Explaining seating areas of the theatre: Stalls, Dress Circle, Upper Circle, Balcony, Boxes

The Stalls is the first (stage) level of a theatre, called the Orchestra Stalls in America. The next tier is called the Dress Circle (or just Circle if it is the only additional level in the venue), which is called the Mezzanine in America. Some theatres also have additional tiers above the Dress Circle called the Upper Circle and the Balcony. Balcony seats are often bench seats.

To see seating plans of each London Theatre visit our Seating Plan guide.