When I went: 21 November 2016, 5 January 2017
Size: Fairly small
Typical price: Fairly cheap (for London) – top tickets at £60
Special points: Slightly arty feel, brasserie upstairs
The Other Palace (formerly called St James Theatre) is not massive but has the advantage of very raked seating, which means that you are less likely to annoy people sitting behind you, or be annoyed by tall people if you are sitting behind one. However, the flipside is that there is not as much legroom as in some theatres.
The theatre has a cool-looking brasserie upstairs and a small cafe and bar on the ground floor. Unfortunately, it also has the usual problem of not enough ladies’ toilets, but its charms make up for this shortcoming.