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 527 seat reviews and 239 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

Stalls C3
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allenmaher 5’ 8, 108 reviews
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Criterion Theatre C3 view from seat photo

End seat of row. No seat in front so loads of legroom and Soave for bags or coats. Good close up view of most of stage however unable to see back stage left so for this production some key action is missed.... More

Saw The Comedy about a Bank Robbery The Comedy about a Bank Robbery on 17 June 2018

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Stalls F8
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albuspotter 5"11, 151 reviews, 11 helpful votes
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Criterion Theatre F8 view from seat photo

Depending on who you have in front of you, this seat could be the best in the theatre or one of the worst. I had someone fairly tall in front of me so had to keep dodging their head! (In act 2 I manage dot move to a better seat) Legroom and comfort i... More

Saw The Comedy about a Bank Robbery The Comedy about a Bank Robbery on 27 May 2018

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Stalls M20
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katehenderson 5ft 10, 31 reviews, 3 helpful votes
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Criterion Theatre M20 view from seat photo

I was told when buying the ticket at box office that it was restricted view. But i was only told it was restricted based on one moment in the play during the robbery scene and they use the proscenium. (no spoilers here, don't worry!) i was restricted... More

Saw The Comedy about a Bank Robbery The Comedy about a Bank Robbery on 30 December 2017

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