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Swan Theatre

Address: Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 7LS, England
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

First visit to Swan theatre .Small and compact , offering good views and close proximity to the action . Great acting and direction . Clever set design , thought gargoyles were part of theatre , but are in fact part of set . Costumes fantastic . Creative staff deserve a pat on the back.

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Castle Douglas, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We really enjoyed the Shoemakers' Holiday at the Swan Theatre - very good acting and the best costumes I have seen at the RSC for a long time, However the seating in the theatre is so uncomfortable that it certainly does not add to the enjoyment of the evening. A rather large person sat on the bench seat next to... More 

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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

This was our second trip to the Swan, this time to see the Shoemakers Holiday. Very much enjoyed the play, the costumes are worthy of special note. However, the seating in the balconies is quite uncomfortable especially as this play is around 2 hours and 20 minutes. We did overhear though that some funding has been secured to improve matters,... More 

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Betchworth, United Kingdom
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135 reviews 135 reviews
56 attraction reviews
270 helpful votes 270 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

With a biting cold wind ouside an afternoon at the theatre was going to give a nice place to get entertained and warm. The play was part of our package with Titan and was very good. The theatre is a very intimate set with almost audience participation in the action, those on the ground level seats of a par with... More 

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

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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37 reviews 37 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
23 helpful votes 23 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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118 reviews 118 reviews
5 attraction reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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