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Palace Theatre

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Address: 113 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 5AY, England
Phone Number: 44 20 7434 0909
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Harry Potter

Visited the palace theatre in August to watch Harry Potter. Very easy to find the theatre from the underground and it is surrounded by small bars and restaurants in order to grab... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited here on 27/8 for the Cursed Child play. The play gets 5 starts, easily, and was incredible. But this review isn't about the play; it's about the theatre. The theatre itself is actually awful. We had seats at the back of the Grand Circle, and the view was incredibly limited. Could only see three quarters of the stage, and... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited the palace theatre in August to watch Harry Potter. Very easy to find the theatre from the underground and it is surrounded by small bars and restaurants in order to grab a drink in between the two performances. Staff all very friendly and there was hardly any wait to get in as the staff were so organised. We were... More 

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Romford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My mum has difficulties walking, and doesn't like to make a fuss about it, but the treatment we got from the staff was superb, and didn't make her, or us feel like we were being difficult at all. She was seated promptly so she didn't need to stay standing around for very long, we were seen quickly for this reason... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went to the Palace Theatre to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in August 2016. The theatre is easy to find and a short walk from the Underground. Although we were anticipating long queues to get in, even with tickets, actually the queue moves quite quickly and we never waited longer than 5-10 minutes. Inside, the lobby rooms... More 

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Thank Bob M
Greater London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I expected this show to be exciting and have some good effects. I was disappointed. The palace is a lovely Victorian theatre but the show was really hard to watch. The set was ok the effects were certainly nothing special. The acting was at best mediocre and at worst poor. There was often much mumbling going on so it was... More 

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited this theatre to see the much anticipated Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. It is one of the most beautiful theatres I have ever visited, it really felt like you were somewhere special. The bar by the stalls was absolutely lovely. We sat in the stalls which had a great view of the stage, however the seats and... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This weekend, my sister and I went to the Palace Theatre o see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts 1 and 2. Let me start by saying that the rave reviews are justified. The shows are absolutely incredible, the performances stunning and the special effects mesmerising. We both absolutely loved every minute of this amazing experience. As for the... More 

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lanarkshire,scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Came here to see Harry Potter and the cursed child, parts 1 and 2. It was amazing. The building seemed magical and was an excellent host to a wonderful play and performance by all the cast. Easy to find and within walking distance of the tube.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Attended the double showing yesterday with high expectations after all the media reviews. Seating very cramped up top, great staff and facilities. As for the show, the effects were awesome and worth the money and wait. The casting of Harry, Ron, Ginny in comparison to the films, spot on, unfortunately Found Hermione's character to serious and authoritarian, not portraying the... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. The building is beautiful, one of the best I have been to in London. We were in seats i12 and i13 which had fantastic views and plenty of legroom. The staff there were really great, friendly and they ensured queues moved quickly. The bar by the stalls entrance was beautiful and... More 

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