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“royal circle”(49 reviews)
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Shaftesbury Theatre at the top of Shaftesbury Avenue.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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210 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8DP, England
Holborn
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+44 20 7379 5399
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All reviews diana ross berry gordy royal circle motown story stevie wonder smokey robinson love motown rock of ages audience participation great singing story line box office standing ovation great seats my mum west end booked tickets
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Amazing show great singing great songs a must for Motown fans we enjoyed the show and would recommend this for both couples and family groups our seats have us an excellent view !! And didn’t cost the earth !!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jogeyreviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the show, we too got last minute tickets in a good viewing location. The cast were all great with the exception of the lead singer of the Four Tops, voice was too high to be an acceptable Levi Stubbs! Regarding the theatre, the seats...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank homologist
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Motown the Musical was really excellent and we managed to get decent last minute tickets through a well known website. View all around the theatre was good, though in hindsight I think the circle might be better than the stalls. Only negatives were to do...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tom_Blancmange
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

went to the theatre for a birthday treat,was in the circle great views in all seats . very good singing especially the singer who played berry gordy . I do like shaftesbury theatre a great show

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank loll117
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The show was awful. I would have left at the interval but it was so awful it was mesmerising. The script is toe curling. How to reduce Black history to pulp! There were some great singers but overall the show seems flat. Not sure if...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank bruce620
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We puchased tickets in March of 2018, and were incredibly excited to see what is being called the best musical in town. The Saturday matinee commenced at 2.30pm on 3rd November and we were in our seats at 2.20pm. Like all theatrical events we could...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 10 November 2018

Wheelchair access to boxes E and F are down two flights of stairs with temporary ramps that are very steep, they are really dangerous. I had someone holding on to my chair to stop it tipping forward . These ramps are well above the current...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Mark B
Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

Great venue but the seats are really close so book end seats if your above 5 ft 7 or it’s uncomfortable

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank moonti
Reviewed 8 November 2018

great Motown show, not to mention getting hauled up on stage to do a sing-a-long with the Diana Ross performer. If you love M'town music, this is a must see in the West End

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Peter R
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Excellent show, lovely old theatre. Always wanted to visit the Shaftesbury Theatre and got the chance to see the Magic of Motown there. Comfortable seats and excellent. Thoroughly enjoyed the show and the theatre.

Date of experience: November 2018
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sharon422015
4 October 2018|
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Response from PrestonGuild | Reviewed this property |
It is about 2 hours and 45 minutes with an interval.
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julies128
24 July 2018|
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Response from PrestonGuild | Reviewed this property |
I went for the evening performance and there was no dress code. I wore T shirt and jeans.
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AlanA1308
19 June 2018|
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Response from Margaret C | Reviewed this property |
The show is on for just over 2 hours with a 15 minute break in the middle the afternoon performance starts at 2.30pm and the evening at 7.30pm I hope that helps.
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