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Criterion Theatre

Criterion Theatre Piccadilly, London W1J 9HT, England
+44 20 7839 8811
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Stunning little Theater

Visited for the first time to see The Comedy About a Bank Robbery. The Theater is in amazing... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Mark D
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
Jewel of a night out

On our annual London Theatre trip we choose a musical and an other. This was the other and it was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ian W
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Criterion Theatre Piccadilly, London W1J 9HT, England
St. James's
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+44 20 7839 8811
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"bank robbery"
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"piccadilly circus"
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"dress circle"
in 33 reviews
"comic timing"
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"peter pan"
in 17 reviews
"restricted view"
in 21 reviews
"brilliant play"
in 7 reviews
"laugh out loud"
in 8 reviews
"upper circle"
in 21 reviews
"box office"
in 17 reviews
"west end"
in 25 reviews
"second half"
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"front row"
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"great seats"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited for the first time to see The Comedy About a Bank Robbery. The Theater is in amazing condition and very ornate the interior dates right back to when the theater was built. The access is ok for able bodied people but involves steps as...More

Thank Mark D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

On our annual London Theatre trip we choose a musical and an other. This was the other and it was excellent. Right from the start there were puns and slapstick with some clever references to other films or plays.( a la Mission Impossible) It was...More

Thank Ian W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came to see the comedy about a bank robbery. Interesting theatre with stalls below ground. We were upgraded to great seats in the centre of the stalls. Best seats I’ve ever had at a theatre. Staff were very helpful and friendly. A very cosy small...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful little theatre set just off Leicester Square Piccadilly. Comfortable seating,friendly staff and decent little bar.

Thank Steve57C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Now there are many theatres on the West End but none of them in front of the famous statue of Anteros the brother of Eros in Piccadilly Circus. Lovely little theatre and staff were very friendly and efficient. Lovely seats and stage. Drinks are reasonably...More

Thank chris w
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is from the same company who produced “the play that went wrong “ and it’s just as hilarious. Without going into too much detail there’s a valuable diamond being stored in the most crookedest town in the world and everyone wants it. The whole...More

Thank Richard J
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having seen The Play That Goes Wrong, we were keen to see this play and it didn’t disappoint. The cast were excellent and hard working, we felt exhausted just by watching, especially on a very hot afternoon. ( The theatre has air con fortunately). The...More

Thank Philippa H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't be fooled by the reviews. Pros : - Cute theatre which was literally outside Piccadilly Circus Station so very convenient to get to - Actors who put in effort, and are talented at what they do Cons: - It genuinely is not funny, they...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What an excellent nights entertainment! Were a little dubious when we arrived at the tiny Criterion Theatre and seated on the very front row, but the hilarious, hardworking cast were amazing in giving us a night to remember

Thank 504150Katie
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

The Criterion theatre is a wonderful place with so much rich history. It's worth a visit just to see such an historic theatre sunk 30 feet under Piccadilly Circus. There are a lot of stairs, as you'd expect. I've never before seen signs pointing downstairs...More

Thank KPL0ND0N
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St. James's
Perennially fashionable since the days of Henry VIII,
the aristocratic “Clubland” of St James's is a premier
destination for high end craft and bespoke design.
Here you’ll lose count of the Royal Warrants (which
indicate that the Royal Family patronizes the
establishment) seen in shop front windows, even during
a short stroll to bordering Green Park or St James’s
Park. With the brightly lit and constantly buzzing
...More
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stonerconnie
21 May 2018|
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Response from Deborah K | Reviewed this property |
Personal preference of course, but the view from this theatre's stalls is fantastic - it's a small theatre so you're very close to the action on stage rather than looking down on it. Honestly not sure what sort of view you'd... More
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stonerconnie
21 May 2018|
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Response from bazonian2015 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I am not sure. We went in February. It is a very old theatre, maybe take a bottle of mineral water with you.
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WineTraveller
8 March 2018|
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Response from Jo D | Reviewed this property |
Hi, sorry for only spotting your question now Jonathan. I was in the stalls, 5 or 6 rows from the back in the dead centre so had a perfect view. The boxes are well positioned I'd say as the 'action' is not predominantly... More
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