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Orange Tree Theatre

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Address: 1 Clarence Street,, Richmond-upon-Thames TW9 2SA, England
Phone Number: 020 8940 3633
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Lovely theatre, shame about the play

My first trip to this very nice theatre. I sat upstairs, where the seats were much more comfortable than many in similar theatres, and I had a good view of the play. However... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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Essex UK
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Essex UK
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178 reviews 178 reviews
84 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

My first trip to this very nice theatre. I sat upstairs, where the seats were much more comfortable than many in similar theatres, and I had a good view of the play. However that did not help much as I did not know what on earth was happening in 'Little Light' until the last quarter hour or so.

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Miami, Florida
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is a great local theater away from the congestion and prices of London's west end. We saw a production of Shaw's Widower's Houses. It was well produced and acted, of the quality one expects of theater in London. The theater is set up with seating in the round on two levels. It is small and intimate, and there's not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 via mobile

Small intimate theatre in the round. Have visited many times and have always been impressed by the quality and variety of the productions. Small bar , adequate for the size of the theatre. Also well placed to enjoy pre or après theatre dining in the many nearby restaurants.

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London, United Kingdom
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24 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I went to see the latest play Pomona. It is a really interesting and different play. I have not seen many dystopian plays but this had a really interesting structure which you had to concentrate on. It was beautifully acted. A must.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

As it is small, you can enjoy the acting very much as it is so close to see and hear. They have some great plays most of the times.

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London, United Kingdom
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Go to this theatre quite regularly, and never been disappointed. Even if the play is not to one's taste, there is always a good performance to admire, or an interesting staging to appreciate. The close proximity of the players brings a special nuance to the encounter, which is hard to match in any other theatre in my experience.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I've been going to the Orange Tree for years and I've never been disappointed. The experience is always good -- interesting restaurants nearby and a lovely bar at the theatre. It's very convenient to the Richmond station, on the District line or through the overground from Waterloo. The venue is intimate and the choice of material always interesting. Actors and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

It's the fact that this is a theatre in the round that really makes it stand out. It really feels like you're part of the play. I think they put on the best French farces ever, and there's a lovely cosy feel to the whole place.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

The 2 plays were very entertaining and the audience very interested and also very interesting to people watch. I love the Orange Tree and have taken my son their since he was little. We all love it as the productions are always a little different and sitting on the stage is always fun. Love the bar too. Long live the... More 

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Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The Orange Tree theatre started out many years ago in a room above th Orange tree Pub across the road. The purpose built theatre in the round was the result of a collaboration with the local Council who made its construction part of the deal to build the next door office block. Sam Walters, the original director, is just about... More 

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