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 472 seat reviews and 202 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 D23
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rochellebalboa 5"9, 82 reviews, 22 helpful votes
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Criterion Theatre D23 view from seat photo

Great view - if you're short some heads may be in the way but otherwise fine and can see all the stage. Nice legroom but you can't tuck your feet under the seats in front. Reasonably comfy seat. If you go on a Sunday this seat is half price at £25 if... More

Saw The Comedy about a Bank Robbery The Comedy about a Bank Robbery on 19 November 2017

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Upper Circle B11
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jacknicmusic 5"12, 29 reviews, 27 helpful votes
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Criterion Theatre B11 view from seat photo

This is a solid, unobstructed view of the stage - providing the row in front doesn't lean forward! It's slightly to the right but not by any means restricted. There are only a few seats in the upper circle and this leaves you feeling a little alone, ... More

Saw The Comedy about a Bank Robbery The Comedy about a Bank Robbery on 21 July 2017

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Dress Circle A11
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michellehedley 7 reviews, 1 helpful vote
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Criterion Theatre A11 view from seat photo

As I am deaf I was allocated this seat (and A12) in order to view the caption units for this performance. This was the front row and therefore perfect for no obstructions in front of you. I was able to view the units sufficiently, although they could... More

Saw The Comedy about a Bank Robbery The Comedy about a Bank Robbery on 17 October 2017

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