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Royal Court Theatre

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Address: Sloane Square, London SW1W 8AS, England
Phone Number: 44 0207 565 5000
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A really great night out

I was invited to join two friends to see the play 'Unreachable' on quite possibly the hottest night of the year. We decided to eat in the Theatre restaurant despite the mediocre... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was invited to join two friends to see the play 'Unreachable' on quite possibly the hottest night of the year. We decided to eat in the Theatre restaurant despite the mediocre reviews and arrived early at 5pm. The place was empty and was relatively cool compared to the humid heat outside but it certainly wasn't super cold as described... More 

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Thank Dennosaur
London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

. The food was lack lustre and they seemed disorganised and not really trying. What kind of restaurant runs out of butter? The veggie burger contained a random selection of stuff including chips but not including advertised ingredients. On plus side waitress tried her best and reduced the bill.

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Thank JH_Londoner
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

My daughters and I try to see as many plays at the Royal Court as possible. The last few we saw this year were Ophelias Zimmer (MIND-BLOWING!), X (fantastic!!) and Escaped Alone (AMAZING!). If you're interested in new writing and plays that are brave and challenging in both style and content, then this is the best place in London. There... More 

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Thank MayMustafa33
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

Saw the play 'X' here (which was fantastic) in May 2016 and thought this was a lovely little theatre. We were in the back row of the stalls which I'd recommend as they have a lot of extra legroom. The seats are comfortable and the theatre is beautifully decorated. I'd also recommend the bar and kitchen downstairs - nice food.... More 

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Thank Melissa W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

I visited the Theatre on Saturday 30th April 2016. I had booked a backstage tour online £7. I arrived a few minutes before the 11 am start. There were only 7 of us who gathered in the "ladies room" in the attractive cafe/bar/Resteraunt in the basement. Our host was charming, friendly and full of entertaining and interesting facts. The tour... More 

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Dagenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

Visited the Royal Court Theatre with my younger brother (14) to see The Twits. We both enjoyed the performance and found the staff to be very helpful when showing us to our seats. A welcoming and pleasant environment and an all round good experience.

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Thank Abigail P
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

The Royal Court Theater in Sloane Square, Chelsea, has a storied past and tries very hard to break new ground with innovative theater today. This is the theater where John Osbourne's, Look Back in Anger, and The Entertainer with Sir Laurence Olivier first ran. In 1975, I saw David Hare's Teeth n Smiles starring a young Helen Mirren. Every since,... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016 via mobile

The cafe is very busy as is the bar. We had booked and stated we were going to a concert nearby. We ended up having our coffee before our dessert. The food is good and tasty. Nicely presented. The waiting staff are working their socks off but they need to sort out more staff in the kitchen or only have... More 

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Thank Judi H
Exeter, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016 via mobile

I visited the theatre on the 9th of march 2016 to see Caryl Churchills's 'Escaped Alone'. What I was not told upon entering the theatre, was that the Royal Court has a rule that once the performance starts you are unable to leave to go to the toilet, under any circumstances. This is very inconsiderate for people who may have... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

The theatre has Monday nights for £10, which get sold out quickly, so one has to get tickets much in advance. There is a large bar and kitchen downstairs, but it was really busy, so probably one has to get there well in advance of the performance. Note the strictly enforced no late-comers policy, the seat rows are very narrow,... More 

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