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London Palladium

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Address: 7-8 Argyll Street, London, England
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Description: Designed in 1910 by Frank Matcham, this famous London theater has a...
Designed in 1910 by Frank Matcham, this famous London theater has a seating capacity of 2,286.
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Cats!

I went to see cats! here which is an amazing show. However there was one problem which the theatre failed to mention. We were sitting in the front row of the upper circle and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

I went to see cats! here which is an amazing show. However there was one problem which the theatre failed to mention. We were sitting in the front row of the upper circle and the leg room was about the same length as my hand. If i wasn't for that this review would definitely be 5/5 i just think the... More 

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Crewe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Travelled down from Crewe with my partner to see Cats! The show itself was amazing and the Palladium was a perfect venue. Staff were polite and helpful, my only criticism would be a slight lack of toilets on the Royal Circle floor. Our seats gave a wonderful view and overall were fairly comfortable. We pre-booked drinks for the interval and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

CATS was an incredible experience; the actors very energetic, convincing and talented. True the plot is a bit thin, but the beauty lies in the routines performed by the actors, and the accompaniment from the musicians. It is to be expected from the age of some of London's theatres that they are not always the most comfortable seating. I was... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

I can understand how this dated and boring musical hasn't been granted London residency. It was truly boring and we didn't understand what the hell was going on! Ballet was impressive but songs were not. I got the impression that the cast were having more fun than the audience! No storyline whatsoever the only saving grace was Kerry Ellis' performance... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Cats is a delightful show. It's based on TS Elliot's poem 'old possums book of practical cats' which might be worth a look before seeing the show. There isn't much of a plot. The musical is more about introducing the cats and their characters to the audience. The costumes, dancing and singing are amazing. A lovely experience. Probably good for... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We went to see Cats which was brilliant and we loved the show. However, we sat in the upper circle and even though I am not particularly tall, my knees were pressed right up against the seat in front and was very uncomfortable. We were packed in like sardines. I wouldn't be surprised if there are a few Health &... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

The Palladium is an old theatre, built when people were smaller. I felt very cramped in the seats. The noise from the show was very high volume, I wondered if the decibel level was actually legal. The words were unintelligible, but the dancing was splendid. The tickets were expensive, the interval drinks were the same price for two drinks as... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Disappointed by the show. Music too loud so could not hear the performers , no real story line. The stage and show very dated . I am sure in the eighties this could well have been the show to see. Unfortunately this is where the show should have stayed. Our seats were in the fourth row of the royal circle,... More 

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Wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Just returned from London saw Cats which was amazing Kerry Ellis played Grizabella and her rendition of Memories was great. We sat in the Royal circle which was good, if your long legged I would recommend you sit on the end on a aisle as there isn't a lot of room between seats.

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Kesgrave, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Just back from seeing Cats at the London Palladium. It was of course a brilliant show but must admit to be very impressed with the theatre. Hats off to everyone that keeps these great buildings in working order.

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The go-to district for a good time in London, Soho hosts a wealth of world-class theatres and a compelling lineup of cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars, and clubs. At Soho's core is London's original Red Light District and the epicenter of the LGBT scene – and thus the city's hottest nightlife. For shopping enthusiasts, Soho is not only the home of London's greatest concentration of boutique shops, but also the most strategic place to set off on a tour of the world's most celebrated department stores. In the southern part of the neighborhood lies Chinatown, with its multitude of delicious and affordable restaurants. Closer to the Thames, Chinatown's narrow and teeming lantern-lit lanes spill onto the expansive hub of glitzy Leicester Square.
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