Swan Theatre

Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Swan Theatre Reviews: 4.5/5

Swan Theatre
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel32,794 contributions
A nice looking building.
Jul 2021
This is a lovely building, located just next to the river.
unfortunately, there were no guided tours available when we visited.
Written August 22, 2021
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NGDMJ
Moose Jaw, Canada284 contributions
Squashed
Mar 2020 • Couples
Nice theatre but the seating it too compact. We are not large people and were uncomfortable, the lady beside us complained the whole time that we were taking up too much room & to move our legs. We left at intermission because we couldn’t imagine suffering another hour. We saw the production King John adaptation which was ok, much rather the proper casting & costume as opposed to the new age adaptation. The players were very good though. We suggest you don’t book tickets in advance and just take your chances the day of because you could receive standby prices which will be half the regular price.
Written March 11, 2020
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Madcow20142014
Redditch, UK233 contributions
First visit and not the last
Mar 2020 • Couples
Weve been to the main theatre before but not this one. Exactly the same layout as the other but felt more intimate. Play we saw was great but the whole evening was wonderful . Clean toilets, friendly staff at the bars and extremely helpful staff to answer our queries.
As we came out we looked over at both the old and new theatres and felt so fortunate to live so close to these amazing buildings. If you've not been to either theatres, then put it on your 'to do' list
Written March 5, 2020
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William R
Stafford, UK935 contributions
King John
Feb 2020
Superb acting made one of the Bard's less well-known works come to vivid life in this performance. This was my first visit to the Swan Theatre, and I appreciated being closer to the actors... and the action.
Written February 28, 2020
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theDiceThrower
West Bridgford, UK209 contributions
Great rendition of King John
Feb 2020
I have never seen this play before, but the manner of the performance will certainly make me keep an eye out for it again, if for no other reason than to contrast with this performance. Having a female King John and Cardinal added to the story and the battles portrayed in different styles was charming. Would recommend to anyone who has a love for Shakespeare.
Written February 20, 2020
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GlutenFreeLowestoft
Lowestoft23 contributions
The Whip - if you like theatre don’t miss this.
Feb 2020 • Couples
Tonight saw the opening in The Swan theatre of The Whip. A new play centred around Parliament and the Bill to Abolish Slavery and other issues of the day. This play grabs you with both hands and pulls you in and won’t let go until it ends. I was enthralled by the acting, the set and especially the play itself accompanied by superb music. It’s not in any way a fun night out but another example of the RSC at its very best. Don’t miss it as it’s only here for a relatively short time.
Written February 1, 2020
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tyngelli
herts25 contributions
Good experience, uncomfortable seating.
Jan 2020
We recently saw King John at the theatre which was an intimate and enjoyable experience. The play itself is not the best but the actors promoted its humour and made the plot clear and easy to follow. We had seats on the ground floor and had a good view and the seats, especially with a discount for over 65s, weren't expensive. Unfortunately, although the seating was tolerably comfortable, the seats weren't separated, but together ,generally in rows of 4 and were very narrow,barely wide enough for an average person. This could be a problem.
Written January 31, 2020
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Sheila
6 contributions
King John
Nov 2019 • Friends
Just visited the Swan Theatre Stratford on Avon to see King John. An absolutely astounding and outstanding production. I can't recommend this highly enough. Superb.
Written November 27, 2019
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Max M
8 contributions
Should be ashamed
Nov 2019
Having booked seats in Gallery 1, A37/38 for a birthday present I was surprised to see how little room there was - probably about 12 inches between the seat and the rail. For much of the time (we left at half time) I had to stand up to avoid cramp and because it was simply so uncomfortable to be crunched up against the rail. I can see no reference on the website to 'limited access' or 'suitable for children only' and to pay £55 to stand up in a theatre is terrible. Won't be fooled again.
Written November 26, 2019
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Paul H
Nottingham, UK928 contributions
Very Cockpit.
Nov 2019
Absolutely loved the atmosphere and structure of this fine building. It gives you excellent viewing but with a closeness to the cast which larger venues cannot.
Written November 21, 2019
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