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A Londoner’s Guide to Theatre Etiquette

What to wear, when to go, what to eat – all your theatre etiquette questions answered

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London’s Top Pre-theatre Dining in Covent Garden

One of the most popular reasons to visit London is for its world-class theatre. So when you’re off to see a show, make a night (or day) of it and enjoy a delicious meal before curtain’s up. Here are some pre-theatre dining suggestions for restaurants located in London’s most vibrant theatre districts, with something for every taste and budget, starting with Covent Garden. Pre-theatre dining in Covent Garden Located right in the heart of London’s West End, Covent Garden is the place to go for the hottest theatre and musical shows. In just a few short steps you can jump

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Neil Bartlett on an unconventional music-hall pioneer

Have you ever wished you could travel in time? A visit to newly renovated 1863 theatre Hoxton Hall lets you do just that. One minute, you’re on a tatty side street in Hackney, surrounded by kebab shops and cafés. The next, you’re in sumptuous music hall where ordinary Victorian Londoners came to play, flirt, and be entertained. Playwright Neil Bartlett was immediately seduced by Hoxton Hall’s charms: the balcony with its metal railings, the plushy red seats and crystal-clear acoustics – a world away from the vast theatres of the West End. “There’s nothing stuck up about these places,” he says. “There would

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