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 516 seat reviews and 211 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

Upper Circle A6

LainerGertLush 5’4”, 51 reviews
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Barbican Theatre A6 view from seat photo

This seat is sold as restricted view so you lose some of the right hand stage slightly. For this production, that meant missing some of the text that was coming up on the back wall & some interaction between actors, however for the price it was wonderful... More

Visited 06 April 2019

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Stalls T29
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vivalabeat 172 cm, 168 reviews, 9 helpful votes
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Barbican Theatre T29 view from seat photo

I don't think the Barbican has bad sightlines or anything like that. It's very well tiered, so no matter how tall those in front of you, they won't bother you at all. And the seat is very central, so you're in a really prime position to see everything. More

Saw Macbeth Macbeth on 08 January 2019

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Upper Circle A32
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JenK 5'10, 63 reviews, 3 helpful votes
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Barbican Theatre A32 view from seat photo

Good seat - perfectly central. A bit unnerving to get to if everyone else is already sat down as you are quite high up and feel a little too close to the edge! But worth it once you're sat down. Not much legroom if you also have a bag. More

Saw Macbeth Macbeth on 26 October 2018

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