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Barbican Theatre seating plan

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Barbican Theatre seating plan

Barbican Theatre Seating Plan

The Barbican Theatre has a capacity of 1162 seats, including 687 seats in the Stalls, 195 seats in the Circle, 143 seats in the Upper Circle and 137 seats in the Gallery. Use our interactive seating plan to view 912 seat reviews and 426 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.

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Circle AA5
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joc78 5"4, 451 reviews, 6 helpful votes
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Barbican Theatre Circle AA5 view from seat photo

A fantastic seat which is such good value in this theatre. You feel very close to the stage and have good leg room. The seat feels wide so is comfortable and you only miss a tiny section of the stage - it's worth it though to get this close to the stage More

Saw Anything Goes Anything Goes on 27 July 2021

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Circle EE1

alisonkirsty 5'3", 299 reviews, 10 helpful votes
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Barbican Theatre Circle EE1 view from seat photo

The Barbican seats always weird me out with their inability to flip up but there's no denying they're comfortable. This felt very distant for fifth row dress circle but still gave a good overall view of the stage with just a little action missed stage... More

Saw Anything Goes Anything Goes on 23 July 2021

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Gallery B8

addysketches 9 reviews, 2 helpful votes
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Barbican Theatre Gallery B8 view from seat photo

(photo taken leaning a bit forward) An ok seat really. You have to lean forward.. I leant forward and thought it was ok. The top right side of the stage was obstructed but nothing really happened there but otherwise decent seat. I didn’t struggle with... More

Saw Anything Goes Anything Goes on 25 July 2021

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