The Savoy Theatre is a vast West End theatre, with the auditorium situated below street level and below London’s famous Savoy hotel. Built across three levels, including the Stalls, Dress Circle and Upper Circle, the Savoy Theatre has a large capacity of 1,158. There are excellent views of the stage to be had across the auditorium, but it is worth thoroughly researching seats before you book them.
The Stalls are closest to the stage and typically afford the best views, particularly in the mid-front section. Although legroom is slightly restricted, this can be forgotten when the views are as good as the Savoy offers. Towards the rear of the Stalls the view can become restricted due to the overhang of the Dress Circle, but this might not affect certain productions. It could be worth splashing out on seats in the front and centre to get the best views of the production. Slightly cheaper seats are located towards the ends of rows.
Located above the Stalls, the Dress Circle provides excellent views of the stage, and is often a great place to book if you want to see choreography and the production as a whole. Many seats in this section are priced similarly to the Stalls, especially in the front and centre. Towards the rear of the Dress Circle and at the ends of the rows, seats will be cheaper, but may seem far away from the stage and slightly restricted.
The Upper Circle is the highest tier in the theatre and is accessed via street level. This section is usually heavily discounted due to a number of restrictions, including safety rails, severely limited legroom and a general steepness to the section that may not be suitable for those with a fear of heights. Taller people will be fine in this section, as they will be able to see above the safety rails, but for smaller patrons, these could prove a real problem. Still, this is a great section to choose for those wishing to see productions on a budget, as rows A-E offer excellent views of the stage. Additionally, the Upper Circle is one of the few in the West End that does not feel too far away from the stage. Please note that legroom in this section is extremely narrow.
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