Duchess Theatre

3 out of 5 Based on 7 reviews

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Duchess Theatre

3-5 Catherine Street
0845 4349290
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(5mins) Go right on Long Acre; turn right into Bow Street and after 100 metres turn left (Russell Street) then immediately right onto Catherine Street, where the theatre is located 100 metres down.


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3 out of 5 based on 7 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Duchess Theatre

4.0 out of 5 9 November 2013
by Debbie H.

Arturo Ui might not be the easiest afternoon in the theatre but we found a deal...£20 tickets with a glass of champagne .... and not just any champagne but my favourite Lanson Black Label. Delicious.

We sat on the very back row of the dress circle and could see and hear perfectly and we had more leg room than in some other theatres.

So, overall, an enjoyable afternoon.more

3.0 out of 5 24 September 2013
by Ronald T.

Now I had read other peoples reviews of this theatre before I went to see The Fences starring Lenny Henry.

The theatre is old built in 1929 apparently, so if i can survive for 84 years and not actually look old and weather battered like this place I would suggest that would be a good innings in anyones book.

The theatre is on the small side and for the taller person the seating does not...more

2.0 out of 5 20 August 2012
by Emma M.

A little tired and battered. The seats are small, even for west end sizes. The only decent leg room row seemed to be F, but I would check with theatre monkey - that website that theatres hate and I love!

The stalls bar (marked American Airlines) is so discrete that we walked past it several times before venturing in. It's hot, small and crowded. I was expecting a diamond at the bottom of my...more

4.0 out of 5 10 November 2010
by Leslie C.

Krapp's Last Tape, with Michael Gambon.

I arrived late - bad, I know - and the polite staff ushered me quickly upstairs to a box (not the seat I paid for) so I could see the play but not disturb other patrons. Perfect ushering. The theatre is small, which is fine, but it shows it's age.

As for the play, I was glad it was only 50 minutes. Mr.Gambon is a talent, of course, but this version...more

4.0 out of 5 9 January 2009
by Eric B.

The Duchess opened on 25th November, 1929 and is one of the smallest 'proscenium arched' West End theatres. It has 479 seats on two levels.

The nearest Underground stop in Covent Garden. I consider myself really good at finding my way around various cities around the world. London at Covent Garden was one exception. With all the people and dense street configurations, it took me a longer...more