Fortune Theatre, London

Seating plan

Fortune Theatre seating plan

Fortune Theatre Seating Plan

The Fortune Theatre has a capacity of 419 seats, including 189 seats in the Stalls, 106 seats in the Dress Circle and 124 seats in the Upper Circle. Use our interactive seating plan to view 541 seat reviews and 206 photos of views from seat.

Venue overview

The Fortune Theatre was the first theatre to be built in London after World War I, and is situated close to the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. This intimate theatre has been host to spooky thriller The Woman in Black since 1989, which is the West End’s second longest running play after The Mousetrap. The Fortune is said to be haunted, with actors commenting on ghostly spirits.

With a seating capacity of 432, the theatre is one of the smallest in the West End. Split across three sections and with a particularly high stage, views are mixed throughout the auditorium. There is no rake in the Stalls section, which can feel quite cramped.

Good value seats

Excellent prices can be found throughout the Fortune Theatre, with cheaper seats available in the Upper Circle and rear of the Stalls. Restricted view seats are sometimes worth a risk, but crucial action could be missed. Row L is an excellent bet for those on a strict budget.

Premium seats

Premium seats are around the centre in Row D, from seats 11-14. These do not suffer from the rake and provide clear views of the whole stage and action.

Recent seat reviews

Stalls B6
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Deadlyknitshade 5'4", 13 reviews
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Fortune Theatre Stalls B6 view from seat photo

This is essentially the first proper row as Row A is only a few chairs. It might be a tiny bit too close to the action. Some of the scenes in the far background may be slightly obscured by foreground props, but it’s a great view. A few rows back would... More

Saw The Woman in Black The Woman in Black on 16 January 2020

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Stalls C14
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alessandramarelli 165 cm, 148 reviews, 10 helpful votes
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Fortune Theatre Stalls C14 view from seat photo

Was given this seat after the decision to close the upper level, what a treat! Very very close to the stage and made the show even more scary and thrilling! Not a lot of space for bags, but still amazing seat! More

Saw The Woman in Black The Woman in Black on 11 May 2019

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Dress Circle A10

sarahwells1 5”4, 67 reviews, 1 helpful vote
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Fortune Theatre Dress Circle A10 view from seat photo

Really great view but very cramped. I’m only 5’4 and I was so uncomfortable. For the view it’s worth it but if you are any taller I would consider somewhere else in the theatre. Central seat, very close to the stage. More

Saw The Woman in Black The Woman in Black on 18 June 2019

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