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Swan Theatre

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Address: Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 7LS, England
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Wonderful Theatre

The show was very good. However the theatre itself is a wonderful building inside. All the furnishings are in wood and the theatre is designed in Shakespearean style. The stage is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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Marlow
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80 reviews 80 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The show was very good. However the theatre itself is a wonderful building inside. All the furnishings are in wood and the theatre is designed in Shakespearean style. The stage is in the centre of the theatre and the audience are sat around the outside sides and front with 2 galleries. We were seated in the first gallery and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Arrived 30 minutes late due to horrendous crash on M40. Manager of the theatre could not do enough to enable us to enjoy the show. Ended up with complimentary tickets for the later performance that day. Superb customer service from a very pleasant young lady. And when we saw the show, it was amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The theatre was ideally situated by the river with a lovely park and facilities for families and going for long walks.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

Lovely theatre, you really get the feeling of a theatre in Shakespeare's day. Sat on front row, felt part of the play, especially in the fight scenes! My granddaughter was playing Annabella which was the main reason for going. Melton Brooksby College drama students can be proud of themselves for a professional performance. A wonderful opportunity to perform at this... More 

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Dunedin
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30 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We took our family aged 10-24 years…..what a superb cast. I have never been to this type of play before and we thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere of the theatre and the play itself. We sat in the first row upstairs and had a perfect view, warm and cosy on a chilly winter's evening. Very entertaining.

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Halesowen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Visiting the RSC is always a pleasure, but my Goodness, how difficult is it to park close to the Swan? In the end I lost my patience and parked in a bay close to the Swan with a maximum of 2 hours, knowing the production was longer in duration but failing to care any longer - I reckoned a ticket... More 

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West Bromwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Nothing to dislike in my view, Went to see 'The Shoemaker's Holiday' which was a smashing play and a fantastic entertainment. In particular I enjoyed the costumes and the musical scenes, which were Elizabethan and created an authentic atmosphere. The singing and acting were superb.The theatre is small, has a ground floor and two upper levels, and the audience is... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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