Duchess Theatre, London

Seating plan

Duchess Theatre seating plan

Duchess Theatre Seating Plan

The Duchess Theatre has a capacity of 492 seats, including 310 seats in the Stalls and 182 seats in the Dress Circle. Use our interactive seating plan to view 797 seat reviews and 334 photos of views from seat.

Venue overview

The Duchess Theatre is located near the Aldwych, close to the Novello and Lyceum. Originally opening in the early 1930’s, the theatre is very intimate and often hosts smaller plays and musicals. Comedy The Play That Goes Wrong has been playing at the Duchess Theatre since 2014.

Build on two levels, the Dress Circle is much narrower than the Stalls, and both sections offer a variety of views for a variety of prices. The central Stalls offer the best views, with side-angles from seats on the ends of the rows.

Good value seats

The cheapest seats are located in the final two rows of the Circle, which are far back from the stage, but for the size of the theatre are not particularly restricted. Alternatively, seats at the ends of the rows in the Stalls are often discounted, as they can be partially restricted, but are usually good value.

Premium seats

Due to the size of the theatre, most shows do not have premium priced seats. The best seats are in the front and centre of the Stalls, where the rake begins and the Dress Circle overhang is not yet in place. Alternatively, sit at the very front of the Dress Circle, in the centre of the row.

Recent seat reviews

Stalls M19
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charlieevans-rouse 6"2, 13 reviews
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Duchess Theatre Stalls M19 view from seat photo

Perfect view of the stage (and stage managers box), lots of leg room too, especially being an aisle seat! Being in the stalls means you get to be a part of the pre-show too which is fun! Very quick and easy get out too (especially in the interval for... More

Saw The Play That Goes Wrong The Play That Goes Wrong on 25 September 2019

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Stalls D10
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ryandawe 5"8, 321 reviews
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Duchess Theatre Stalls D10 view from seat photo

Surprisingly good legroom for an older theatre in the stalls, good comfy seats too. Cannot fault the view whatsoever, could see everything. Having seen the show previously though, I personally prefer sitting up in the Dress Circle. More

Saw The Play That Goes Wrong The Play That Goes Wrong on 22 September 2019

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Stalls A12
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oughttobeclowns 5'7, 370 reviews, 36 helpful votes
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Duchess Theatre Stalls A12 view from seat photo

Plenty of legroom with this comfortable seat. View is a little compromised by being this close though - you'll need to sit up very straight to see the floor and occasional furniture blocking hampers what is going on at the back of the stage. More

Saw The Play That Goes Wrong The Play That Goes Wrong on 28 July 2019

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