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Gielgud Theatre

35 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 6AR, England
+44 844 482 5130
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What an amazing theatre production

Great story and fantastic acting. The story is appealing for adults. Great use of stage and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Exceptional customer service

Arrived late & stressed last night after delayed train and tube. Calmly greeted at ticket office... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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35 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 6AR, England
+44 844 482 5130
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Reviewed yesterday

Great story and fantastic acting. The story is appealing for adults. Great use of stage and technology

Thank Canggu
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Arrived late & stressed last night after delayed train and tube. Calmly greeted at ticket office where they explained that someone would look after us. That someone (friendly man with wavy red hair - didn't catch your name but thank you so much!) calmed and...More

Thank Jamescff
Reviewed 6 days ago

Fantastic production of Curious Incident of the dog in the night at the Gielgud Theatre today, the acting was superb and the staging and effects were staggering, congratulations to all involved in the production at this wonderful theatre in London, highly recommended.

Thank SteveXR X
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went to see the Curious incident of the dog in the Night-time and probably the best show ever and presented by a great cask. A must see.

Thank Maurice S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always good to see well looked after buildings with lots of tradition. I guess where you sit and what you see plays massively on your thoughts of a theatre. Luckily I had a great seat (front row, grand circle) and the show was fantastic too...More

Thank tim p
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I highly recommend going to watch it before it finishes in June. It was superbly acted with great special effects and sounds. No singing and dancing so even better.

Thank Lizichell D
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We came to see The Curious Incident and the stage set was unbelievable. Would highly recommend seeing the show

Thank MarcEdison
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Theatre itself was clean tidy and inviting. The upper circle protrudes well over half of the lower circle so visibility isn't cracking! We will know for future events. Prices for drinks and food weren't that over priced which surprised me for London. Over all a...More

Thank tinkerbell_UK_19
Reviewed 6 April 2017

What a great place and amazing show - highly recommended. The show finishes in June - well worth a visit. Also they release cheap tickets at 10am so we got ours for £15 and it was excellent!

Thank Vennyboy
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

With such a title, I didn't know what to expect. But I was so pleasantly surprised. The play was excellent but the set was sensational. We had stall seats which were very good but we had to get up and wait for people to vacate...More

Thank Mimmici
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Grand Circle? Can anyone give me an idea of the view from up in the grand circle? Many thanks :)
8 April 2017|
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Response from Angus R | Reviewed this property |
We had £10 restricted view seats at the back of the Grand Circle. There was only one point in the production when our view was actually restricted (actors were all right at front of the stage). Depends on your budget and... More
Hi, Can anyone that has sat in the 2nd row comment on visibility? Is there anything blocking your view and are you straining your neck upward or anything to watch the stage? Also anyone that has sat in the the first or last 2 seats in rows F,E, or G. Do these have full views of the stage, just at an angle? Thank you
22 February 2017|
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Response from lizcp83 | Reviewed this property |
hi, we sat four rows back but I can't see you would have many issues view wise. However it would depend on the performance you are seeing and the staging. We saw The Curious Incident and the staging is minimal with most... More
Mike S
What are the grand (upper) circle row AA seats like? Those are the cheapest seats in house, at the side of the balcony.. Are they any good? Or is the view too restricted to enjoy the performance?
11 January 2016|
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