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Palace Theatre

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Address: 113 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 5AY, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7434 0909
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Perfect for Harry Potter

The Palace theatre (look, style, location) is almost perfect for Harry Potter and The Cursed Child. Our seats were on the grand circle with a good view of the stage. We had to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Palace theatre (look, style, location) is almost perfect for Harry Potter and The Cursed Child. Our seats were on the grand circle with a good view of the stage. We had to move forward a bit to see the bottom right corner but there wasn't too many scenes based there. Value for money was ok. The prices of basic... More 

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Sutton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have seen several shows at the Palace Theatre (latest was Harry Potter) and believe it's one of the best London Theatres. It's big so has the most popular shows on. Great architecture and the inside is beautifully decorated. We have never had a bad seat there: usually in the Stalls or, for Harry Potter, premium seats in row B... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

"Harry Potter etc." is Super .... wonderful effects; good casting. Okay plot. Glad I saw it. But beware that, in the Grand Circle, Seat E-9 is impossible to sit in, and the ticket is NOT MARKED to indicate this. The seat does not face the stage and is at a severe tilt. A couple of seats nearby are also unsittable.... More 

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here to watch Harry's potter and the cursed child, the queue was very long to get in as had to have bags checked but went down very fast. The palace inside is beautifull very historic, we sat in the circle seats which were lovely wherever you sat you had a good view, only a bit of a problem if... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had seats in row E of the balcony which cost £15 so we were expecting not to see much, but actually the view was fine, apart from for one of our party who was behind a women who kept leaning very far forward and blocking part of the stage( please show consideration for those around you, there was also... More 

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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The venue is beautiful, and the Cursed Child is outstanding, so my review isn't about the building as a whole or the play, it is purely based on the seat I was in. We were in seats A38 - 41 in the grand circle and they were ridiculously uncomfortable. I'm only 5.5" and my knees were squashed against the front... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We traveled to London to enjoy Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. The review for the play is separate and this review is only concerned with our experience with the theatre. Seating was comfortable, the line to enter was around the building, but security worked through it quickly and kindly. Merchandise was divided between programs and goods and handled quickly... More 

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Hinckley, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dreadful. We were on row f of the balcony and as you can see from the pics attached..it's the worst view you could get. We paid over 70 each for the two parts of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and couldn't see anything without moving to one side. The girl in front was only about 5ft6 like me and... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the performance but the limited opening times for the merchandise at interval and end of show was ludicrously short. We caught the second half an hour later due to power cut but that didn't seem to translate into additional time for getting some momentous of our experience...leaving aside the absence of business acumen cutting short secondary spend the apparent... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The play was amazing, staff were helpful and friendly. Be warned that ladies toilet get very busy particularly during intervals. During these times you can go out into the front closure to have a cigarette break too. Be warned if seated on the top balcony there is very limited leg room and it is cramped at times especially for taller... More 

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