Barbican Theatre Seating plan

Barbican Theatre seating plan

Barbican Theatre Seating Plan

The Barbican Theatre has a capacity of 1154 seats, including 687 seats in the Stalls, 195 seats in the Circle, 135 seats in the Upper Circle and 137 seats in the Gallery. Use our interactive seating plan to view 430 seat reviews and 145 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 A12
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joc78 5"4, 200 reviews, 2 helpful votes
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Barbican Theatre A12 view from seat photo

A very good value seat in the front row of the stalls at the Barbican. Plenty of leg room to stretch out in front of you and a comfortable seat. You have a perfect, clear view of the stage as it's not too high. My only gripe was that it was very c... More

Saw Antony and Cleopatra Antony and Cleopatra on 01 December 2017

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Stalls A10
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joc78 5"4, 200 reviews, 2 helpful votes
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Barbican Theatre A10 view from seat photo

As is always the case with the front row of the Barbican there is an excellent view of the stage and so much leg room for you to stretch out. The seat is comfortable and this row is my favourite in the theatre.... More

Saw Julius Caesar Julius Caesar on 24 November 2017

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Stalls A28
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londontheatrefan 5'4", 165 reviews, 5 helpful votes
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Barbican Theatre A28 view from seat photo

An excellent seat. Even though it's near the end of the row and at a slight angle to the stage, the view is fantastic. The stage isn't that high, so there's no neck ache involved. Comfort is great, and legroom is extremely generous. Only slight downs... More

Saw Coriolanus Coriolanus on 18 November 2017

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