Bristol Hippodrome Seating plan

Bristol Hippodrome seating plan

Bristol Hippodrome Seating Plan

The Bristol Hippodrome has a capacity of 1878 seats, including 833 seats in the Stalls, 507 seats in the Grand Circle and 538 seats in the Upper Circle. Use our interactive seating plan to view 115 seat reviews and 62 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

Grand Circle B42
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clairemichelle5"3, 23 reviews, 1 helpful vote
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Bristol Hippodrome B42 view from seat photo

Although the auditorium is quite curved and this is just three seats in from end of row, the view was unfaultable. You can see the whole stage with ease; there are no safety rails obstructing the view and you don't miss any of the action, even when t... More

Saw War Horse War Horse on 04 November 2017

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Upper Circle J11
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harrysmith5"9, 23 reviews
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Bristol Hippodrome J11 view from seat photo

In terms of view this seat is perfect if you are on a cheap budget and it makes no difference to the enjoyment of the show. The only disadvantage is that the legroom is limited and facial expressions are hard to pick up on as you are quite far away.... More

Saw War Horse War Horse on 01 November 2017

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Upper Circle K38
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chelseala5"5, 89 reviews
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Bristol Hippodrome K38 view from seat photo

Bench style seating with no arm rests, so you can end up being quite cosy with those sat next to you. The wall behind acts as a tall backrest which was quite uncomfortable for me as it came to neck height. Although at the very back and top of the the... More

Saw War Horse War Horse on 18 October 2017

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