The Arches, Villiers Street, London , London WC2N 6NL 08444 930 650
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15th to 30th December 2020.
A season of Christmas shows from much loved West End performers.
Tuesday 15th December 2020: Benjamin Scheuer in Concert.
A brand new solo performance from this American singer-songwriter and guitarist.
Monday 21st, Tuesday 22nd and Wednesday 23rd December 2020: A Very Movie Christmas - A Musical.
Trevor Dion Nicholas and guests sing songs from movies with a seasonal flavour.
Monday 28th December 2020: Emma Hatton - Songbird.
The loved West End performer presents a celebration of Eva Cassidy.
Tuesday 29th December 2020: Mr and Mrs Price's Holiday Special.
Stuart Matthew Price and wife Heather Lundstedt present a festive set of music and stories.
Wednesday 30th December 2020 (afternoon): Shaza Sings Liza.
Sharon Sexton presents her award-winning portrayal of Liza Minnelli.
Wednesday 30th December 2020 (evening): Farewell 2020 with Sexton & Fowler.
Rob Fowler and Sharon Sexton present a musical romp through the past year.
Based on paying FULL PRICE (no discount!) for tickets, site writers and contributing guests have ALSO created the colour-coded plans for "value for money," considering factors like views, comfort and value-for-money compared with other same-priced seats available.
Some notes for this extra event appear below. For a full discussion, opinions, reviews, notes, tips, hints and advice on all the seats in this theatre, visit the theatre page (link at the top of this page) and click on "BEST SEAT ADVICE" (on the left of your screen).
On the plans below:
Seats in GREEN many feel may offer either noticeable value, or something to compensate for a problem; for example, being a well-priced restricted view ticket. Any seats coloured LIGHT GREEN are sold at "premium" prices because the show producer thinks they are the best. The monkey says "you are only getting what you pay for" but uses this colour to highlight the ones it feels best at the price, and help everybody else find equally good seats nearby at lower prices.
Seats in WHITE, many feel, provided about what they pay for. Generally unremarkable.
Seats in RED are coloured to draw attention. Not necessarily to be avoided - maybe nothing specific is wrong with them, other than opinions that there are better seats at the same price. Other times there may be something to consider before buying – perhaps overpricing, obstructed views, less comfort etc.
Please remember that cheaper seats often do not offer the same view / location quality as top price ones, and that ticket prices are designed to reflect this difference.
To enable "social distancing," available locations may vary.
Alternate rows are removed and two seats are left between groups for distancing.
Rows AA and K are at stage level with unlimited legroom, and there is no change to the layout or steepness of seating behind it. The trouble is, without the stage being raised, the steepness really isn't enough. The monkey in row R had to look down the arm-rest spaces, even with someone of average height in front it missed some action. It wouldn't go further back than row P.
Rows AA, K and Y are "premium" seats and why not treat yourself for the extra tenner? Behind, all seats are the same price, so take the closest.
Balcony 1 is open, and cheap - not a bad buy if willing to look sideways. Wheelchair users can use the space in balcony 1, with a reasonable view.
The monkey advises checking performance times on your tickets and that performances are happening as scheduled, before travelling.
Tuesday 15th December 2020: Benjamin Scheuer in Concert. 7pm.
Monday 21st, Tuesday 22nd and Wednesday 23rd December 2020: A Very Movie Christmas - A Musical. 7pm.
Monday 28th December 2020: Emma Hatton - Songbird. 7pm.
Tuesday 29th December 2020: Mr and Mrs Price's Holiday Special. 7pm.
Wednesday 30th December 2020 (afternoon): Shaza Sings Liza. 2pm.
Wednesday 30th December 2020 (evening): Farewell 2020 with Sexton & Fowler. 7pm.
Theatres use "dynamic pricing." Seat prices change according to demand for a particular performance. Prices below were compiled as booking originally opened. Current prices are advised at time of enquiry.
To enable "social distancing," locations may vary.