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Garrick Theatre

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Address: 2 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0HH, England
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Rock of ages is created by Elliot Davis and James Bourne. Running at the...

Rock of ages is created by Elliot Davis and James Bourne. Running at the Garrick Theatre, this show stars Aaron Sidwell as Michael, Eliza Hope Bennett as Holly, Stewart Clarke as Eddie, Charlotte Harwood as Leia, Richard Lowe as Lucas, Lil Chris as Francis and Daniel Buckley as Marvin and more.

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A great traditional theatre

I enjoyed my visit here. The only downside is the occasional rumble of a passing train on the underground. The entrance foyer is tight (the bar at the back of the stalls is even... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Lisburn, N.Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had good stall seats. Saw a lot of complaints from people about seating, but the Garrick, the play and the seats were all excellent. Yes,you can feel the odd rumble of the Tube, but even an Irishman knows the theatre is built above Charing Cross!! A great Night out. !!

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Thank Damien1809
London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I sat in the dress circle to watch This House on Friday night. The play was wonderful. The cramped seating left me in acute pain. I'm six feet tall, fit and athletic but well built with it and just could not get comfortable. I don't suffer from lower back pain as such but I was in acute physical pain by... More 

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Thank andrewparkaca
London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Traditional theatre very much gone to seed. Seats are very small and view obstructed from Grand Circle. Many steep stairs with narrow corridors. Poor toilet facilitiies. Very disappointing.

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Thank Nigel M
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw 'This House' last Friday. The theatre was disappointing. Very cramped seats, stuffy and small. Rumbling sounds of the Underground trains every 2 minutes was distracting and intrusive. Disappointing comedy that we couldn't hear, which was probably just as well given the appalling language. We left at the interval.

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Thank mackay25a
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed my visit here. The only downside is the occasional rumble of a passing train on the underground. The entrance foyer is tight (the bar at the back of the stalls is even more so). The atmosphere is very good and the there sound from those on the stage carries reasonably well.

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Buckinghamshire, UK
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to see This House at The Garrick Theatre. The play was very good but the theatre was shocking. I had upgraded our tickets and ended up in C5 and C6 in the Grand Circle. We never had a clear view of the stage and often could only see half of the stage, if at all. The sound was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Garrick is a nice theater, but it has one problem. Well, not really a problem as almost all London theaters have it. There was hardly any room for my legs. The staff is friendly and there were even onstage seats. That is only untill 25 February, the last day you can see the play This House. Nice thing was... More 

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Berkshire, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Garrick is a nice theatre that is easily accessible from Leicester Square. The seats are comfortable enough and the legroom is adequate. The one thing you may find a little off-putting in the Stalls is that you can hear the underground trains running under the theatre from time to time.

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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The seats were not cheap but unless you are no taller than 150cm and weigh no more than 70kg you will be in agony before the production starts. The seats are narrow and I was unable to put my legs out straight in front of me so tight was the pitch. I ended up sat sideways for the three hours... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow!! Fabulous play with brilliant actors and musicians. Amazing review of politics in the 70's. Highly recommend !!!!

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