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Charing Cross Theatre

Villiers Street | The Arches, London WC2N 6NL, England
+44 844 493 0650
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Cute, but choose your seats wisely

One night I had little to do and decided I went to see a musical. But since I was on my own I... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ginafoodie
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
So glad I discovered this gem!

You might need to hunt to find this gorgeous little theatre in the arches beneath Charing Cross... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
loreli2015
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 18 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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Reviewed 14 January 2018

Lovely little theatre. There is a bar and small room for eating. Very friendly staff. The show was brilliant. Some real stand out voices. Great evenings entertainment.

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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

My opinion differs so much from the previous reviewer. It is hard for me to fathom that I saw the same production. The theater was small, but hardly dirty or down an alley. It was situated in a large old London archway with pubs and...More

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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

The show is ok but not a patch on the production I saw at the Palace Theatre many years ago,this cast isn’t really above Am Dram and they must have got change for a fiver for the set! But tickets at £43 it is so...More

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Reviewed 19 December 2017

Wonderful intimate space under the arches, and not a bad seat in the house. The Woman in White was a perfect production to be hosted by the theatre; the venue supported the gothic atmosphere, set changes were brilliant, wonderful vocal talent on stage and a...More

Thank Sandy B
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Reviewed 17 December 2017

After visiting here in the summer, when it was way too hot, I opted to give the theatre another chance. I booked a seat for Woman In White and although it cost £53, it included a free programme and a glass of Prosecco, which was...More

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Vaughan W, Owner at Charing Cross Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

Thanks for your review. As you will have noticed, for the comfort of our audiences we have recently installed full air conditioning in our auditorium .

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Reviewed 13 December 2017

The singing was beautiful and I loved the songs/music. The acting was also very good and I had to see the play twice because I enjoyed it so much. I strong recommend it. Sitting at the front is much better because the second time I...More

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Reviewed 4 December 2017

Went here to see The Woman in White, it's hidden away in the arches and at first difficult to find as a local pub had people drinking outside blocking the entrance. It also strangely smelled like raw onions all around the entrance area? The theatre...More

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gemma s
15 January 2015|
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Response from Vaughan W | Property representative |
You can actually park in John Adam Street after 6.30pm
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