Barbican Theatre, London

Seating plan

Barbican Theatre seating plan

Barbican Theatre Seating Plan

The Barbican Theatre has a capacity of 1158 seats, including 687 seats in the Stalls, 195 seats in the Circle, 139 seats in the Upper Circle and 137 seats in the Gallery. Use our interactive seating plan to view 906 seat reviews and 417 photos of views from seat.

Venue overview

The Barbican is located within the Barbican Centre, which contains a number of large performance spaces such as galleries, cinemas, restaurants and bars. The theatre is known for housing international productions, as well as providing a base for the Royal Shakespeare Company.

The theatre has a seating capacity of 1,156, which is split over four levels compromising the Stalls, Circle, Upper Circle and Gallery. A fairly modern theatre, the auditorium offers excellent views from comfortable seats with good legroom. Overhang restrictions are very limited.

Good value seats

For those on a strict budget, the least expensive seats are located in the Gallery, which can feel extremely distant from the stage. Alternatively, seats towards the ends of rows in each section are cheaper, due to being angled towards the stage.

Premium seats

If money is no object then the best seats can be found in the centre of the Stalls and Circle for a perfect view of the stage. Rows F-J are considered to be an excellent distance from the stage, but you should sit further forward if you want a more intimate experience.

Recent seat reviews

Stalls P2
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amanih 38 reviews
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Barbican Theatre Stalls P2 view from seat photo

Love this seat so much! I highly recommend it. It’s not slanted at all despite it being on the end. The stage is completely visible and you so not feel far away at all! Excellent seat, as the seats are also staggered so that heads don’t get in your way... More

Saw Jesus Christ Superstar Jesus Christ Superstar on 23 August 2019

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Stalls Q8
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amanih 38 reviews
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Barbican Theatre Stalls Q8 view from seat photo

I adore this seat so much. It’s a great price for what you get! You can see the entire stage and miss nothing. You’d expect it to be restricted / slanted due to it being on the edge, but I assure you this is no problem what so ever. Can’t recommend this... More

Saw Jesus Christ Superstar Jesus Christ Superstar on 08 August 2019

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Stalls F21

thomasmathieu 183cm, 44 reviews
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Barbican Theatre Stalls F21 view from seat photo

Everything about this seat was amazing. It is right in the middle of the stalls. Not too close, so you can enjoy the choreography, but not too far so you can enjoy the acting and the actors facial expression. You really feel like part of the show. Also,... More

Saw Jesus Christ Superstar Jesus Christ Superstar on 22 August 2019

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