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His Majesty's Theatre (HMT)

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Address: | Rosemount Viaduct, Aberdeen AB25 1GL, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 845 270 8200
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Great theatre tour

Spent an entertaining and informative Saturday morning being shown around His Majesties. Some history and anecdotes as well as seeing behind the scenes. I definitely recommend it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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Elgin, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Downstairs the seating and views are very good compared to the rest of the theatre. Went to see Sister Act in June and it was a tremendous show as we were seated downstairs, it was our first visit to HMT. On our second visit to see Wicked we were seated in the top balcony, could only see half the stage.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

Spent an entertaining and informative Saturday morning being shown around His Majesties. Some history and anecdotes as well as seeing behind the scenes. I definitely recommend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Been here on several occasions, incredible building in terms of architecture and design. Most recently I went to see 'Shrek the musical' and our seats were located at the very top, also known as 'the gods' and one thing I would say is, if you have a fear of heights, I would avoid this section as it's very high up,... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This is awkward. How to review HMT? It's easy to praise it: without question it is the most beautiful theatre in Scotland (and yes I've been to all the main ones in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee so I speak with some experience…). The main attraction is the sumptuous Edwardian grand interior. Jaw dropping. There are fabulous bars: the circular bar... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

His Majesty's Theatre is an elegant Edwardian theatre opened in 1906. Named after Edward VII, the son of Queen Victoria, HMT is a 1491 seat theatre spread over 4 levels. Modern additions include a purpose built box office, rehearsal space, upstairs restaurant and downstairs cafe. The theatre allegedly has a resident ghost! Jake, a stage hand reported to have died... More 

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

My daughter kindly bought myself her two daughters (age 7 and 4) and their other Grandma tickets to see the Frozen Sing a Long. There were three girls on stage on Funny girl who did her best, one dressed up as Anna who was OK and one dressed up as Elssa who was not at all endearing to the crowd... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

His Majesty's Theatre in Aberdeen is the largest theatre in north-east Scotland, seating more than 1,400. The theatre is sited on Rosemount Viaduct, opposite the city's Union Terrace Gardens. It was designed by Frank Matcham and opened in 1906. On its centenary in 2006, the theatre was "twinned" with His Majesty's Theatre in Perth, Western Australia.[1] The venue was bought... More 

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We were entertained in fine manner by a super electric show . The members of the show were extremely professional and all in good voice .

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Not a bad seat in the house, but try the stalls rows A-L. Nice and close.if I sat again in the top top balcony, I would bring binoculars. Front row in dress circle is great seating, too, in this historic, beautiful, easy to get to theatre.

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Oldmeldrum, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Due to getting a special offer from APA for tickets, my wife and I went to see The Producers at HMT. What a good decision; a great night out and a wonderful performance. We both thoroughly enjoyed the show. HMT is a beautiful theatre and this show did justice to the surroundings. The only complaint (alluded to in the performance!)... More 

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