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Love this theatre - great venue, generally good productions

Came here earlier in the week to see Machinal - a harrowing little tale about a woman who murders... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2018
Henry K
East Devon, England
Great feminist play, good food nearby

Went to see The Writer which is a fascinating, smart post #MeToo piece. Well acted and directed... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
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Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Discovered the Almeida theatre when I booked my tickets to see Robert Icke and Andrew Scott's Hamlet. Sadly, they had to cancel the first performance but the staff of the box office was utterly nice and patient, they found a solution to the problem and I ended in a seat really supperior to the one I purchased online. The theatre itself is small but it allows you to not only see a stage play but live it. It was intimist and I really felt like I was alone with the actors. It was two really lovely nights. The people at the bar are also really lovely and really patient with the customers.

Thank ChuckNW3
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Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

The Almeida theatre is pretty small audience wise but it never fails to put on a thought provoking and often award winning experience.
I've seen 3 shows here now and have been impressed every time. This theatre is really good at trying something new whether that's with set design or by way of giving something a little different a chance in theatre.
You will feel at times a little squished in with the other audience members depending on how the stage has been set out and it can get a little hot in there at times but you will never leave this venue feeling disappointed in your experience.
As a small venue it does often mean queues for the bar, toilet and ice creams in the interval but I think the pay off is worth the slight queue based delay

Thank LynsFrostee
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Reviewed 22 May 2017

Been a regular at the Almeida for almost twenty years, so it's long past time to review this marvellous theatre. Haven't missed many productions over the years and been disappointed by remarkably few. The theatre space itself is small and intimate, creating a real feeling of involvement for the audience. The bar area is a delight. Always buzzing and so much fun to spend time in. Good snacks and a reasonable range of sensibly-priced wines. The foyer area is a great space. The staff are friendly and helpful. The Almeida is exactly what a good arts theatre should be.

Thank Nicholas H
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Reviewed 2 April 2017

So looking forward to seeing this but spoilt as could barely hear what the cast saying, I'm not deaf, also lots of elderly people there, who when at interval, lots commentated that were missing half the story. Have been here several times and not come across this before.

Thank cleveland16
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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.

Thank Katie2690
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