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Address: Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 7LS, England

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Swan theatre

This is a lovely theatre, though if you sit in row A centre beware as its not the front row and if you have someone tall in front of you then you have to peek round the side of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
milton keynes
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milton keynes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a lovely theatre, though if you sit in row A centre beware as its not the front row and if you have someone tall in front of you then you have to peek round the side of them. The side views downstairs are fantastic. Make sure you take something to wrap up in though as it can get... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We've been coming here since 1969. We agreed, as did a number of our fellow theatregoers, that Dr Faustus was one of the worst RSC productions we'd ever seen. It relied on gimmick to keep attention rather than text and acting. Many of the actors gabbled so that even in row D it was hard to hear. If it had... More 

Thank beaminster
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although we would have liked to see a Shakespeare play during our Stratford visit, we decided to see "The Alchemist" by Ben Johnson instead so we could experience a play in period costumes and in the more traditional, Elizabethan-style theatre. We were not disappointed; even my 14-year-old son admitted to enjoying it more than he was expecting. I called to... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a terrific setting! The Swan Theater was the perfect setting for Ben Johnson's play "The Alchemist." We had seats in Gallery 1 which gave us a great view of the stage and performance. The only drawback for me was that the seating was a little cramped, although my wife had no problem. However, because there were no seats directly... More 

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Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gorgeous building and lovely little theatre, just the right size for the play The Alchemist (which is highly recommended even if you're not usually into this type of entertainment by the way). We were in gallery 2 and the view was very good. Announcements were made well in time for the start of the performance and the ushers were extremely... More 

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

Booked to see Dr Faustus at this wonderful theatre. It was amazing. Helpful, friendly staff. The theatre itself is small and makes you feel as one with the actors. I was enthralled from beginning to end. I only wish I lived nearer and could go more often.

Thank Lesley W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

Visited Swan Theatre for understudy run of The Alchemist. What a show,absolutely brilliant. All the cast were amazing,especially the three main characters. Well done RSC.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Super views from most seats (although some are high up looking down.) Seats at the side are at least as good as those directly in front of the stage. Intimate experience in a small theatre.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

Seating close to the action. Some nice timber and brick finishes. Standing room upstairs. Shares the same building with the main auditorium.

Thank MPriaulx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

This is a beautiful theatre belonging to the Royal Shakespeare Company. It has a beautiful architecture and is a must to visit, when visiting Stratford-upon-Avon.

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