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Swan Theatre

Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 7LS, England
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Always love the Swan - you will find plays that aren't often performed, given a modern twist. Performances here include some of the earliest plays by women and a feminist take on The Whit Devil.

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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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206 reviews 206 reviews
34 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We try and get to see the RSC perform in Stratford at least once a year - on this ocassion "Two gentlement of Verona" - as usual a performance of the highest calibre - thoroughly enjoyable

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

The theatre is round and built out of massive exposed beams; these surroundings take you back to Elizabethan England. The distance between actors and public is small, so you feel completely immersed in the play. Highly recommended.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

It is easy to forget that English theatre around the late 16th early 17 th century was so vibrant and the foundation of much of the performing arts we know today. We went to see White a Devil by John Webster to test out the experience and were not disappointed. The theatre has been constructed to reflect the architecture of... More

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

After the revamp of the RSC, the Swan is easy to get to. It has its own bar and loos but is just the other side of the shop. It seems to have been designed to be authentically 16th Century so it has a small stage with a back area and a balcony area with many levels overlooking it. It's... More

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nottingham
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56 reviews 56 reviews
22 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

A lovely intimate little theatre with a good bar ( decent gin & excellent tonic! & not just sloshed into the glass!)

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Excellent theatre reminding me of the Globe in London and similar. Comfortable and good views even from the furthest seats (which we were in). The music and if you like, special effects, were very well executed so the overall experience was, in the play we saw, much and very well enhanced. I think this would be true in most productions.... More

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Worcestershire
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

A very attractive building both on the outside and inside. Theatre has a great warm and intimate atmosphere, I think best to be seated front stalls, you really feel you are part of the action! I always come away with a satisfied glow and feel it has been a special occasion....

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Truro
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Theatre is relatively small but its design to mirror Jacobean theatre renders it an intimate setting. It is one of the most special and beautiful theatres I have visited.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The most well designed, and most comfortable theatre space of the three RSC theatres. Having enjoyed a number of fine productions here, I can say that the set up of the theatre is comfortable, feels spacious (yet intimate), and offers a terrific potential experience to the theatre goer. Catch a show here if you can!

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