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Charing Cross Theatre

Villiers Street | The Arches, London WC2N 6NL, England
+44 844 493 0650
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A wonderful theatre - but too hot

I have seen a number of excellent, fantastic shows at Charing Cross Theatre. It's a wonderful... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2017
Peter C
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
YANK - loved it, loved it, loved it!

My husband and I went to see Yank, with our twenty-year-old son, who is just coming out. We all... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2017
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Villiers Street | The Arches, London WC2N 6NL, England
Trafalgar Square / Embankment
+44 844 493 0650
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Reviewed 3 August 2017

I have seen a number of excellent, fantastic shows at Charing Cross Theatre. It's a wonderful, intimate theatre with great staff, excellent seating, lovely leg-room. It's always a pleasure to visit, although not living in London, our visits aren't as frequent as we'd like. My...More

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Vaughan W, Owner at Charing Cross Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for your kind comments. I'm sure you will be pleased to hear that we now have full air conditioning in our theatre auditorium and bar spaces !

Reviewed 31 July 2017

My husband and I went to see Yank, with our twenty-year-old son, who is just coming out. We all absolutely loved this great new musical. The story follows a young American soldier in WW2 and his experiences falling in love with another man. We were...More

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Reviewed 18 July 2017 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

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Reviewed 12 July 2017

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

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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

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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

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

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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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gemma s
14 January 2015|
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Response from Vaughan W | Property representative |
You can actually park in John Adam Street after 6.30pm