Palace Theatre, London

Seating plan

Palace Theatre seating plan

Palace Theatre Seating Plan

The Palace Theatre has a capacity of 1378 seats, including 547 seats in the Stalls, 275 seats in the Dress Circle, 228 seats in the Grand Circle and 328 seats in the Balcony. Use our interactive seating plan to view 2118 seat reviews and 1252 photos of views from seat.

Venue overview

The Palace Theatre is located in the middle of Cambridge Circus and is one of the West End's most prolific buildings. Originally built as a Grand Opera House, the theatre is best-known for housing Les Miserables before it transferred to the Queen's Theatre after 7,602 performances. Other notable productions have included Singin' in the Rain and the current Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

The auditorium features beautiful Victorian architecture, including a majestic ceiling and proscenium arch which frames the stage. Split across four levels, views are extremely mixed throughout the Palace Theatre, which features one of the steepest balconies in the entire West End. A tall and narrow theatre, there are restricted views due to support pillars and safety rails.

Good value seats

Seats towards the rear of each section are heavily discounted, due to circle overhangs, support pillars and distance from the stage. These can prove good value for money, particularly for a large-scale musical. The Balcony is extremely cheap, due to severe restrictions. It is worth sitting in the front of the Balcony, as although it may feel distant, you may still get a good view. Alternatively, sit in the middle of the Grand Circle for a safety rail-free view of the stage.

Premium seats

Seating in the front of the Dress Circle or in the centre of the Stalls is the optimum place to have the most immersive experience without any restrictions. Rows G-K in the Stalls are best as the stage is quite high and a decent rake allows for action to be at eye level. Due to the mixed views throughout the Palace Theatre, it's wise to spend a little bit extra to guarantee there will be no restrictions to impair your enjoyment.

Recent seat reviews

Stalls H23

lisaphelan 5'9", 2 reviews
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Palace Theatre Stalls H23 view from seat photo

Great seat with a clear view of all parts of the stage and a fairly good rake so heads in front aren't really a problem The legroom was pretty good for an old theatre, I'm 5'9 and my knees cleared the seat in front by quite a few inches and the seats... More

Saw Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on 02 November 2019

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Dress Circle C31

deborahsmith1 11 reviews
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Palace Theatre Dress Circle C31 view from seat photo

The seat can feel as though it is tipping you forward a little but this isn't a problem if you sit back in it. Legroom was good. The view was excellent, with the Dress Circle having a good rake. Even thought the seat is off to the side I did not miss... More

Saw Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on 02 November 2019

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Dress Circle A3
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kikilemon 160cm, 1 reviews
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Palace Theatre Dress Circle A3 view from seat photo

Leg room is enough for me. If you wish to enjoy a better view, you have to lean forward all the time. (I can see the actors facial expression quite well) The safety handle was blocked ~ 1/6 of the stage, which was not a matter to see the drama~ Recommend... More

Saw Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on 24 October 2019

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