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 1784 seat reviews and 1077 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

Balcony A4
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JenK 5'10, 69 reviews, 3 helpful votes
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Palace Theatre A4 view from seat photo

High up, but the theatre is actually very vertical so you're not too far away. There was no lighting rig, and you could easily ignore the bar by looking under/over it. You stop noticing it after a while. I'm 5'10 and legroom was just right - any longer... More

Saw Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on 04 May 2019

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Balcony A4
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JenK 5'10, 69 reviews, 3 helpful votes
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Palace Theatre A4 view from seat photo

I've sat in the balcony before and being in row A made the world of difference! We were in A3 and 4, so didn't have the lighting rig obstructing, and also weren't too close the the edge (which has extra curve and less legroom) A bit high up, but for... More

Saw Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on 04 May 2019

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Stalls L19
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albuspotter 5"11, 221 reviews, 13 helpful votes
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Palace Theatre L19 view from seat photo

I found this seat to be a little uncomfortable towards the end of each act, my main problem was the back support isn't very good and since you're spending up to 6 hours here, it does get uncomfortable. View is fantastic and worth it! More

Saw Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on 12 May 2019

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