The small but perfectly formed Fortune Theatre is one of the West End’s smallest with just 432 seats on offer over three levels: the stalls, dress circle and upper circle.
The stalls cover rows A to L and are 19 seats wide at the most and the dress circle incorporates rows A to F, less wide at a maximum of 17 seats. The upper circle covers rows A – G, 18 seats wide at the most. The stalls are split unevenly on either side of the central aisle, angled so it can be a challenge to see the centre of the stage. Row L is a good choice and stalls seats G10 to 15 are sought after because of the extra legroom.
Dress circle seats can come with restricted legroom and views, which can cause a problem for taller, larger people. The dress circle boxes offer plenty of comfort but slightly restricted views and the upper circle can be cramped too.
Your best bet for legroom? The stalls or the cheaper upper circle boxes. There are 21 steps down to the stalls, 7 steps up to the dress circle and at least 40 stairs to negotiate to the upper circle.