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“First visit to the Park Theatre”
Review of Park Theatre

Park Theatre
Ranked #65 of 1,328 Nightlife in London
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Park Theatre is the brainchild of Artistic Director, Jez Bond, and Creative Director, Melli Marie, who – following a six year London-wide search for a building – discovered a vacant office block next to Finsbury Park station in 2010. Garnering support from the theatre community at large – including luminaries such as Ian McKellen and Alan Rickman, the press and, importantly, local residents – they set out to raise the necessary funds to convert the tired concrete building into a thriving new theatre and beacon for the community. At a cost of just £2.6 million, the building, designed by David Hughes Architects, opened in May 2013 to rave reviews from the critics.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

We booked tickets at the Park Theatre as we wanted to see David Hare in Pressure. The production and the cast were both really excellent, and well deserving of the applause. It was also great to see so many young people in the audience – unusual for theatre audiences in our experience.

There are a few things to be aware of; we didn't realise that the evening we booked was a football match day, and when we left we found a vast queue to enter the tube station. We therefore had to book a taxi to get back to Waterloo, which cost us a considerable sum!

The seating in the theatre consists of benches, and it looked pretty squashed on the upper levels. We were in the front row and managed OK by tucking our feet under the stage, but there is definitely a potential issue with legroom if you are tall.

For eating before the performance we managed to find a good little pizza place not far from the station, but there is also one right next to the theatre , as well as the popular café bar.

Definitely worth the trip!

Thank hoteljunkie99
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We are friends of the Park Theatre. We try to attend most of the shows in Park 200 and as many that we can manage in Park 90.

We are almost always impressed by the shows we see. The staging and direction are sometimes unusual but highly effective.

Transport links are pretty good with Tube nearby and buses too. We drive since my wife's mobility is limited but usually manage to get parking not far away.

There's a very good cafe and bar. Wifi is free and there is usually a crowd on the upper floor "working" on their laptops. There's great community involvement with activities for children and adults on several fronts.

It's a theatre that deserves support and gets some top names on its stages. We strongly recommend it.

Thank JimB34
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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

We drove down from Essex to watch Vincent River on a recommendation. Easily parked in neighbouring road (after 6.30 pm only). The first floor bar is nice and quirky, very tasty pizza’s were freshly made and served quickly. Very friendly staff.
The play Vincent River was outstanding, totally mesmerising.
We will definitely return!

Thank J W
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

Evokes caves with large bamboo rods, thumps and echoing voice & acquaphone, cello, flute and drums. Energetic leads, including Dr Aziz and the visiting elder English lady. Fielding the schoolmaster, only Englishman with Indian friends, convincing. And best line is his, “I am a holy man, without the religion.” Pertinent to current R wing politics,racial accusations in US, where minorities are accused of crimes and more likely to be convicted in court. Here,contrarily, the young lady withdraws her cave-mad accusation. Evidence, loss of binoculars, personally affecting, since this week mine lost in a rental vehicle.

Thank Mohlpowers
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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Visited for the first time tonight. Will definitely return. Intimate atmosphere great for feeling involved in the production. Interesting plays on offer.

Thank RATSOMATIC
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