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The Sands Centre

Hardwick Circus, Carlisle CA1 1JE, England
+44 1228 633766
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Remembering Fred

A really good show, pretty much sold out. Dancing great and singing excellent. There are acoustic... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2018
Les S
,
Penrith, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good venue for concert.

Travelled 3 hours to see a show here and very glad I did. The venue is easily found on a major... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2018
AndrewWFife
,
Fife
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good42%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
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Hours Today: 7:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Hardwick Circus, Carlisle CA1 1JE, England
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+44 1228 633766
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Reviewed May 4, 2018 via mobile

A really good show, pretty much sold out. Dancing great and singing excellent. There are acoustic issues. The cafe served perfectly acceptable food at great prices.

Thank Les S
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Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

Travelled 3 hours to see a show here and very glad I did. The venue is easily found on a major roundabout leading into Carlisle’s main shopping area. Car parking was pretty good, although you may need to arrive early as a full venue could...More

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Reviewed March 29, 2018

Have come to the Sands for many activities over the years last night we saw Blood Brothers a great production .The venue puts some great stuff on we have been for shows concerts and sports activities. Very friendly and welcoming venue

Thank Simon B
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Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

Being a resident of carlisle my husband and I often frequent sands. We often buy tickets for presents for people. Being on a budget like everyone moneys tight. Bought 4tickets £100 mothers day looking forward to show next week. Today imagine my annoyance at getting...More

Thank Kim C
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Reviewed March 16, 2018

Joe Bonamassa at The Sands. 'Wow' I never expected that and as a local resident I was so pleased not to have to travel miles to see someone of his standing. Unfortunately having paid nearly £180 for two front row of the circle tickets (the...More

Thank DovGall
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Reviewed March 15, 2018 via mobile

My very first time at the Sands, my very first gig even. Brilliant night, great acoustics, and the fantastic performance by JB's backing band. A pity we never heard some of the earlier material, but we got to hear his new stuff which was excellent.

Thank Bruce J
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Reviewed March 13, 2018

Sunday 11th Mar 2018 - Joe Bonamassa concert - first visit, easy to find, good car parking, easy access, clean toilets with loads of hot water and working handdriers! (thank you). Good seating (Circle Row E), felt really close to the artist, good sound. Helpful...More

Thank daypm2016
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Reviewed January 20, 2018

First visit to the centre, and my kids first pantomime - it did not disappoint! Great performance with loads of laughs and extremely likeable performances. Awesome songs as well! We sat near the front, to the right and had a good view of the stage...More

Thank John W
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Reviewed January 14, 2018

Would have been able to review this show if we had gone !, My partner went down with flu so we could not go, I contacted the sands centre over 24 hrs before the show only to be told that they don’t give refunds and...More

1  Thank Margaret M
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Reviewed December 23, 2017

All looking forward to the Christmas pantomime but sadly husband could not go. The lobby was busy and a bit squashed. The main show was brilliant and funny. Staff were friendly and helpful. The cafe was a good size and has a resonantly priced bar....More

1  Thank Hirdsusan
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