The London Palladium has one of the largest seating capacities of all London theatres, with 2,286 seats on three levels – the Stalls, the Royal Circle and the Upper Circle. All three seating sections have some excellent views with variable pricing meaning that whatever your budget, you should be able to find a seat that suits you.
Levels and Ticket Prices
The Stalls are located on the ground floor of the auditorium and are the closest seating section to the stage. Because of its proximity to the action on stage, tickets in this section can be more expensive than in other sections. If you prefer to be close to the actors then sitting in the Stalls will probably be the best option for you. Central seats in the middle of this section present the best views.
The second level of the London Palladium is the Royal Circle which overhangs the Stalls below. Views in this section can be varied, but from central seats in the first few rows, you may very well find yourself in one of the best seats in the auditorium. Again, the further back you go, the cheaper the tickets get, but the view is only hindered by the overhang of the level above. Sitting in the Royal Circle may not bring you as close to the performers on the stage as sitting in the Stalls, but many prefer to have a panoramic view of the entire stage to view the scenery and effects with more clarity.
The Upper Circle is the third and final level of the Palladium, situated above both the Royal Circle and the Stalls. Seats in this section tend to be a lot cheaper than in the Royal Circle and Stalls as it is located the furthest away from the stage. The first couple of rows however can hold excellent views and are usually a lot cheaper than other seats. Those who have a fear of heights may wish to avoid seats towards the back of this section as it is quite steep.
To decide which seating area is best for you, have a look at the seating plan below.
Seats for Children
If you are taking small children to the London Palladium, then the best seating section for them is the Royal Circle. As the Royal Circle is a little higher, views of the whole stage are much better and the kids won’t miss out! Upper Circle seats are also quite good, although the front row should be avoided due to the safety bar, and the middle of the Stalls are also fine for children. Try to avoid the front of the Stalls as the stage is quite high and they may not be able to see everything.
Booster seats are available to hire for smaller children coming to see a show at the London Palladium, to enhance their viewing experience. They are free and are available on a first-come, first-served basis, so get there early to avoid disappointment.
The London Palladium has four spaces for wheelchair users in the Stalls in rows L, O, Q and S. Transfer seating is available to all aisle seats in this section and a chairlift from the box office to the Stalls can be used for those who need it. Other than the chairlift, there are no lifts at the London Palladium so if you have mobility problems and have seats in the Royal or Upper Circles, you may wish to be aware of the amount of steps to reach either of these.
There are 26 steps up to the Royal Circle and then downwards steps to each row, with a maximum of 20 if you are sat in the front row. For the Upper Circle, there are 47 steps to the seating section and further steps down, depending on which row you are sitting in.
An adapted toilet is available near the Stalls section and discounts are available for wheelchair users and one companion. You can reserve wheelchair seating by contacting the access booking line on 0844 412 4648.
Where are the restricted seats in each section?
When purchasing tickets to a show at the London Palladium, you will be made aware of whether your seats are restricted or not. Most seats are not and have excellent views, but the restricted seating includes the front three rows of the Stalls for smaller people who may not be able to see certain things on the stage, and the front row of the Upper Circle due to a metal bar running along the front of the section. No seats in the Royal Circle are restricted view.
Is the Upper Circle high?
The Upper Circle is not particularly high but seats towards the rear of the section may feel it, and you may feel rather cut-off from the stage.
What is the legroom like in each section?
Legroom at the London Palladium is adequate, but if you are particularly tall then you may wish to purchase aisle seats.
What is the difference between normal and premium seats?
For those wishing to make their experience at the London Palladium that extra bit special, you can purchase premium seats – seats which are marked down as the very best seats in the entire auditorium. These are central seats in rows J and K of the Stalls and central seats in the first few rows of the Royal Circle.