It’s that time again and today we’re at the lovely little Duke of York’s Theatre in London’s West End.
A really good view from here. We sat here after day seating and had absolutely no problem with the view! The set for the current production means that a tiny amount of action is missed in the upper section, but nothing much.
The stalls get wider as you move away from the stage. This first photo was taken from the very edge of one of the first few rows which isn’t a bad view but after row D, the stalls get wider and the side view worse as you can see from the second pic. The seats on the edges of row D – J would be restricted – cutting off a slither of the side of the stage.
This photo is from around Row J and as you can tell, the stage still feels really close! Somehow the rake seemed less of an issue here than at the front/back. Great seats!
Still feels pretty close to the stage (the joys of these lovely small theatres) however the rake is a bit of an issue again back here and the overhang from the royal circle is in view which will block some minor action in the current production.
No photo I’m afraid but a really fantastic view! The seats on the very edges will be slightly restricted due to the curve of the circle but the more central seats will give you a perfect view!
Side Royal Circle
Taken from the end of Row C – a terrible view. Very restricted due to the curve of the circle. A good chunk of the stage closest to you will be cut off – you can tell just how much by trying to read the word ‘curtain’ here. Not worth the £35 being charged at the moment!!
Rear Royal Circle
A really great view! Still feels very close to the stage and the overhang from the grand is hardly in view. The very edges will be slightly restricted but nowhere near as badly as in the first few rows.
GRAND CIRCLE (Spoiler: Its not great.)
A good view from the central seats although may have to lean slightly to perfect your view. BUT this is a seat towards the edge with a more restricted view due to the curve and seats right on the ends will be very restricted. Quite high but still doesn’t feel distant.
Side Grand Circle
As with the royal circle, the curvature of the grand makes the seats on the very edges absolutely awful. This is the very edge of Row C and you’d miss probably half of the stage least!
Central Grand Circle
A very average view. You’re high up and the front of the stage is cut off from most seats. Even being slightly off centre means a good chunk of the corner closest to you might be blocked as you can see here. Quite steep which is good but its worth remembering that people leaning on row A will cause a ripple effect and block your view further.
Rear Grand Circle (Benches)
Very high up here! The top and bottom of the stage is cut off but you’re so high that heads definitely won’t be in your way! A letterbox view!
Grand Circle Box
For the first time ever in my experience – these are actually less restricted than sitting on the edge of the circle! You’ll have to do some leaning, it’s a side view and a birdseye one but you can see more of the stage than you could from the very edges of the grand.
Well thats that! Here’s hoping someone finds it helpful!! Home, I’m Darling is currently at the Duke of York’s and it is absolutely fantastic – highly recommend.
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