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Superb atmospheric experience!

We visited and watched “Tamburlaine “ , a very atmospheric and “bloody”performance , the theatre... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kimberley P
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Grimsby, United Kingdom
An atmospheric re-creation

This theatre oozes history and is an excellent re-imagining of an Elizabethan playhouse. It’s... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
X8085XIalanf
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited and watched “Tamburlaine “ , a very atmospheric and “bloody”performance , the theatre itself is a wonderful place but not so much the cafe/bar in the foyer absolutely heaving all the time , the seating isn’t as comfy so made for a bit...More

Thank Kimberley P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This theatre oozes history and is an excellent re-imagining of an Elizabethan playhouse. It’s intimacy is refreshing and a world away from a typical theatre with proscenium arch. The facilities are excellent with a bar nearby, handy loos, wheelchair access etc. My favourite theatre!

Thank X8085XIalanf
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Swan Theatre is the smaller and the newest of the two theatres that make up the RSC’s Stratford complex the other being the Royal Shakespeare. Completed in 1986 and seating 450 it feels like a medieval cockpit with views on three sides over what...More

Thank futtock21
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our first visit to the RSC and we weren't disappointed. The setting is exquisite- the ever so slightly uncomfortable seating kind of adds authenticity to the experience. And the play...... excruciatingly funny, sad, biting, and brilliantly performed. And plenty of toilets, so unusual for a...More

Thank Steve W
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

The swan theatre is a gem: everything you would expect from a first-class theatre. This new adaptation of Tartuffe was truly excellent: witty, modern, cutting, funny and very well acted. My 14 year old and her friend loved it and so did we. We paid...More

Thank Christelle M
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

Decided to come and see this at the last minute and was not disappointed. The show is brilliant and not to be missed. The theatre is gorgeous and I could not stop looking around when I first walked in as I have never been and...More

2  Thank 458samantham
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

Went to see Tartuffe we were not really sure what to expect but we were pleasantly surprised. The show was really funny, well acted and great entertainment.

1  Thank loraine518
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

Saw Tamburlaine at the swan theatre. First time visitor so only £10 per head. Show was awesome and the cast amazing. Pre order your interval drinks the staff suggested. Glad I did as big que. great experience

Thank PhilP1192
Reviewed September 23, 2018

Very atmospheric production of what is a monochromatic play in which bloodbath prevails. The acting is fine and there are even moments of humour - Mark Hadfield is excellent on this. Rosy McEwen has remarkable presence as Tamburlaine's wife. The music enhances the action. It's...More

3  Thank BarryHaynes
Reviewed September 23, 2018

Visited recently for the production Tartuffe. Beautiful inside and fairly comfortable seats. The show itself was really excellent. Sitting on the front row we were very close to the action! Tickets are quite pricey but was fully entertained. Would definitely recommend.

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The Arden Hotel, just across the road from the theatre, brilliant hotel
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