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Swan Theatre

Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 7LS, England
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We just love the RSC and the production of Arden of Faversham was brill. White Devil tho.....................poor. Certainly an interesting play but poorly directed and at least half hour overlong and the acting was not good either excepting one or two.....in fact some characters could be recognised from 'Arden'. with only names changed I know they have lost a brilliant... More

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Uk
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I took my wife, a Shakespear fan, to the Saturday Matinee of Love's Labour Lost. The seats we had managed to obtain at last minute on line were right at the back of the circle Row C. They only cost £16 each and were said to have a restricted view. I was therefore not expecting too much. Apart from the... More

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Skipton
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Visit this theatre 4/5 times a year and always find it excellent, you will need to book tickets well in advance if you want good seats as sold out very quickly when new plays are launched.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Lovely atmosphere being in a theatre in Stratford. II wanted to see a Shakespeare play but they were fully booked. This one was not the greatest play I have ever seen, but at least it was a night out with my sons. Discounts for young people 16-25. They pay £5 for a performance. Great!

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Temecula, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Okay, so this might come across as a Stratford theatre going snobbish comment but..... Since the revamp the theatre in general has not been the same. Now the building is really fine and actually a great improvement on what was there before. I LOVE the fact that they retained the original foyer and that you can stand in the old... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We saw a very good production of Arden of Faversham. We made the reservation two days earlier at the Theatre Box Office. The lady there gave us advice re the current productions and after choosing this production she gave outstanding advice re the pros and cons of seats still available re prices, vision, likelihood of debris coming our way etc... More

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Chicago
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69 reviews 69 reviews
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Loved the chance to see a 17th century play by someone other that Shakespeare. Rousing fun, the"Roaring Girl!"

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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

The Swan is a lovely theatre in the round. Service is friendly and accommodating, as we discovered when we realised that we had left our tickets at home! New ones were printed with no fuss whatsoever. The seats are a little tight on leg room but all in all, a great evening.

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Northants UK
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61 reviews 61 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

A fantastic more intimate performance space attached to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre on the banks of the River Avon. Great plays are played here.

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Nottingham
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Saw The Roaring Girl, fantastic acting, music and engagement with the audience. Great theatre, lovely atmosphere but the seats in Gallery 2 on the front row were a little cramped

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