Barbican Theatre seating plan

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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 442 seat reviews and 157 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 A24
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londontheatrefan 5'4", 173 reviews, 5 helpful votes
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Barbican Theatre A24 view from seat photo

You don't get the best perspective of the whole stage because of being so close, but you get to see everything so clearly. And the stage isn't too high, so you're not looking up too high. Comfort and legroom are both great.... More

Saw Titus Andronicus Titus Andronicus on 28 December 2017

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Gallery B6
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mattlanyon 6", 95 reviews, 3 helpful votes
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Barbican Theatre B6 view from seat photo

This seat has pros and cons. On the plus side the view is pretty decent, you miss a bit on the right hand side, but not much. The Gallery is also really well tiered so you don't need to worry about people I'm the row in front leaning forward and bloc... More

Saw Julius Caesar Julius Caesar on 03 January 2018

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Stalls A28
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londontheatrefan 5'4", 173 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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