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Swan Theatre

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Address: Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 7LS, England
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Queen Anne

We went to see Queen Anne. Excellent production all round. Fantastic acting, great views from where we were sat in gallery one. The seats are a little uncomfortable, but I got... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Pontypool, United Kingdom
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llandrindod wells
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49 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Unlike the excellent main auditorium, the smaller Swan Theatre ( although authentic in character) offers a poor viewing experience especially on the top level. The play/production was excellent as you would expect but be prepared for poor visibility and a stiff neck. The tickets should be sold with clear information offered re the viewing.

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Pontypool, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to see Queen Anne. Excellent production all round. Fantastic acting, great views from where we were sat in gallery one. The seats are a little uncomfortable, but I got so engrossed in the play that I forgot all about it. Highly recommended.

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Small, intimate thrust stage theatre. I go regularly and I've never (no not ever) been disappointed.

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Thank andywinguk
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Living locally it is easy to take the RSC for granted, but each time we go to the theatre we appreciate how lucky we are. The standard of the performances is truly superb. It deserves the world class status. I was truly spell bound throughout Queen Anne, just so wonderful.

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Thank Ilkwood
Brighton, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

We went to see Love for Love. Absolutely fantastic all round. The audience was part of the 'action'. Lots of fun and superb cast.

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Thank marple5
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

In the side seats on gallery two it is virtually impossible to see the actors. With two wooden rails in front you are constantly trying to look under or over them to see anything and can only get glimpses of any of the action; tickets should be clearly marked as having poor visability. A very poorly designed theatre.

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Thank DGHS49
Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

This is our third visit, this time to see Love for Love. Hurrah, the seats have been refurbished since our last visit and are much more comfortable. The only small issue is that they are a bit on the small side so things can get a little snug with your neighbour. We always sit on the tiered seating which gives... More 

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lichfield
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

The seats are the most uncomfortable I have ever been in. Left at the Interval as could not face another one and a half hours sitting in them. The play Love for Love was very difficult to hear and I certainly would not waste £74 again on watching anything again.The best part of the evening was Dinner in the Arden... More 

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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

The seating on the 2 tier levels is most uncomfortable. The seats are quite firm and very narrow. Anyone above a size small is going to jostle their neighbour. In the front rows, A, of the tiers, there is no room to stretch or move your legs. Thrombosis threatens during a long production. The second row of the 2 tiers,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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142 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

I was here to see the current production of Love for Love, a comedy by William Congreve written in 1695. It was uproariously funny - I haven't laughed so much in the theatre for a long time! The cast was made up of the understudies for the production now showing but none the worse for that. The play works perfectly... More 

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