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Palace Theatre

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Address: 113 Shaftesbury Ave, London W1D 5AY, England
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Harry Potter / Cursed Child

I saw the HP play August 2016 at this theater. The outside architecture is magnificent in person. The inside is well-maintained, seats comfortable. I sat in the grand circle and... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

I saw the HP play August 2016 at this theater. The outside architecture is magnificent in person. The inside is well-maintained, seats comfortable. I sat in the grand circle and the view was perfect for the play. Temperature was perfect - not too hot or too cold. I was very impressed with this theater!

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wondering about the need to stop people bringing their own unopened snacks into the theatre. Was it in relation to a security threat? Surely, the only possible threat being to the profits of the rather expensive bars and kiosks within. Shame on you. Play very enjoyable btw.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Firstly let me say that if this was to rate the whole experience it would've been 5/5 as Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is out of this world, however the building and staff have let it down. We had seats in the front row of the grand circle & all I can say is that when the seats were... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to see both Part 1 and 2 of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child". It was a very hot day outside about 28 degrees, but the temperature was very comfortable inside. Both shows were excellent, top drawer, very impressive. There was heightened security after the Manchester bombing earlier this week, but this was not a problem at all, the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

we have seen Harry Potter and the Cursed Child twice - so between the 2 parts we have visited 4 time winter and then in spring. This theatre is uncomfortably hot - it actually takes away from the enjoyment of the piece. If you come in the winter definitely check your coats as you won't want the extra "cover" -... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

watched the Child's curse on 20/05/17 , even though we were in the balconey and the view was not the best it was a phenomenal experience for my daughter and myself!

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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were a party of 6 who had bought tickets for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child 18 months previous. Following our visit on 30 April 2017 I submitted a review. I also contacted the theatre to ask why chocolate, food & snacks were removed from our bags and why our balcony seats were so hot & cramped. It took... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Show was excellent. Staff were really helpful and very friendly too. Legroom was abysmal, but it's an old theatre and we were in the balcony row E.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to see Harry Potter and the Cursed child (which is amazing) but theatre itself was a bit of a letdown. No food or drink was allowed in which I found ridiculous. I had cereal bars from the train journey and some fruit which I had to throw away because they wouldn't allow them in which was ridiculous. Also, the... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

... it just doesn't have the facilities for a double whammy that is the Cursed Child performance, there are not enough loos and the seats are just uncomfortable, after a couple of hours there was a lot of shifting and squirming trying to get comfortable. I am not tall and found it tight anyone over six foot would have struggled,... More 

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