Almeida Theatre seating plan

132 seat photos, 313 reviews

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 313 seat reviews and 132 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 D26
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rikkiONshow 178cm, 187 reviews, 1 helpful vote
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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 ... More

Visited 17 November 2018

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Circle C11
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mattlanyon 6", 138 reviews, 4 helpful votes
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Almeida Theatre C11 view from seat photo

The view from this seat is pretty good, although you do miss a very small portion of the left hand side of the stage, but it wasn't a big issue at all and you could see the rest of the stage easily. The problem with these seats is that they aren't th... More

Visited 19 September 2018

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Stalls L16
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rhiev 5' 6", 188 reviews, 15 helpful votes
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Almeida Theatre L16 view from seat photo

Seat is in the back row of the Stalls with a smaller shelf behind, large enough to put a handbag on. View of stage is straight on. Overhang of Circle obstructs the top of the stage but this is not an issue with this show. There is a pillar to the rig... More

Visited 31 August 2018

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