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 291 seat reviews and 203 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 E27
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beckywallis 5'4, 89 reviews, 12 helpful votes
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Bristol Hippodrome Grand Circle E27 view from seat photo

Clear undisturbed view, albeit a little far away perhaps. Seats are a little narrow. Legroom is decent for someone of my size. A good view, though from this height I was a little distracted by the fire door being left open in the upper circle with the... More

Saw Kinky Boots Kinky Boots on 09 March 2019

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Stalls AA18
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rebeccasarah 5'2, 69 reviews, 1 helpful vote
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Bristol Hippodrome Stalls AA18 view from seat photo

Excellent seat! While this seat and row has been sold as 'restricted view' it most definitely isn't. The whole stage is visible with no obstructions and no 'looking up'. It is slightly house left, however it doesn't look straight into the wings! More

Saw Motown the Musical Motown the Musical on 19 January 2019

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Stalls K31

eloisecornish 5 reviews
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Bristol Hippodrome Stalls K31 view from seat photo

Can see the entire stage. There is raking throughout the Stalls so you don’t have anyone’s heads blocking your view. Best seats to be able to see actors' facial expressions and see everything that happens onstage. More

Saw Shrek The Musical Shrek The Musical on 16 August 2018

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