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Criterion Theatre, London

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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 466 seat reviews and 189 photos of views from seat. Criterion Theatre Seating Plan

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.

Criterion Theatre Info

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.

Location and Map

2 Jermyn Street, London, SW1Y 4XA
  • The Comedy about a Bank Robbery at the Criterion Theatre, London

    The Comedy about a Bank Robbery

    Olivier Award-winning company Mischief Theatre bring their latest chaotic comedy to the Criterion Theatre. The Comedy About a Bank Robbery sees inept criminal masterminds attempt to steal a valuable diamond from under a slumbering security guard’s nose. Guaranteed to be rife with mistakes and misunderstandings, the comedy promises to deliver an evening of ridiculous hilarity.

    Booking from 17 Oct 2017 to 01 Apr 2018

Past Shows

Accessible Seats

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Getting into the Venue
The main entrance to the Criterion Theatre foyer is located in Piccadilly Circus. Step-free access is available upon request via an alternative wheelchair entrance, which is next to the Stage Door on Jermyn Street, behind the theatre. A drop-off point is available directly opposite the accessible entrance.

Once inside the theatre, there is a slight slope down to the Upper Circle, where two wheelchair spaces are available in Row C, to the left of C20. Other sections, including the bars, are only accessible via stairs as the Criterion Theatre has no customer lift.

Customer Assistance
Staff are on hand to assist with navigation and any special requirements. For those who wish to transfer, it is recommended that a companion is brought. Staff are permitted to help with transferring patrons from a wheelchair into fixed seating.

An at-seat service is available for patrons who are unable to access the bars.

How to Book
Access tickets can be booked directly through the Criterion Theatre Box Office either by email, phone or in person. For those who have specific access requirements or request assistance or wheelchair spaces, it is important to book well in advance to ensure availability and notify the staff before visiting the theatre. Discounts are available for all disabled customers and one companion, bringing tickets to £20 each.

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