Almeida Theatre, London

Seating plan

Almeida Theatre seating plan

Almeida Theatre Seating Plan

The Almeida Theatre has a capacity of 348 seats, including 222 seats in the Stalls and 126 seats in the Circle. Use our interactive seating plan to view 379 seat reviews and 169 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 C1
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u2fancat 5'6'', 75 reviews, 2 helpful votes
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Almeida Theatre Stalls C1 view from seat photo

Comfy seat - although no armrests. Plenty of legroom, with no-one in front, because of the angle of the stage. There is a pillar in the sightline, but it's easy to look around it. Be aware though, this isn't at the end of the row - there is a C0! More

Visited 17 August 2019

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Stalls D4
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mattlanyon 6", 158 reviews, 4 helpful votes
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Almeida Theatre Stalls D4 view from seat photo

For this production the staging meant this seat gave you a completely unobstructed view. The seats in the Almeida are comfy; however there are no arm rests between them. Legroom isn't amazing, but it's better than other theatres More

Visited 20 July 2019

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Circle D19
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rikkiONshow 178cm, 254 reviews, 4 helpful votes
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Almeida Theatre Circle D19 view from seat photo

The seats are reasonably comfortable but the leg room is pretty limited and even more so here as you're on the curve of the Circle, meaning you're just a little more squashed in. There is a clear view from here and despite being at the back of the Circle,... More

Visited 29 June 2019

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