Bristol Hippodrome seating plan

Bristol Hippodrome seating plan

Bristol Hippodrome Seating Plan

The Bristol Hippodrome has a capacity of 1904 seats, including 859 seats in the Stalls, 507 seats in the Grand Circle and 538 seats in the Upper Circle. Use our interactive seating plan to view 176 seat reviews and 111 photos of views from seat.

Venue overview

Situated in the heart of Bristol, the Bristol Hippodrome is the city’s own West End theatre, first opening on December 16th 1912. Managed by ATG, the expansive and traditional venue is designed by prolific theatre architect Frank Matcham, who built some of London’s biggest theatres. With a grand Victorian interior, the building has a large dome in the roof which can be opened to reveal the sky, and remains to be one of the only functioning domes in the UK. A fully facilitated venue, the Bristol Hippodrome has a seating capacity of 1,951 and plays host to top touring productions from across the country.

With West End shows playing at the theatre, including Les Miserables, Cats and The Phantom of the Opera, the auditorium comfortably seats a large audience. Built across three levels; the Stalls, Grand Circle and Upper Circle, the majority of seats are located in the Stalls and Grand Circle. The Upper Circle is shallower, although its rows are wider than in any other section. There are Boxes in both the Stalls and Grand Circle, which provide a variety of views and can be suitable for special occasions. Due to the traditional build of the venue, it is worth double checking before booking, to guarantee maximum sight-lines, view and comfort.

Good value seats

There are good seats on offer throughout the Bristol Hippodrome, with bargains to be found at the ends of rows in the Stalls and toward the rear of the Grand Circle. Views may be slightly obstructed by the Upper Circle overhang, but a good overall view of the stage can still be achieved. The centre of the Upper Circle is also a good option for those on a budget.

Premium seats

Seats in the mid-front sections of the Stalls and Grand Circle offer the best overall views in the theatre. There is better legroom in the Stalls, although choosing aisle seats in other sections can offer a similar amount of comfort. Sitting in the front of the Grand and Upper Circles is a good option for large-scale musicals.

Recent seat reviews

Stalls O14
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beckywallis 5'4, 69 reviews, 8 helpful votes
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Bristol Hippodrome O14 view from seat photo

A clear view of the stage, a little off to the side but perfectly fine, you can still see all the action clearly. The rake of the stalls at this theatre is pretty good. Comfortable seats with decent legroom but I am quite short, not sure how it would... More

Saw Miss Saigon Miss Saigon on 06 June 2018

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Stalls B18
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beckywallis 5'4, 69 reviews, 8 helpful votes
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Bristol Hippodrome B18 view from seat photo

Third row in the stalls, central and very close to the stage. You could see anything clearly and felt close to the action. Stage is quite high so you do have to look up a bit but this does not distract at all. Comfortable seats and generous legroom f... More

Saw Wicked Wicked on 15 February 2018

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Grand Circle A10
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rukayacesar 5"7, 217 reviews, 44 helpful votes
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Bristol Hippodrome A10 view from seat photo

Managed to pick up this single seat at a cheaper price on the website and was really looking forward to being front row of the dress circle. The view was perfect, you can see the entire stage without feeling too far away, plus with this show it's... More

Saw Wicked Wicked on 15 February 2018

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