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Charing Cross Theatre

Villiers Street | The Arches, London WC2N 6NL, England
+44 844 493 0650
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The Knowledge

Great little theatre! Comfortable seats, lovely atmosphere. Decent bar, nice staff. Lots of places... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Fantastic Evening Out

I had never visited this theatre until last Friday. Three of us were lucky enough to get tickets... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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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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  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
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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 1 week ago via mobile

Great little theatre! Comfortable seats, lovely atmosphere. Decent bar, nice staff. Lots of places nearby to eat pre or post theatre.

1  Thank FrenchieHawn
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I had never visited this theatre until last Friday. Three of us were lucky enough to get tickets to see Yank! before it ended its run here. We decided to book a table and have dinner at the theatre first. Well, great choice we made!...More

Thank PJ-Twickenham
Reviewed 19 August 2017

The staff make this place. The bar staff were also at the auditorium door, so they are always busy. Very polite, smiling, great service. Nice auditorium, roomy seats. Wine isn't great, but you're not coming for the drinks.. Please accept American Express!

Thank michaeljcbrooks
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

This was my first trip to Charing Cross Theatre and it's just lovely. A small theatre set under the arches of Charing Cross Station it's just has a really lovely feel to it. On arrival I collected my tickets and the lady on box office...More

Thank Vicky C
Reviewed 4 August 2017

The theatre is lovely and we saw a great show (Yank), however (and I only noticed this some days later) on buying a round of drinks at the bar which cost £13.30, there had been a gratuity of £3.00 (!!) added on. Admittedly I should...More

Thank TheLogLady
Sean S, Owner at Charing Cross Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Hi there, It is not our policy to add any tips on automatically. When you are given the PDQ machine there is an option for you to add a tip (it is is the same in many restaurants and bars) so I think you must...More

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

Thank Peter C
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

Thank Mel_Who_Sings
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

Thank Nicola R
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

Thank VivienneLafferty
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

Thank Rafael S
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
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Response from Rosie P | Reviewed this property |
Hi , as far as I am aware no parking locally.I always use public transport as I combine other activities on the day.