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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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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Visited the Swan Theatre. Compact, intimate and can get quite warm! Dress in layers. Great acoustics, amazing atmosphere, all good seats.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Visited the Swan to see The Witch of Edmonton. Although obviously well done I found the play disappointing. It's obvious why Shakespeare's plays have stood the test of time and others have sunk into obscurity and maybe that's where they should stay. The first act was over long and over wordy the second more interesting. I had gone mainly to... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

The RSC wrote to warn us that the play has sex and violence and we could send back the tickets if we were worried.This did not deter me and I enjoyed the production.Very noisy and like going to a disco in a dodgy club.The cast worked very hard and,particularly,Kirsty Bushell who kept putting her clothes on in front of the... More 

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coventry
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Our first visit to the Swan which is a part of the RSC complex by the river Avon. We live locally but shamefully never seen a production at any of the theatres at the RSC. It does not really matter what you come to see at the Swan the experience is unique, the stage is open on three sides and... More 

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Couch, Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

The theatre is in a good location. It could be signposted slightly better from outside though. We didn't see any signs to say that the Swan Theatre is actually inside the RSC building. The temperature was good, despite it being 'a bit nippy' outside. The seats were good. I doubt any of them had restricted views. We felt very close... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 via mobile

Saw the Witch of Edmonton - what a great experience. I did struggle with legroom as we were in the high chairs in the gallery but the view of the stage and interaction with the players Was well worth a little discomfort! At the interval I mentioned to one of the members of staff that the seat was not to... More 

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Chester-le-Street
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This is the smaller of the RSC theatres and is a charm. You feel as if you're part of the action as it only holds a few hundred and the seats surround three sides of the stage and there was no restricted view seats as far as I could tell. We saw Sharon Small in Arden of Feversham and what... More 

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Moreton-in-Marsh, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Visit the Swan every week if only to have a coffee and read the paper in the best lounge area in Stratford have not missed a performance in ten years saw the Witch of Edmonton this week

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Essex
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63 reviews 63 reviews
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

A pre show drink proved beyond the capabilities of the barman - surely you check that the draft beers are actually on tap before patrons arrive1 Opting instead for something different we sat at a heavily stained and very dirty table still glistening from the previous evenings usage.. We had expected far far better and as an advertisement for British... More 

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The audience experience is like no other. You are so close to the actors you get the feeling the actors are their for you. An amazing evening.

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