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Charing Cross Theatre

Villiers Street | The Arches, London WC2N 6NL, England
+44 844 493 0650
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Harold & Maude

This play, written by Colin Higgins is definitely worth a visit. A very unusual, quirky play... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
caroline21650
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London, United Kingdom
Amazing little intimate theatre

Went to see Harold and Maude at the Charing Cross theatre - our first visit to this charming little... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2018
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Since 1864, there has been a theatre under the arches at Charing Cross Station. Known throughout the years by several names (Gattis-in-The-Arches, The Players Theatre and the New Players Theatre), the theatre was rechristened the Charing Cross Theatre in January, 2011 to mark the change in its ownership and the new era on which it was embarking. Although the Music Hall tradition is still honoured with periodic Sunday performances, the Charing Cross Theatre has operated as a legitimate commercial venue since 2002. The current management is committed to presenting affordable theatrical productions of the highest standards, while maintaining a collaborative atmosphere where seasoned professionals can work with emerging young talent
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Villiers Street | The Arches, London WC2N 6NL, England
Trafalgar Square / Embankment
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+44 844 493 0650
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This play, written by Colin Higgins is definitely worth a visit. A very unusual, quirky play starring Linda Marlowe and Patrick Walshe McBride with lots of laughs, but moving too. Excellent acting by all concerned, and the direction is superb - plus very clever set....More

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Reviewed 18 March 2018

Went to see Harold and Maude at the Charing Cross theatre - our first visit to this charming little place. The theatre is located under the arches of Charing Cross station which is a fabulous location - walking past lots of little shops and restaurants...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2018

We went to see H&M yesterday afternoon. Wow. What an absolute treat. A quirky, brilliant, hilarious performance by an outstanding cast. It is a very small, quaint theatre (wherever you sit, you will be quite close to the stage - no sound system required). The...More

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

Once a Music Hall so atmosphere wonderful. Excellent play. Acting just great. No matter where you sit can see the stage.

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Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

The theatre is set in the railway arches under Charring Cross station. It looks lovely, however the seats are very uncomfortable and the show was over two hours long. The numbers on the seats are fading so most people couldn’t find their seats. And every...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

So it did take several minutes using Google maps in the rain to find - I’d probably check the route first! However, it was a gorgeous venue for those who like small, tucked away places - the bar area was friendly with lots of seating...More

Thank Mhairi T
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Wonderful play, Sheila Hancock was brilliant! Can not believe she is 84, the guy that played Harold was great too. Seats were good, not a lot of space. Theatre beautiful was weird hearing trains.

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Reviewed 8 February 2018

One night I had little to do and decided I went to see a musical. But since I was on my own I figured I could get myself the cheapest tickets available. That got me ended up on a bench on the side, where I...More

Thank ginafoodie
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Reviewed 31 January 2018

You might need to hunt to find this gorgeous little theatre in the arches beneath Charing Cross Station (a helpful station assistant showed me the way!) but easy to find again once you know where to look and very convenient for Embankment tube. Only 260...More

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Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

Charing Cross theatre is a little theatre that until now had escaped my attention, it is underneath the Charing Cross railway station , situated midway through an arched tunnel just off Villiers street. It has about 265 seats, cosy and good views from almost every...More

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Trafalgar Square / Embankment
With its iconic Nelson’s Column, majestic oversized
lions and brightly-lit fountains, Trafalgar Square is
not just considered the heart of this bustling London
hub, but the very core of the city itself. Beyond this
esteemed gathering place are more famous icons, as
well as a disproportionate numbers of the city’s most
popular cultural attractions including the National
Gallery and many West End theaters. Along the way to
...More
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