015
“On behalf of all at ABOS, I would like to thank you and your team so much for all that they did to help to make our production of ‘Iolanthe’ a success. The theatre stage crew made our ‘get in’ so easy with their expertise, and through the technical rehearsal and their understanding of the requirements of Steve Skinner our Producer, they made our show come to life. Those new wonderful lighting effects you have talked about in the Theatre meetings really ‘made’ our opening number. What a difference – definitely well worth the expenditure! From lighting through to sound, from the use of the trap door to smoke effects we thank everyone for their help. Also please pass on our sincere thanks to Owen and his bar volunteers. It is lovely to be able to dash from backstage and meet our friends in the bar afterwards to hear their comments, and of course many like to relax after sometimes a difficult journey to the theatre, in the bar beforehand. Naturally our thanks also go to the box office staff and to Paul Hughes for his work with our publicity. So, once again my sincere thanks to all who helped to make our show so enjoyable.” – Mrs A Medway (Honorary Secretary of Astwood Bank Operatic Society)

15th September 2014
“Just wanna say its was  a brilliant night at Redditch Palace Theatre, we had a ball, Audience were outstanding and warm loved every minute!!!” – Neale Hobday (The Buddy Presley Show)

15th September 2014
“I just wanted to say a big thank you to you and your team for helping to make Don’s show such a success on Saturday. He said it went really well and we’re both very grateful for everything you did for us.” – Kerry Foley (Kerry Foley Management Ltd.)

11th July 2014  – “Please do pass on my thanks to all at the theatre for last Tuesday’s RAMC event. Marvellous and so lovely for me to see our youngest performers do so well. Sorry I didn’t have chance to ask you how things are going? Have a great Summer Tim. I have next year’s date in my diary!” – Heidi Nixon (Music Education Leader (Redditch and Kidderminster))

10th July 2014
“In regards to my work experience week, I had a memorable and enjoyable time, thanks to the welcoming attitude of the technical staff. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Carl, Tim and Cameron for helping me settle into the work environment and taking their time to ensure I was confident with each task and answered any question I had. As a result of my work experience I have acquired the ability to communicate more effectively with people I am unfamiliar with, and cooperate with different individuals. My confidence has improved and I am grateful that you took me on and gave me an opportunity that I will surely remember.” – Beth Court (RSA Academy Arrow Vale)

1st July 2014
“I just wanted to email and say  thank you for showing our Year 7 children around the theatre last week as part of their work on future career options. The children really enjoyed their visit and learned a lot about the behind the scenes work that so many people don’t see when they visit the theatre for shows. The children are currently writing about their visit so we will send you some of the work they do and the photos when they have finished. We will also be putting their work on our website and in our newsletter.” – Angela Saul (Assistant Principal of Ipsley CE RSA Academy)

30th June 2014
“On behalf of the Fete Committee of St Leonard’s Church, I would like to thank you for your significant contribution to the success of our Grand Draw on Saturday 28th June. Your generous gift helped to make the event a great success.” – Paul Bridgewater (St Leonard’s Church Fete, Grand Draw Organiser)

3oth June 2014 – “Yes had an amazing night sold lots more seats than previous show and are having schools ask to appear again, so would love another June date if possible please. Max and Carl they were priceless and so very helpful, they made things run so smoothly. I’m also very pleased you had positive messages about the show. Again thank you too you all I really appreciate your help.” – Joanne Beecham

16th June 2014
“Further to my chat with you today I would just like to say how I enjoyed the production of Les Miserables at the Palace last week. However would just like to say I think one of enhancements for the show were the lighting.. effects the presentation and atmospheric lighting…well done you …it added so much to what was a very entertaining afternoon.” – Roger

4th June 2014
“Thanks once again for hosting my 60th party in ‘the Room Upstairs’ last Saturday. The party was a great success and my guests seemed to enjoy the band…and the food. Steph and I have been very impressed with the friendliness and helpfulness of you and your staff. I know that everyone at the Palace Theatre did their utmost to help me with the arrangements for my party and this certainly contributed in a large way to its success. In particular I would like to thank the bar staff for their friendly service; also a big thanks to Max for the excellent work he did on the sound. Also thanks to you Tim for your enthusiasm in assisting with fulfilling my somewhat unusual idea for a party. I have never organised a concert/party before but I would certainly recommend the idea to others – mind you I was fortunate that the band I booked, Tír na nÓg, and yourselves made the process as painless as possible. We intend writing to the Redditch Advertiser to praise and recommend you and would be happy to recommend you to other budding impresarios that may happen along!” – Nick and Stephanie Forward

2nd June 2014
“Just a short note to say thanks for putting on a superb show on Saturday. The sound and lighting were superb, all the bands were raving about it and want to come back again. I have bigger charities for the next couple of gigs so am hopeful of a full house for Macmillan Nurses on Sept 5th. Hopefully this is the start of bringing really good bands to the Palace and thanks once again.” – Guy Hale

6th May 2014
“On behalf of Studley Operatic Society – Musical Theatre Group, I wish to thank you and your team for your ongoing support, hard work and commitment to our society this last year and in particular, during the run of The Pajama Game. The Pajama Game has been a wonderful show and has had many very lovely comments from those who have seen the show, which only goes to prove that all those who take part – front of house, on stage, back stage and the theatre staff are a great team. Thank you for being a great team.” – Emily Davis (Chairperson SOS)

16th Apr 2014
“Need also to tell you how much Dave and I have enjoyed our visits to theatre over last few months – you have had some great shows on recently. Loved Ed Burns and thoroughly enjoyed the Drifters – a real party night that was. Also very much enjoyed David Starkey – he is such an interesting guy and such a different night. Brilliant nights in their own ways. Well done” – B Hatton

27th Jan 2014
“Just a quick email to thank you and the staff for a superb evening on Saturday,  everything went perfectly and the response from the crowd amazing. A decent crowd in the end, and they made a lot of noise!” – Greg Hart (Supersonic 70’s Show)

20th Jan 2014
“Thank you soooo much for yesterday we really enjoyed ourselves. And Carl and Max made the day run so smoothly and helped me make the day a huge success. Tim thank you again to you all for your help”  – Joanne B

20th Jan 2014
“On behalf of my daughter Connie Boo, I would like to thank you all for your work and help this year in the production at Redditch Palace Theatre. From my own perspective I would like to congratulate you on an extremely professional production. You really set the bar at a new level this year. Connie Boo enjoyed every moment she was involved in and can only benefit from experiencing a more professional working environment like this. I was really impressed. She is very keen to attend the auditions for the 2014 production and is under no illusions that she will have to continue to step up a level this year in her dancing to be in with a chance and also in her schooling so that we will let her attend the auditions. I’m hoping the carrot and stick approach works. Once again, many thanks for the opportunity you have given her.” – Gez and Lara McCoy

2nd Jan 2014
“This was our first family outing to a panto and it was brilliant, we thoroughly enjoyed it and would love to know the panto information for 2014 as soon as you have it!” – The Baxter Family

30th Dec 2013
“The theatre is lovely and the pantomime was excellent. Please tell all your cast but especially the principle boy that they did a fantastic job. How your magic carpet flew was well, magic.” – Peter Childs

30th Dec 2013
“Just wanted to say how very much we enjoyed this year’s production on Boxing Day at our lovely little Edwardian Theatre in Redditch. It was a great script, lovely singing, colourful costumes (even Widow Twanky was a Danny la Rue clone!) and the whole terrific fun. We go to the panto regularly, always enjoy it and this was the best – so please extend our thanks to all concened for their efforts and keep up the good work! We look forward to next year’s offering! All good wishes for 2014.” – J Deboo-Jones

29th Dec 2013
“We brought the family to the Pantomime last Friday and I just wanted to say how much we enjoyed it and what a fantastic production it was. Well done and many thanks to you and all your team, Happy New year to all at the Palace” – D Coombes

29th Dec 2013
“Can I take this opportunity to thank you, your team and the entire cast for making Lynda and I so welcome once again at the Palace.  It is a joy to work with you all” – L Green

23rd Dec 2013
“Can I just say how impressed I was with the Christmas Panto!! Absolutely fab! My 5 year old son was clapping along and shouting out the cast, which was lovely to see. Will definitely be booking for next year.” – H Mills

16th Dec 2013
“I just wanted to write and say how lovely and welcoming the staff at the theatre were. I came to see the pantomime with two small children (one is only 20 months) and the staff were so lovely and friendly. They immediately reassured me that if the little one was struggling to sit still there were free seats upstairs and we wouldn’t have to miss anything. So, thank you for being so helpful.” – Rhiannon

12th Dec 2013
“I would just like to thank the cast of Aladdin for their excellent performance and for the staff for, as always, being very kind and helpful.  I visit the panto annually with Wootton Wawen Primary School and felt that this performance was the best I had seen by far. Although I was sat near the front with some rather scared 5year olds, I think I can safely say that the children felt the same way as I did and even the scared ones enjoyed most of it.  I would also like to say a big thank you to Mr Carty for smiling at me during the show. I mean Wow ‘Tucker Jenkins’ smiling at me!  On that note I would like to wish you all a very merry  Christmas and a peaceful and happy New Year.” – Sarah-Jane

14th Nov 2013
“On behalf of the whole SSF Team I would like to offer you our thanks for being a part of Shakespeare Schools Festival 2013. It was so nice to meet you both at the workshop, and I hear wonderful things from Ronnie and Kris about the performance day, it sounds like it was a big success! By working with your theatre we were able to give young people from schools in your local area the opportunity to perform Shakespeare on a professional stage. This experience could not have taken place without the professionalism and support from you and your team. Thank you for your ongoing support in arranging a well-run and smooth operation. A big thank you to Carl and technical, who worked so well with our Teacher Directors and enabled them to bring their productions to life with professional use of sound and lighting. We are also grateful for the support of your front of house team who welcomed our schools and made our Casts and Directors feel comfortable in the theatre space.”  – Jasmine (SSF Team)

1st Nov 2013
“Thank you, we had a short but excellent time at your theatre. The staff were great” – Giselle

28th Oct 2013
“We had a fantastic evening at Redditch Palace Theatre on Saturday night! The theatre was rocking!! They all seemed to love it! I have to say what a lovely theatre it is and how clean it is too! The girls in the show commented on how lovely and clean all the changing rooms and toilets were! We’ll look forward to seeing you all next year!” – C Madin

13th Oct 2013
“The show was really good and very slick. Sound was terrific and Jamie did a really good job – Back stage as ever were also brilliant and of course all the cast of AMTC were on form and the show was full of fun and everyone enjoyed themselves. As always we could never have done this without all the help you and your team give us – you are always so good to us and always there to help out with a solution if needs be and of course you always manage to put into place my idea for the lighting, even if it does take me ages to work on one scene!! Once again thank you for all your help with the show – you are my truly the best I can wish for” – B Hatton

21st July 2013
“I Came to see the Wizard of Oz with my cousin from Canada and we thought the performance was excellent. Dorothy had the most beautiful voice. The witch was so entertaining and she sounded so much like the one of the Wizard of Oz. Well done to all those wonderful children that made the show. The lion, Tin man and scarecrow were brilliant.  Thanks for entertaining, you will all go far in life. X” – C fanthome

18th July 2013
“I just wanted to say a massive thank you for having me on work experience last week. Everyone was so welcoming and friendly, and it was so good to see what goes on behind the scenes at a theatre! The staff were all so helpful and happy to answer my questions, and the whole atmosphere of the theatre was so inclusive. Thank you very much, and have a great summer!” – Anna

2nd July 2013
“We come to the theatre on a regular basis and always enjoy the shows. This show was one of the best we have seen and a fantastic performance from Michael King and his musicians. We know that he does another tribute show called On Tour with Elvis and hope that this show  will also come to the Palace, If not we are hoping that “The Billy Fury Years”  will come again. We also think the theatre is looking splendid with such nice helpful staff  Kind regards” – N Hill

15th June 2013
“I have visited the theatre on two occasions both times to see Roger Dean. The theatre was clean and tidy and a pleasure to be in on both occasions” – L Renshaw

14th June 2013
“We must say what a really wonderful show Roger Dean and his group gave, reviving the personality, words and music of Johnny Cash. It was a real shame the Theatre wasn’t ‘packed to the rafters’ for such a quality performance. As always, it was also a delight to enjoy the beautiful Palace Theatre. We look forward to our next visit. Keep up the good work” – D Barry

13th June 2013
“I would just like to say thank you for the week I spent with you all on work experience last month. I had a brilliant time and I learned a lot. I’ve never been involved in anything technical at a theatre before and I enjoyed seeing what it was like to be involved in the technical side of a show. Thank you all for letting me spend the week there, and for being so friendly and welcoming” – M Campbell

6th June 2013
“It was great to return at the weekend – thank you for having us! We love coming to your theatre – wonderful staff, lovely audiences and a perfect sized & beautiful theatre. A joy!” – C Jarvis – chris and pui

31st May 2013
“Just wanted to thank you for all your help on Tuesday regarding the set for the show. I know you are a very busy man but I really appreciate the time you gave to both Steve and myself and I know that Steve found it very useful and I have to say so did I. It was so much easier actually being on the stage to discuss what would fit and your input was brilliant. It has helped me immensely to plan the show, You and your team are a real credit” – Bev

29th May 2013
“Being an amateur operatic society, with sometimes more optimism and enthusiasm than technical know how, it is priceless for us to have such helpful expert advice readily to hand and that we had in spades from yourself and the Palace Technical Team. Sound/amplification is particularly crucial for us and Rob was excellent at interpreting our requirements and then assisting us to improve further. From first contact, he demonstrated first-rate interpersonal skills and always went further than the minimum support he might have provided. He had inputs in other areas – not least the lighting of the set, and offered much helpful advice there too. We have always had an excellent level of understanding, support and assistance since you’ve been at the theatre Tim; and we get the same helpful approach from Carl, Paul, etc. and on this occasion, from Rob”  – Steve

9th May 2013
“Thank you again for a wonderful event.  All the staff at the theatre made the event such a success and we can’t thank you enough”  – Claire

20th March 2013
“I would like to add my (belated) thanks for all your support and help, which made the Pyramid Concert such a success!  Many thanks Tim- I hope you could see from the pupils’ faces just how much singing at the Palace Theatre meant to them! I know that it is these events which shape memories, so thank you. Dave – awesome compering – your links were great, perfectly timed and helped the whole show to run smoothly and professionally – thank you! The feedback from pupils, parents and staff has been amazing” – M Brannelly

19th March 2013
“I would like to thank you and your team very much for once again assisting us with our production  at the Palace Theatre to ensure that we had a successful show. The expertise of tech Theatre stage staff makes all the difference. The fantastic lighting effects and the excellent work by Robert with the sound meant that the audience could see the full effect of the set with its black and white theme and could clearly both hear singing and dialogue. Everyone is always so willing to assist whatever the problem, and we are extremely grateful. Please could you also pass on our thanks to Owen and his team of volunteers for the front of house and bar, Paul for the publicity and all those who worked in the numerous other roles that all work together to give us such a great week – we don’t know where we would be without you all” – A. Medway – ABOS

7th March 2013
“I would first like to say how much I enjoy coming to the lovely palace theatre to see various show and other entertainments, but I must praise the Chinese Night! To see the joy on those children’s faces, the colourful costumes and music, not forgetting the energetic lions, it was worth every penny. Thank You to everyone concerned with the show, let us hope this will continue as an annual event for a very long time.” – Ms Jones

23th Feb 2013
“Can I just say personally I think what yourself and all the other staff do in order to keep the gem of the theatre world shining is unbelievable and without your hard work and determination we would not be able to use such a glorious venue that you and your colleagues have made it into over the last few years. Well Done and remember you have my full support” Jonathan S

11th Feb 2013
“A massive thank you to your staff for all their help on Saturday night, especially Carl who stood in at the last moment as our lampy couldn’t make it, and also Martin front of house who helped me tremendously regarding the filming and seat allocation, and Paul in marketing too.” Jon C

30th Dec 2012
“May I thank you all for the warm welcome I have received since joining the volunteer register. I really enjoyed my time with you on the Panto set and hope this is the first of many” – Steve K

24th Dec 2012
“The panto was absolutely fab, it was my two year old son’s first panto and he was captivated by all the action throughout. The dame picked on my dad Paul which was so funny! A great night by all of us, thank you, we will look forward to next years!!” – B Pickford

13th Dec 2012
“Just want to say how much I appreciate how hard your staff and volunteers work. It is a beautiful Theatre and they are all a joy to work with” – Paul

7th Dec 2012
“I have been coming to see the annual panto at your theatre every year and I would like you to pass onto the cast and director/producer that this year has excelled all previous pantos that I have seen at your theatre, It was fantastic” – Sue

4th Dec 2012
“The children and staff all came back from your panto today and all said how much they had enjoyed it. Perhaps you could pass our congratulations on the staff and cast” – E Houghton

4th Dec 2012
“I must say.. after seeing panto myself on Sunday I have been recommending it to many people. It was fabulous” Lisa

22nd Nov 2012
“The Rat Pack was a Great Show, we are still talking about it. Sinatra and Co, the dancers and band were first class and Kenny Lynch was an unexpected bonus. This really got us in the Christmas mood!” – J Merrill

20th Oct 12
“We had a great night, the staff are always helpful, seating is good, overall a great night!!” D Knights

10th Oct 12
Firstly many thanks for all the help and support you and the theatre staff gave the group leading up to and over the week of the show. Everyone really appreciated it and everyone involved had a really good time during the week of the show. Jeff

11th Sep 12
“First visit to The Palace, very impressed with the whole set up, had a brilliant evening, will be back soon!” N Bates

14th Jul 12
Thank you and all the staff for all your hard work last night.. We had a fantastic experience at the theatre and everyone enjoyed the show. S Temple

11th Jul 12
Can I just say what a tremendous success the Worcestershire Youth Music Redditch Area Music Centre was on Mon. evening at the Palace Theatre. The Palace was packed to capacity with an enthusiastic audience and approximately 200 children (maybe more I didn’t count) performed on a wide range of instruments and sang. A number of people said that they didn’t realise that so many children in Redditch learnt musical instruments. Thanks to the Palace Theatre staff for their patience with so many children and staff and to your initiative for reducing the theatre hire rate on a Mon. which made the concert possible and affordable. I am sure that we will do it again. H. Tyrrell

10th Jul 12
Thank you so much for all your help with last night’s music centre concert. It was very well received and the kids and audience thoroughly enjoyed it.

2nd Jul 12
On behalf of Derek Acorah, his crew and Fan Club, I would like to thank you and your fine team for an excellent evening all round on Friday 29th June. Everything felt really good and Derek has asked me to pass on to you his thanks for looking after him so well. The show went without incident and was enjoyed by everyone in attendance. The perfect combination of a first class host, a fine venue with attentive, helpful and professional staff and a receptive audience. All productions should be that way. The Palace has always been a favourite of ours with the old and the new blending perfectly. The auditorium still retains its 100 year old charm and with modern sound, lighting it has a perfect working environment. I noted some changes in the foyer since when we were last there, one in particular being the show monitors, which are an excellent idea. You can really see how much thought, detail and foresight has been spent on the venue. On a personal note, could I mention how gracious Owen was to my requests and needs who went out of his way to look after us. Can I also highlight Annie in the Bar who handled my drinks tab in her unique and friendly manner. In fact everyone I came into contact with on the evening offered a smile which is so refreshing and I must say, unusual compared to the other UK theatres we frequent. It is clear to see that everyone at The Redditch Palace Theatre is happy working there and I suggest that stems from the top. Having met and spoke with you on several occasions, I feel your enthusiasm and sense how proud you are to be the Theatre Manager and so you should be. I look forward to returning to the Palace in a few weeks time with The Legends of Swing show, whereby I’m sure we will enjoy it as much as Friday.

25th Jun 12
The cast and crew of ‘A midsummer Night’s Dream’ would like to thank you for our tour of the Palace Theatre, Redditch that you conducted on Friday. All of the pupils and staff involved had a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon and learnt much from the visit. A particular highlight being the opportunity for some of the cast to spend half an hour on the stage. They fund it rather exciting to be able to use a theatre stage of that size. Many thanks for your help with this and I look forward to seeing you in the future. Mrs G

6th Jun 12
“Thank You for this afternoon, my son enjoyed watching Bob the Builder Live. It made my day to see his face light up – he absolutely loves Bob the Builder. It’s definitely been one of best birthday presents ever.” Miss M

19th May 12
“Just wanted to say what a great night we had with The Take That Experience ‘the magic of take that’. we have seen other tributes and we were blown away by them when will they be back? theatre staff were lovely and helpful- thank you again” – Miss T

15th May 12
“thanks for a great night @redditchpalace. Beautiful venue and beautiful audience equally. we look forward to coming back there again soon.” – Saltmine Trust ‏ @saltminetrust

13th May 12
“Have had a Great night at The Palace Theatre Redditch watching Joe Longthorne. The show was brilliant, spoke to him when he left the Theatre & he said what a Beautiful Traditional Theatre it is & that he Loves performing there!!!If hes back next year,its definitely a night not to be missed!! And thank you to all the staff, You were all so helpful & friendly.x” – Mrs B

10th May 12
“The Palace Theatre in Redditch was an outstanding venue for our event. We were made to feel welcome, offered a high level of professional support throughout the day, and everything we requested appeared as if by magic. It was a delight to see our one hundred and fifty students given free access to all parts of the building enabling them to explore such a rich cultural space lovingly restored and maintained. We will definitely be returning next year.” – Panasonic

19th Apr 12
“Jim Davidson was brilliant last night. I haven’t laughed so much for years. What a fantastic show. Please try and get him back next year” Mrs H.

3rd Apr 12
“Thanks very much for the assistance of you and all of your team, which helped towards a very good production of “Arsenic and Old Lace” last week. It is much appreciated” Mrs V

22nd Mar 12
“Just a quick message to thank you for sparing the time to chat the other night when I came to collect my mobile telephone, I would like reiterate that you and your staff are providing an excellent environment for everyone to enjoy, I always sing your praises to our friends and hope that they too will come to see your wonderful theatre!” Mr E

14th Mar 12
“Being a firm believer in ‘praise where it is due’, I thought I’d just say that I thought the sound quality for Astwood Bank’s ‘Pirates’ was generally excellent.” – Mr Jay

9th Mar 12
”Working at the Theatre, as a volunteer, has been a most enjoyable experience, in so many ways.  The theatre itself is a delightful place, with a terrific atmosphere hosting a good mix of all kinds of shows.  Everyone involved, either employed or as volunteers, are so committed to the future of this establishment, that we all find ourselves promoting it to anyone who will listen. We absolutely love every minute of our time spent there, it is a wonderful experience.  Good shows, good ambiance, wonderful building, with many dedicated volunteers, what more could a town ask for.  May it long continue. ” – Ms T

6th Mar 12
“This is just a short note to thank you very much for having us perform at The Palace on Saturday. We enjoyed the gig very much. Paul Hughes’ assistance with the marketing definitely helped. Paul & Jamie both did a great job on the sound & lights.  Everything was perfect” – Mr H

5th Mar 12
“Theatre nowadays has changed its 24/7 and has to be controlled and run so at the Palace the small dedicated full time staff are supported by a wonderful array of volunteers who without them the theatre may not be able to remain open. When I came to the Palace the atmosphere the staff and the volunteers were wonderful and its the people that make this theatre what it is today a thriving friendly  warm welcoming venue..patrons and artistes all enjoy coming here and they cannot all be wrong…Therefore I hope I can continue to be a volunteer at the Palace for many years to come..” – Mr F

5th Mar 12
“Working at the Palace Theatre has always been a real pleasure. The theatre is a gem and I have never worked with such a professional and dedicated team. The full time staff and Technical Volunteers are more like a family and there is a real pride amongst us that we bring a high level of professionalism to the work we do. This is frequently commented upon by performers who come here – they feel welcome and valued and the crew are always willing to go that extra mile to ensure their experience here is a good one. I can honestly say that I feel at home here and get a great deal of fulfilment in whatever role I am working in. Each volunteer brings their own specialism and skills and under the management of Tim Mackrill, this has developed into a seriously efficient and well oiled team! We all work with and for each other and there is a genuine sharing of skills and ideas with everyone feeling valued and appreciated. In addition, Tim is very keen to ensure that there is ample opportunity for individuals to be given the chance to develop their skills and enhance their knowledge.” – Mr W

16th Feb 12
“Can I thank the Volunteers for their excellent customer service. I attended the ‘Chris and Pui show’ yesterday, and I sat in the Wheelchair box, with my son, who is Autistic. The gentleman volunteer couldn’t have been more helpful, sadly I didn’t get his name. We also attended ‘Snow White’ in December and Wendy couldn’t have been more helpful. We have only recently ‘found’ the Palace Theatre but will be making up for lost time!! Once again thank you for making my son’s first Theatrical experiences magical ones.” – Mr F

19th Oct 11
“Could you please pass on to the Theatre Staff, mine and Alcester Musical Theatre Society’s thanks for the support that was given to us all by your team, especially yourself, Paul and Carl. As always you make us feel that we are the most important people in the world when it is our show week and you and your staff are always so welcoming and helpful and are always ready to guide us through problems. We had a great week, with lots of laughs along the way. Can you also thank Jamie for all his hard work on the sound board – he did a really good job and I am sure he will be a real asset for you when you begin the Panto. We really couldn’t think of a better venue than the Palace Theatre to put on our shows, it is a wonderful building and there is no where locally that can match the atmosphere of the Palace theatre. It is important that we never loose what we have in this venue because it can never be replicated again and it is after all part of the heritage of Redditch.” – Mr H

15th Jul 11
“We just wanted to take the opportunity to say thank- you to the theatre and all the staff for supporting us yesterday and helping make the event such a success for us and the pupils” – Mrs H

“The Gang at Redditch, under the stage direction of Tim Mackrill, remind me of the days when lots of theatres produced their own pantos. They want theirs to be the best and Tim’s lot do their darndest to make it so” Roy Hudd.

 I just wanted to email and say  thank you for showing our Year 7 children around the theatre last week as part of their work on future career options. The children really enjoyed their visit and learned a lot about the behind the scenes work that so many people don’t see when they visit the theatre for shows.

From our What’s On section...