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Peacock Theatre

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Address: Portugal Street, London WC2A 2HT, England
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+44 844 412 4322
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Peacock is the home of entertainment in the heart of London. Every few...

The Peacock is the home of entertainment in the heart of London. Every few weeks The Peacock presents a new live show featuring the best performers from the worlds of tango, Bollywood, ballet, flamenco, hip hop, circus, physical theatre - and many more. Bring your friends and family next time you're in London, and make The Peacock your home.

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Mother Africa - Khayelitsha

Acrobatics, energetic, ping-pong bouncing, body flippin, wonky balancing spectacular - for all the family. It was nice to see so many young people there, and as for audience... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Acrobatics, energetic, ping-pong bouncing, body flippin, wonky balancing spectacular - for all the family. It was nice to see so many young people there, and as for audience participation - just get clapping, cheering and mesmerised by the energy from the show. I took my mum to the Saturday matinee as a present, and she loved it. It's a family... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Imagine the passion, power, and attitude of Tango. That's we expected. However, we found a loose storyline reminiscent of an American Smooth with all the outdated, guys kissing girls and teasing each other, such as stealing a hat. Dreadful, tired, and unoriginal. Even the basics were missed; not holding a line, dancing out of time, poor sequences. Some moments were... More 

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Kent
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Saw Tango Fire at the Peacock Theatre - theatre very easy to get to from our Charing Cross station. Intimate theatre. Modern although they need more ladies' toilets!! It's a slightly cold, impersonal theatre although plenty of staff around which is nice. The show was very good - spot on in terms of timing, long enough but not too long!

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Thank Be B
West Thurrock
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing evening with the most talented dancers I have ever seen, the only issue was the seating is very crammed and no leg size.

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Thank Christopher H
Raunds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Peacock Theatre was built in 1960 and whilst it reflects the simple, spartan lines of that period it is a great venue to watch dance.Tango Fire was a couple hours of glorious tango with a live band. All the dancers exhibted the lithe, sensual nature of this wonderful genre of dance. A bonus is that the theatre is just round... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I saw a mesmerizing performance of Tango Fire at The Peacock Theatre. It was beyond all expectations! Full of beauty, positive energy and incredible talent. Breath-taking experience. Thank you! The shows at this theatre never disappoint and I have been coming here for many years. I just wish I could come more often.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Peacock Theatre competes with Saddlers Wells, in Rosebury Avenue, for good dance shows and there is no doubt that this show (Tango Fire) was spectacular. The theatre itself is characterless but the sight lines in the stalls are good and the seats are comfortable. I had the misfortune last night to sit behind a man of 6 foot 4... More 

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

enjoyed Tango Fire for the most part - dancing was excellent, music was good, singing not my cup of tea - but we all have different tastes. Worth the visit for the show but as a venue not that good. I am used to old theatres in London where history made them what they are, but this is more recent... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife attended Tango Fire yesterday evening. The performance was fabulous. Totally ruined however by the poor design of the seating. My wife sat in F8 of the stalls and thankful her birthday treat resulted in a clear view of the stage. My view from F7 was terrible. The head of the man in front of me completely blocked my... More 

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Harpenden, Herts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had row C seats 7 and 8, very close to the action. The whole experience seemed to be over in no time at all. My only complaint s that in the second half there should be more dancing and less music. Great seats and a very nice size theatre.

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