Venue Details & Map
Charing Cross Road
St JamesLondonWC2H 0HH
- 0845 4349290
I'm pleased to be reviewing the theatre rather than the show, otherwise it would have got 2 fewer stars!
Built in the late 19th century. The Garrick Theatre is situated on Charing Cross Road, just south of Leicester Square Underground station. The theatre is one of the smaller West End venues, housing 718 patrons over three levels. Having been to a few West End theatres that were built at the...more
I came to this theatre to see the Scottsboro Boys before the show closed for good. We were seated in the third row and the experience was extremely memorable! I enjoyed how the theatre was smaller than other ones I've been to, which made for a more intimate setting, and perfect for a show where the actors interact with the audience a bit.
The architecture was absolutely stunning and the dome...more
Just watched the scottsboro boys play and it was amazing!! The last musical I watched was held in a gigantic theatre but this one was way more condensed so I was able to see the actors up close. I loved how they came into the audience and really made you feel like you were a part of the show. Amazing musical and such a touching story. I loved it!more
So this is a review for the theatre, not the play. I always try and start my theatre reviews like this because I don't think Yelp is the place to review transient, moving productions. Anyway, we saw 12 Angry Men here (side point, this was a 4* star play with 5* acting, no weak link and really interesting insights into 1950's american court rooms).
The theatre, poor theatre, is such a nice...more
We went to see Twelve Angry Men (Which was stunningly good) but the actual seats (O16 & 17) were so uncomfortable that they detracted from the amazing play. I had to keep bobbing my head around to see over the people in front as the tiering is non existent and although I'm only 5' 5", I couldn't find a position to sit in without my knees touching the seat in front!
Also, bars in the theatre...more