Theatres are very much the same in London as anywhere else;the chief theatres, music halls and cinemas are in the West End.If you are staying in London for a few days, you'll have nodifficulty whatsoever in finding somewhere to spend an enjoyableevening. You'll find opera, ballet, comedy, drama, revue, musicalcomedy and variety. Films are shown in the cinemas most of the day.
The best seats in theatres are those in the stalls, thecircle and the upper circle. Then comes the pit, and the last ofall the gallery where the seats are cheapest. Boxes, of course,are the most expensive. Most theatres and music halls have goodorchestras with popular conductors.
You ought to make a point of going to the opera at leastonce during the season if you can. There you can get the best ofeverything - an exellent orchestras, famous conductors, celebatedsingers and well dressed audience. But, of course, if you are notfond of music and singing, won't interest you.
At the West End theatres you can see most of the famousEnglish actors and actresses. As a rule, the plays aremagnificently staged - costumes, dresses, scenery, everythingbeing done of the most lavish scale. Choose a good play, andyou'll enjoy yourself thoroughly from the moment the curtain goesup to the end of the last act. Get your seats beforehand, eitherat the box-office of theatre itself or at one of the agencies.When you go to a theatre, you'll probably want to seat as near tothe stage as possible. But if you are at the cinema, you mayprefer to seat some distance from the screen. In fact, I wouldsay, the further away the better.