This is a brand new theatre opening October 25, 2007 in beautiful Newark, NJ, just over the bridge from New York City.
Thur 10/25 & Fri 10/26 features My Chemical Romance opening for Bon Jovi. Check this out for a night of music enjoyment.
Tickets are available now at www.ticketmaster.com.
165 Mulberry Street
Newark, NJ 07102
When visiting Paris, if you want a real taste of the city and the French way of life, there is a tiny theatre called Theatre de la Huchette.
This place hasn't changed since it was created in 1947 and has performed the same play La Cantatrice Chauve by Ionesco for 50 years. It is a real experience that is worth enjoying but get your tickets a bit before the performance as it really is a tiny place.
I went to see the play twice after I was told about it. It's like being thrown in the Paris d'apres guerre. Amazing experience! The theatre is at "23 rue de la Huchette" in the Latin quarter. You can even enjoy some pancakes from Brittany in a restaurant nearby afterwards.
23 rue de la Huchette, in the Latin quarter.
Deep deep into the Bois De Boulogne, so deep in fact that when you ask a taxi driver to take you there, he does not know what you are talking about, is a secret garden.
A garden exclusively inhabited by flowers and plants depicted from the heights of British literature. For here is the Jardin de Shakespeare. A fenced-off and beautiful garden, in which you will find only plants mentioned in Shakespeare's plays and sonnets. Shouldn't this garden be in somewhere in Regent's Park? Well no, because it's in Paris and more.
During the summer month on the natural stage at the end of the garden, companies come to perform repertories from The Complete Works in French and in English with French subtitles. Maybe we should do the same for Alexandre Dumas in Regent's Park?!
A fantastic, small and friendly live music, comedy and drama venue tucked away in the coastal town of Lossiemouth, Moray.
The atmosphere in this restored quayside building is amazing for both spectators and performers, cosy in the winter - cool in the summer.
We have seen two stage shows there in recent weeks and both were of the highest standard, there are regular music gigs and comedy acts running throughout the year. Staff were welcoming and friendly, ticket prices very reasonable, a relaxed air about the place - small but perfectly formed!
Pitgaveny Quay, Lossiemouth, Moray IV30 6TW
It may not be the first Eurostar city that you associate with cutting edge European culture, but in fact Strasbourg is the home of television channel Arte – a station that many would assume is broadcast from Paris or even Amsterdam.
The ‘Channel 4’ of the European world, they bring ambitious, cultural programming to France and surrounding countries.
Check out their website in advance to see if there is a themed evening of films and discussions showing when you are in town. If you are lucky you may even catch a live opera broadcast!
Visit one of the greatest theatres - Le Theatre du Soleil. It's on the outskirts of Paris, and just getting there and being there is an experience.
The plays are avant garde and after being there you feel like you've become part of a Parisian secret. Not to be missed!
It is like the Barbican/Southbank of Delhi. Excellent architecture, a culturally alive place with art galleries, theatres and some old pictures of Delhi. It is good to check out listings to see what's on.
Next to Khan Market, Lodhi Gardens and India International Centre.
Do you expect from every trip a small miracle? Walk down the Petite Rue des Bouchers in Brussels and follow the Schuddeveldegang until you find yourself in a dark cosy little pub.
As you start sipping your Kwak, the gods of travel will start their magic. A barrel organ will be playing, and six puppeteers will entertain you with Three Musketeers, Cyrano de Bergerac or traditional Belgian mystery plays. Eric Satie was among the fans.
Come to Brussels to discover the tiny Théâtre Royal de Toone, a family-run marionette theatre that has continued its tradition since the early 19th century.
Impasse Ste Pétronille (66 Rue du Marché-aux-Herbes)
Close to the Grand Place
The concert hall in Bruges is a beautiful, contemporary venue with an impressive seasonal calendar of events. The performance I attended was a highlight of my trip. There are a range of tiny restaurants opposite the entrance where you can enjoy a pre-theatre meal - accompanied by a beer of course!
An excellent and innovative new concept at the Copthorne Hotel Cardiff.
They have a professional theatre company in house who offer four different West End-style shows. We saw the "West End to Broadway" show which was amazing - the cast are a very talented bunch of people.
The food served was excellent and the whole evening was fantastic value. The standard price is £27.50 but we booked a special offer with dinner theatre, room, & breakfast for only £89!
We have just booked for the Swing show next week! They also have a rock n roll show and a Western-themed one. They told me that there will be brand new shows for 2008!
Tel: 02920 599100
The Copthorne is at Culverhouse Cross opposite M&S. It is just a few minutes from Cardiff Bay and the city centre.
The theatre festival held in July cannot be surpassed for thespian entertainment in the most beautiful settings. You can watch a play on a balmy Provençal afternoon and follow it up with food and wine which elsewhere pales in comparison.
The charm of Avignon is in the atmosphere, and no words can do it justice - you must feel it for yourself.
Open air theatre carved into the clifs near Penzance. Wonderful views of the sea, cliffs and returning fishing boats (especially as it gets dark) all make a spectacular backdrop to great theatre.
Go early in the day to visit Porthcurno beach - amazing.
The Minack Theatre & Visitor Centre - Porthcurno - Penzance - Cornwall - TR19 6JU
Malvern has a funny mixture of places to shop when you are bored of walking, or getting rained on. Great Malvern has the best shops I think.
I love shiny things and found this little gallery in Malvern's town centre, Great Malvern. It's full of fab jewellery and some unusual bits and pieces like tin aeroplanes and model chickens made from plastic bags!
I also found a fab knitting shop - and I don't even like knitting - called the knitting parlour. Sod's law one is at the top of the hill and one at the bottom so you need to be fit to visit both! Iapetus is at the top on Bellevue Terrace and knitting shop is at the bottom near a set of traffic lights surrounded by banks.
I noticed someone else had mentioned the theatre in the old loo - it's really something, has to be seen to be believed!
Also top cafe in town is by that theatre. It's called leaf and serves all local yummy stuff. Good for people watching too!
Theatre carved out of the cliff overlooking the beautiful Porthcurno beach. Amazing setting to see a play or in our case, an opera. Take wine and a picnic. Not to be missed on a visit to Cornwall.
Porthcurno, Penzance, Cornwall.
This is a fantastic London institution. In the centre of Regent's Park it is a little piece of magic. You enter through a small gate and the softly draped fairy lights around the bar, the smell of barbecued meat and the excited buzz of over 1,000 fellow attendees makes for a really exciting night. Many start with a picnic on the lawns outside in the park which is a fab way to feel really summery. Tickets start from ten pounds. Every year performances include Midsummer Night's Dream, a children's play and something contemporary (this year it is the Boyfriend). It also stages comedy nights and concerts on Sundays. Comedy Store Players is fantastic but sells out quickly every year. It is a completely unpretentious night out, you can take wine and crisps etc. into the auditorium. Advise that you also take warm clothes and possibly waterproofs, depending on the weather!
Regents Park, 10 minutes walk from Baker Street tube.
The theatre offers a very wide programme each year of new and classic plays, often in radical productions. Last season's production of Macbeth (in Swedish - well, you know the story) was set at the time of the Great War, and was highly imaginative and wholly convincing.
Drama in Sweden has a long and distinguished history, and the high quality of work at the national theatre is a reflection of this tradition.
The website is clear, well illustrated and easy to use.
City centre, short walk, or subway to Ostermalmstorg. www.dramaten.se
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