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 318 seat reviews and 227 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

Upper Circle G0
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joethomas2 18 reviews
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Bristol Hippodrome Upper Circle G0 view from seat photo

Very uncomfortable bench like seating. However the view is excellent. I saw the lion king tour and there were points where the top of people’s heads were cut off on pride rock due to the stage height; however I imagine this would only be a problem for... More

Saw The Lion King The Lion King on 14 November 2019

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Stalls P4

lauraelizabeth 1 reviews
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Bristol Hippodrome Stalls P4 view from seat photo

A great view. Drummer played in box just in front during lion king production which was great. Leg room seemed better than when I’ve been in different section. I’m 5’6” and had a good 6” space between my knees and next row. If I went to see lion king... More

Saw The Lion King The Lion King on 31 October 2019

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Upper Circle C25
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bethcourtney 5"8, 60 reviews
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Bristol Hippodrome Upper Circle C25 view from seat photo

Really great view, central and you can see all the show. However the seat is a bench that feels really uncomfortable after half an hour or so, and caused me to have to move constantly. Furthermore, the legroom was rather tight and my calves were digging... More

Saw The Lion King The Lion King on 11 September 2019

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