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Palace Theatre

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Address: 113 Shaftesbury Ave, London W1D 5AY, England
Phone Number: 44 20 7434 0909
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For Christmas my girlfriend bought me tickets to see Eddie Izzard. The show was fantastic but the magnificent treatment on my girlfriend & I started before the curtain even went... read more

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

For Christmas my girlfriend bought me tickets to see Eddie Izzard. The show was fantastic but the magnificent treatment on my girlfriend & I started before the curtain even went up. My girlfriend is wheelchair bound & we often have problems with venues etc but not here. A wonderful older man named John greeted us as the side door. Lay... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were right up 'in the gods' at The Palace Theatre to watch the marvellous Eddie Izzard's stand-up performance "Force Majeure". We made use of the opera glasses provided (for a small fee of £1) to see Eddie in a bit more detail! This is a lovely old fashioned theatre - probably hasn't changed much in 100 years. The staff... More 

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Northampton, England, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited in February 2016 to see Eddie Izard, the seating up high is really that, very high and very cramped, I am only 5'6 and found it very uncomfortable and hot, would not return to this theatre unless I could really not resist the show

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lots of history to this theatre. It is lovely and one can only guess that the decor is kept very dark to be in keeping with its age. The bars are also delightful and it is lovely to sit amongst the anticipatory "buzz" prior to the show. The show by the way was Force Majeure with Eddie Izzard who remains... More 

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warminster
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

30th January 2016 Took my ma in law to see Eddie Izzard here. Wonderful intimate theatre in a great spot. Staff friendly. Drinks a tad pricey. Downside was bar in stalls area. Not enough staff and I seemed to be invisible!! Other than that all good.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The palace theatre is a proper old school theatre, you can imagine a rowdy music-hall audience packed in the balcony under the gaslights. We went to see Eddie Izzard (Force Majeur reloaded), which was a fantastic show, but the venue made it even better. The balcony is a long way up, but the (very) steep rake of the seating made... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Never had to walk out of any show in my life. I am the type of person who religiously stays until the final whistle of a football match. Let alone walk out on an iconic comedian like Eddie Izzard. I saw him in Wembley arena 20 years ago and the seats were so far away I swore I would never... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
51 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here to watch Eddie Izzard, Force Majeure. (fantastic show by the way)! Obviously, this review is for the theatre itself. Located just up the road from Leicester Square station or a mere stumble from Chinatown / Soho, it's location couldn't be more perfect. Getting in was quick and efficient, the theatre is just lovely inside, the bars/decor were... More 

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Thank Suzy C
Southampton, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My Birthday gift from hubby to go see Eddie Izzard at the Palace Theater. Its the same as all the other old theaters in London. The same problem with all of them. 1. don't line up to get in through the doors if you don'd have your tickets. Collect your tickets round the corner on the side of the building... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Superb show but I won't give anything away, as Derren asks. The theatre is very easy to get to, being a short walk from either Tottenham Court Road or Leicester Square tube stations. You can't miss it as it's huge and well positioned on a major road junction. Despite the size of the place there's still an intimate feeling about... More 

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Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or simply to be among the multitude of people who pass through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated by some impromptu act of a street performer wowing the crowds in Covent Garden's Piazza. If you do have tickets, you'll be pleased to note that many of the local eateries accommodate theatergoers with prix fixe menus, early dinners, and later than usual opening hours. 


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