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Address: Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 7LS, England
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Great wedding venue

We recently went a wedding that took place in the Swan theatre was a really great experience and such a lovely theatre space

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Lincoln, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We recently went a wedding that took place in the Swan theatre was a really great experience and such a lovely theatre space

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Visited to see the play Volpone not quite knowing what to expect. The play was brilliantly acted and turned out to be absolutely hilarious. The theatre is true to its traditional design and is therefore quite intimate which added to the experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The Swan is smaller than the adjacent main theatre, having around 500 seats, and I prefer its intimate atmosphere. It is in the process of being refurbished at the moment, so there is a fair amount of scaffolding etc around the outside but this does not affect performances on the inside. The most recent play we saw there was a... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We visited the Swan to see Volpone, which was an excellent production and about which we have no complaints. It's a flawed play but worth seeing. Our problem was the excruciating quality of the seating. We sat on the side in Gallery 1. There was no proper legroom and the seats were without any form of back support. The view... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Third time I have visited so far. Quality performances. There is such a variation with seat pricing. I have sat in the upper circle restricted view seats this visit and at half price they are an absolute bargain. There are no bad seats in this theatre. The high chairs look great fun. Will try them next!

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

A magical evening at the Swan Theatre. A superb production of Christopher Marlowe's "The Jew of Malta". Excellent service by front of house staff and brilliant seats.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

After seeing Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies I was back to see The Jew Of Malta. This theater is even better and more intimate than the Royal Shakespeare Theater. World class acting and an intimate theater. And there is friendly staff everywhere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We were lucky enough to attend the understudy public performance of Volpone (albeit not actually by design) - it was absolutely top class, with the cast clearly enjoying the one-off opportunity to take on the leading roles. If the full cast are as good, then it must be amazing! The Swan remains my favourite venue at the RSC, with it's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We watched A Jew from Malta last night. This is the first time we have been to a theatre of this genre before. We thoroughly enjoyed our whole night. Great service from all the staff, with a clean and fresh looking building. The play was fabulous and funny and has opened us up to a whole new experience of acting.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Have been coming to the RSC performances for years. The theatre is beautifu; the performances invariably excellent. While preferring the technical provision of the RSC theatre, I can't help but love the intimacy of The Swan. The bar is by far superior to the RSC as well.

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