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Charing Cross Theatre

#374 of 1,568 things to do in London
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Trafalgar Square / Embankment
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Address: Villiers Street | The Arches, London WC2N 6NL, England
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Down Underground!!

This is a hidden gem of a place! Underneath the arches of Charing Cross Station, performances are periodically interrupted with the rumbling of a train above. The cosy and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a hidden gem of a place! Underneath the arches of Charing Cross Station, performances are periodically interrupted with the rumbling of a train above. The cosy and intimate auditorium makes all the audience feel engaged and part of the experience. I saw Derren Brown here - and was right at the back but still brilliant!! Staff very laid... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Fabulous little theatre set underneath the station - ideal for Derren Brown's Secret production, ahead of his USA tour. With 250+ seats the whole experience felt intimate and as we were in the forward block of seats, it felt like a very personal performance. The bar area is set over two or three rooms and is worth exploring to find... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Anyone reading this review, 100% book your tickets as the play "Death takes a holiday" is a MUST see. From the moment you arrive at Charing Cross you are greeted by friendly stuff. All of us (21-50 y.o.) were awakened and drown in by the characters, the story, the costumes and the beautiful songs.

Thank Lesia M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have seen several productions here including Ushers the Musical and just last week Death Takes A holiday which was a fantastic show I would highly recommend. It is a delightful theatre. On this visit I sat on the end of the 3rd row in the stalls. The view was brilliant. Only 12 seats in the row so a small... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first time at this theatre and we really liked it there. It's quite small as it only has stalls and a couple of boxes, but this added to the atmosphere. The play / musical was not the best , but we did enjoy our time there. The lead male singer apparently only took on the role from... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went here to see death takes a holiday and have never been to the theatre before. It is a bit hidden away in the arches but great location as close to great restaurants. It has a bar in the theatre to order drinks for the interval and also you are able to take drinks in plastic cups into the theatre.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Amazing show at this super little theatre situated under Charing Cross train station They serve a great 3 course set lunch in the piano bar - food was lovely. All seats in the theatre offer a great view. Very reasonably priced tickets. A great find !!!!!

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Came here for NYE to Christina Bianco, nice very cosy place. Treated well & great after show drinks. Bar well priced which makes a change. Will be back.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

A nice little place to watch a show in an intimate setting. Has a nice bar and you can see the stage from every seat in the place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Saw Ragtime at this theatre. This was much better than a lot of the West End shows we saw. The stage may be small but very creatively used. The concept and direction was excellent. The cast, as singers and the orchestra, were all superb. This is a hidden gem in London. More travels need to come to see them.

Thank bizbear

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