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Duke of York's Theatre

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104 St. Martin's Lane, London WC2N 4BG, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The theatre was very comfortable and pleasant, however I could not hear anything that was said during the play as their high tech system for people with hearing difficulties (which is based on wifi) kept cutting out and there was a background included noise which...More

Thank gekko307
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had tickets for King Lear. Sat at upper circle. Unfortunately I had a very high person right in front of me. Could not see the stage at all. So it was a long 3 1/2 hours. Would not choose upper circle again. Also not much...More

Thank Maureen E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw this production streamed live to the Everyman Cinema in Gerrard Cross. Sir Ian was, as expected magnificent. However, this version is mess. Why are the actors changing costumes literally every five minutes from different army/air force uniforms, SAS soldiers with machine guns, to...More

Thank LondonPoddy
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

We saw King Lear here with Sir Ian McKellen, it was an amazing performance. The staff at the Theatre where very helpful. It was a long performance and the toilets where very busy as a result. The interval drinks where very nice with Sipsmiths Gin...More

Thank michaelowen72
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

We are from Switzerland and it was our first time in a theatre. The Duke of York is situated near the underground station and it was easy to find. The staff was friendly and helpful. It is a small theatre, which made the performance even...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2018

Cramped, stuffy theatre. No room to move, very hot due to heatwave (not the theatre's fault) but awful stuffiness.

Thank Sookisoo Y
Reviewed 21 August 2018

The Duke of York theatre is an old favourite of many who visit London. This year alone it has shown Ink , Mary Stuart , and currently King Lear. All superb shows. For King Lear, the middle section of seats from the back to the...More

Thank coventry58
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Fantastic old theatre where one is (in the Circle at least) right on top of the action to pick up on every subtlety on stage. King Lear was such a clever production (could even follow what was going on in a Shakespeare I haven't read/studied!)....More

Thank PAUL E
Reviewed 17 August 2018

The Duke of York Theatre is a beautiful old building. The staff are very courteous, friendly and professional. The seats were comfortable and the House was packed - standing room only. Ian McKellen didn't disappoint in his role as King Lear. My daughter and I...More

Thank _anj014
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

This is a small intimate but historic theater and you have to appreciate how close to the performers you are. Sir Ian McKellen was wonderful tonight - it’s a long performance and the theater runs a little hot so keep this in mind.

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Justin L
27 April 2016|
Response from wasjet | Reviewed this property |
There is a cloakroom just off the foyer on the ground floor where you can check coats and bags. They will also look after wheelchairs if you have one as they can only allow two chairs into the auditorium itself Gerry
16 September 2015|
Response from Katie L | Reviewed this property |
There is a handrail at the front if you are in the dress circle. Seats may be cramped but we generally sit here as it's cheaper. You will find that that row c or d will be much more expensive. In the stalls row a not a... More