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“Great view”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Swan Theatre

Swan Theatre
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great view”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2012

Smaller than I expected but a great atmosphere. Take care getting in & out of your seat in the circle. Do ask if you have mobility problems. But you do get a better view from the cheaper seats in the 1st circle.

Visited February 2012
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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“beautiful theatre”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2012

Only looked round as didnt manage to get to see a play but it is a very beautiful theatre and the stage is very interesting as it comes out to meet the audience must be good when seeing a play you would really feel part of it.

Visited March 2012
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Wollongong, Australia
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“Worst seats ever”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2012

The play was great - but many people left at half time, or got up and walked around because the seats are so VERY uncomfortable. They are cramped and hard and narrow.

Visited January 2012
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Stafford, Uk
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46 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“This is THE place to see modern productions of the Bard”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

First time at the re-built Swan. Old facade retained, presumably for heritage reasons, which for my part are badly misplaced, but that's a matter of taste. THe new auditorium is much more intimate than the old, with the seating at the sides being only four rows deep so the people at he back were right in the action. Centre stage the seating is deeper bu no less intimate. Three tiers to create different angles. Of course, with any theatre you are there to watch the show and the quality of the place is displayed in how little you notice the surroundings! Very much waiting for the next production.

Visited February 2012
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Intimate theatre venue”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2012

Want to get close the actors? Then the Swan like the larger theatre get you close to the action, however being a smaller more intimate venue the Swan intensifies the action. Seats in the stalls are on a shared benched seat, which for some may not be too comfortable, however definately do not let that put you off, you have to see at least one play in each theatre.

Visited February 2012
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