I recently watched the musical Thrill Me at this theatre, and it was a really good experience. The theatre is on a corner on an off street of the street that is right opposite the theatre where Priscilla is shown, off Shaftsbury Avenue. It is really easy to miss, as even the sign is hardly not visible, and it is a really tiny theatre, so even the entrace does not give it away. I passed by the...more
A really nice theatre space for new writers/actors, so easy to get to, with loads of restaurants around the corner. Seems very friendly, with a nice (and cheap for the area) bar downstairs.
We went to see the second night of Louder Than Words, Stripped by Hannah Chalmers, which was absolutely amazing. I have rarely been so riveted by a performance, let alone a one woman show.more
What a lovely little theatre, shame about the rather grumpy receptionist.
The Tristan Bates Theatre is located in a little alley off Earlham Street and doesn't look like a theatre. We actually managed to miss it altogether and walked down the entire road past several stage doors of some larger theatres and had to turn back.
Went to part of the Louder than Words season which showcases new plays...more
Saw a great Edward Albee play here, with a woman who later appeared in some kind of toilet cleaner advert, so there you go. You'll definitely be noticed appearing here, and get some of that seriously good toilet money we're all after. The space isn't really a proper theatre, basically a studio with seats in, but there are lights and such.more
The Tristan Bates Theatre is connected to the professional Actors' Centre next door, and focuses on hosting new and experimental work.
Because of its connections it calls itself the industry theatre, and it has certainly provided a forum for companies that would not otherwise be able to afford to perform in the West End.
The theatre bar is also the Actors' Centre bar, usually open until 11 on...more