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 513 seat reviews and 229 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 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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Stalls J8
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susannahrosemn 5"3, 138 reviews, 4 helpful votes
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Criterion Theatre J8 view from seat photo

After previously sitting in the Upper Circle to see this show, it's clear that the Stalls is definitely a better option. From this seat, you can see the stage clearly, although if you are shorter and someone tall sits in front of you, your view will ... More

Saw The Comedy about a Bank Robbery The Comedy about a Bank Robbery on 12 April 2018

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Stalls B6
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Chen 5"6, 41 reviews
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Criterion Theatre B6 view from seat photo

Sadly there wasn't enough leg room for my liking, and I'm not even that tall (5'6). The view was fantastic because you're nice and close to the stage so you're in with all the action, and when it's the type of show it is, it makes it even funnie... More

Saw The Comedy about a Bank Robbery The Comedy about a Bank Robbery on 20 August 2017

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