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 541 seat reviews and 232 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

Circle A33
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debrawild 5'2, 101 reviews, 14 helpful votes
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Barbican Theatre A33 view from seat photo

Pretty much a central seat. The production was minimal and as there was (mostly) only one actor, nothing to miss really. This was an upgrade and I think served the play better. Comfy seat, not much legroom and no room under the seat to place coat etc.... More

Visited 28 April 2019

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Stalls M24
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albuspotter 5"11, 229 reviews, 13 helpful votes
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Barbican Theatre M24 view from seat photo

The barbican seats are comfy and spacious wherever you're sat in the stalls luckily! The view was fantastic for this show, the seats are raked like a dress circle so you get a fantastic overall view without any heads in the way! (Show seen: Avalanche) More

Visited 09 May 2019

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Stalls D29
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emilydiver 5"0, 259 reviews, 14 helpful votes
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Barbican Theatre D29 view from seat photo

This is a great seat, it's up super close to the stage so you can see all facial expressions and small movements very clearly. It has plenty of leg room as well as it is on a corner so you have a little bit extra as the seats change angles, and it very... More

Visited 09 May 2019

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