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DOMINION THEATRE

 
Click Here for details of "West End Heroes" on 28th September 2014

 

EVITA (musical)
Previews from 16th September, opens 22nd September 2014. Ends 1st November 2014.

Biography of 1940’s Argentinean Dictator’s wife. She begs the crowd not to cry for her; but when she dies young, they ignore her - and do!

The Rice / Lloyd Webber musical of 1978 that has been out on tour is brought in to London for a short season. Marti Pellow is Che, Madalena Alberto takes the title role.
 

THEN

WHITE CHRISTMAS (musical)
Previews from 8th November, opens 12th November 2014. Ends 3rd January 2015.

Bob and Phil team up with Betty and Judy to put on a show that will save their old Army General's hotel from financial ruin.

Aled Jones, Tom Chambers, Wendi Peters, Graham Cole, Rachel Stanley and Louise Bowden head the cast of this movie to stage adaptation.

 


 

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Performance Schedule:
The monkey advises checking performance times on your tickets and that performances are happening as scheduled, before travelling.

"Evita":
Monday to Saturday at 7.45pm (22nd September 2014 at 7pm)
Thursday and Saturday at 3pm and 7.45pm

 

"White Christmas":
Tuesday to Saturday at 7.30pm (12th November 2014 at 7pm)
Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 2.30pm and 7.30pm

 

Ticket Prices:

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"Evita":
Stalls
Rows A to Z except "premium seats": £66.25
"Premium seats" rows J and K 13 to 36: £86.25
Rows VV and WW: £56.25
Row XX: £46.25
Row YY: £36.25
Row ZZ: £26.25

Circle
Rows A to G (except "premium seats" and "rail in view" seats row A 2, 3, 11 to 14, 24 to 27, 37 to 40, 48 and 49 and B 1, 2, 11 to 14, 24 to 27, 37 to 40, 49 and 50): £66.25
"Rail in view" seats row A 2, 3, 11 to 14, 24 to 27, 37 to 40, 48 and 49 and B 1, 2, 11 to 14, 24 to 27, 37 to 40, 49 and 50): £46.25
"Premium seats" row C 13 to 38: £86.25
Rows J to M (except J and K 6 to 9, 15 to 18, 27 to 30 and 38 to 41): £56.25
Row H, plus rows J and K 6 to 9, 15 to 18, 27 to 30 and 38 to 41: £36.25
Rows N and O: £46.25
Row P: £36.25
Row Q: £26.25

Senior Citizens, Under 16s and Students can buy best available top non-premium price £66.25, second price £56.25 or third price £46.25 tickets reduced to £56.25 / £46.25 / £36.25 each at all performances EXCEPT Friday and Saturday Evenings. Tickets must be booked via the official theatre website www.dominiontheatre.com or 0845 200 7982. If booking online, select your seats, then choose your discount price on the next page from the "drop down" menu next to your selection summary. Proof of entitlement will be required when collecting tickets.

All prices include the £1.25 per ticket "theatre restoration" fee.

 

 

 

 

"White Christmas":
Stalls
Rows A to Z except "premium seats": £68.75
"Premium seats" rows J, K and L 13 to 36 and M 13 to 38: £98.75
Rows VV to XX: £58.75
Rows YY to ZZ: £48.75

Circle
Rows A to G (except "premium seats" and "rail in view" seats row A 2, 3, 11 to 14, 24 to 27, 37 to 40, 48 and 49 and B 1, 2, 11 to 14, 24 to 27, 37 to 40, 49 and 50): £68.75
"Rail in view" seats row A 2, 3, 11 to 14, 24 to 27, 37 to 40, 48 and 49 and B 1, 2, 11 to 14, 24 to 27, 37 to 40, 49 and 50): £48.75
"Premium seats" rows C and D 13 to 38: £98.75
Rows J to N (except J and K 6 to 9, 15 to 18, 27 to 30 and 38 to 41): £58.75
Row H, plus rows J and K 6 to 9, 15 to 18, 27 to 30 and 38 to 41: £38.75
Rows O and P: £48.75
Row Q: £38.75

All prices include the £1.25 per ticket "theatre restoration" fee.
 

 

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Buying Tickets Online:

Other Box Office Information

Tickets offered differ between outlets. Outlets also may offer different seats via their phone and online systems. Offers may be available click here.
Theatre Box Office:

www.dominiontheatre.com
The site allows you to select your own seats from all those available.

Booking fees per ticket for online bookings:
"Evita":
A £2.75 per booking, not per ticket postage or box office collection fee applies. No fee for printing your own tickets at home.

"White Christmas":
£2.50 on £98.75, £2.25 on £68.75, £2 on £58.75, £1.25 on £48.75 and 75p on £38.75 per ticket.
A £2.50 per booking, not per ticket postage or box office collection fee applies. No fee for printing your own tickets at home.

 

 

Other Online Choices (with S.T.A.R. genuine ticket agencies):

"Evita":
When the box office does not have seats available, or you require an alternative choice of seats, the Theatremonkey Ticketshop, telephone 020 7420 9778 (0044 207 420 9778 if calling from outside the United Kingdom), agency service can offer seats with a variable "per ticket" service charge - £10 on £66.25 tickets, (£8.50 on £56.25 seats). More than the box office, but well worth trying as it often has tickets when other companies do not! Note that this system will confirm exact seat numbers prior to purchase. A £1.95 per booking, not per ticket, handling fee may apply on some transactions by telephone. NO handling fee applies for online purchases.

Another alternative is www.seetickets.com / telephone 0870 830 0200 which offers £66.25 seats with a £6.62 (£5.62 on £56.25, £4.62 on £46.25 seats) per ticket booking fee and £2.75 per booking (not per ticket) service charge. (FREE call if using BT.com Calling Plan at your chosen times).

Encore Tickets (telephone 0207 400 1253 / 0044 207 400 1253 if calling from outside the United Kingdom) offer £66.25 seats with a £17.75 (£14.75 on £56.25, £12.75 on £46.25 seats) per ticket booking fee per ticket booking fee. A postage charge of £2.25 per booking, not per ticket may be applied to bookings made from UK addresses more than 5 days before the performance. Discounts and "Meal and Show" packages may also be available. The "Flexiticket" Exchange Service, allowing FREE transfer / cancellation (credit note up to 12 months) of your booking up to 3 days before the performance is also available for £2.50 per ticket. Quality and Value hotel / theatre ticket packages are also available.

Lastminute.com offer £66.25 seats with an £8.75 booking fee per ticket (£6.25 on £56.25, £5 on £46.25, £4 on £36.25, £3 on £26.25 seats). NOTE: Seat numbers are NOT available in advance from this company. All seats booked in the same price group will, of course, be together or at the very least be in front or behind each other in the theatre. In the very unlikely event of this not being possible this company will call you and give you the option of cancelling your booking. However if booking in two or more price bands, you will not be sat together. Please DO NOT purchase if this is unacceptable to you, as all tickets are sold subject to this condition. Discounts and "Meal and Show" packages may also be available. Quality and Value hotel / theatre ticket packages are also available.

Londontheatredirect.com offer £66.25 seats with a £12 booking fee per ticket. Collecting tickets from the box office before your performance is free, OR, if required and time allows, there is a postage charge option of of £2.95 (£4.95 to non-UK addresses) per booking, not per ticket applies to all bookings. Optional Ticket Insurance is also available. Discounts and Meal and Show Packages may also be available.
 

 

"White Christmas":
When the box office does not have what you require, the
Theatremonkey Ticketshop telephone 020 7420 9778 (0044 207 420 9778 if calling from outside the United Kingdom) offers an extra selection of £68.75 seats with a £10.40 (£14.90 on £98.75, £8.90 on £58.75 seats) per ticket booking fee. Slightly higher than the box office, but lower than most agencies. Worth checking if the box office cannot provide the exact tickets you might require. Note that this system will confirm exact seat numbers prior to purchase. A £1.95 per booking, not per ticket, handling fee may apply on some transactions by telephone. NO handling fee applies for online purchases.

Another alternative is
www.seetickets.com / telephone 0870 830 0200 which offers £68.75 seats with a £6.87 (£5.87 on £58.75, £4.87 on £48.75 seats) per ticket booking fee and £2.75 per booking (not per ticket) service charge. (FREE call if using BT.com Calling Plan at your chosen times).

Encore Tickets (telephone 0207 400 1253 / 0044 207 400 1253 if calling from outside the United Kingdom) offer £68.75 seats with an £18.25 (£26.25 on £98.75, £16.25 on £58.75, £13.25 on £48.75, £11 on £38 seats) per ticket booking fee. A postage charge of £2.25 per booking, not per ticket may be applied to bookings made from UK addresses more than 5 days before the performance. Discounts and "Meal and Show" packages may also be available. The "Flexiticket" Exchange Service, allowing FREE transfer / cancellation (credit note up to 12 months) of your booking up to 3 days before the performance is also available for £2.50 per ticket. Quality and Value hotel / theatre ticket packages are also available.

Lastminute.com offer £68.75 seats with a £6.75 booking fee per ticket (£5.25 on £58.75 seats). NOTE: Seat numbers are NOT available in advance from this company. All seats booked in the same price group will, of course, be together or at the very least be in front or behind each other in the theatre. In the very unlikely event of this not being possible this company will call you and give you the option of cancelling your booking. However if booking in two or more price bands, you will not be sat together. Please DO NOT purchase if this is unacceptable to you, as all tickets are sold subject to this condition. Discounts and "Meal and Show" packages may also be available. Quality and Value hotel / theatre ticket packages are also available.

Londontheatredirect.com offer £68.75 seats with a £13 booking fee per ticket. Collecting tickets from the box office before your performance is free, OR, if required and time allows, there is a postage charge option of of £2.95 (£4.95 to non-UK addresses) per booking, not per ticket applies to all bookings. Optional Ticket Insurance is also available. Discounts and Meal and Show Packages may also be available.
 

ALSO SEE Tickettree.com for great value "hotel and theatre ticket" packages.

Other Independent S.T.A.R. ticket agencies may also offer an alternative choice of seats.


 

Box Office Information:
Tickets offered differ between outlets. Outlets also may offer different seats via their phone and online systems. Offers may be available click here.
Theatre Box Office:
Telephone: 0845 200 7982
Operated by The Ticket Factory Agency on behalf of the venue.

Booking fees per ticket for telephone bookings:
"Evita":
A £2.75 per booking, not per ticket postage or box office collection fee applies. No fee for printing your own tickets at home.


"White Christmas":
£2.50 on £98.75, £2.25 on £68.75, £2 on £58.75, £1.25 on £48.75 and £75p on £38.75 per ticket.
A £2.50 per booking, not per ticket postage or box office collection fee applies. No fee for printing your own tickets at home.

 

For personal callers or by post: Tottenham Court Road, London. W1P 0AG
No booking fee for personal callers. Normal fees apply to postal bookings.

Special Access Needs Customers:
Wheelchair users and other registered disabled theatregoers can book their seats on 020 7927 0929 and enquire about concessionary prices that may be available to them. The wheelchair users line connects to the theatre box office in London. See Notes.

www.dominiontheatre.com is the official theatre website.

 

 
 
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Theatre Seat Opinions:
Please remember that cheaper seats often do not offer the same view / location quality as top price ones, and that ticket prices are designed to reflect this difference.

Seating Plan Diagram

Stalls Dress Circle Notes
STALLS 
Layout:
Vast, 28 rows, 50 seats per row in four blocks, split by aisles.

The rake (sloped floor to help see over rows in front) is very good, aiding the view.

The Dress Circle overhangs the Stalls at row K. The top of the stage becomes invisible from row T back.

Legroom:
Excellent, particularly row A.

A larger reader opines, "Very comfy and large seats in the stalls for the larger person."

Choosing Seats in General:
Centre Blocks:
Sightlines are clear from all seats in the two centre blocks.

Rows D to H are the best seats in the stalls.

Other seats in these blocks offer fair value for money until you get nearer the last "top price" rows.

Rows V to Z at top price is fairly greedy, considering the distance from the stage. Only the clear sightlines and good legroom allow the monkey to rate them "average" value 

The last rows - VV to ZZ feel far from the stage. The central blocks of these rows are a comparable choice with the rear Dress Circle, if they are available at the same price, feels the monkey.

Manual wheelchair users have three spaces in rows XX, YY and ZZ at the back of the stalls. These do not have the greatest view but are fairly priced. Motorised chair users get put in a seldom used box at Dress Circle level. Transfer to any centre aisle seat is also possible. This is more like equal access in Theatremonkey's opinion.

Side Blocks:
It is worth particularly avoiding the ends of rows A to S, A seats 1 to 10 and A 31 to 34, B 31 to 34, C 31 to 35, D 34 to 38, E 34 to 39, F 34 to 39, G and H 37 to 43, J and K 39 to 46, L 39 to 47, and M to S 41 to 50. These are the ends of the row and the viewing angle is often disrupted by bits of scenery during many productions; anyhow, why should you pay the same as those more centrally seated, argues the monkey.

Past row T the distance from the stage compensates for the angle and the view is usually clear, though the closer to the centre aisle, the better - and why settle for a side view when one can pay the same money for centre block tickets?

From row V back, pricing usually makes the first four seats adjacent to the aisle worth considering as average value in monkey opinion - but the closer to the centre aisle the better.

The rest of rows VV to ZZ at third price offer just about fair value - even the outermost corners have their fans.

In summary, it really is only the clear sightlines and good legroom allow the monkey to rate all but the ends of these rows as "average" value. Oh, and even the standing space isn't too bad either...

General Hazard Notes:
The stage is very high and the orchestra pit, (when in use) is wide. This means neck ache for those in row A, plus the odd sensation of feeling like one is sitting on the lip of the Grand Canyon. Not  a reason to avoid, just an interesting feeling this monkey has (similar to the one after too many nuts).

Row XX seats 26 to 38 are in front of the technical desk, and so could suffer noise and distraction!

Changes for the current production:
"Evita":
Top price goes as far back as row Z in all blocks. The monkey would skip rows V to Z at the price unless there is nothing left in the front circle instead. Then, if it must, it would take centre blocks first.

"Premium" seats are the centre block seats in rows J and K. The monkey feels dress circle C at the same price is superior unless over 5ft 11 tall, in which case stalls will be more comfortable.

Prices drop to second in row VV, to third in XX, fourth in YY and bottom price in ZZ. The monkey would take ZZ, YY then XX in that order, as you get pretty much the same view for less cash, feels the monkey. Also, all three rows are very reasonably priced to begin with, it thinks.

Purists should be aware a sound desk could exist in front of XX 26 to 38.

"White Christmas":
Top price goes as far back as row Z in all blocks. The monkey would skip rows V to Z at the price unless there is nothing left in the front circle instead. Then, if it must, it would take centre blocks first.

"Premium" seats are the centre block seats in rows J to M. L and M seem a bit far back for the money, and the monkey feels dress circle C and D at the same price are superior unless over 5ft 11 tall, in which case stalls will be more comfortable.

Prices drop to second in row VV, and to third in YY. Might as well take these rows over the row in front as you get the same view for less cash, feels the monkey.

Purists should be aware a sound desk could exist in front of XX 26 to 38.

Reader Comments:
"Row A:
was in front row of stalls which is fine, although you miss a small amount of action at rear of stage"

"Row A: I love front row in the stalls at productions like 'Les Mis' and 'Phantom,' but here the stage is way, may higher so you miss a lot of the bottom part of the set and cannot see Killer Queen when SPOILER ALERT she is raised up over the audience SPOILER ENDS - at least not without straining your neck badly! I would recommend sitting at least several rows back if you choose the stalls. Overall, I am glad to have seen it but wouldn't choose to do so ever again."

"A18 and 19: Although these seats are the most spacious I have had the pleasure of sitting in at a west end show, at times these seats are just too close to the stage! As the stage rises and spins over the audience, these seats are directly beneath and all that can be seen is the black underside of the stage. Also, as the action takes places way from the front of the stage you do miss some of the action. However at a show such as 'We Will Rock You,' these seats allow you to make the most of the atmosphere, whilst at times feeling like you practically sat at the edge of the stage."

"A26, 27 and 28: I thought I had scored great tickets when I got A26, 27 and 28. The show was phenomenal, but now I know why those seats were available. To look up at the stage, I was constantly craning my neck. When the front part of the stage lifted up and out overhead, I had to crane my neck upwards and still then it was hard to see with the stage “surfboard” overhead. Plus, during the intermission, a theatre employee set up at the foot of the aisle to sell ice cream. People were congregating, chatting right in front of us, so when others walked by they had to cut right in front of my long-legged husband who was sitting on the aisle in A28. After several instances of crunched toes, he just got up to stand at the stage, way out of the way until “ice cream-boy” was done selling. If I had know now what I knew, I would have tried to get seats a tiny bit further back."

"B 16 to 19. (Daniel). The stage was slightly above head height but it didn’t matter at all. As these seats were central we could see everything clearly, whether at the front or the back of the stage, and didn’t have to strain our necks in any way at all. Whilst obviously not as good as seats a few rows further back they were still really good, comfortable seats. The advantage of being so close was you could really see the actors particularly well as you’re so close to them (the band is in the wings so the front of the stage is right in front of you). It was enjoyable to see all their facial expressions. And you almost feel part of the show at the board table rotates above your head."

"D 8 to 11: These seats are fantastic as they are so close to the stage and you can see the actors really well. The only downside is the noise as the front rows are close to the speakers. It can be too loud, but I don't mind the noise and loved the seats!!!"

"D12 and 13: Leg room great, view great."

"E12 to 17: (Mandi). which were fantastic although the band was noisier than when we were in the dress circle! Fantastic for me but my mother in law was a bit shocked at first!"

"J41: (Kirsty). According to your plan is in red, but I really liked the seat. Sure I was at the side, but I could still see everything that happened onstage and if I was offered this seat again I would take it. I could see all the actors expressions clearly, but the only thing I may have missed out on was seeing the very left hand side of the stage where nothing really happens anyway, LOL."

"O 25: an aisle seat, should be in green - you can see and hear everything."

"Q11 and 12: (Teresa Gustafsson). Got full price tickets (£60) for £30 at TKTS -  Q11 and 12. We had a perfect clear view of the stage, although at a slight angle, and we sat close enough to see the actor’s faces! The music was really too loud though and sometimes you couldn’t even hear what they were singing."

"R33 to 35: (Ali). We had stalls, row R 33-35. Legroom was possibly the best of any theatre I've been to so far, and the seats were wide enough for any 'fat bottomed girl' (like me!)."

"VV 11 and 12: (Jackie). Got a deal at £23 per ticket in January 2012. Quite a long way from the stage - and the top was not visible because of the overhang from the circle - but I don't think we missed anything. The rake is good and the seat space much better than a lot of other theatres, I'm 5ft 9 and fitted in comfortably. What was even better was rows Y and Z were completely empty so we had an unobscured view of the stage."

"VV 15 and 16: (Cristopher H). The view was fabulous."

"Row WW: (William Cooper - regular reader). The height of the circle above and the rake of the stalls gave a clear, if distant, view. This meant that, although these seats were bottom price, they were at least comparable to second-price rear stalls at other popular musicals. That said the bottom price of £27.50 (now £32.50 / £39.50) is fairly similar to second price for other big shows."

"YY 49 and 50: (Kevin). I was a little apprehensive before going as these particular seats are given a red rating on theatre monkey (changed now - Editor). They are situated at the rear of the stalls on the left hand side, however I was pleasantly surprised at our position and the good views of the stage. There was no restriction of our view. If you are looking for a cheaper ticket price, still with good views and comfort, then these seats are the ones."

"Standing Space: (Hannah). We had standing tickets (£15 on the day). They are at the back of the stalls, give an excellent view and plenty of room to rock out if you so desire. Worth it if you are cheap and have good legs. (Physically, not aesthetically, the monkey notes)."

 

DRESS CIRCLE 
Called the CIRCLE in this theatre.

Layout:
Vast tiered affair. split into front and rear sections by a wide aisle running between rows G and H. 

The front section is split into four blocks by aisles.

The rear section is split into five blocks by aisles. The centre block in this section has stairwell gap at the front of it.

Legroom:
Good, but less row A and behind the stairwell wall in row L seats 23 and 24. Those under 5ft 6 or so will be most comfortable in this pair.

A larger reader opines that "Circle area seats seemed slightly smaller than the stalls, but still acceptable." Another remarks,
"Row A seats 34 to 36. I'm 6ft 2. I had plenty of room, maybe not as much as the other rows up there, but I could still get comfortable without any problems."

Another adds, "Legroom acceptable for 6ft2 in row E."

Choosing Seats in General:
Front Section:
The centre two blocks - rows A to G seats 13 to 38 offer the best views in the house.

Once centre section seats have gone, the two side blocks, except for seats 1 to 4 and 47 to 50, are preferable to seats in the side blocks of the stalls. This is due to a better viewing angle to the stage, feels the monkey.

Rear Section:
The rear block betrays this theatre's cinema origins. It is easy to imagine looking at a ten foot tall Julie Andrews on a screen from here (the Dominion ran the movie 'The Sound Of Music' for ages) but a regular height actor on a stage is different.

Entry to these blocks is up a gantry like set of stairs from the circle foyer. Naturally, the front block inhabitants get the level access - still, come the revolution…

The rear block is split into five segments. At the sides, H to K seats 1 to 7 and 40 to 46 are last resort at top or second price. When more keenly priced, they are fair value, feels the monkey.

At any price, rows L to Q seats 1 to 7 and 40 to 46 are final picks unless you really, really need to see a show. It is bad enough being far away from the stage without being stuck in the corner too. Surprisingly, the other three more central blocks are pretty decent bets for a clear if distant view at second price or lower, though.

The rake is very steep from Row L back, however, making these rows feel a long way from the stage. Taking row L and N seats 8 to 20 and 27 to 39 is the most acceptable if the stalls is full. 

Row O back is equivalent to the rear stalls, with added vertigo! Avoid if you dislike heights. Otherwise, both it, and rows P and Q are comparable to stalls bottom price seats in rows XX to ZZ. All three are slightly closer to the stage than the stalls equivalents, too, and see better over heads in front as they are raised on steps. If you can get row O at bottom price, worth a look, feels the monkey.

General Hazard Notes:
Row A: "My wife and daughter, both 5ft 6ins, had problems seeing the front of the stage and constantly had to lean forward."

Safety bars at the ends of the aisles do not affect the view, though pedants might want to sit one seat off the aisle to avoid them, if they feel like it! The two seats nearest the safety bars have been reduced in price (and A1 taken off sale) to allow for the problem - good response, thinks the monkey.

Rows A to G seats 1 to 4 and 47 to 50 may find that boxes and a set of stage lights interrupt the view.

The very ends of row H have a metal bar in front.

Double height safety bars in front of rows H to K seats 6, 7, 8, 9, 15, 16, 17, 18, 27, 28, 29, 30, 38 and 39.

Steep rake and distant views from row L back.

Row L has a stairwell wall in front of seats 23 and 24. Annoying for viewers in seats either side and in the row behind. Legroom is also affected.

Changes for the current production:
"Evita":
Centre block row C is "premium" priced. The monkey would take these over stalls (unless over 5ft 11) for view. Taller folk will find stalls more comfortable. There are better and cheaper seats available in rows B and D, though.

The two seats at the end of each block in rows A and B are third price. B 12 and 39, 11 and 40 are total bargains, the monkey feels. The saving of £20 per seat compensates for the rail, it feels.

In the rear block, row H is discounted to allow for losing the front of the stage, and outer 2 seats in each block in rows J and K for more rails in view. Again, the monkey rates the fourth price seats in row K a bit of a bargain with the saving making up for the rail.

Other seats in rows J to M are second price. M has to be second choice for the money, the monkey feels. A long way back for the price and you can go a row behind for a tenner less. Still, a better pick for the short than similar price stalls, it thinks. The tall will again find stalls more comfortable, though.

Row O is just about average at third price, but do take a look at P and Q instead. Row Q is very well priced, and the central seats 17 to 28 in particular are decent value. Take these over row P. However (tricky bit), row P is the same price as the slightly restricted view seats in row H and the ends of J and K. So, if you are happy to sit at the back and save £10, take Q. If you are happy to pay more, the monkey would look at the seats in K before taking P at the same price, and J if around 5ft 6 to 5ft 9 (to see over the rail but not have a legroom problem). It might even consider row H over these three rows, given that you are far closer to the stage for a much lower price - even if the rail is in the way and the legroom not quite up to the level you might expect.

There's some fairly priced stuff up in that rear circle for this show, the monkey feels.



"White Christmas":
Centre block rows C and D are "premium" priced. The monkey would take these over stalls (unless over 5ft 11) for view. Taller folk will find stalls more comfortable. There are better and cheaper seats available in rows B and E, though.

The two seats at the end of each block in rows A and B are third price. B 12 and 39, 11 and 40 are total bargains, the monkey feels. The saving of £20 per seat compensates for the rail, it feels.

In the rear block, row H is discounted to allow for losing the front of the stage, and outer 2 seats in each block in rows J and K for more rails in view. Again, the monkey rates the fourth price seats in row K a bit of a bargain with the saving making up for the rail.

Other seats in rows J to N are second price. M and N have to be second choice for the money, the monkey feels. A long way back for the price. Still, a better pick for the short than similar price stalls, it thinks. The tall will again find stalls more comfortable, though.

Rows O and P are just about average at third price, with Q at fourth price a similar very average deal. The monkey would take Q over O and P, once the cheapest seats in K have gone. It might even consider row H over these three rows, given that you are far closer to the stage for a much lower price - even if the rail is in the way and the legroom not quite up to the level you might expect.

Oh, basically, the rear circle from H back (except the "restricted view seats") is pretty expensive for this, the monkey feels.

Reader Comments:
"
A 34 to 36: I'm 6ft 2. I had plenty of room, maybe not as much as the other rows up there, but I could still get comfortable without any problems. My wife and daughter however, both 5ft 6ins, had problems seeing the front of the stage and constantly had to lean forward."

"A 34 to 36: I was worried about booking these seats as I had read on the website that there was restricted legroom in this row for people over 5ft 6, and I'm 6ft 2. I booked them anyway because my wife really wanted to sit there. I need not have worried as I had plenty of room, maybe not as much as the other rows up there, but I could still get comfortable without any problems. My wife and daughter however, both 5ft 6ins, had problems seeing the front of the stage and constantly had to lean forward. Fortunately the seats behind them were empty so it didn't cause any problems."

“B 20 and 21: “We Will Rock You,” (Chris B). These seats offer a good, unobstructed view of the whole stage and are easily high enough to see over the front row of the circle. The stage feels very wide and I think being raised up helps the appreciation if the entire stage. The circle feels fairly close to the stage too so you can see everything clearly. There is sufficient legroom too, can’t complain about these seats at all, they’re great.”

"C 10 to 12: on the aisle side of the right-hand side block of the Circle. Tickets through Kids' Week so my daughter's ticket was free as opposed to the £62 for ours. The aisle bar was definitely in view from all three seats and although I got used to it I'd say its something to be aware of. My wife (C12) thought it was quite restrictive. The general view of the stage was good with nothing out of sight at all although when the cast were at the very front of the right-hand side of the stage I could only see them from the waist up. Rake is OK and legroom was fine for me at 5'6" and the sound was fine. I'd say fair value only at full price for these seats. In the interval I had a look from C13 on the other side of the aisle and found it much better, with the aisle bar out of play. I'd go for this block in future in preference to where we sat."

"E 30 and 31: Legroom acceptable for 6ft2. Previously seen the show from the stalls and I think the best seats in the house are probably in the Circle first few rows, in the middle."

"E 31 and 32: I knew in advance these seats would be good based on this website...thanks. The view was excellent. We could see ALL the action and even see the band, a real bonus."

"K 14: A good view throughout, able to see everything, even when Killer Queen is on her revolving stage platform thingy. Some might think the stage is a little far away but for me it was a reasonable distance. Notably I remember seeing 'Jersey Boys' in the very top circle and found the stage to feel a lot further away than I did in this theatre. Leg room was fine for me and I'm average height."

"Row N: We were initially issued tickets for row N on the circle. There was nothing wrong with these seats at all as the circles' seats were reasonably steep so there was not problem with the view no matter where you sat. The theatre was very empty so we were able to move the entire group right to the front row of the circle on the right hand side (as we faces the stage). There was nothing with these seats either but if you sat right on the front row then the edge of the circle may be in your view and may miss some of the action on the front of the stage if you don't lean forward."

"N1 and 2: tickets were purchased as a part of an organised weekend 2013 theatre break, so we had no option but to accept the allocated seats. Not a great deal of legroom for taller people, but adequate for those of us who are vertically challenged. Tiers are quite steep, ends of rows can by definition result in some loss of viewing action on the stage, we didn’t feel this was the case."

"P 17 to 20: Great Seats!!! Could see everything super clearly and highly recommend. Got a discount on these seats using the London Theatre Bookings Ticket agency booth on the edge of Leicester Square. (A genuine and good agency outlet, the monkey notes.)"

"Q 20 and 21: For back row, the view is amazing and the sound is VERY loud. Can see every detail and action. Wonderful legroom and extremely comfortable seats. Love it at the back, can get up and dance if people aren't in standing. Cheapest seats, worth it."

Q 29 to 33: (Pip). Basically, they're almost central! So you have a good view. For a back row you can see everything and anything, even facial expressions. I was shocked! And only £30 (or £28 depending on the day) when we saw it in 2009! They were extremely comfortable, and had acceptable legroom (I only had to stretch my legs once at the end). More expensive than any other show, but totally worth it and for cheapest seats will be pleasantly surprised."

 

Dress Circle Boxes
Layout:
Two, one either side of the circle, between the circle front and the stage.

Legroom:
Good, as seats are movable chairs.

Choosing Seats in General:
Poor views. Nobody should bother with these unless all seats are taken and you really want to see the show.

Motorised wheelchair users get stuck with these seats, alas. 

General Hazard Notes:
The nearest fifth of the stage not visible.

Changes for the current production:
None.

Reader Comments:
None.

 

 

Notes
Total 2001 seats

Air-cooled Auditorium. Not as effective as proper air conditioning, so be prepared for a hot and uncomfortable time in the height of summer, alas. To minimise the effects, seating in the front stalls is normally coolest as heat rises - and is also trapped in the Circle overhang. Just a bit of advice from someone in the theatre industry who has a grasp of physics...

Infrared headsets available. Signed performances occasionally. Guide dogs allowed in auditorium or dogsat. Unisex disabled toilet. Go the extra step and make two some time, perhaps? A platform lift from foyer to stalls is available for wheelchairs when it is working, with places at the far ends of rows XX, YY and ZZ. Alternatively, motorised wheelchairs have to use a restricted view box. Poor view. www.dominiontheatre.com and  www.artslineonline.com has comprehensive details,  also Artsline 020 7388 2227, email artsline@dicon.co.uk. A "venue access guide" from the team who created book "Theatremonkey: A Guide to London's West End," is available to download in PDF format by clicking here.

A reader reports in early 2007,
"Elizabeth and Rachel at the Dominion theatre's disabled enquiries were excellent. Despite going with a coach company (as part of a group) they reserved a space for us with no trouble at all, with instructions that on arrival to make ourselves known to front office staff. Many thanks to the Dominion theatre."
 

Food is ice cream, confectionery, hot dogs, burgers and milkshakes.

Four bars. Two each at stalls and circle level.

Nine toilets. Stalls 2 gents 2 cubicles each, 3 ladies 2, 3 and 4 cubicles respectively, 1 disabled unisex; Circle 2 gents 2 cubicles each, 2 ladies 4 cubicles each.

 

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Getting to this Theatre
Find this theatre on a Street Map. The theatre is actually above the arrow, near the London Underground sign at the centre of the map.
Nearest Underground Station Buses Car Park
Nearest Underground Station:
Tottenham Court Road - Northern (black) and Central (red) lines.

The escalators from the platforms end in a rectangular underground area. Take exit 3 in the very far corner of the rectangle, and it will bring you out almost in front of the theatre.

If you exit the station and see instead Oxford Street shops ahead of you, cross the road to it, turn right and walk to the corner, the theatre is ahead of you to your right at the junction.

 

Buses:
7, 8, 10, 14, 14A, 22B, 24, 25, 29, 38, 55, 73, 134, 176 all stop nearby.

 

Taxi:
Hail one in the busy street outside the venue.

 

Car Park:
Great Russell Street. On leaving the car park, change to the other side of the road turn to your right and walk towards a very busy shopping street. If you head up a quiet sidestreet, wrong way. 

At the corner turn to your left, the theatre is straight on. If you cross Bedford Avenue, wrong way.

 

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EXTRA EVENT:

Sunday 28th September 2014

WEST END HEROES

Following the phenomenal success of West End Heroes, which saw the casts of many of the biggest West End musicals unite with the finest UK military bands and musicians in a stunning performance that raised over £88,000 for the Help for Heroes charity, the newly refurbished Dominion Theatre is to once again host the event, this year on Sunday 28th September 2014 at 8pm.

The 2014 West End Heroes gala concert will again unite the country’s top military musicians with even more West End performers and productions in a dazzling showcase of showstopping numbers, unlikely song mash-ups and stunning choreography and precision drilling.

 


Michael Ball (pictured above), Britain’s leading musical theatre star, a double Olivier Award winner, multi-platinum recording artist and a hugely popular radio and TV presenter, will host this gala concert. He will also perform in this dazzling showcase of showstopping numbers, unlikely song mash-ups and stunning choreography and precision drilling.

He said: “I’m absolutely thrilled to be able to take part in West End Heroes and to show my respect, admiration and support for the amazing men and women who‘ve literally put their lives on the line for us all. It’ll be a joy and a challenge to host the entire evening (as well as hopefully performing a couple of songs) and I can promise it’s going to be a concert not to be missed. And, if all goes to plan there will be some wonderful surprises in store!”

Returning to form the centerpiece of the gala and under the directorship of Wing Commander Duncan Stubbs will be The Central Band of the Royal Air Force, which is widely regarded as one of the finest military bands in the UK and incorporates the celebrated RAF Squadronaires Big Band.

West End Heroes will once again be generously supported by many TV and theatre stars and will feature line-ups from current and past West End Shows.

This year’s event has set a target to raise more than £100,000.

General Manager of the Dominion Theatre, David Pearson, said: “It is an honour and a privilege to once again host West End Heroes. The Dominion is looking forward to welcoming the concert as one of the first major events following the extensive restoration and refurbishment programme, which will be completed over the summer.”

Help for Heroes is a charity that offers comprehensive support to those who have suffered life-changing injuries and illnesses while serving their country. This is provided through grants to individuals, other Service charities, capital build projects and four recovery centres across the UK as part of the Defence Recovery Capability (DRC). Bryn Parry, CEO and Co-Founder of Help for Heroes said: “We are delighted that West End Heroes is taking place for the second year running and we can’t thank them enough for their amazing support. Last year saw an incredible amount raised for Help for Heroes and we look forward to their exciting plans this year.”


The creative team for West End Heroes 2014:
Director Tim Marshall (Festival of Remembrance, Royal Albert Hall)
Musical Supervisor Stuart Morley (We Will Rock You, Night of a 1000 Stars)
Choreographer Matt Flint (So You Think You Can Dance, Strictly Come Dancing)
Assistant Director Carole Todd (Carnaby Street, Dreamboats and Petticoats)
Design Tim Soden (The Lion King, Calendar Girls)

The Defence Recovery Capability (DRC) is a MOD led initiative designed to deliver co-ordinated support to wounded, injured and sick service personnel.Defence Recovery is delivered in partnership with Help for Heroes (H4H) and The Royal British Legion (TRBL). Defence Recovery is also supported by other service charities and organisations. The DRC is underpinned by substantial financial investment by both MOD and its principal partners H4H and TRBL; this represents the largest single charitable contribution to the Armed Forces in British history.

www.westendheroes.com 
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Performance Time:
7.30pm

Runs 2 hours approximately, including one interval.

 




Ticket Prices:
£85, £65, £45, £30 

£175 VIP Packages including champagne pre-show reception, premium seat and access to the concert after-party are also available.
 

 

Box Office for this Event:
www.westendheroes.com

 

 

 

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