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Aldwych Theatre

49 Aldwych, London WC2B 4DF, England
+44 845 200 7981
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Beautiful

Visited with Freinds, Great show, Good value for money, left humming the songs for the next few... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Keith e
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London
Incredible. (La Soirée was the show)

Booked via an offer on Travelzoo. Had problem with the app giving a date that the theatre hadn't... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Edward678
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There can be no other theatre in the world which has two such distinct and diverse claims to fame as the Aldwych.During the period from 1925 until 1933 the theatre housed a series of farces by Ben Travers which have gone down in history as 'The Aldwych Farces'. They included such familiar titles as A Cuckoo in the Nest, Rookery Nook, Thark, Plunder and A Cup of Kindness. Nearly 30 years later, on 15 December 1960, the Royal Shakespeare Company took over the Aldwych as its London base.During the next 21 years, prior to the company moving to its theatre in the Barbican, history was frequently made.The Aldwych is currently the residence for the Olivier & Tony award winning Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
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“grand circle” (61 reviews)
“dress circle” (44 reviews)
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49 Aldwych, London WC2B 4DF, England
Covent Garden
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited with Freinds, Great show, Good value for money, left humming the songs for the next few days, even the bar prices were reasonable (By west end pricing that is ) the service we received as we entered the theatre was very customer friendly ,...More

Thank Keith e
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked via an offer on Travelzoo. Had problem with the app giving a date that the theatre hadn't agreed to discount. However the Theatre replied nicely to an email from me and sorted matters. Even better... we got to the theatre to find an incredibly...More

1  Thank Edward678
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the Aldwych Theatre to see 'La Soirée’. The Theatre is near Covent Garden so there are plenty of places in which to eat. The first thing that you notice is the friendliness of all of the staff, followed by the beautiful building....More

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Reviewed 16 January 2018

Built when the Aldwych was created in the 1900's, the theatre has undergone complete refurbishment which has retained the Edwardian baroque interior while improving the bars and toilets, which are often a problem in these older theatres. The rain was pouring down outside, so it...More

Thank Ian C
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Reviewed 13 January 2018

Having been bought tickets for La Soiree at the Aldwych Theatre, I wasn't quite sure what to expect, but let me start by saying that the theatre is a really quite small but intimate and extrovert type place. The show itself was a little left...More

Thank JTDaprince
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Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

We went to see La Soiree at the Aldwych. As always the staff were very friendly and go the extra mile to make your visit special. Amazing show and will go again. Very frivolous so keep an open mind. The performers were incredibly.

Thank DavidA129541
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Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

We went to see Le Soiree and it was fantastic. We go to the theatre a lot and to see something as different as this was refreshing. Go to this lovely theatre with an open mind and you will have a whale of a time....More

Thank Johncobham
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

I have been to this theatre and watched Kinky Boots 3 times, it just gets better. Even the audience take part and the noice and atmosphere is electric. This is without doubt the place to go and show to see. The cast are excellent in...More

4  Thank SteveN362
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

Grand Circle B3 I went to see Beautiful. The action which was entering from stage right I couldn't see without standing a bit and leaning right forward. Sound quality was great but I wouldn't choose to sit in this seat again for any show. There...More

3  Thank Jeanette M
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

Nice venue. Nice show. This venue has refreshments and toilets. I had front row tickets. Eye opener to the story of Carole King.

2  Thank Tigeriffic69
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skivvy55
7 May 2017|
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Well I'm not sure but if it's not the balcony, they will probably be good seats as we were in the balcony but I must say it was a really good musical... enjoy
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Gary C
20 April 2017|
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Response from forshara | Reviewed this property |
I was at the Aldwych Theater this past December, 2016. I didn't sit in the stalls but I believe that the seats are your average theater size seats. You might try calling the theater directly and asking them your question... More
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Mary Banks
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Response from Penwyllt | Reviewed this property |
Dress Circle is the one to go for. If you go to the Aldwych theatre web site, and search for access and facilities, you get the full run down including recommended seats for wheelchair users and poor mobility
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