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 884 seat reviews and 404 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 T28
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vivalabeat 172 cm, 188 reviews, 11 helpful votes
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Barbican Theatre Stalls T28 view from seat photo

Even though you're far from the stage, you're not missing anything as the Barbican stalls designed for everybody to see the stage clearly. There's enough legroom and since the rows are tiered even a tall person in front of you wouldn't obstruct the view. More

Saw The Taming of the Shrew The Taming of the Shrew on 09 January 2020

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Gallery B16

conniewiltshire3 5"11, 1 reviews
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Barbican Theatre Gallery B16 view from seat photo

Seats were comfy enough! The seats seem more daunting when at the end of rows, yet when sat down you have a straight downward view of the stage, slight right purely because of the position, and sometimes may need to lean forward to see clearly but for... More

Saw Jesus Christ Superstar Jesus Christ Superstar on 24 August 2019

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Circle EE15

jbrown15 46 reviews
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Barbican Theatre Circle EE15 view from seat photo

Side view, not restrictive of the action, but not the best view of the set. Seats don't flip up and there's no room for belongings under the seats so room can be limited and can be difficult to let people past More

Saw The Taming of the Shrew The Taming of the Shrew on 16 December 2019

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