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“In the next room”
Review of St James Theatre

St James Theatre
Ranked #322 of 1,633 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
London, United Kingdom
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“In the next room”
Reviewed December 21, 2013

This lovely theatre seems to be overlooked by tourists. Maybe because it's new for us - only just over a year old, or because it's not the "West End" but I can think of no better way than to finish a brilliant day at Buckingham Palace with a night at this theatre. You can also eat there. It has a very varied menu. It also has a studio with everything you could wish for, small intimate with cabaret, comedy, jazz, stand up or even plays. The play at the main theatre is brilliant. "In the Next room" has apparently come from Broadway (at a quarter of the cost I should imagine). It is funny, sad and the small cast is brilliant, it's also a bit outrageous but the audience loved it. It is different and the story is based on truth. The added extra plus is that you can see from anywhere in this theatre. I am short and no end of plays in the West End has been ruined by the fact that huge people always sit in front of me. There are no restricted views and even on the back row, you can see everything. The front of house staff are very knowledgeable and welcoming. Go on, give it a try, you will not regret it.

Visited December 2013
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“Intimate, comfortable theatre - 'In The Next Room' very entertaining, superb cast”
Reviewed November 19, 2013

A small and cosy modern theatre near to Victoria Station, with steeply sloped seating so your view is excellent all-round, and with a large bar serving teas and alcoholic beverages.
The quality of the shows here is really impressive looking at their line-up; In The Next Room was really very funny and touching - hugely recommended. The cast is simply superb, maybe the best play I've seen in London this year. Its been lauded by the critics.
Well worth visiting, a great treat!

Visited November 2013
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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“A new and different theatre experience”
Reviewed October 13, 2013

Ths is a new London theatre and bar/ brasserie-not in Theatreland but in SW1-the nearest theatre to it is The Victoria Palace.It is well worth making the trip away from TheWest End to this little gem-for one thing there are no crowds and it was good to find a new part of London to explore. 6 of us went to see Scenes from a Marriage directed by Trevor Nun and featuring the brilliant actors Olivia Williams and Mark Bazeley. It's a good play and there were great performances from all the cast. The theatre is small and well designed with good views from all seats- and the tickets are reasonably priced for a London theatre. We had drinks in the bar beforehand and after. The service was excellent. Another time we will have a meal. The food looked good and there was a buzzy atmosphere about the place.

Visited October 2013
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Eynsford, United Kingdom
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“New theatre in London”
Reviewed September 19, 2013

It's hard to write a review on a theatre as so much depends on what you have gone to see, but this theatre is just one year old, which is very unusual for London and is well designed, spacious seating, good air con. and we'll priced restaurant, On my visit I went to watch a jazz pianist in The Gallery which is like a lounge bar very close to the stage. It's also very close to Victoria railway station. If your in London it's worth checking out what's on.

Visited September 2013
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“London's newest theatre is worth supporting”
Reviewed September 11, 2013 via mobile

I've now seen several productions at this theatre both in the main stage and in the studio and I've enjoyed every one. The auditorium is spacious (for a small theatre) and all seats offer a good view of the stage. Ticket prices are very reasonable and there is always a welcoming and professional atmosphere whether dealing with the box office or cloakroom (free) or dining in their excellent brasserie. A welcome new addition to the off-West End experience with an interesting variety of plays and studio performers.

Visited September 2013
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