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The Drayton Arms Theatre

Closed Now: 15:00 - 17:00, 20:00 - 23:00
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Small but nice

A very small and intimate venue with a good view from any seat. Well worth a visit to see a play... read more

Reviewed 11 February 2018
claire_readuk
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Kent, United Kingdom
Tiny but nice theatre

A very small and intimate venue with a good view from any seat. Efficient staff so well worth a... read more

Reviewed 21 December 2017
Bellylou
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Hertford, United Kingdom
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11 Feb 2018
“Small but nice”
21 Dec 2017
“Tiny but nice theatre”
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A boutique studio theatre sat above the Drayton Arms pub. Showcasing the best new British and European theatre companies, seven days a week. Check our website for the current line up.
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153 Old Brompton Road, London SW5 0LJ, England
South Kensington
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

A very small and intimate venue with a good view from any seat. Well worth a visit to see a play from new talent.

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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

A very small and intimate venue with a good view from any seat. Efficient staff so well worth a visit if there is a play on you’d like to see. Pub downstairs also does nice food/ and sometimes a discount for theatre goers.

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Reviewed 29 September 2016

Pub theatre is a London tradition; it acts as a springboard for new talent. The Drayton Arms is a typical old pub sensitively modernised to make it more spacious. The theatre is up a steep narrow staircase, and is perfectly comfortable. This is not a...More

Thank MS4866
Antonio-theatre, Artistic Director at The Drayton Arms Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2016

Thanks for taking the time to review us - sorry if you didn't enjoy the show that night - but do keep coming - anything can happen and we try to keep an eclectic and exciting programme, but springboards can produce unpredictable results!! Best wishes,...More

Reviewed 1 May 2016

I've just returned from a weekend in London with my husband. We went to The Royal Albert Hall for a Riger Hodgson concert (which was fabulous by the way!) and we were looking for something to do for our second/last night. We liked the idea...More

Thank suryemist
Antonio-theatre, Artistic Director at The Drayton Arms Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2016

I'm so glad you enjoyed The Lucky Stiff - especially in such august company on your trip as Riger Hodgson! The same company will be back with two shows in the New Year - I hope to see you again then. Best wishes, Antonio

Reviewed 24 April 2016

Fabulous professional production (by Euphonia) of La Traviata, beautifully sung, brilliantly acted, in the intimate upstairs room at the pub. I became completely absorbed and quite forgot that the accompaniment was not an orchestra but a keyboard (wonderfully played). Rannweig Karadottir was spell-binding as Violetta....More

Thank SussexKathy
Antonio-theatre, Artistic Director at The Drayton Arms Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2016

Hi Kathy - I'm so glad you liked the performance - I'm very proud to have gotten Euphonia to come here - and with any luck they'll be back in November - perhaps we'll see you then! Best wishes, Antonio

Reviewed 5 March 2016

I took my friend to see the production of "Good King Richard" which I hope moves to the West End, so many more people can see it as it's phenomenal. It's at the Drayton until 12 March so catch it if you can. Powerfully written...More

Thank Natasha_J_Soliar
Antonio-theatre, Artistic Director at The Drayton Arms Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2016

Hi Natasha - thanks for reviewing us - I'm so glad you liked the play. Thanks for your feedback about the gents - that is a problem we're working on with new soundproofing - its usually only an issue on rugby match days - the...More

Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

Upstairs from the pub, very intimate stage allowing the audience to become part of the performance. Seats are comfy enough to enjoy the show.

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Antonio-theatre, Artistic Director at The Drayton Arms Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2016

Thanks for reviewing us last year! We've upgraded the auditorium since you came so the seats are even comfier and the view is better too. Hope you get a chance to come and try them soon.... Regards, Antonio

Reviewed 23 August 2015

A nice little theatre above a pub, with a 5* production of 'much ado about nothing' running until the 7th September. This is a very modern production of the Shakespeare classic, casting a female in the role of Claudio. But it is to the credit...More

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Reviewed 19 June 2015

I've just seen an amazing production of "The Bakers Wife" which I fully expect to be a West End production in no time. If you like "Wicked" "Godspell" or "Pippin" you'll really love this as the music & lyrics are by Stephen Schwartz who did...More

Thank Natasha_J_Soliar
Reviewed 8 January 2015

I have been to Drayton Arms Theatre three times in the last few months; twice to see plays directed by Niall Phillips and once to see Cabaret as part of New Year's Eve festivities organised by the pub downstairs. I was really impressed by the...More

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LeighP73, General Manager at The Drayton Arms Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2015

Dear HM J Thank you for your kind review of the Drayton Arms theatre, I will pass it on to the theatre team. I do hope we can welcome you back again soon, we have lots of productions lined up over the next few months....More

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