Shaftesbury Theatre seating plan

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Shaftesbury Theatre seating plan

Shaftesbury Theatre Seating Plan

The Shaftesbury Theatre has a capacity of 1308 seats, including 654 seats in the Stalls, 391 seats in the Royal Circle and 263 seats in the Grand Circle. Use our interactive seating plan to view 1067 seat reviews and 518 photos of views from seat.

Venue overview

The Shaftesbury Theatre was designed by Bertie Crewe and opened as the New Prince's Theatre in 1911. It was the last theatre to be built on Shaftesbury Avenue. After hosting a number of Broadway transfers, the ceiling collapsed during a performance of Hair in 1973, forcing the long-running show to close after just under 2,000 performances. The theatre went under a major refurbishment in 2006, and upon reopening it has hosted Hairspray, Flashdance, Rock of Ages and Motown the Musical amongst many more.

With a seating capacity of 1,400, the Shaftesbury Theatre is a mid-sized venue split across three levels. The front Stalls are split into two sections, with the two aisles in the rear Stalls splitting the back into a further three. The Royal and Grand Circles suffer from some sight-line problems in certain rows which causes the back of the stage to be obscured.

Good value seats

Bargains can be found towards the rear of the Royal Circle, which can feel distant from the stage but still offers an overall good view. Seats in the Grand Circle are often reduced, but try to sit centrally in seats 14-24 to avoid as much restriction as possible.

Premium seats

The best in the Shaftesbury Theatre are located in the centre of the Stalls, in rows D-H, seats 10-26. Sitting centrally allows for the best overall experience as you can see the entire stage. The front rows of the Royal Circle also offer great views, particularly in rows A-D, seats 12-24.

Recent seat reviews

Stalls BB12
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Charmainf 5ft 4", 141 reviews, 9 helpful votes
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Shaftesbury Theatre BB12 view from seat photo

This is a good seat for seeing the whole stage up close, except for missing some of the footwork which didn't really matter for this show. Seat is comfy. Leg room is poor, but sitting at the end of the row helped.... More

Saw Motown the Musical Motown the Musical on 20 January 2018

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Stalls J19
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lucacrawford 6", 11 reviews
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Shaftesbury Theatre J19 view from seat photo

The most central seat of the row, along with seat 20, the view of the stage was completely clear! However, the raking of the stalls mean if you have someone tall in front of you then there is a chance your view will be obstructed. Also, the legroom i... More

Saw Motown the Musical Motown the Musical on 25 January 2018

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Grand Circle A16
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LuisaM 170cm, 32 reviews
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Shaftesbury Theatre A16 view from seat photo

The tickets are sold as "restricted view" and the handrail does block the view a bit but by leaning forward or sitting upright you still have a decent and very central view of the stage. Legroom is okay.... More

Saw Motown the Musical Motown the Musical on 01 June 2017

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