You're about to buy tickets for a brilliant West End show that has piqued your imagination. But which seats do you choose? It helps to know what the seating types mean and the kind of views you're likely to get from each area of the auditorium.
The first thing you need to know is that every theatre is different. Many of London's famous West End theatres were purpose built in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. But occasionally you find one that was originally built as a cinema, and others are much more modern.