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.