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 276 seat reviews and 107 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 E3
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hayleyculverhouse 5"5, 181 reviews, 2 helpful votes
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Almeida Theatre E3 view from seat photo

Really comfortable seat with quite a lot more leg room than I expected. The view is slightly restricted as there is a pillar right next to the seat and the Dress Circle overhang may impact the view too. But overall, I found it to be a really good sea... More

Saw The Writer The Writer on 04 May 2018

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Stalls L20
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simonmilligan 6"2, 121 reviews, 3 helpful votes
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Almeida Theatre L20 view from seat photo

Legroom good in this seat but view is very much compromised by not one, but two pillars. If you lean and line up both the poles then you do forget about them from time to time, but not ideal. Sold as restricted view, however, so is a bit of a ... More

Saw Summer and Smoke Summer and Smoke on 03 March 2018

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Stalls G18
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simonmilligan 6"2, 121 reviews, 3 helpful votes
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Almeida Theatre G18 view from seat photo

Legroom is good throughout the Stalls including this seat, which is comfortable. There's a thin pole right in the centre of your field of vision, but this is reflected in the ticket price so if you dodge from side to side as people go behind it's ... More

Saw The Writer The Writer on 01 May 2018

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