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Palace Theatre

London 109-113 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1V 8AY

  1. Balcony 50.8527132% rating for Balcony

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  2. Grand Circle 65.5384616% rating for Grand Circle

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  3. Dress Circle 79.404762% rating for Dress Circle

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  4. Stalls 83.144654% rating for Stalls

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Current show

  • The Commitments

    The Commitments

    From 21 Sep 2013 to 01 Nov 2015

    Based on the novel and film by Roddy Doyle The Commitments tells the story of Ireland’s first soul band featuring classic soul songs such as “Mustang Sally” and “Try a Little Tenderness”. This production is directed by Jamie Lloyd. Sit in the Stalls to feel most involved in the music. 

  • Derren Brown Miracle

    Derren Brown Miracle

    From 11 Nov 2015 to 16 Jan 2016

    Master of psychological magic Derren Brown brings his latest live show Miracle, to London’s Palace theatre following a UK tour. The show is directed by Andy Nyman and Andrew O’Connor and promises to be Brown’s most philosophical to date.

  • The Three Little Pigs

    The Three Little Pigs

    From 05 Aug 2015 to 06 Sep 2015

    Simon Webbe stars as the Wolf in this new musical from Stiles and Drewe, the team behind Olivier Award-winning Honk! and Disney’s stage version of Mary Poppins. The classic story is given a brand new retelling in this funny family show packed full of catchy songs. Recommended for 3+.

About the theatre

Set in the middle of Cambridge Circus, acting as a welcome to Theatreland, the Palace Theatre is one of the West End’s most prolific buildings. Originally built to be a Grand Opera House, the theatre is now known for hosting the world’s longest running musical Les Miserables before it transferred to the Queen’s after 7,602 performances. The auditorium features beautiful Victorian architecture including a majestic ceiling and proscenium artwork that frame the stage. Divided into four levels, the theatre can prove difficult for sightlines as it features one of the steepest balconies in the whole of the West End. The theatre is tall and narrow and features restricted view seats due to pillars and safety rails that should be avoided for maximum enjoyment.

Best value tips

Front of the Dress Circle is definitely the best place to sit, owing to its compact size and distance to the stage. Not only will you be on a level with the performers, you will also be best placed to admire the beautiful detail in the auditorium itself.

Bigger budget tips

There are a lot of restricted view seats in the Upper Circle that are heavily discounted. Some of these provide an almost faultless view of the stage, so it can be worth risking it for those seats closer to the middle and furthest from the railings.

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Past Shows

  • Singin' In The Rain

    Singin' In The Rain

    From 04 Feb 2012 to 08 Jun 2013

    The classic MGM musical comes splashing into the West End in this insider's look at the film industry on the eve of talking pictures. The first four rows are designated as "splash zone" seats, so be prepared as you may get wet! Whilst the front of the Dress Circle does provide good views, it is better to sit a couple of rows back to see over the balcony. The seats in the front row are quite low down, meaning some leaning is necessary to see the front of the stage and the steps. There are lighting bars rigged around the front of the balcony which can cause obstructions for children and younger people. The curve is quite dramatic, so those towards the ends of each rows may miss some of the action. 

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