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Charing Cross Theatre

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

Wow - I never knew it was there. This is a beautiful small theatre next to Charing cross... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lovely little theatre

Came to watch The Knowledge this lovely little theatre is tucked away in The Arches between Charing... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Birmingham, 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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  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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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

Wow - I never knew it was there. This is a beautiful small theatre next to Charing cross station. The seats are comfortable and well spaced. I am 6'3" and had plenty of room to sit comfortably. The view of the stage was perfect and...More

Thank R1chardN
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came to watch The Knowledge this lovely little theatre is tucked away in The Arches between Charing Cross and Embankment stations. You can hear the trains rumbling past but it didn't detract from the performance. We sat in the balcony with side view seats which...More

Thank Clarpo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have lived in London nearly twenty years, walked up and down Villiers Street countless times, but this was still a new discovery. Great little intimate and creative theatre. Saw The Knowledge which was fantastic. Will be keeping an eye on their upcoming programme.

Thank Red_Bus_Zeal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The theater itself is a very comfortable venue. Seats are much more comfortable than most theatres in London. Its a small theater and all seats have an unrestricted view of the stage. The sound booth is behind the audience. There's a good view of the...More

Thank Karishma-Kim
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Balcony R7 I had no-one directly in front of me but the seats are well raked and I do not think it would have been a problem. You can see the entire stage and hear well too. The theatre is underneath the Arches just off...More

Thank Jeanette M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First visit to this theatre. Staff were very friendly, plenty of drink choice at the bar, for pre-show drinks. Lovely atmosphere created due to piano player. Theatre was very quaint, with comfy seats. Audience were able to interact with the show. A brilliant performance which...More

Thank Vinneydog
Reviewed 19 September 2017 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 22 August 2017

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
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
15 January 2015|
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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.