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“Fantastic production of Hamlet!”
Review of Almeida Theatre

Almeida Theatre
Ranked #433 of 1,718 things to do in London
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The Almeida Theatre is known for attracting A-list hollywood talent to perform in live productions.
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

The Almeida Theatre is a little unusual as it is nowhere near the West End but it is a lovely little theatre!

I was amazed to see that the theatre was selling tickets for Hamlet starring Andrew Scott and Juliet Stevenson for only £10! The play was fantastic and I feel lucky to have seen such a fantastic production at such a low ticket cost.

The theatre is quite small and the only slight let down with seats in the stalls is that there are a few structural support poles which can block your view slightly (not terribly though).

The theatre is conveniently located near to a public car park and lots of different pubs and restaurants.

As the tickets were so cheap, we did end up spending much more on drinks. Unfortunately the wine was quite acidic but they do have a good range of spirits and lagers as well.

Programmes were sold at £5 which is fairly reasonable.

My only criticism would be the security staff. When we visited the theatre, a school had also sent several students. A couple of the actors were in the foyer and when some girls approached an actor to ask for a photo, a member of the security team sent them away quite abruptly. Some then tried to take a picture of the actor who was chatting to another member of the cast and the security guard decided to shout across the foyer not to take photos. It may perhaps have made more sense for the cast not to go into the foyer immediately after the play if they do not wish to meet their fans. Although I can appreciate that this gentleman was just doing his job, he could have been a little less abrupt about it as it did seem to wipe the excited smiles off of a few peoples' faces which was a shame.

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Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

I caught the number 4 bus from Waterloo Station, which I then stepped off within a few minutes walk of the theatre.

I joined the queue to try my luck with day tickets (it was around 11.15am on a Thursday morning) After a few moments the Box Office informed us that all day tickets had now gone, but we could add our names to the returns list.

I added my name, and settled in the bar area whilst waiting. Unfortunately this time I had no luck however this is a small theatre so understandable that return may not become available so easily.

High score due to the Box Office staff being very supportive and welcoming.

Thank Luke_Sweeney_Todd
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

I went to see Andrew Scott in Hamlet here and have previously seen American Psycho both of which were excellent productions and very impressed with the stage design and use of the space! We had seats in the circle which are described as restricted view but were not restricted only a part of the state underneath out of view but was not at any loss to the production. Tickets very well priced as classed as restricted being only £10!

Thank Becky B
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

Always count on the Almeida for a quality performance with innovative staging. Saw Hamlet yesterday and did not disappoint. Seating advice - stick to the left hand side of the stalls if you want to make a swift exit, gets a bit blocked up trying to leave.

Thank farmersto
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Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

This jewel of a theatre presented me with a really great day out. From the delicious food in the cafe bar, to the really friendly staff it all helped to form a great opinion which was amplified by a wonderfully moving performance on this wonderful round stage. If you get a chance to catch Mary Stuart before the end of January do it - its superb

Thank Ghislaine1
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