Charing Cross Theatre

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Venue name: Charing Cross Theatre
Address: 3 The Arches, Villiers St
Transport: Tube: Charing Cross
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  • Drama Until Saturday May 12 2018
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fantastic show - go and see it now I urge you!


This review is specifically for the upstairs venue in the bar area which can be hired out for functions. I would strongly advise against it. Although it seems like a nice idea having a venue in the arches but in reality it is uncomfortably hot up there and the noise from the bar below carries upstairs so loudly that you can't hear anything unfortunately. The upside is that the drinks prices at the bar are reasonable. 


Very hidden little gem in Charing Cross. Excellent location: close the Charing Cross station, Sainsbury's, McDonald's, which are essentials for theatre on a budget!

Staff were exceptionally friendly, and a very authentic pub-feel bar inside, which saw customers drinking during show time - perhaps a nice place to get a drink too?

Spacious theatre, with close proximity to the stage. The set up is very similar to a cinema, which gives it a budget and intimate feel.


I recently saw a show here at the Charing Cross Theatre, inside the Arches off Villiers Street. The entrance is in a creepy little passage but the atmosphere of it is lovely! The inside is has no view obstructions and are only stall seats. The seats were comfortable and easy to access. My only complaint is that it got very hot inside! I was sweating as much as the actors a couple of times.


The Charring Cross Theatre is situated off the Villiers Street, inside The Arches. This narrow arch passage goes between Embankment and Charring Cross, with the theatre built straight underneath the station. I can imagine how creepy this passage was in Victorian times as even now you appreciate that there are shops, bars, light. Because the theatre is built inside the arch, there  are only stalls, no dress or upper circles. This means there aren't any view  obstructions regardless which tickets you have, unless you have someone very tall sitting in front. The theatre also has The Players Bar and Kitchen which is a well known food venue which retained the name of the previous theatre before the current one was rebuilt.


My friends and I booked a table for drinks at the Players Bar and Kitchen - what a hoot!  They let you reserve tables until 10pm, which we did, and from 11pm there is live music which is so much fun.  We danced and sang along and got drunk well into the night.

There was a long queue to get in from 11pm, so I recommend getting there early to avoid this.

A fun camp night out - highly recommend.