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York Theatre Royal

St. Leonards Place, York YO1 7HD, England
+44 1904 623568
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Railway children

Top family entertainment, i would highly recommend a visit wether your an avid theatre goer or as... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2015
Castleford, United Kingdom
via mobile
Only Problem was the Seating

We loved the Railway Children! The only problem was the seating. The leg room was really totally... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2015
Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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York Theatre Royal has been producing great drama in the beautiful city of York for over 250 years and is one of the country's leading producing theatres. Each year the theatre entertains over 200,000 people with its wide variety of performances, events and activities including the much loved annual pantomime starring Berwick Kaler, the UK's longest-running Dame. Over the last ten years York Theatre Royal's work has expanded to include collaborations with the wider community and school groups both on and off stage. The theatre has seen an increase in the number of young people wanting to get involved and as a result they now have one of the largest youth theatre groups in the country with over 300 members. In recent years, the theatre has had huge success in terms of number of attendees and various awards recognising their work for The Railway Children hosted at the National Railway Museum and then transferred to the old Eurostar terminal at Waterloo, and the large scale production of the York Mystery Plays 2012 involving over 1,000 members of the community. The theatre reopened Friday 22 April following a £6million redevelopment, with a new roof, an extended and re-modelled front of house area, a refurbished and redecorated main auditorium and with major improvements to access and environmental impact. York Theatre Royal is now a building fit for a 21st century audience that will be sustainable and able to thrive into the future.
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  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
St. Leonards Place, York YO1 7HD, England
+44 1904 623568
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Reviewed 30 August 2015

Top family entertainment, i would highly recommend a visit wether your an avid theatre goer or as a treat. The set , acting and setting all add to fully imersive experience. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 28 August 2015

We loved the Railway Children! The only problem was the seating. The leg room was really totally inadequate if you were over 5'5", and led to "jiffling" to try to get legs in a comfortable position, which impacted on the person on the seat below...More

Thank TommoNorfolk
Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

The production of the Railway Children is great in an appropriate setting - but the seating is fit for children not adults. Ridiculous leg room!

1  Thank yhi904
Reviewed 21 August 2015

What a brilliant production. A tremendous night out. Would really recommend it. Just one thing - the seats are terrible with absolutely no leg room if you are over 5ft 6in tall. If the new theatre doesn't have more room than this it will be...More

Thank Trevor B
Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

Inventively staged at the National Railway Museum this production mesmerised and entertained from the very start. The production, the direction and the players were all of a standard rarely found outside of London... The story was told with great aplomb and wit and I take...More

1  Thank Paul H
Reviewed 17 August 2015

What a brilliant show, we thoroughly enjoyed it. The York Railway Museum what a wonderful venue The whole cast were excellent, the chaps that moved the stages backwards and forwards did a good job too ! The scene with Mr Perk's birthday party moved a...More

Thank CarolCambridge
Reviewed 16 August 2015

This was one of the best performances of this play I have ever seen and everyone is to be congratulated on producing such a magnificent show. The acting was superb and the lighting and sound effects made the atmosphere magical. The only downside was the...More

Thank ColinR464
Reviewed 8 August 2015

Absolutely brilliant. Perks was very funny. Absolutely loved the show and would highly recommend for children and adults alike. The theatre is like a big tent from the outside and I was a little concerned we might find it cold but it was far from...More

Thank sparkieplug24
Reviewed 10 July 2015

This production by the Signal Box Theatre at the National Railway Museum telling the story of George Hudson was amateurish, tedious and low on content. Save your money and don't go. I feel ripped off having paid £20 for over 3 hours of poor quality...More

Thank Veronica B
Reviewed 9 July 2015

I cannot wait to see the theatre when the work has been completed. It is a truly magical experience and if you see nothing else go to the panto with Berwick as the Dame. A beautiful old atmospheric theatre with all the modem lighting and...More

Thank KCHx
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Emma F
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Response from MedEngland | Reviewed this property |
The Studio seating is in the shape of a "U" - that is seating on three sides, each side has three tiered rows with a further row of 8 seats on the left hand side. Row A (normally 26 seats max) is on the flat level, so is... More

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