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 904 seat reviews and 415 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 F21

thomasmathieu 183cm, 44 reviews
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Barbican Theatre Stalls F21 view from seat photo

Everything about this seat was amazing. It is right in the middle of the stalls. Not too close, so you can enjoy the choreography, but not too far so you can enjoy the acting and the actors facial expression. You really feel like part of the show. Also,... More

Saw Jesus Christ Superstar Jesus Christ Superstar on 22 August 2019

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Stalls C19
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ashleycampbell 30 reviews, 1 helpful vote
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Barbican Theatre Stalls C19 view from seat photo

The seats are super comfy with great leg room. They are very raked so I could see over the people in front. I felt so close to the action and was pretty close to eye hight with the actors. Very central. More

Saw Measure for Measure Measure for Measure on 13 January 2020

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Stalls Q10

igetgreg 5"7, 21 reviews
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Barbican Theatre Stalls Q10 view from seat photo

The seats were really comfortable - wide and padded. It was one long row the whole way across though so we had to get up numerous times to let people passed. Sufficiently tiered so you'd be able to see even if you had a giraffe sitting in front of you. (Toilets... More

Saw As You Like It As You Like It on 04 January 2020

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