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 392 seat reviews and 179 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 G18
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LondonLass 5"1, 234 reviews, 14 helpful votes
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Almeida Theatre Stalls G18 view from seat photo

For the price I paid this is excellent value for money. It is situated behind a narrow pillar so I did have to swivel side to side to see the actors depending on where they were on the stage, but this was a minimal obstruction. For the most part I could... More

Visited 11 September 2019

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Stalls E24
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rikkiONshow 178cm, 285 reviews, 4 helpful votes
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Almeida Theatre Stalls E24 view from seat photo

This seat was reasonably comfortable but you do feel a little squashed in on the side and there's not a huge amount of legroom. Despite that, considering I got this at a discounted student rate, this was excellent value for money. You get a clear view... More

Visited 14 September 2019

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Stalls J10
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joc78 5"4, 395 reviews, 3 helpful votes
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Almeida Theatre Stalls J10 view from seat photo

Even though your view is obstructed by a couple of pillars, this seat offers excellent value for money as you are still quite close to the stage and can see quite well (you get used to the pillars being there!). The seat is quite comfortable and there... More

Visited 17 September 2019

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