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Swan Theatre

Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 7LS, England
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Theaters
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Me and my husband enjoyed a wonderful performance! First class entertainment! Made our anniversary! Would definitely reccomend whilst your in Stratford upon Avon

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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We have been lucky enough to see three Swan productions in the last 6 months. All provided a wonderful experience of theatrical excellence, well worth the not inexpensive ticket price, except for the relative discomfort of the seating. I realise that increasing the dimension and padding of the seats would mean a smaller capacity and even higher prices, so we... More

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We were not able to go into the theatre itself but it was interesting wandering around inside where costumes and posters are displayed.

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Oxford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

If you are in Stratford you really must include the experience of a performance at the theatrical home of Shakespeare. And the relatively recent refurbishments have clearly learnt from the Globe in London ensuring that it is a suitably intimate experience with the audience on three sides of the action.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

This a is a lovely theatre situated by the The RSC and the interior is based on THe Globe in London but I hasten to add not open to the elements as the original! The beauty of it that the audience are seated round the stage on three side with 2 actor's entrances on the sides. You feel part of... More

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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies were excellent however the seating, particularly on the upper levels was uncomfortable. I felt I was at an angle all night and it impinged on my enjoyment of the performance. You have to manoeuvre yourself into the seats on the front row and slide in under the ledge. It can't be easy if... More

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We have just seen Wolf Hall and Bring up the Bodies in one day. The staff at the theatre are very friendly and helpful. The seating in the Gallery is a little uncomfortable and crammed but the staff supplied us with some cushions which was a big help. A wonderful experience all round.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We saw a performance of Hilary Mantel's award-winning Wolf Hall at the Swan. It was riveting and unforgettable. The seats were very skimpy though as if designed for children and we were very glad that we are both on the small side!

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lichfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We love this theatre. It is full of character, and very intimate. If you have long legs, some seats can feel a bit cramped (i don't, so it isn't a problem, but we have friends who have mentioned this!). We've sat in the stalls and circle and had brilliant view in both. We were on the front row at the... More

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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Went to see Wolf Hall which was fantastic. However, some of the seating in the Swan is not at all comfortable and over a long play this can play havoc with your back if you are over a certain age!

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