Almeida Theatre, London

Seating plan

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 341 seat reviews and 151 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

Circle E21
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doritxuuu 158cm, 203 reviews, 6 helpful votes
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Almeida Theatre E21 view from seat photo

The seat is sold as RV for a good reason - there's a pillar in front of it and there's no way of avoiding it. It's also the last row of the circle so even sans pillar, the view would be OK at best. Depending on the staging, it could still work and provide... More

Visited 23 November 2018

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Circle C11
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rikkiONshow 178cm, 240 reviews, 3 helpful votes
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Almeida Theatre C11 view from seat photo

The seat was reasonably comfortable but there isn't a huge amount of legroom, but enough to not feel too squashed in. You're right on the curve from the side seats to front on ones, so there's a good place to your right hand side to put a bag which I... More

Visited 12 January 2019

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Stalls D26
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rikkiONshow 178cm, 240 reviews, 3 helpful votes
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Almeida Theatre D26 view from seat photo

I got this seat as part of the Almeida's Under 30s programme and for that price, this is a brilliant seat, close to the stage and just off to one side. You might have your view disrupted for a moment or two every now and then due to a thin bar about 2/3... More

Visited 17 November 2018

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