Almeida Theatre seating plan

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Almeida Theatre seating plan

Almeida Theatre Seating Plan

The Almeida Theatre has a capacity of 342 seats, including 222 seats in the Stalls and 120 seats in the Circle. Use our interactive seating plan to view 290 seat reviews and 117 photos of views from seat.

Venue overview

The Almeida is an intimate theatre, with a capacity of 325. Located in Islington, the theatre attracts high calibre productions, with shows regularly transferring to the West End.

Dating back to 1837, the venue first became a theatre in 1980, after a campaign led by acclaimed director Pierre Audi, who later became the Almeida’s first Artistic Director. Beginning as a house for fringe theatre, the theatre is now a prolific producing house with an international reputation, staging old and new work by major playwrights.

Following the 2001-3 refurbishment, the Almeida combines original 19th century features with the comfort of modern amenities. A curved back wall allows for a vast stage and for audiences to feel close to the action.

Seating is divided into two sections, with Stalls at ground level and the Circle above. Pillars and side-angle seats are dotted throughout the auditorium and seats affected by these can be bought at a lower price. Legroom is good throughout the theatre, with seating compromising comfortable modern benches.

Good value seats

For those that don’t mind leaning, then a number of pillars and side-angled seats provide great value, considering the price of the tickets. It depends on the show, but generally the restricted view seats in the Stalls are better than those in the Circle. Alternatively, sit towards the rear of either section for an overall clear view of the stage at a discount price!

Premium seats

The best seats in the house are the centre Stalls and central section of the Circle.

Recent seat reviews

Stalls A8
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mattlanyon 6", 116 reviews, 3 helpful votes
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Almeida Theatre A8 view from seat photo

Plenty of legroom and room in general to move around in this seat. Clear view of the stage as it is so close. My only complaint is that there are no armrests on the seat, but it's not a big problem at all.... More

Saw Machinal Machinal on 11 July 2018

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Stalls C25
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gdeacon95 6'1, 73 reviews, 5 helpful votes
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Almeida Theatre C25 view from seat photo

Being my first visit to this lovely theatre, I imagine the view from this seat really varies depending on the production. In the case of 'Machinal', the view is ok but obstructed by the 'box' design of the set, leaving upstage left out of your sightl... More

Saw Machinal Machinal on 12 July 2018

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Stalls A16
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jamesatwill 178, 111 reviews, 2 helpful votes
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Almeida Theatre A16 view from seat photo

Perfect seat. On an aisle so plenty of room to stretch out. Loads of legroom too, my knees were nowhere near the row in front. The view was absolutely fine and the people in front didn't block my view.... More

Saw Machinal Machinal on 03 July 2018

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