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SEAT REVIEWS: Theatre Royal, Glasgow

OVERVIEW:

The Theatre Royal is the oldest theatre in Glasgow, originally opening in 1867, the name changing to the Theatre Royal in 1869. It is the longest running theatre in Scotland. The theatre was spectacularly expanded and the new foyer/ lifts/ public spaces were opened in December 2014.

The theatre is owned by, and is the home of, Scottish Opera. It is also a major receiving house.

The auditorium has 1541 seats arranged over 4 levels, from bottom to top: Stalls, Dress Circle, Upper Circle and Balcony.

The theatre has a number of structurally essential pillars within the auditorium. These are clearly marked on the official theatre plan and seats here are discounted in price.

 

INDIVIDUAL SEAT REVIEWS:

STALLS: The stalls can be configured in a number of ways depending if the full opera orchestra pit is needed or not. There are structural pillars situated within the space. When buying tickets these are clearly marked. There are 4 wheelchair spaces in the stalls.

ROW INDIVIDUAL SEAT REVIEWS – STALLS
AAA
BBB
AA
BB
A
B
C
D
E
F
G G1 – Restricted View

G30 – restricted View

H H1 (restricted view) and 2 – End of row on right side facing stage. Good view but top right hand quarter of the set is cut off from view. Surtitles on main stage can’t be seen from here. Fine if all the action takes place at front/mid stage. H2 could also be affected if very tall person sat in front.

H31 – restricted view

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M M3 – Restricted View

M27 – Restricted View

N N2 – Restricted View

N3 – Restricted View

N26 – Restricted View

N27 – Restricted View

 

O O1 – Restricted View

O9 – Restricted View

O17 – Restricted View

O25 – Restricted View

P P7 – Restricted View

P8 – Restricted View

P16 – Restricted View

P17 – Restricted View

P18 – rRstricted View

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DRESS CIRCLE: Structural pillars are situated in the space. The upper circle overhangs all but the front four rows – as you move to the rows further back this cuts off the view of the top of the stage. There are intermittent handrails to help you down to your seat.

There are boxes on either side of the circle.

There is a small row of slip seats on either side of the dress circle.

There are also wheelchair spaces on this level – there is a lift.

Slip Seat Reviews – AA 1,2,3,4,5 and BB 1,2,3,4,5 – all labelled restricted view

ROW INDIVIDUAL SEAT REVIEWS – DRESS CIRCLE
A A9 – Partially Restricted view because of handrail in eyeline

A20 – Partially Restricted view because of handrail in eyeline.

A33 – Sold as restricted view as there is a railing off to your right hand side but none of the stage obstructed. View excellent and plenty leg room as on the end of the aisle.

A34 – left hand side of auditorium facing stage, excellent, unobstructed view, seat slightly turned to stage. Legroom fine.

A35 – Left hand side facing stage. Seat faces slightly towards the right. Excellent unobstructed view as front row. Legroom is OK but could be tight for tall audience members.

A36 – As A35, seat has slightly less room than A35 (by that I mean the actual size of the seat (width) I believe the seats are the same size but because of the angle A36 is slightly more restricted). That said, the legroom should be OK for all but the tallest theatre-goers.

B B7/8 – On the aisle on right hand side as you face the stage. Very good view of stage if a tiny bit side on. Leg room good.

B35/36 – On the left hand side facing stage. The section of seats here is curved in to face the centre of the stage. The seat is slightly turned away from the stage, the head-on view is actually the boxes on the other side of the auditorium, that said it is negligible, the view of the whole stage is excellent. Leg room reasonable to good.

C C2 – Poor view, parts of stage obstructed, even behind a small woman in front – view awful.

C3 – Very bad view, could only see a tiny part of stage. Had to sit on an angle to see one small part of stage. At no time could see the whole of the stage. Completely affected enjoyment of the production.

C4 – Not ideal, but better than C3, very small person sat in front, their head obstructed the view (and I am tall) could only see because seat next to me was empty and could lean into that space to see.

C21/22 – very tight legroom even if you are small.

C35/36/37 – on left hand side facing stage. Leg room good, view slightly to side, little bit of back ache/ neck ache turning slightly to face stage but good panoramic view of set/stage.

D D7/8 – On the aisle on right hand side as you face the stage. Very good slightly side-on view. Can get legs into aisle in seat 8.
E This row has the most legroom and space between seats and is advertised thus.

E1 – Restricted view

E2 – Restricted view

E12/13 – Good central view, excellent leg room.

E39 – Restricted view

E40 – Restricted view

F F2 – Restricted view

F8 – Restricted View

F16/17 – Central view

F21/22 – Central view, decent leg room.

F39 – Restricted View

G G4 – Restricted View

G16 – Restricted View

G25 – Restricted View

G37 – Restricted View

G9/10 – End of aisle. Good view.

H H15 – Restricted View

H16 – Restricted View

H17 – Restricted View

H24 – Restricted View

H25 – Restricted View

H26 – Restricted View

J J9 – Partially Restricted View

J16 – Restricted View

J23 – Restricted View

J30 – Partially Restricted View

K K15/16 – View of stage restricted by the overhang of the upper circle. Felt restricted for space.
L L9 – Restricted View

L10 – Restricted View

L11/12 – Sold as restricted view and it is that. Feels very far back, at an angle and the view of the stage is a “letterbox” effect. The roof of the upper circle hangs right above your head and feels very oppressive. Not recommended for theatre, or anything you want to actually appreciate visually. Probably fine for an orchestral concert. Left at interval of ballet as could only see little flashes of action. Don’t waste your money.

L13 – Restricted View

L20 – Restricted View

L21 – Restricted View

L22 – Restricted View

L23 – Restricted View

L24 – Restricted View

UPPER CIRCLE: Again, structural pillars protrude into the area.

Wheelchair spaces available on this level – accessed by lift.

ROW INDIVIDUAL SEAT REVIEWS
CC SLIP SEATS RIGHT – all seats 1-9 Restricted View
DD SLIP SEATS LEFT – all seats 1-9 Restricted View
A A1 – Restricted View

A10 – Front row, on aisle. The view is OK, partially restricted because of handrail, but the legroom appalling even if you can get one leg in to the aisle on right.

A36 – Restricted View

B B1 – Restricted View

B2 – Restricted View

B35 – Restricted View

B36 – Restricted View

C C1 – Restricted View

C36 – Restricted View

D D2 – Restricted View

D11/12 – Legroom average and view fine – feels a bit detached from stage.

D35 – Restricted View

E E3 – Restricted View

E8 – Restricted View

E12 –  Leg room OK but not brilliant. View unrestricted but felt far away and as a result didn’t feel engaged with the production.

E14 – Restricted View – pillar

E23 – Restricted View

E29 – Restricted View

E32/33 – Decent value for price, legroom/ view fine but felt far away from action.

E34 – Restricted View

E35 – Restricted View

F F7 – Restricted View

F8 – Restricted View

F14 – Restricted View

F23 – Restricted View

F29 – Restricted View

F30 – Restricted View

G G6 – Restricted View

G7  Restricted View

G8 – Restricted View

G13 – Restricted View

G14 – Restricted View

G15 – Restricted View

G23 – Restricted View

G24 – Restricted View

G29 – Restricted View

G30 – Restricted View

G31 – Restricted View

H H7 – Restricted View

H8 – Restricted View

H13 – Restricted View

H814- Restricted View

H15 – Restricted View

H23 – Restricted View

H24 – Restricted View

H29 – Restricted View

H30 – On left side facing stage – a bit of a side on view of stage. There’s a pole smack bang in the centre of the view in front of you. It is sold as restricted but it really is comedically right in your face. You can lean either side of pole much to the annoyance of people either side of you but not to be recommended.

H31 – Restricted View

J J12 – Restricted View

J13 – Restricted View

J23 – Restricted View

J24 – Restricted View

J25 – Restricted View

K Wheelchair spaces

BALCONY: There is lift access to the top (and all other levels) of the theatre, the rows are very, very steeply raked with up to 35 steps to access them. There are intermittent hand rails. 

ROW INDIVIDUAL SEAT REVIEWS
A A7 – Restricted View

A18 – Restricted View

A19 – Restricted View

A30 – Restricted View

B B6 – Restricted View

B7 – Restricted View

B18 – Restricted View

B19 – Restricted View

B30 – Restricted View

B31 – Restricted View

C C5 – Restricted View

C6 – Restricted View

C7 – Restricted View

C8 – Restricted View

C15/16 – Quite possibly the most terrifying descent to a seat I’ve ever experienced. Not for those afraid of heights. The rake of the stairs is unbelievably sharp and the rail that’s meant to stop you is about calf height. You can almost touch the ceiling when you stand up. Do not look down to the stalls whatever you do. The view is actually very good ( I would argue that you feel closer here than in the upper circle below) but you are so pre-occupied with the terrifying height, one’s enjoyment is somewhat affected!!!!! Had to have a lie down after this!!!!!

C18 – Restricted View

C19 – Restricted View

C29 – Restricted View

C30 – Restricted View

C31 – Restricted View

C32 – Restricted View

D D3 – Restricted View

D4 – Restricted View

D5 – Restricted View

D6 – Restricted View

D7 – Restricted View

D18 – Restricted View

D19 – Restricted View

D30 – Restricted View

D31 – Restricted View

D32 – Restricted View

D33 – Restricted View

D34 – Restricted View

E E3 – Restricted View

E4 – Restricted View

E5 –  Restricted View

E6 – Restricted View

E7 – Restricted View

E18 – Restricted View

E19 – Restricted View

E30 – Restricted View

E31 – Restricted View

E32 – Restricted View

E33 – Restricted View

E34 – Restricted View

F F2 – Restricted View

F3 – Restricted View

F4 – Restricted View

F5 –  Restricted View

F6 – Restricted View

F7 – Restricted View

F30 – Restricted View

F31 – Restricted View

F32 – Restricted View

F33 – Restricted View

F35 – Restricted View

G G1 – Restricted View

G2 – Restricted View

G3 – Restricted View

G4 – Restricted View

G5 – Restricted View

G31 – Restricted View

G32 – Restricted View

G33 – Restricted View

G34 – Restricted View

G35 – Restricted View

G36 – Restricted View

H H1 – Restricted View

H2 – Restricted View

H3 – Restricted View

H4 – Restricted View

H5 – Restricted View

H31 – Restricted View

H32 – Restricted View

H33 – Restricted View

H34 – Restricted View

H35 – Restricted View

H36 – Restricted View

J J1 – Restricted View

J2 – Restricted View

J3 – Restricted View

J4 – Restricted View

J5 – Restricted View

J31 – Restricted View

J32 – Restricted View

J33 – Restricted View

J34 – Restricted View

J35 – Restricted View

J36 – Restricted View

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SEAT REVIEWS: King’s Theatre, Glasgow

OVERVIEW:

The King’s Theatre, Glasgow is a 1785 seat theatre on four levels.

It comprises (from floor up): Stalls, Grand Circle, Upper Circle and Gallery.

686 seats in the STALLS

320 seats in the GRAND CIRCLE

278 seats in the UPPER CIRCLE

501 seats in the GALLERY

The theatre also has a number of boxes.

The theatre is almost always busy and consequently is extremely hot. Wear layers, bring a (non-electric) fan. It is an Edwardian building with no air-conditioning.

INDIVIDUAL SEAT REVIEWS:

STALLS: Aisles at left and right side of auditorium, no central aisle. 

ROW INDIVIDUAL SEAT REVIEWS
A A6 – Partially Restricted View

A7 – Partially Restricted View

A8 – Partially Restricted View

A9/10 – Front row. but view of right hand side of stage is obstructed a little due to the closeness of the stage and the angle of seat. Legroom excellent.

A23 – Excellent view, if you want to be a part of the action, up close to the actors then this is an excellent seat. Lots of legroom.

A24 – Front row, the orchestra pit is in front of this row separated by a railing. This seat is just off-centre so avoids the problem of the musical director standing directly in front of you. Excellent legroom.

The view is excellent and the neck ache not so bad from being so close to the action.

You can see every minute detail from here. Excellent room to stretch out legs.

A25 – Front row, on the left hand side facing stage. You can see every detail (good & bad) from here. A little neck stretching but nothing to moan about. Right amongst the action.

A31 – Partially Restricted View

A32 – Partially Restricted View

A33 – Partially Restricted View

B B5 – Partially Restricted View

B6 – Partially Restricted View

B19/20 – This seat very much depends on your personal preference.

Great if you like being close up where you may need to move head from side to side.

If you prefer a fuller view of the action, maybe move further back. Decent legroom/ comfort.

B31 – Partially Restricted View

B32 – Partially Restricted View

C C4 – Partially Restricted View

C5 – Partially Restricted View

C6 – Partially Restricted View

C30 – Partially Restricted View

C31 – Partially Restricted View

C32 – Partially Restricted View

D D4 – Partially Restricted View

D33 – Partially Restricted View

E E3 – Partially Restricted View

E4 – Partially Restricted View

E33 – Partially Restricted View

F F3 – Partially Restricted View

F34 – Partially Restricted View

G G2 – Partially Restricted View

G34 – Partially Restricted View

H H1 – Partially Restricted View

H21/22 – The seats are offset so you can see between the heads of the people in front if

there is someone tall in front of you. Otherwise it’s smack bang in the middle and far enough

back to see the whole stage without having to look side to side. Feels close to the action. Great view.

H36 – Partially Restricted View

J J3/4 – Very good, clear views of the stage, usually at a discounted price due to proximity to the end of the row. Rows are fairly close together so leg room could be more generous, but seats do not feel too cramped. Not central but very little action will be missed.

Great for an immersive panto/big musical night.

Picture taken of the Pre-set from stalls seat J3/4, Sleeping Beauty January 2018

K K29/30 – Good view, over on left hand side of auditorium facing stage.

Overhang of grand circle above head. Could be problematic if very tall people in front.

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P P1/2 – The legroom is good, No. 1 seat on the aisle, but the circle overhangs above you and

therefor gives you a restricted view. It’s almost like a letter box effect. The looming roof

above personally made me feel a bit claustrophobic. Price of ticket usually reflects any problems.

P19/20 – Decent, not brilliant legroom, overhang from circle above head, full stage visible.

Doesn’t feel too far from stage despite being 15 rows back.

P25/26 – Overhang from circle above does block the view of the whole top of stage/set.

A bit ominous feeling for me.

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S S27/28 – Restricted view seat. The overhang of the circle is at its most obvious/oppressive here.

Top of stage view is cut off. Close to the very cramped Stalls Bar!

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U U3 – Partially Restricted View

U4 – Partially Restricted View

U5 – Partially Restricted View

U6  – Partially Restricted View

U29 – Partially Restricted View

U30 – Partially Restricted View

U31 – Partially Restricted View

U32 – Partially Restricted View

GRAND CIRCLE: Comprises only eight rows. The seats are curved with an aisle down the middle and two side aisles. These seats are generally in the top pricing bands.

ROW INDIVIDUAL SEAT REVIEWS
A A32/33 – Excellent view of the whole stage. Good leg room.

As front row, no-one in front to obscure view.

** Many seats in the middle section of the front row have very little leg room. Knees scraping against the front of circle. Choose sides of row A if possible.

B B6/7 – Seemingly better view than seats a few along in rows behind.

Excellent view of the stage and there seems to be no issue with those in front obstructing view. Leg room good.

B32 – Good view of whole of stage. Sightlines good. May be problems if very tall person in front, but good panorama of stage. 

B33 – Good view of whole stage. Sightlines should be fine unless you have the tallest of theatre-goers in front of you. The seats are off-set (it is also on the curve of the row so this allows a few more cms/inches of view between the seats). Legroom OK, standard for The King’s.

C C9/10 – Average to good all round – legroom OK as long as your not tall, comfort average. I wouldn’t say it was the most comfortable. View Good.
D D8/9 – On the curve, good, slightly side-on view but can see almost all of the stage.

Problems may arise if a tall person sits in front where you will have to squint between the shoulders of the people in front.

D10/11 – good leg room. On the curve, view fine as long as the person in front is not too tall.

Depending on the set design the view of the right side of the stage from the auditorium is blocked a little.

D12/13 – decent leg room, view very good, this could be affected if the person in front is very tall. Seat slightly offset so you can see between heads.

D18/19 – good leg room, very good view. View straight on to the stage. Whole stage can be seen easily.

D30/31 – on the left hand curve. Good view can generally see above/ between the people in front. OK leg room.

D33/34 – Offers good, clear views of most of the stage. Due to proximity to the end of the row, the angle does give a look into the wings and slightly limited view of stage right, depending on the production. Any further (i.e. towards D40) would offer a restricted view of stage right. Leg room is acceptable but limited seat width, so expect to be very close to your neighbours.

Picture taken from Grand Circle seats D33/34 of The Play That Goes Wrong Feb 2018

E E8/9 – on right hand curve, slight side on view, but great view of stage. Legroom a little restricted.

E12/13 – good view of stage, decent leg room.

E22 – Seat 22 is the aisle seat and allows you to stretch your legs. Straight on view of the stage. View blocked by average-sized person in front despite seat reviewer being 5ft 8 inches tall. Could lean into aisle to see most of stage (some still blocked on left hand side).

E23 – Decent leg room, view restricted to between the heads of 2 people in front – seat reviewer 5ft 2 inches tall.

E31/32 – middle of curve on left hand side. Good view, slightly side on. Legroom OK for the average sized person.

E34/35 – on curve on left hand side looking towards stage. View was a bit restricted by taller people in front, which resulted in a lot of peering side to side to catch all of the action.

F F31/32 – on curve on left hand side of grand circle. Decent view as people in front not very tall. Legroom not brilliant but bearable.

F34/35 – on curve on left hand side of circle. Good view, better than F31/32. Legroom good as where it curves around allows for more knee room.

G G36/37 – left hand side of the curved Grand Circle. Overhang from Upper Circle above head, you are aware it’s there but it doesn’t cut off view of stage. Left hand of stage heading into wings is cut off. Very much a 45% angled view towards stage. Legroom fine if average height.
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GRAND CIRCLE BOXES: 

Grand Circle Box 3 – Seats 1 and 2 (complete 2 seat Box) – You tend to only be able to book Box for selected shows. Incredibly spacious for leg room, with positionable armchairs that, if placed correctly will vastly improve stage views. Views of stage are surprisingly good compared to the Box reputation, with very clear views of stage right, though limited viewing of down stage left. Book for a show that is an experience (like a pantomime). Would also work well for a one-person event, like a stand up or music event. All are sold as partially restricted view.

Picture taken of the Pre-set, Elf: The Musical November 2017 From Grand Circle Box 3 seats 1 and 2.

Grand Circle Box 1 (nearest stage, in front of Box 3) seats 4 people and would allow better stage views, and less restriction of views to Down stage Left.

Picture taken Inverval, Elf the Musical November 2017 From Gran Circle Box 3 seats 1 and 2

UPPER CIRCLE:

Entry from outside front of theatre next to main entrance, up a good few flights of stairs. No lift.

The Upper Circle has boxes – all sold as Partially Restricted View

ROW INDIVIDUAL SEAT REVIEWS
A A4 – Restricted Legroom and Partially Restricted View

A5 – Restricted Legroom and Partially Restricted View

A6 – Restricted Legroom and Partially Restricted View

A7 – Restricted Legroom and Partially Restricted View

A8 – Restricted Legroom

A9 – Restricted Legroom

A10 – Restricted Legroom

A11 – Restricted Legroom

A12 – Restricted Legroom

A13 – Restricted Legroom

A14 – Restricted Legroom

A15 – Restricted Legroom

A16 – Restricted Legroom

A17 – Restricted Legroom

A18 – Restricted Legroom

A19 – Restricted Legroom

A20 – Restricted Legroom

A22 – Restricted Legroom

A23 – Restricted Legroom

A24 – Restricted Legroom

A25 – Restricted Legroom

A26 – Restricted Legroom

A27 – Restricted Legroom

A28 – Restricted Legroom

A29 – Restricted Legroom

A30 – Restricted Legroom

A31 – Restricted Legroom

A32 – Restricted Legroom

A33 – Restricted Legroom

A34 – Restricted Legroom

A35 – Restricted Legroom

A36 – Restricted Legroom

A37 – Restricted Legroom

A38 – Restricted Legroom

A39 – Restricted Legroom

A40 – Restricted Legroom

A41 – Restricted Legroom and Partially Restricted View

B B2 – Restricted Legroom

B3 – Restricted Legroom

B4 – Restricted Legroom

B5 – Restricted Legroom

B21 – Restricted Legroom

B22 – Restricted Legroom

B23 – Restricted Legroom

B39 – Restricted Legroom

B40 – Restricted Legroom

B41 – Restricted Legroom

B42 – Restricted Legroom

C C3 – Partially Restricted View

C42 – Partially Restricted View

D D38/39 – High up, but not as removed from the action as you would probably expect. Akin to a bird’s eye view looking over the stage action. Price reflects problems.
E E23/24 – The top of the stage is cut off. For the fact that it is pretty high in the auditorium, it doesn’t feel as if it is that far from the action. Usual bum-numbing seat. OK for price.

E24 – In this row, not too far from general action, but actor’s expressions are not easy to see at all. Would be better for a musical than a play for that reason. Just off centre. Little bits of action clipped off at both sides. No legroom, had aching knees and hips.

F F9/10 – on curve, good view of stage. Decent comfort, OK legroom if medium height.

F10 – View decent. Legroom OK for all except the tallest. The seat is as comfortable as can be expected in any standard theatre.

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GALLERY: 

On a general note, the first four rows in the gallery are all impeded by the handrail running along the front of the section. There is generally a lack of legroom and the comfort of the seats is compromised. All of this is reflected in the price of the tickets.

There is no lift and these seats are a long haul up to the top of the theatre. Entry is by the door at the side of the theatre.

ROW INDIVIDUAL SEAT REVIEWS
A A3 – Partially Restricted View

A4 – Partially Restricted View

A5 – Partially Restricted View

A6 – Partially Restricted View

A7 – Partially Restricted View

A8 – Partially Restricted View

A9 – Partially Restricted View

A10 – Partially Restricted View

A11 – Partially Restricted View

A12 – Partially Restricted View

A13 – Partially Restricted View

A14 – Partially Restricted View

A15 – Partially Restricted View

A16 – Partially Restricted View

A17 – Partially Restricted View

A18 – Partially Restricted View

A19 – Partially Restricted View

A20 – Partially Restricted View

A21 – Partially Restricted View

A22 – Partially Restricted View

A23 – Partially Restricted View – on aisle. Crumbly painted handrail right in eyeline.

You only get a ‘letterbox’ view of stage looking down on action. Sooo uncomfortable.

No legroom even with aisle seat and being a short audience member. Agony on knees/hips/legs.

A25 – Partially Restricted View – No legroom, rail affects view (you have to bob up and down (low)

to see anything) and the seat is utterly uncomfortable.

A26 – Partially Restricted View

A27 – Partially Restricted View

A28 – Partially Restricted View

A29 – Partially Restricted View

A30 – Partially Restricted View

A31 – Partially Restricted View

A32 – Partially Restricted View

A40 – Officially a restricted view seat, which does live up to its name.

It is possible to lean forward for an unrestricted view (this may annoy others behind you), but

otherwise a very prominent bar will obstruct a small but annoyingly significant proportion of on-stage action.

Leg room is very limited and proximity to next seats does not allow for any fumbling for sweets.

Price does reflect its restrictive nature but not the worst on a budget.

Would recommend something more central a few rows back for best balcony viewing.

A42 – Partially Restricted View

Picture taken of Gallery Seat A40 Preset, Beautiful February 2018 (Leaning forward)

Picture taken of seat A40 at interval, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical February 2018 from seated view. See picture above for contrast.

B B22 – Partially Restricted View

B23 – Partially Restricted View

B43 – Partially Restricted View

C C22 – Partially Restricted View

C23 – Partially Restricted View

C44 – Partially Restricted View

D D22 – Partially Restricted View

D23 – Partially Restricted View

D44 – Partially Restricted View

E E22 – Partially Restricted View

E23 – Partially Restricted View

F F23 (on aisle) F24 – F23 has a little leeway with legroom as it’s on the aisle.

Actual seat bum-numbingly uncomfortable. There is a safety rail at front and from these seats it impinges on view.

Might be better a few more seats along in the same row. Very high, very far from action, didn’t feel part of the experience.

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J J23 – On aisle so better legroom if you stick one leg out into it. Seat uncomfortable. Far back so can’t see any actor’s/singer’s expression from here. Can see most of the stage though but handrail at front still in view.

J41 – Awful! 3 in from left aisle. Nose bleed seats. Sore bottom. Nearly no view. 4th row from back. Too far away from stage experience.

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L L30 – Too far from action. Couldn’t hear dialogue particularly well for a huge proportion of the show.

L30 – 2nd back row of a very high gallery. No lift – looooong way up. No legroom. View poor and seat uncomfortable. So far away from action, you would be as well at home – don’t feel you’re part of the theatre experience. Sound isn’t brilliant from here. If actors/singers can’t project, it’s hard to hear.

M M23 – Back row. Letterbox view of stage. Not ideal if you want to actually see the show. That said, legroom is OK.

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SEAT REVIEWS: Websters Theatre, Glasgow

OVERVIEW:

Websters Theatre is a 184 seat tiered auditorium.

The theatre is located in a former church.

There have been issues with the fabric of the building.

The sight lines from most seats is excellent due to the rake of the tiers and the small size of the auditorium.

The previous seats were notoriously uncomfortable and in bad repair. The seating has been recently replaced with old cinema seats. There appear to be at least two different kinds. The auditorium has now got comfortable seats, but in replacing small flip seats with huge cinema seats there is absolutely no legroom. If you are over 5ft 2 then your knees will be jammed around ear level or skinned from forcing your legs to the floor. In my humble opinion this is the most uncomfortable theatre space in Glasgow.

INDIVIDUAL SEAT REVIEWS:

ROW INDIVIDUAL SEAT REVIEWS
BB Obviously affords some legroom as it is the first row. It is also on the same level as the playing space.
AA
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
J
K
L 7-8 These seats are in the back row and allow you to stretch your legs into the aisle.

This row has the most padded of the various types of cinema seat and is very comfortable. It also has a cup holder.

 

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SEAT REVIEWS: Platform, Glasgow

OVERVIEW:

Platform, Easterhouse is a 210 seat tiered auditorium.

There are ten main rows of tiered seats with a gallery row directly behind that separated by a rail. Two small sets of slip seats are also located on this level.

The seating is unreserved, however, this is not an issue as the sight lines from all seats in the auditorium are excellent and the size of the auditorium is such that in any seat, you feel close to the action.

The legroom is good, there is a footboard at the back of each seat to prevent kicking the one in front.

The seats are straight backed with arm rests and firmly upholstered.

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SEAT REVIEWS: Eastwood Park Theatre, Giffnock

OVERVIEW:

Eastwood Park Theatre is a 338 seat, tiered auditorium.

Sight lines from all seats are excellent due to the high rise between each row.

The auditorium is a good size but even at back views don’t feel too far removed from the action.

Good leg room in most seats.

The seats are a good width and are firmly upholstered. There’s a bit of wiggle room if you are starting to feel uncomfortable.

The auditorium is comfortably heated/ventilated.

INDIVIDUAL SEAT REVIEWS:

ROW Seat Review
A
B
C
D 8/9 – Great view, comfortable, unobstructed view
E 11/12/13 – Central view, no site line problems, comfortable seats
F 19/20 – just off-centre but the curve of the auditorium and the wide stage means this is an excellent view. Good leg room.
G
H
J
K
L
M
N
P

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SEAT REVIEWS: Tron Theatre, Glasgow

OVERVIEW:

The Tron Theatre Main House is a 230 seat, tiered auditorium broken into two levels with slip seats on both sides of the upper level.

Sight lines from all seats are excellent due to the high rise between each row.

The auditorium is small enough that even at the back, the audience feels part of the action.

The only issue is the leg room if you like to stretch your legs in front. There is a base board at the back of the seat in front so, feet flat on floor, sitting upright is the only option.

The seats are a decent width and are firmly upholstered. Can be a little uncomfortable in a lengthy production.

The auditorium is comfortably heated/ventilated.

INDIVIDUAL SEAT REVIEWS:

ROW Individual Seat Reviews
AA
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H 13 – second seat in from the aisle. Not so tight to be a problem but snug fit to person next to you.

14-  the end of the row so room for sticking uncomfortable legs out. Great view. Firm seat. Not the biggest seat but fine.

THERE IS A BREAK HERE, SEPARATING LOWER AND UPPER TIERS
I

THE SLIP SEATS

J
K 18 – View very good. Felt snug, leg room not brilliant. In a long production could be uncomfortable.
L
M
N

 

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