Built in 1905 as a pair with the Waldorf Theatre, now known as the Novello Theatre, the Aldwych Theatre is best known for hosting large-scale musicals. The theatre is designed in a Baroque style, with a luxurious interior.
With a seating capacity of 1,200 split across three levels; the Stalls, Dress Circle and Upper Circle, the Aldwych is one of London’s larger theatres. There are steps to reach each section in the auditorium, which offers a wide variety of views. Rows curve gradually around the stage, which can allow for excellent views from the centre and varied views from the ends of rows.
Check out our seating price chart below, which highlights the ticket prices and the views you can get for each price.
Please note that ticket prices dramatically vary from weekdays to Saturdays and matinees. The above seating plan is for Friday and Saturday evening performances. It is worth double-checking that you are getting the best deal before booking.
|£95.00-£175.00 (Premium Seats)
||For weekend performances, the majority of the stalls are classed as premium (rows A-O). However, only central seats in rows D-F are premium for some midweek performances. These seats offer an exceptional view of the stage, clear sight-lines and are considered the best seats in the house.
||For weekend performances, the majority of rows A-D are premium, this is reduced to central seats in rows A-B for some midweek performances. These seats offer an exceptionally clear view of the stage without any restrictions.
||Seats in the first two rows of the stalls (AZ-AY) are in this price band, as well as seats towards the rear of the stalls (P-T). There is an excellent view from here, the dress circle overhang could affect the view towards the rear of the stalls. Sit as centrally as possible or toward the ends of rows for extra legroom. Seats to the sides of rows A-O are also included in this price band for some midweek performances.
||Band A seats are located in rows E-K of the Dress Circle. They offer excellent views with no restrictions and are close enough to the stage to see details and facial expressions. Opt for the most central seats to get the most panoramic view of the stage. Seats A7, A27, B1-2, B23-24 are restricted view due to technical equipment.
||For some midweek performances, seats towards the rear of the stalls (rows P-S) are available in this price band. The dress circle overhang could affect the view from these seats.
||Seats in the rear of the dress circle are available in this price band. The overhang from the grand circle affects the view of the top of the stage in these seats, but they still offer a good overall view of the performance.
||For weekend performances, central seats in rows A-D are in this price band. These seats offer a clear, panoramic view of the stage.
||Restricted view seats in rows U-Z are in this price band for weekend performances. Views from these seats are restricted by the dress circle overhang, cutting off around half of the stage. Seats in the grand circle offer a better all-round view for the same price.
||Seats in the back two rows of the dress circle (rows L-M) are available in this price band for some midweek performances. Seats 1-6 and 28-33 of Row A are also this price as they are partially restricted and may require you to lean forward.
||Restricted view side seats in the first four rows of the grand circle are included in this price band for weekend and peak performances. Clear view seats in rows E-F are also available and would be a preferred choice if available.
||Restricted view seats in rows U-Z are in this price band for midweek performances. The overhang from the dress circle cuts off around half of the stage.
||Seats towards the rear of the grand circle are available for this price. Although distant from the stage, they offer a clear, unrestricted view of the performance. These are good bargains and are worth purchasing over any other tickets at this price in the auditorium.
||Row K of the Upper Circle is this price as they can feel distant from the stage. Legroom may also be tight here.
||Two pairs of seats in row L of the grand circle are available in this price band. There is no rake between these seats and the row in front, and legroom will be tight. However, the majority of the stage can still be seen from these seats. A good option if on a tight budget. Slip seats in row AA of this section are also available, but these seats are severely restricted by technical equipment, and you will have to lean over the rail for the entire performance.