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Charing Cross Theatre

Villiers Street | The Arches, London WC2N 6NL, England
+44 844 493 0650
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Hidden Gem of a theatre

Charing Cross theatre is a little theatre that until now had escaped my attention, it is underneath... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Coventry, United Kingdom
via mobile
The woman in white.

Lovely little theatre. There is a bar and small room for eating. Very friendly staff. The show was... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Rachel K
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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
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good31%
  • 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 yesterday via mobile

Charing Cross theatre is a little theatre that until now had escaped my attention, it is underneath the Charing Cross railway station , situated midway through an arched tunnel just off Villiers street. It has about 265 seats, cosy and good views from almost every...More

Thank coventry58
Reviewed 4 days ago

Lovely little theatre. There is a bar and small room for eating. Very friendly staff. The show was brilliant. Some real stand out voices. Great evenings entertainment.

Thank Rachel K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My opinion differs so much from the previous reviewer. It is hard for me to fathom that I saw the same production. The theater was small, but hardly dirty or down an alley. It was situated in a large old London archway with pubs and...More

Thank Reasonable50
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The show is ok but not a patch on the production I saw at the Palace Theatre many years ago,this cast isn’t really above Am Dram and they must have got change for a fiver for the set! But tickets at £43 it is so...More

1  Thank Trader9991
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful intimate space under the arches, and not a bad seat in the house. The Woman in White was a perfect production to be hosted by the theatre; the venue supported the gothic atmosphere, set changes were brilliant, wonderful vocal talent on stage and a...More

Thank Sandy B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After visiting here in the summer, when it was way too hot, I opted to give the theatre another chance. I booked a seat for Woman In White and although it cost £53, it included a free programme and a glass of Prosecco, which was...More

Thank sa1gon
Vaughan W, Owner at Charing Cross Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review. As you will have noticed, for the comfort of our audiences we have recently installed full air conditioning in our auditorium .

Reviewed 13 December 2017

The singing was beautiful and I loved the songs/music. The acting was also very good and I had to see the play twice because I enjoyed it so much. I strong recommend it. Sitting at the front is much better because the second time I...More

Thank Brooke F
Reviewed 4 December 2017

Went here to see The Woman in White, it's hidden away in the arches and at first difficult to find as a local pub had people drinking outside blocking the entrance. It also strangely smelled like raw onions all around the entrance area? The theatre...More

2  Thank spendleb48
Reviewed 27 November 2017

The first thing you notice about the theatre is the size and location it is the last of the shops tucked away in the Arches under Charing Cross Station and many people walk by it every day without knowing it. I have been a theatre...More

Thank Andyunlimited65
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

Absolutely brilliant, a must see for all theatre lovers. Only for 12 weeks , DO NOT MISS OUT. First class performance by all.

2  Thank Birtan O
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 Vaughan W | Property representative |
You can actually park in John Adam Street after 6.30pm