Barbican Theatre seating plan

179 seat photos, 475 reviews

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 475 seat reviews and 179 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 K9
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rikkiONshow 178cm, 187 reviews, 1 helpful vote
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Barbican Theatre K9 view from seat photo

Pretty comfortable seat with a reasonable amount of legroom. You can't stretch your legs out fully but the benefit of this is the rake is excellent in the Barbican so you will always have a clear view of the stage. We were slightly to one side but be... More

Saw Macbeth Macbeth on 23 November 2018

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Stalls A20

LainerGertLush 5’4”, 39 reviews
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Barbican Theatre A20 view from seat photo

You cannot get any closer to the action in this seat! The seats are very comfortable and you have lots of leg room. The only downside is that the stage itself is quite high so you have to look up at the actors somewhat and can’t always see their feet... More

Saw Macbeth Macbeth on 15 October 2018

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Stalls A24
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londontheatrefan 5'4", 186 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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