Criterion Theatre seating plan

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 562 seat reviews and 258 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

Dress Circle G8
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deltasbutterfly 5"4", 39 reviews, 1 helpful vote
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Criterion Theatre G8 view from seat photo

Good view of stage, some bits missed to the very side but it seemed most in front of us missed it too as they’ve all leaned over. Legroom was alright, hard to cross legs but could put them out to the side. Comfortable chairs though. Only downside was... More

Saw The Comedy about a Bank Robbery The Comedy about a Bank Robbery on 15 August 2018

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Upper Circle A18
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paulcallaghan1 1 reviews
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Criterion Theatre A18 view from seat photo

Great unobstructed view of the stage. It's a small theatre so you're not actually that far away from the stage. Legroom, I'm 5ft 7in and my knees were touching the barrier in front, I imagine it could be uncomfortable for anyone too much taller. Neig... More

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

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Stalls C3
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allenmaher 5’ 8, 114 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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