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The Importance Of Being Earnest

We enjoyed a delightful evening at the Vaudeville Theatre last Wednesday. It is a charming venue... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Susan C
Sleaford, England, United Kingdom
A compact theatre

My wife and I attended an excellent production of Oscar Wilde's 'The Importance of being Earnest... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Paul H
Gilwern, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We enjoyed a delightful evening at the Vaudeville Theatre last Wednesday. It is a charming venue and we had excellent seats on row G in the stalls. We were slightly surprised to find that hot drinks were not available in the theatre, but, you are...More

Thank Susan C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A story that will keep you enhanced from the opening scene. I loved the movie so as soon as I saw it was coming to the West End I just had to buy a ticket for my boyfriend and I. Entertaining and captivating throughout with...More

Thank Alexander M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I attended an excellent production of Oscar Wilde's 'The Importance of being Earnest ' on a rainy Saturday evening recently. The Vaudeville is a fine example of a traditional British theatre. Being small with a seating capacity of around 600 you have...More

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 7 July 2018

We had a lovely evening, really enjoyed the play, such an amazing cast. I would like to give a special namecheck to Alan in the box office and commend him for his patience in dealing with the two dizzy blondes who had turned up on...More

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Reviewed 4 July 2018

It was great to score a 20 pound ticket just before the show to join friends who had bookings already. What was interesting is that the outlets on Leicester Square had indicated the show was "sold out". The F row in the Grand Circle was...More

Thank rh24
Reviewed 3 July 2018

I love Oscar Wilde, but an Ideal Husband was new to me. Given all the big established names who were participating, it was a pleasure to see Freddie Fox steal the show. We were in the Dress Circle, 3rd row, and this gave us excellent...More

Thank kapple999
Reviewed 21 June 2018

I was delighted with my visit to see a matinee of Oscar Wilde's "Lady Windermere's Fan" at the Vaudeville Theatre. The location is excellent, very close to Charing Cross Station and near to bars and restaurants. The theatre is small with great sight lines. We...More

Thank TravelFan48105
Reviewed 19 June 2018

This theatre is a gem and perfect for its latest production: An Ideal Husband. The witty Oscar Wilde old warhorse contrasts well to the biopic A Happy Prince which is also currently on general release. The theatre is a five minute walk from Charing Cross...More

Thank Roland D
Reviewed 11 June 2018

Quick bag check, pleasant staff. Great show! Would very much like to return to see their next Oscar Wilde play: The importance of being Ernest. Nice old theatre, talented actors, good decor.

Thank annahelena2017
Reviewed 27 May 2018

"An Ideal Husband" is a favourite Wilde play. The charm of the Vaudeville interior is a good setting, and the stage set is splendid. The Victorian moral dilemmas are portrayed beautifully for a 21st century audience. Frances Barber is supremely brilliant as Mrs Chevely. Freddie...More

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22 January 2018|
Response from Dedignor | Reviewed this property |
They upgraded us on entry to the side seats which were excellent so can't say what the view from the boxes would be but I think you can see well from every seat'!