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47 Seat Reviews

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Theatre Royal Seating Plan

The Theatre Royal has a capacity of 966 seats, including 361 seats in the Stalls, 235 seats in the Royal Circle, 160 seats in the Second Circle and 210 seats in the Gallery. Use our interactive seating plan to view 47 seat reviews and 20 photos of views from seat. Theatre Royal Seating Plan

Good Value Seats

Seats that offer the best value can be found in the centre of each section, with great value specifically located in the middle of the Stalls and Royal Circle. These seats offer the best views for a great price! Alternatively, seats towards the ends of the rows in the Royal Circle and Second Circle offer good value for the price. Sitting in the centre of the Gallery may be distant, but is significantly reduced in price.

Premium Seats

Premium seats are located predominantly in the Stalls and Royal Circle. Sitting towards the front and centre of the Stalls offers a premium view for a premium price. It is worth sitting further forward than a seat towards the rear of the Stalls for the same price.

Theatre Royal Info

One of the country’s oldest working theatres, the Theatre Royal Brighton is a grade II listed building that originated in 1766. Originally the site of Barn Hall, the Prince of Wales gave his Royal Assent to build the Theatre Royal Brighton in 1806, with the venue first opening in 1807 with Charles Kemble starring in Hamlet and The Weather Cock. Over the years, the Theatre Royal experienced numerous owners who abandoned the theatre through fear of financial ruin. 1854 saw actor Henry John Nye Chart turn the theatre’s fortunes around, embarking on expanding and renovating the theatre with renowned architect Charles James Phipps.

In 1876, Henry’s wife, Ellen Elizabeth Nye Chart, took over management, securing the theatre’s reputation as one of the most prestigious venues outside of London. Introducing matinees as well annual Christmas pantomimes, she became one of the first women theatre managers. By the end of the 19th century, legendary actors such as Sarah Bernhardt, Edmund Kean, David Garrick and Sir Henry Irving had graced the stage. Henrik Ibsen premiered a UK production of A Doll’s House at the venue, sparking its use as a pre-West End venue for playwrights such as Terence Rattigan, Noel Coward and Joe Orton. Over the years, stars such as Dame Judi Dench, Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud and Marlene Dietrich have also performed at the Theatre Royal Brighton.

At the beginning of the 21st century, the theatre was purchased by ATG and continues to host large touring productions such as Sunny Afternoon and Cats. The Theatre Royal also has alliances with the English Touring Theatre Company, Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre. With a seating capacity of 952, the theatre is one of the smaller touring venues in the UK. Split across four seating levels, the Stalls, Royal Circle, Second Circle and Gallery, the Theatre Royal Brighton is reflective of West End Theatres in both décor and space.

Location and Map

New Road, Brighton, BN1 1SD
  • Stories With Skip at the Theatre Royal, Brighton

    Stories With Skip

    Booking from 07 Oct 2017 to 04 Nov 2017
  • The Best Man at the Theatre Royal, Brighton

    The Best Man

    Booking from 25 Sep 2017 to 30 Sep 2017
  • Dreamboats and Petticoats at the Theatre Royal, Brighton

    Dreamboats and Petticoats

    Relive your youth with the West End sensation Dreamboats and Petticoats, which dances into the UK’s biggest venues. Featuring some of the best known songs from the rock ‘n’ roll era, the all-singing, all-dancing musical phenomenon sees two young musicians compete in a song writing competition to win the hearts of two ladies! Tap your toes to “Let’s Dance”, “Great Pretender” and more!

    Booking from 02 Oct 2017 to 07 Oct 2017
  • Rules for Living at the Theatre Royal, Brighton

    Rules for Living

    Booking from 17 Oct 2017 to 21 Oct 2017
  • The Real Thing at the Theatre Royal, Brighton

    The Real Thing

    Booking from 30 Oct 2017 to 04 Nov 2017
  • The Kite Runner at the Theatre Royal, Brighton

    The Kite Runner

    Following West End success, Giles Croft’s critically-acclaimed production of Khaled Hosseini’s heart-wrenching tale The Kite Runner tours the UK. Set in Afghanistan, the story sees two childhood friends ripped apart by a horrific incident that damages their lives forever. Matthew Spangler adapts this five-star production, which has received praise from audiences and critics alike.

    Booking from 14 Nov 2017 to 18 Nov 2017
  • How The Other Half Loves at the Theatre Royal, Brighton

    How The Other Half Loves

    After tremendous success in the West End, Alan Ayckbourn’s riotous comedy How the Other Half Loves sets off on a UK tour, playing at the UK’s biggest venues. A hilarious tale of matrimonial mistakes, the story sees Bob and Fiona clumsily attempt to cover up their affair, which only makes things worse for their married friends! Starring Robert Daws and Caroline Langrishe, prepare to laugh your socks off!

    Booking from 20 Nov 2017 to 25 Nov 2017
  • A Judgement in Stone at the Theatre Royal, Brighton

    A Judgement in Stone

    A star cast bring to life Ruth Rendell’s thrilling drama A Judgement in Stone, presented by prolific producer Bill Kenwright. When Eunice joins a very wealthy family as a housekeeper, long hidden secrets begin to surface, culminating in a horrifying murder. From the writer often hailed as the successor of Agatha Christie, this play promises to be utterly gripping.

    Booking from 27 Nov 2017 to 02 Dec 2017
  • 100 Tails of Us at the Theatre Royal, Brighton

    100 Tails of Us

    Booking from 01 Dec 2017 to 24 Dec 2017
  • Cabaret at the Theatre Royal, Brighton


    Bill Kenwright presents a sensational new UK tour of Kander and Ebb’s saucy musical Cabaret. Follow Sally Bowles as she performs at the decadent, downtown Kit Kat Klub, with songs such as “Maybe This Time”, “Two Ladies” and “Cabaret”. Made famous by the 1972 film starring Liza Minelli, the sexy musical delves deep into the dark side of 1931 Weimar Berlin.

    Booking from 05 Dec 2017 to 09 Dec 2017
  • Grease at the Theatre Royal, Brighton


    The Wanted’s Tom Parker dons his leather jacket to star as Danny in a brand new production of hit musical Grease, opposite Over the Rainbow winner Danielle Hope as Sandy. Prepare yourself for teenage romance at Rydell High, in the musical that features songs such as “Grease is the Word”, “Hopelessly Devoted to You” and “Greased Lightnin’”. It will be the one that you want!

    Booking from 11 Dec 2017 to 31 Dec 2017
  • Strangers on a Train at the Theatre Royal, Brighton

    Strangers on a Train

    Craig Warner’s chilling tale Strangers on a Train is brought to life in a brand new, spine-tingling UK tour. Based on Patricia Highsmith’s 1950 novel, the tale was made universally famous by Alfred Hitchcock’s classic film. A gripping, thrilling story, Strangers on a Train follows Guy and Charles, two men who meet by chance on a train. Quickly, a brief exchange transforms into something much darker.

    Booking from 05 Jan 2018 to 13 Jan 2018
  • The Snowman at the Theatre Royal, Brighton

    The Snowman

    Booking from 24 Jan 2018 to 28 Jan 2018
  • George's Marvellous Medicine at the Theatre Royal, Brighton

    George's Marvellous Medicine

    Booking from 27 Feb 2018 to 03 Mar 2018
  • Of Mice and Men at the Theatre Royal, Brighton

    Of Mice and Men

    Booking from 12 Mar 2018 to 17 Mar 2018
  • Rambert - Ghost Dances at the Theatre Royal, Brighton

    Rambert - Ghost Dances

    Booking from 21 Mar 2018 to 24 Mar 2018
  • Flashdance at the Theatre Royal, Brighton


    Witness the smash-hit musical that tells the tale of love against all odds, in a brand new show from Selladoor Productions. Flashdance – The Musical kicks its way on to the stage in a phenomenal new production, featuring blazing choreography and a rock score that includes “Maniac”, “I Love Rock & Roll” and the amazing “What a Feeling”. Don the leotard and get your groove on!

    Booking from 09 Apr 2018 to 14 Apr 2018
  • Son of a Preacher Man at the Theatre Royal, Brighton

    Son of a Preacher Man

    When three broken hearts meet at a Soho hang-out, there’s one man who can help them out. Craig Revel Horwood directs and choreographs the spectacular new musical Son of a Preacher Man, which embarks on an explosive UK tour. Featuring the greatest hits of the legendary Dusty Springfield, the touching musical sees the famed Preacher Man dispensed to cure lonely hearts.

    Booking from 17 Apr 2018 to 21 Apr 2018
  • Awful Auntie at the Theatre Royal, Brighton

    Awful Auntie

    From the producers of the hugely successful Gangsta Granny comes an amazing stage adaptation of David Walliams’ children’s tale Awful Auntie. Stella sets off on a journey with her parents Lord and Lady Saxby, but events take a dreadful turn she wakes up three months later with her evil Aunt Alberta. Soon, Stella realises that she not only has to fight for the truth, but also for her life, with only the help of a car, a wise owl and a tiny ghost!

    Booking from 06 Jun 2018 to 09 Jun 2018

Accessible Seats

For detailed accessibility information, click a section
Getting into the Venue
The Theatre Royal Brighton is situated on New Road, with a drop-off point located directly outside the venue. There is step-free access from the street into the main foyer, where the box office and kiosk are located.

All sections of the theatre must be reached by stairs as there is no customer lift. There is level access to the Stalls, where 4 wheelchair spaces are available. Level access is also available to the bar and accessible facilities.

Customer Assistance
Staff are on hand throughout the theatre to assist with navigation and to assist access patrons into the Stalls. Those who wish to transfer into seats are advised to bring a companion and to notify the theatre when booking. The box office counter is at a lowered height for wheelchair patrons.

There is no cloakroom available, therefore wheelchairs must remain with patrons. An at-seat service can be requested for those who are unable to access the bars.

How to Book
For those who require assistance or wish to book wheelchair spaces in the Stalls, it is important to book in advance to guarantee availability and to notify the theatre of any special requirements. Discounted tickets are available for access patrons and one companion, with the price depending on the show booking.

For further information, ticket bookings and assistance please call the access booking line: 0844 871 7677 (calls cost 7p/pm) or email: