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 853 seat reviews and 378 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 K38
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alicep6 5"3, 16 reviews, 1 helpful vote
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Barbican Theatre Stalls K38 view from seat photo

Incredibly comfortable seats with plenty of legroom and a clear view of the entire set. I noticed that the front couple of rows seemed to be a little below the stage, so sitting farther back makes for a perfect vantage point for getting both scale and... More

Saw Measure for Measure Measure for Measure on 12 November 2019

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Circle B22
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alicep6 5"3, 16 reviews, 1 helpful vote
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Barbican Theatre Circle B22 view from seat photo

This seat can initially feel a bit enclosed thanks to the low overhang above, but the stage is fully visible and central, with plenty of legroom and good comfort. As there are no rows behind, there are also no worries about leaning forward at times. More

Saw The Taming of the Shrew The Taming of the Shrew on 06 November 2019

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Upper Circle BB1
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mickeyjotheatre 5"11', 105 reviews, 9 helpful votes
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Barbican Theatre Upper Circle BB1 view from seat photo

This seat is incredibly wide, more of a two person sofa, with plenty of legroom. It is very much to the side of the stage and there are a few moments in this production that are missed due to sightlines, but the majority of the action is visible so this... More

Saw Jesus Christ Superstar Jesus Christ Superstar on 24 August 2019

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