Famed for giving audiences some of the best stage views in the entire West End, the Prince of Wales Theatre seats 1160 people over just two main levels, the stalls and dress circle. There are almost no obstructions or restricted seats in the venue. The rows on both levels are well raked, ie. steep, allowing for excellent views over people's heads. The leg-room is good too, and the seating is amongst the most comfortable in the city.
Divided into three sections, the stalls fan out from the stage, increasing their length the further back you go. The section is well raked - quite steep – with clear views of the stage. The stage is quite high so views in the first row may feel a little too close. There are slight restrictions to seats on the ends of the rows, especially in rows N to T. But the action is still highly visible even though the seats can feel quite a long way from the stage. The overhang from the dress circle above only affects the last two rows in the stalls and even then, the obstruction is limited to the top part of the stage and isn't an issue for most people.
The dress circle is similar in layout to the stalls, with three blocks of seating. The whole section is very well raked, giving clear views and keeping people's heads – which in some theatres can get in the way of your sight line - out of view. There's a safety rail at the end of each stairwell, which restricts the view of seats near the aisle in the first three rows. Seats towards the centre give the best views of the stage, but even those toward the sides of the auditorium look directly at the action. The view from the top of the section feels high, but the intimate scale of the auditorium means the stage doesn't seem too far away. The frame of the stage is always in view and because it's the top level, the view of the entire stage is lovely and clear.