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Hampstead Theatre

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Address: Eton Avenue | Swiss Cottage, London NW3 3EU, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7722 9301
10:00 - 10:30
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 10:30

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Great theatre cafe with texting actors behind the bar. Catch site of Tasmin Rupert Ray D and other lovies whilst sipping a Latte or Sauvi Blanc.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 September 2016
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I used to go to school in Swiss Cottage in the 1960s, the theatre occupied a very temporary looking hut. This remained standing and in use until 2003, when a lovely, interestingly designed new theatre replaced it. Almost every seat in the auditorium has good sightlines. There is a good rake so that you need not worry about tall... More 

Thank barklyeast
Greater London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is not a review about a play as they are inevitably variable in quality. This is a review about the theatre and in particular the seating which is possibly the worst and most uncomfortable that I have ever experienced in a theatre. Because of its "interesting" construction the seats are arranged so that those not directly facing the stage... More 

Thank Ken B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

We saw Labyrinth which was rather predictable and not the most exciting play, we were rather bored in truth though it was well executed. The seats I had booked P9 and 10, £30 each, so their 2nd most expensive seats, were not comfortable, little leg room, rigid backs with a high bar in front (which as they were 2nd row... More 

Thank Caroline H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Great theatre cafe with texting actors behind the bar. Catch site of Tasmin Rupert Ray D and other lovies whilst sipping a Latte or Sauvi Blanc.

Thank david m
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

I'm from the local area, and sometimes the theatre works out as a nice place to hang out with or without friends - the cafe however is overpriced.

Thank HelenFemi
Malden, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

The location is great right outside the underground swiss cottage stop. Nice quite neighborhood. You don't have to go to the West End area to see superb theater. The actors and actresses played their parts very well. The staff is friendly helpful. I love that there is a delicious cafe in the lobby area.

Thank hey_you69
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

I've been coming to Hampstead Theatre since the days I was roped in as a teenager to help with kids shows. The graduation from a 100 seat portakabin to the stunning theatre of today was dramatic. So, it's a north London institution - but no institution just a gets a free pass - it has to produce work to a... More 

Thank Steve M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Great location, literally a stones throw from the tube. We booked our tickets over the phone, the staff were extremely helpful and the process for collection was smooth! We were in the main theatre in the stalls, from what I could see all the tickets had good views due to the size and structure of the seating plan! The stage... More 

Thank NaomiF2901
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

I love the intense personal experience that I go through on each occasion I come here to watch a play! Fantastic place to visit , always great experience and spectacular plays and actors! I watched Alligators yesterday and WOW what play it was!

Thank Paulina S
Hertford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

The new Hampstead theatre is a modern delight, and therefore not to everyone's taste. Its biggest drawback is that it is almost impossible to park, but on the other hand is just round the corner from Swiss Cottage tube station, The foyer is open with an excellent snack bar. The auditorium is semi-circular with a strong slatted wood theme. There... More 

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