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Here’s just a few of the nice things people have to say about us...

Marine Hall 

“I just want to say that we had a marvellous time at the Marine Hall. The staff and everyone made us very welcome and it was a joy to work there. It is one of our favourite theatres in the country. Once again we all want to thank you for your hospitality and friendliness. Thank you”

Bobby and Yvonne Ball

“Dirty Dusting was the funniest stage play I've seen in ages. A big thank you to Gary and all his staff especially Hannah and Emily who were really helpful when I needed to add tickets to my original booking [more than once]. My friends and I had a great time and they were really impressed by how friendly everyone all the staff were. Looking forward to Jongleurs in October now.” 

Karen Seymour

"I know Rick intends contacting you himself and I don’t want to steal his thunder! But I am sure he will want to join with me and the rest of us in thanking you all - Gary, you, Sam, Naomi and the rest of your splendid team - for all your support throughout the festival. It’s hard work for us, made so much easier by having cooperative and understanding hosts." 

Neil Pascoe, Fleetwood Beer and Cider Festival

"Jive talkin' would like to say a big thank you to all the people of Fleetwood who came out to support our show last night and for giving us such an amazing evening. We hope we can visit you all again soon. Also, a massive thank you to all the staff, stage crew and management at Marine Hall for looking after us during our visit and for being such a pleasure to work with. See you all again soon"

Jive Talkin' 

"It was such a pleasure to meet you at the filming of ‘Dickinson’s Real Deal’ Thank you so much for looking after us all so efficiently making the whole experience so enjoyable. These days are very long to film and with the added amount of public arriving the whole event went off like clock-work. I do realise that this just not happen without a lot of back room hard work and effort which you guys did with great aplomb. Please do thank everyone."

Jan Kennedy (Agent, Dickinson's Real Deal)

"Came to watch wizard of oz today and it was absolutely brilliant. The kids loved it and so did me and my partner. Thank you for such a good production and organised event. Very nice afternoon had by all thank you!"

Facebook visitor

"Over many years, I have hired the Marine Hall, plus the Little Theatre, Thornton, for over 35 years.  I have seen many changes within that time.  Many staff have gone, dealt with different managers, rules and regulations have changed quite dramatically. I want to congratulate the Council, and Mr Munro, on the present change within the Marine Hall. The staff are very warm, and welcoming, they can answer most questions, and they look very professional. The entrance to the Marine Hall, looks like a welcome theatre, with plenty of information regarding ‘What’s On’ and money has been spent, which makes it very attractive. Well done to Ian Munro, a good job done." 

Tom Gradwell

"We came to the Christmas fair on Sunday and we absolutely loved it!!!! Stalls were brilliant, so much variety and good quality products. Staff at event so helpful, pleasant and clearly working hard. Santa claus was really lovely and we will definitely be back next year with more friends and family in tow! Good work!" 

Visitor feedback Via Facebook

"Thank you so much Marine Hall for yet another fantastic enjoyable and well organised show..to semi-plagiarise a famous seasonal song "the weather outside was frightful, but the show was so delightful..."...there was a tremendous amount of stall holders and footfall for everyone to enjoy, both young and old...a wonderful event and a pleasure to 'perform' at....fanxamill to everyone who braved those furious Fleetwood floods...!!!!" 

Christopher Perkins, artist at Mydas Touch, exhibitor at the Christmas Market

"May I thank everyone who was involved in organising the Christmas market yesterday. I was the stallholder selling my woodturnings and I just wanted to say how much my wife and I enjoyed our day. The weather may have been terrible but it didn't appear to affect the number of people who turned up nor did it dampen their spirits. Everything was so well organised, from when we turned up to us leaving, and we have already had good feedback from the day. We look forward to a similar experience next year!" 

George Purves

“Well I was certainly pleasantly surprised when I went to the Christmas fair at Marine Hall on Sunday. The standard of stalls was exceptionally high something you might expect in York or similar. I took my small grandson along and he was absolutely delighted with father Christmas who was so lovely with the children and of course he loved all the treats grandma bought him. I think I will be totally selfish next year and go child free so I can actually spend some time at all the lovely stalls or perhaps I could take his mum and dad with me then we can all enjoy it!”

Angela Smith

“Thoroughly enjoyed it, thank you. You should consider an autumn and spring event to compliment the summer and christmas. Cracking day for all ages” 

Sue Wilson (Visitor at the Fylde Coast Food and Drink Festival)

“Thoroughly enjoyed it. Lots of different cuisine to choose from. Great day”

Teresa Watson (Visitor at the Fylde Coast Food and Drink Festival)


Thornton Little Theatre

“Hi Ian Thank you for having us at Thornton Little Theatre, we really enjoyed our visit and were pleased with the numbers and the audience reaction. We were made to feel very welcome by the crew. All the best.”

Libby, Magic Light Productions, Goldilocks and the Three Bears

“We were really impressed with the venue, facilities etc but were even more impressed with the staff and how friendly and helpful they were. They were a credit to you.” 

Dave, Into the Shadows

"Just a quickie to thank you for the great people and all the obvious hard work they put in on behalf of my Naked Confessions Show, the publicity from Emma was fantastic, Amy and Naomi were brilliant on the night and really helpful and Tony and Dave were super-efficient on the tech side and spot on in every way too - they made the evening from my point of view a stress free zone and an absolute pleasure . You've got a fantastic team there and a great little theatre - thanks again."

Terry Christian

"My daughter Vicki and I booked the theatre for our student's showcase 'Summer Showtime' last month.  Can I first of all say how impressed we were with the theatre and it's staff.  We had a very successful show and everyone who came commented on how nice and welcoming the theatre was." 

Sue Gallagher

"My wife does flower demonstrations throughout the North West and last night was the guest demonstrator of the Thornton flower club at the Little Theatre. Credit to the staff who work there the chap who was in charge of the sound/lighting went out of his way to provide everything required as did the lady who was responsible for the opening of the venue and all matters when open. A great credit to Wyre." 

Carl 

"I would like you to know how appreciative our members are for the excellent service which Neil and Sam provide for us every two weeks at the Little Theatre.  Neil and Sam are always so willing to help with setting up the tables and chairs, also access to the stage and providing the lighting and microphones. This does enable our visiting speakers and entertainers to make their presentations in a very professional manner. We are very grateful for their efforts to make our meetings so successful. Our membership remains high (waiting list temporarily closed!) and members do express their appreciation for an enjoyable afternoon with their friends at the Life Long Learners."

Elsa Smith, Speakers Secretary 

"I would just like to say a huge thank you to you and your staff at Thornton Little Theatre, for making our AGM such a successful event.  Your staff were exceptional and very, very helpful. We look forward to doing business with you in the future." 

Kind regards, 

Gaynor from Wyre and Fylde CCG


Weddings and special occasions

“Had an amazing day today!! I had the privilege of being Toastmaster at today's wedding. Have to praise Janet and her amazing team for making the day so special. They really do go the extra mile to ensure that the bride, her family, friends and guests have a great day!! Nothing is too much trouble, as a Toastmaster I work in a wide range of venues and this is one of the best!! I thoroughly enjoyed working with Janet and her team and I know the bride was thrilled with how special they made her day. I look forward to working with them again. Book your event here you will not be disappointed EXCELLENT !!! Trust me.”

Dave Ruane via Trip Advisor

"I just wanted to say a big thank you for all your help making my wedding day possible. The venue looked amazing, a big thank you to all the staff who made the day a great experience for my family and guests." 

Kamini

“I thoroughly enjoyed playing for Tina and Ryan's Wedding reception at Marine Hall. Thanks to you and Tony for enabling me to play my music through your in-house sound system. That's also a very rare occurrence, but it made a lot of difference to me. You and all the staff were very friendly and co-operative. I was asked repeatedly if I wanted a drink by you and your staff. I always have my own water bottles because I've learnt that it can be quite hard work at a lot of venues even getting a glass of water. I was especially impressed by Sam Fairclough who, without any prompting from me, was waiting outside with my outdoor equipment just before the Wedding Breakfast while I was inside fiddling with my indoor sound equipment. And then he helped me carry it to my car! I'm not sure if I've ever had that level of attentiveness at a venue before. I hope to have opportunity to play at Marine Hall again sometime soon and meet you again. Thanks again for helping make my job, well, not really a job!”

Matt

"Myself and Ralph would just like to thank you and all the staff at the Marine Hall for making our day so special. The day was amazing from start to finish and we could not of asked for more, the room looked stunning the staff where amazing. The hard work you all put in paid off as everybody commented on what a lovely venue we had. Janet you made our day so special by making sure everything was perfect and we will be forever great full to you. Lovely venue lovey staff and we would recommend you to anybody looking for a special setting in a great location to hold their wedding." 

Becky and Ralph

"We have just about recovered from last weekend! What a wonderful time we all had and the thanks must go to you and your team who were SO good. We felt that everything was just perfect and all our guests were overwhelmed with the whole occasion, especially your suggestion of the stage entrance of Mark & Catie and the Town Crier with his ‘Post-horn Fanfare’. You all worked so hard to make the whole occasion very happy, enjoyable and memorable. The room looked stunning and just as we had imagined and the whole afternoon ran so well to time in spite of the ‘medical emergency’ as well as the ‘fire alarm’. No one will forget this in a hurry!!  Incidentally medical emergency patient is doing well. We must also mention Tony and his team, who really are as you said, so professional and pleasant. Thanks to them. The food was also a success and again enjoyed by everyone whatever menu they chose (English roast/Indian meal). It really is thanks to your very professional and caring and friendly approach that was the real success of the day and for that we are very grateful. Please pass on all our feeling to your staff." 

Ramesh, May and Neil, Mark, Catie and Family

"I wanted to drop you a line to express my thanks and gratitude to Naomi Whittaker. I hired the Little Theatre for my little boys 5th Birthday and her help was fantastic. She went beyond all my expectations and was an absolute credit to your organisation. The party ran smoothly and without a single problem. Please pass on my thanks once again to her, it was a pleasure dealing with such a dedicated and hardworking person." 

Jane Wild

"It was such a great day on Sunday at the Christening. Thank you so much to you and all the team. Everyone really enjoyed themselves...we've just about recovered!" 

Vicky Cadwallader 

"The christening at Thornton Little Theatre was stunning and went down so well with everyone. I will, of course, be mentioning your wonderful venue to any of my clients looking for a reception venue for their christening or venue for their party." 

Dan Wootton Photography