Princess Theatre Torquay seating plan
The Princess Theatre Torquay has a capacity of 1492 seats, including
1072 seats in the Stalls and 420 seats in the Circle. Use our interactive seating plan to view 38 seat reviews and 32 photos of views from seat.
First opening in 1961, acts such as Tommy Cooper and Morecambe and Wise were topping the bill at the Princess Theatre. Built by Torbay Council as part of the redevelopment of the Princess Gardens on the seafront, the building replaced an annual marquee that hosted light variety entertainment. Over the years, the Princess Theatre has been managed by several different companies whilst under the continued maintenance of the council. In 1991, the building was leased to Apollo Leisure and was then taken over by SFX and Clear Channel Entertainment. In 2009, ATG bought the theatre and manage it to this date.
The Princess Theatre is Torbay’s largest venue, with a seating capacity of 1,491. Known for hosting large-scale touring productions, the theatre has housed all varieties of entertainment, including ballet, opera, concerts and West End musicals. Past productions have included Chicago, Starlight Express and Sunny Afternoon. The auditorium is expansive and comfortable, offering excellent sight-lines due to the modernity of the venue. Split across two levels, the Stalls is the largest section of the theatre, with a huge seating capacity of 1,086. The Circle seats around 420.
Good value seats
Views are excellent throughout the auditorium of the Princess Theatre. Seats are generally good value for money, as the modernity of the theatre allows for unobstructed views. Sitting in the front of the Circle is good value for large scale productions, as is sitting mid-centre of the Stalls. Sitting in the rear of the Stalls offers good views for cheaper prices.
Premium seats are located in the front-centre of the Stalls and Circle. Sitting towards the front of the Stalls in rows C-H often offers the best views.