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 755 seat reviews and 316 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 A12
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oughttobeclowns 5'7, 360 reviews, 35 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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Dress Circle E14
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beckywallis 5'4, 89 reviews, 12 helpful votes
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Duchess Theatre Dress Circle E14 view from seat photo

Clear view which doesn’t feel to far away from the action, cast members come into the circle during the pre show and you get a clear view of the cast member who sits in his box off of the circle for the majority of the show. A bargain seat. Comfy seats... More

Saw The Play That Goes Wrong The Play That Goes Wrong on 16 June 2019

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Stalls H17
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alisonkirsty 5'3", 203 reviews, 9 helpful votes
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Duchess Theatre Stalls H17 view from seat photo

This is a fantastic seat with a great view, unless you have someone tall in front. The two acts were a completely different experience for me; during act two, the teenager in front swapped with her tall father, and I missed all the action that happened... More

Saw The Play That Goes Wrong The Play That Goes Wrong on 26 May 2019

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