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 755 seat reviews and 312 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 B17
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dawnbsp 4ft 11, 317 reviews, 4 helpful votes
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Barbican Theatre Stalls B17 view from seat photo

Good central seat. Up close to the action. Very good rake in this theatre. Adequate legroom. Note: the view in my photo shows a reflection of the auditorium from the safety curtain that covers the stage before the start of the show More

Saw Jesus Christ Superstar Jesus Christ Superstar on 21 August 2019

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Stalls A17
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dawnbsp 4ft 11, 317 reviews, 4 helpful votes
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Barbican Theatre Stalls A17 view from seat photo

Fabulous central seat up close to the action. Loads of legroom. Note: the view in my photo shows a reflection of the auditorium from the safety curtain that covers the stage before the start of the show More

Saw Jesus Christ Superstar Jesus Christ Superstar on 20 August 2019

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Stalls A13
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dawnbsp 4ft 11, 317 reviews, 4 helpful votes
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Barbican Theatre Stalls A13 view from seat photo

Could see all of the stage in this front row seat. Loads of legroom. Note: the view in my photo shows a reflection of the auditorium from the safety curtain that covers the stage before the start of the show More

Saw Jesus Christ Superstar Jesus Christ Superstar on 19 August 2019

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