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Charing Cross Theatre

Villiers Street | The Arches, London WC2N 6NL, England
+44 844 493 0650
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Monday night theatre

Lighting hiccup on night reminds you this is a live show and was well handled. Given the heat, as... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Nicola R
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The Braille Legacy

It's always magic stepping out of the bright sunshine of a London summer evening into a cute... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
VivienneLafferty
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Hatfield, 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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  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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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 4 days ago via mobile

Lighting hiccup on night reminds you this is a live show and was well handled. Given the heat, as with many London venues it's not got the best air con but it's a great venue - intimate but not intimidating. Great bar area, central to...More

Thank Nicola R
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's always magic stepping out of the bright sunshine of a London summer evening into a cute theatre like this one under Charing Cross station. It was an excellent venue for "The Braille Legacy" but this production was of such quality that, when its run...More

Thank VivienneLafferty
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

I am extremely disappointed with this establishment. I used to be more than a regular customer. I had been to the piano bar at least twice per month and in the last year I threw my own birthday party there. This evening for no reason...More

Thank Rafael S
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Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

Took the family to see this show which they all enjoyed and which gave us insights into the life of Louis Braille and what he achieved. I loved the performance from all the cast who acted with both energy and emotional feeling, supported by a...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2017

THE BRAILLE LEGACY: fabulous musical about the life of Louis Braille, inventor of the alphabet for the blind. Excellent musical score that makes you hum or wistle all night, great cast with great presence on stage & amazing voices touching the heart. Congratulations Jean-Baptiste Saudray...More

Thank Jean-Guy D
Reviewed 5 May 2017

I go to the Theatre a lot in London and some are winners and some sadly aren't. The Braille Legacy is a definite winner. The story is about Louise Braille and his determination to bring about a system enabling visually impaired people to read. Jack...More

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Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful theatre set amidst the arches of Villiers Street behind Charing Cross station. The theatre seats about 160-180 people approximately and has recently begun to produce its own productions and largely to critical acclaim. It used to be the Players Theatre and...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Have just come from this lovely theatre having seen The Braille Legacy musical. The cast were all outstanding and the music, singing ,acting faultless. What an uplifting story about overcoming adversity and what Louis Brailles legacy to the world of visually impaired people means. We...More

2  Thank Howard m
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

The Braille Legacy is a perfect show for this intimate theatre. An earnest production, brimming over with good values. Fine performances from the cast - the young lead has real star quality. One of my favourite London theatres, it never disappoints.

4  Thank frankiegTW
Reviewed 21 April 2017

A great little theatre that specialises in rarely seen/new musicals. 'Titanic' was terrific. The latest offering 'The Braille Legacy' is entertaining, well sung, but has a rather thin storyline and less than memorable songs. But well with keeping an eye out for what is being...More

Thank GNC340
Nearby
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
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Response from Rosie P | Reviewed this property |
Hi , as far as I am aware no parking locally.I always use public transport as I combine other activities on the day.
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