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“Stunning Gem of an Arts Space hidden away in Victoria with Great Food”
Review of St James Theatre

St James Theatre
Ranked #259 of 1,816 things to do in London
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Owner description: Opened in September 2012, St. James Theatre is a unique, award winning arts complex in central London. With a 312 seat main house presenting plays, musicals and revues, and a 120 capacity Studio in cabaret style offering over 250 shows a year, the St. James has established itself as the vibrant cultural hub of the rapidly developing Victoria area and a major player on the wider cultural scene. The Carrara restaurant is situated on the first floor of the theatre via the spectacular Carrara marble staircase. You will enjoy the relaxed, elegant atmosphere whilst being served the finest European cuisine sourcing the best local ingredients
Reviewed April 7, 2013

This wonderful theatre has been rebuilt and reopened in 2012. it's a stunning and well needed place in London. Lovely to see it back where the old Westminster theatre used to be. Seats 312 in their intimate theatre beautifully tiered so none tall infront can upset your view. Wonderful bar and brasserie downstairs serving excellent food and especially lovely restaurant up the stunning marble staircase aptly called Carrara. We had the most delicious lunch there yesterday served by a wonderful girl who was interested and totally charming and a great front of house for this restaurant. Food was superb and well priced. They do a lovely 2 course lunch for £15.50. We were impressed by the food and its a great place to dine before or after the theatre performance. We then saw the new play about Ruth Ellis by Amanda Whittington -still a subject engrained in the memories of those of us of a certain age. Fabulous and moving production do try and see it. Shows the extra evidence that Ellis gave to Mishcon before she was hanged.Well done St James for bringing it to London. There is a fabulous programme of events every night of the week ranging from Jazz to Classical and comedy and cabaret. The great thing is its such an attractive space and the bonus of great food. I can't wait to return. 10 stars if I could give them!

3  Thank Jennie6613
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Reviewed April 4, 2013 via mobile

Amazingly beautiful and intimate setting for avante garde works. Try the cafe for drinks before- great value. Avoid the first row, little keg room.

1  Thank Mikeinmotio
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

The new St James' Theatre is slightly out of the way - tucked behind Buckingham Palace but it really is worth seeking it out. We went there recently to watch a play - Our Country's Good - which was fabulous - pure theatre. The auditorium is fairly small and intimate which means that everyone gets a great view of the stage. The seats are comfortable and in deep tiers, so there's no craning around to see over the giant who happens to be sitting in front of you. There's a nice brasserie upstairs and a welcoming pub next door which serves good food. There is even - shock horror in central London - free parking if you time your visit right.
I was taken ill halfway through the second half of the play and the staff were truly excellent - they did everything they could to help, and even took the trouble to find my email address on their system, and emailed the following day to check whether I was ok.
Highly recommended.

3  Thank kittywise
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Reviewed December 15, 2012

This is an exciting addition to theatre in London, and its great to have somewhere in Victoria showing a varied season of quality drama. The main auditorium is well designed, with comfortable seats with good legroom. There is also on on-site brasserie, a bar, and a programme of music and comedy alongside the main theatrical offerings.

1  Thank britchick73
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Reviewed December 3, 2012

The brand new 312 seat St. James Theatre is a total delight. We saw two different shows there, "Bully Boys" and "Daddy Long Legs". There is not a bad seat in the house, and the acoustics are superb. There is a delightful brasserie and very good restaurant on the premises. There is magnificent marble staircase that leads from street level to the restaurant, one flight up. The service was efficient and friendly. Dinner and a show? This is the place for you.

2  Thank Alexander M
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