The Duchess Theatre is a small theatre that can accomodate less than 500 people at a time. The theatre is spread across 2 sections - Stalls and Dress Circle.
This guide on the Duchess Theatre seating plan will help you find the best seats in the house.Get real-time seat availability and pricing, insider tips and more.
Guide to Duchess Theatre's Seating Plan
Navigating the Duchess Theatre Seating Plan
Duchess Theatre - Recommended Seats
💸Value for money seats
Stalls: Seats in Rows F-L
Dress Circle: Seats in Rows C-F
🎟️If money were no matter
Stalls: Seats 8-17 in rows E-J
Dress Circle: Seats 7-14 in row A
🎭Best views of the stage
Stalls: Centre seats in Rows C-F
Dress Circle: Centre seats in Rows A-C
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Seating Plan - Sections Explained
With a seating capacity of only 479, the Duchess Theatre is split across two levels; the Stalls and Dress Circle. A variety of views are on offer, with the best views located centrally in the stalls and toward the front of the dress circle. Due to the nature of the show, seats toward the ends of rows are restricted view. As the theatre is very intimate, you can count on not missing any detail! Here’s a detailed look at the two sections of the theatre.
Duchess Theatre Stalls
Most of the theatre' seats are in the Stalls section. This section stretches back for 15 rows and fans out in a triangle away from the stage, which means there are many seats with no other seats in front of them. If you are looking for extra legroom, have a look at the seating map before you book. Due to the small size of the theatre, the Stalls seats feel close to the action and most offer unrestricted views.
The best seats can be found around row H, which is clear of the Dress Circle overhang. As with most theatres, cheaper seats can be found further towards the back. Seats at the very ends of rows J-O offer a restricted view as action on the sides of the stage is obstructed, making you miss some gags in this particular show which uses every inch of the stage in innovative ways.
Duchess Theatre Dress Circle
The Duchess Theatre is small and intimate, so Dress Circle seats with a good view can be found at a reasonable price. There is a low wall which divides the Dress Circle in half across the front, separating the first three rows from the rest of the section. The cheapest seats in the house can be found at the back of the Dress Circle.
Which Seats Offer The Best View?
The Stalls section houses premium seats in the centre of rows E-J, roughly seats 8-17, although this varies depending on the row. These seats offer clear, close-up views of the stage without any restrictions. A decent rake ensures your view will not be blocked by those in front. If you don’t mind paying a little extra, choose these seats for the best possible West End experience.
In the Dress Circle section, rows A-F are great as they offer close-up, clear views of the stage, due to the small size of the auditorium. You won’t miss any detail from these seats, which offer clear, panoramic views of the entire stage. Sit as centrally as possible for the best overall experience.
Which Seats Offer the Best Value for Money?
A majority of the Stalls seats, apart from the premium seats mentioned in the section above, are quite reasonably priced, and the intimacy of the theatre allows for great views of the stage. These seats offer clear, close-up views without any restrictions, even from the rear.
Again, since the Duchess Theatre is so small, even the seats that are further back are not really that far apart from the stage. This fact alone makes these Dress Circle seats a great bargain!
30-Second Takeaway: Duchess Theatre
- The theatre has a capacity to accommodate 500 persons.
- Seating in the theatre is divided into two sections- Stalls and Dress Circle
Duchess Theatre Reviews
This is a great little theatre. Even though we were in row E of the dress circle, we had a brilliant view due the steep rake.
- Jill, Tripadvisor, September 2022
Went to see the Play That Goes Wrong in this lovely theatre. It may be one of the smallest West End Theatres (494 Seats) but it sure has charm. Hard to find a bad seat and because of the size you are close to the stage. Great place to take in a play!!!!
- Busconi, Tripadvisor, July 2022
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