Sondheim Theatre (Queen's Theatre), London

Seating plan

Sondheim Theatre (Queen's Theatre) seating plan

Sondheim Theatre (Queen's Theatre) Seating Plan

The Sondheim Theatre (Queen's Theatre) has a capacity of 1087 seats, including 479 seats in the Stalls, 284 seats in the Dress Circle and 324 seats in the Upper Circle. Use our interactive seating plan to view 2341 seat reviews and 1200 photos of views from seat.

Venue overview

Formerly the Queen's Theatre, the Sondheim Theatre is situated on the famous Shaftesbury Avenue and has housed Les Misérables since 2004, which transferred to the venue from the Palace Theatre. Opening in 1907, the theatre has an Edwardian auditorium and after being destroyed in WWII, the foyer was rebuilt in a modern style. Further refurbishment took place in 2009, which improved public spaces and increased seating capacity.

The theatre was renamed in honour of prolific composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim on 15 July 2019.

Seating for Les Misérables is best in the Dress Circle and Upper Circle, as the Stalls is drastically affected by the overhang. Pricing reflects the show rather than the views offered in the seating, so it is best to research extensively before booking tickets.

Good value seats

It's worth sitting in the slip seats of the Dress Circle, especially if you have seen Les Misérables before. These seats are usually heavily discounted, but you can see the entire stage quite close-up from these seats with a bit of leaning! Otherwise, sit centrally in the Upper Circle for a distant, but clear view of the stage.

Premium seats

The best seats in the house for this particular production can be found in the centre and front of the Dress Circle, where you can feel involved in the action and are able to take it all in. Alternatively, sit in the front of the Stalls to feel entirely immersed!

Recent seat reviews

Stalls A15

jonmann 5'11, 26 reviews
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Sondheim Theatre (Queen's Theatre) Stalls A15 view from seat photo

Excellent view. Felt really involved. Seats were fairly uncomfortable but that’s the same for all the theatre. Even though front row the leg room is slightly limited. Unlike rows further back you can’t stick your feet under the seats in front. But worth... More

Visited 12 June 2019

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Dress Circle L8
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TM89 6' 3", 191 reviews, 4 helpful votes
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Sondheim Theatre (Queen's Theatre) Dress Circle L8 view from seat photo

The clearance between the two people’s heads in front was large enough for me to see clearly through to the stage, with only the tops of actors’ heads obscured by the overhang of the grand circle (not a constant issue, only in a few select moments when... More

Saw Les Misérables Les Misérables on 27 May 2019

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Dress Circle L7
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TM89 6' 3", 191 reviews, 4 helpful votes
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Sondheim Theatre (Queen's Theatre) Dress Circle L7 view from seat photo

In spite of the couple in front leaning into each other, which required some regular adjustments throughout the performance, I had a great view of the stage. I’m aware that without this, the view would’ve been better, and won’t always present itself.... More

Visited 27 May 2019

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