Shaftesbury Theatre tickets

Seating Plan

Shaftesbury Theatre seat prices Motown
Officially opening in 1911 with a production of The Three Musketeers, the Shaftesbury Theatre joined several other venues on the famous Shaftesbury Avenue. Designed by prolific theatre architect Bertie Crewe, the building is in a Renaissance design and is best known for hosting large-scale musicals. With a moderate seating capacity of 1,400, the Shaftesbury Theatre is built across three levels, including the Stalls, Royal Circle and Grand Circle. The stage is vast, and due to the time of the build, there are no obvious viewing restrictions. Due to the size of the theatre, seating in the Grand Circle seems distant from the stage and it can be difficult to make out detail. However, there are excellent views on offer in the Stalls and Royal Circle, which come with a top price tag. Check out our price chart below, which details the type of view you will get for the price you pay! Please note that ticket prices and the whereabouts of banded seats will change depending on the time of the performance. Below is a rough guide that should assist you.
Ticket Price Stalls Royal Circle Grand Circle
£145.00-£120.00 (Premium Seats) Premium seats are located in the mid-centre of the Stalls, seats 11-26 of rows B-K, and are the best seats in the theatre. A decent rake ensures you can see past those in front of you to a clear, panoramic view of the entire stage.   Premium tickets for the Royal Circle are in seats 9-28 of rows B-F. These seats offer unrestricted, panoramic views of the entire stage, with a steep rake ensuring you can see past those in front. It may be preferable to sit here for a large-scale musical.   Not available.
£79.50-£69.50 The majority of the Stalls are this price as the views are good across the board. A gentle rake allows you to see past those in front to an unrestricted view of the stage. Extra legroom can be found in Row M and aisle seats. Sit as far forward and to the centre as possible, for the best overall experience.   Most of the Royal Circle is this price, as views are excellent throughout, with a decent rake allowing you to see past those in front. Sit in rows A-G for the best views, as detail can be difficult to make out in rear rows. Rows L-M have the overhang in sight. Not available.
£59.50-£49.50 Rows V-X are this price as they are affected by the Royal Circle overhang, which cuts off the top of the stage. The sound desk is directly behind seats 13-18 of Row V, which some may find distracting. Sit here if on a budget. Row BB is also this price as it is restricted view due to the height of the stage, although some may not find this problematic.   Boxes C and G are this price, as they face the stage side-on, which may cause you to lean forward to see. These are good for legroom though, and may be preferable to similarly priced Stall seats. Not available.
£45.00-£39.50 Not available. Row N is this price as it is set further back from the seating and is restricted by the Grand Circle overhang, which obscures a large part of the stage. You may feel isolated from the action here, and it is difficult to make out any detail.   Rows A-C are this price as they are the best seats in the Grand Circle. Be aware that the stage feels distant from here, so it can be difficult to see detail. Row A is restricted view due to the safety rail and technical equipment, which may force you to lean forward to see.  
£35.00-£29.50 Not available. Not available. Rows D-F are this price, as they are distant from the stage but no restricted view. A rake allows you to see over those in front, but it will be difficult to make out any detail.  
£25.00-£19.50 Not available. Not available. Rows G-J fall under this price as they are furthest from the stage and it can be very difficult to see any detail from here. A rake allows you to see past those in front, but your view will not be the best!  
Day seats   Day seats are available in row A of the Stalls only. These seats tend to be around £20 and are only available from the box office from 10am on the day of the performance.  Audience members in these seats may have some viewing issues as they will have to look up at the stage throughout the show. Generally this is fine for taller audience members, but I would not recommend these seats for children. None available None available