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 381 seat reviews and 283 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 AA1

rebeccasarah 5'2, 78 reviews, 1 helpful vote
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Bristol Hippodrome Stalls AA1 view from seat photo

View is slightly obscured due to it being right on the end, however if the show isn't too set heavy, this isn't a problem. I saw Beautiful, where no set would've obstructed the view. Some moments were missed due to characters being far back, but didn't... More

Saw Beautiful Beautiful on 29 February 2020

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Grand Circle L45

rebeccasarah 5'2, 78 reviews, 1 helpful vote
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Bristol Hippodrome Grand Circle L45 view from seat photo

The view is great! This is such an inexpensive seat for what is surprisingly a very good view. The overhang doesn't cut anything off, and the tier in the grand circle is so good that heads don't get in the way. Really recommend. More

Saw The Book of Mormon The Book of Mormon on 24 January 2020

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Grand Circle F13
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alicebailey 5"5, 50 reviews
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Bristol Hippodrome Grand Circle F13 view from seat photo

The staggering of the seats wasn’t particularly good- the person in front was directly in front of me so there wasn’t a gap to look through as you would expect. This was made worse by a shallow rake. Overall, a good seat (with better legroom than further... More

Saw Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes on 05 March 2020

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