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The Arts Theatre

Closed Now: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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The Wipers Times is SUPERB!!

First visit to this and it was fine for viewing but certainly not the best venue in town. Toilets... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Intimate venue (underwhelming play)

Never been here before. It's a small intimate venue tucked in behind Leicester Square. It doesn't... read more

Reviewed October 28, 2018
Rhod J
London, United Kingdom
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The Arts Theatre is always a fun venue to go to. Smack bang in the middle of town it's large enough to make any visit feel like an event and yet intimate enough to feel as if you are in the middle of the action....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Harry M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good show in what could be a very good theatre. Cozy auditorium which lent to the atmosphere however, outside of that, they need some real improvements. Ticket collection was a bit of a chore and ended up with queues into the street. Service at...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank GB40
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First visit to this and it was fine for viewing but certainly not the best venue in town. Toilets were 'small' but then, so is the audience . However, for 'The Wipers' Times' the intimacy and look of the venue fitted perfectly. This was a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MichCL
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This small Leicester Square theater is accessed through a bar/cafe. It very much reminds me of a small shoestring theater here where I live, but that's where the comparison stops. We went for The Wipers Times, which was very entertaining, and which we enjoyed very...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank springlering
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the true story of the Wipers Times which kept some of our troops amused because it made fun of the war and particularly the officers. Well acted.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank colinsp2013
Reviewed October 28, 2018

Never been here before. It's a small intimate venue tucked in behind Leicester Square. It doesn't feel like a theatre (none the worse for that). You enter into a foyer area which is more like a friendly bar. The venue itself holds I would guess...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Rhod J
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

Great bittersweet show with song dance laughter and melancholy. Very well acted in a lovely intimate theatre. Go see it!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank restotroll
Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

A small intimate theatre (with plenty of knee room - I have long legs) hosting a wonderful play. Excellent script and cast. Go !

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank JohnK363
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Although the story line is rather simple, the musicians and actors make up for it with their energy and enthusiasm. Definitely worth a visit.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Joanne W
Reviewed October 1, 2018

Saw SIX here, wonderfully vibrant show about the six wives of Henry the Eighth. Modern musical, great script and lyrics. Superb performances. The theatre holds 350 people so you feel close to the performance from anywhere in house. Sets and lighting were very good. Lovely...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank lynneb121
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December 5, 2018|
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Response from MichCL | Reviewed this property |
This is a short show with no Interval so you should be out by 4.45
Charley H
March 20, 2018|
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Response from 953jamesf | Reviewed this property |
We were at the back of the stalls. The view was fine. It is a small theatre, so wherever you sit should offer a good view.
August 11, 2016|
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Response from Applemuffin | Reviewed this property |
I don't think it is suitable - a child under 14 should not be exposed to certain aspects of the storyline nor would they particularly understand it. There is a very powerful scene whereby the actor is injecting heroin... More