Criterion Theatre seating plan

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Criterion Theatre seating plan

Criterion Theatre Seating Plan

The Criterion Theatre has a capacity of 581 seats, including 365 seats in the Stalls, 151 seats in the Dress Circle and 65 seats in the Upper Circle. Use our interactive seating plan to view 483 seat reviews and 213 photos of views from seat.

Venue overview

The Criterion Theatre is situated in the heart of London’s busy Piccadilly Circus. Dating back to 1874, the venue is one of London's most traditional theatres, which makes it notoriously difficult for access users. With beautiful decor and a seating capacity of 588, the theatre is well-suited to comedies and smaller plays, with a long history of variety shows and music hall. Currently, the theatre hosts the hugely popular The Comedy About a Bank Robbery.

Built across three levels, the auditorium is fairly intimate, and offers good views throughout, with all seats feeling close to the stage. Support pillars are dotted throughout the seating, which can cause obstruction in the Stalls and Dress Circle. Seats affected are sold as restricted view.

Good value seats

Because of the number of pillars in the venue, some seats are severely discounted, which can occasionally provide decent value for money. Alternatively, sitting in the front row of the Upper Circle is an excellent choice. Sit in seats towards the ends of the rows for a superb view of the stage on a hugely discounted price.

Premium seats

Premium seats are located in the front row of the Dress Circle in seats 12-21, with central Stalls seating also being excellent. These seats provide the best overall views of the stage and feel incredibly close to the action.

Recent seat reviews

Upper Circle A12
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jamesatwill 178, 85 reviews, 1 helpful vote
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Criterion Theatre A12 view from seat photo

The view from this seat is perfect - pretty central and nothing in front of you. The theatre is very small so even though it’s the upper circle you feel part of the action. The seat was fairly comfortable, but the legroom is terrible - my knees were ... More

Saw The Comedy about a Bank Robbery The Comedy about a Bank Robbery on 20 February 2018

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Upper Circle B28
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rebeccaduxbury 5"11, 62 reviews
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Criterion Theatre B28 view from seat photo

Bought these seats last minute and they were the cheapest option we could get, in hindsight I wish I’d spent the extra money and got a better seat! It is sold as partial view so I was expecting the view not to be great, we had the added problem of th... More

Saw The Comedy about a Bank Robbery The Comedy about a Bank Robbery on 28 January 2018

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Stalls C22
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emilydiver 5"0, 177 reviews, 13 helpful votes
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Criterion Theatre C22 view from seat photo

This seat is to the very edge of the stage on the left hand side and as a result the view is slightly restricted and there are a couple of bits you see after everyone else, although you don't miss anything altogether as far as I can tell. It's nice a... More

Saw The Comedy about a Bank Robbery The Comedy about a Bank Robbery on 03 January 2018

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