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Swan Theatre

Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 7LS, England
+44 1789 403493
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Ouch, great performance ruined by poor seating

Went on Saturday to see Duchess of Malfi. Great performance, but the most uncomfortable seating... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Tricky273
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Caythorpe, United Kingdom
Large stage reduced intimacy

For the relatively small number of total seats this theater seemed to lack the intimacy... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
David G
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Boca Raton, Florida
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  • Average4%
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“wolf hall” (32 reviews)
“vice versa” (8 reviews)
“front row” (27 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 7LS, England
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+44 1789 403493
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Went on Saturday to see Duchess of Malfi. Great performance, but the most uncomfortable seating - we were in B row of the gallery 1. These are like stools, not easy to get on and off, do provide a good view, but very uncomfortable. Go...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For the relatively small number of total seats this theater seemed to lack the intimacy anticipated. Maybe this was an effect of the large stage?

Thank David G
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Reviewed June 9, 2018

Last night I went to see Mrs Rich, or The Beau defeated at The Swan theatre, a completely barmy, funny, colourful noisy delight. There are amazing costumes, dogs, guns, singing and dancing, and the most intricate, convoluted plot you can imagine, basically a bawdy restoration...More

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Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

Our first time at the Swan far exceeded expectation, from the location to the performance, the staff to the cost. We will definitely be back for more!

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Reviewed May 31, 2018

I had a puzzle upon arriving at Stratford-Upon-Avon. Although the Royal Shakespeare Theater was easily seen on the riverfront, I was scheduled to see "The Dutchess of Malfi" at the "Swan Theater" and I could find no signs that told me where it was. I...More

Thank Ted S
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Reviewed May 30, 2018 via mobile

Came to see the play in the Swan theatre. Enjoyed the play a great deal, the acting was outstanding. Service from all the staff was excellent at every point of our visit from box office, bar to ushers. Prices for tickets are excellent as are...More

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Reviewed May 25, 2018 via mobile

This is a great theatre. Your arranged as if you were in a medieval theatre with the way you watch.. the cast uses it’s in between time to break down and setup it really well put on. Price varies depends on what gallery you sit....More

Thank Thegreathondo
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Reviewed May 17, 2018

I took a group of Norwegian students to see "The Duchess of Malfi" and we were surprised by this wonderful theatre. The proximity to the stage and the atmosphere was really something else. Everything from the hand rung bell to the front row having to...More

Thank Truls S
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Reviewed May 3, 2018

We love visiting the Swan Theatre whenever we can. We made a late booking to see "Mrs Rich" - in fact we just managed to get standing tickets! A bargain at £5 each! The production was brilliant and the atmosphere in that theatre is wonderful!!

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Reviewed May 1, 2018

The play was great fun, we got standing tickets for £5 which was fantastic value for money and we still got a great view. Recommend visiting and booking in for a play. Perfect for a rainy day or fleeting visit to Stratford. Staff checking bags...More

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The Arden Hotel, just across the road from the theatre, brilliant hotel
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