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Address: 1 Clarence Street,, Richmond-upon-Thames TW9 2SA, England
Phone Number: 020 8940 3633
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Lovely, intimate theatre in the round

I just saw Play Mas at this little gem of a theatre in Richmond and was really impressed. It's in the round, which means the stage take centre place, 'in the pit' so to speak. Due... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I just saw Play Mas at this little gem of a theatre in Richmond and was really impressed. It's in the round, which means the stage take centre place, 'in the pit' so to speak. Due to its intimacy, you're right next to the actors and the acoustics are very good. There is a well-stocked bar upstairs and the seating... More 

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middlesex, uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Fantastic venue. Three rows of seats on the lower level which is flush with the actors 'stage' and only one row on the upper level. Really close to the action and fantastic performance. Oh and ... the ice cream is cheaper than other theatres we have been to in the last few years!

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Essex UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

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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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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London
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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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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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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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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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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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