Criterion Theatre seating plan

276 seat photos, 587 reviews

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 587 seat reviews and 276 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 F8
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rochellebalboa 5"9, 118 reviews, 23 helpful votes
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Criterion Theatre F8 view from seat photo

There's a good view here but the rake in the Stalls isn't brilliant so even at my height I found myself trying to look round the heads in front of me. Normally I would favour the Circle in this theatre for this reason, but these seats were still real... More

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

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Upper Circle A22
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emilydiver 5"0, 214 reviews, 14 helpful votes
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Criterion Theatre A22 view from seat photo

This seat is the the left of the stage and, although this in itself doesn't restrict view, it does mean the safety rail type thing for the Upper Circle remains in view if you sit back in your seat so in order to get a perfect view you need to lean fo... More

Saw The Comedy about a Bank Robbery The Comedy about a Bank Robbery on 13 October 2018

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Upper Circle A26

chrishill 2 reviews
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Criterion Theatre A26 view from seat photo

This theatre is relatively small so you'll have a perfect view. This seat is the front row of the balcony so you see everything but the legroom is minuscule as there's a barrier right in front of you. Amazing for the price though.... More

Saw The Comedy about a Bank Robbery The Comedy about a Bank Robbery on 29 September 2018

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