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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 1114 seat reviews and 594 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 views

Dress Circle AA1
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chloewallis 5’1”, 41 reviews
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Criterion Theatre Dress Circle AA1 view from seat photo

These seats feel pretty separate to the rest of the circle, they’re almost private. You have to lean realistically to see anything but you do you get a pretty good view when you do. It does become a little uncomfortable after a while but not bad for the... More

Saw Amélie the Musical Amélie the Musical on 03 July 2021

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Stalls Q16
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theatrekid88 5", 71 reviews, 4 helpful votes
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Criterion Theatre Stalls Q16 view from seat photo

This seat is quite far back on the left hand side. Seat itself is quite small and not a great deal of legroom. View wasn’t amazing simply because it all felt a bit cramped and I couldn’t see all of the stage past the two people sat in front of me! Lots... More

Saw Amélie the Musical Amélie the Musical on 22 July 2021

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Stalls E2
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chriscoles 6'1", 24 reviews
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Criterion Theatre Stalls E2 view from seat photo

Seat was comfortable and reasonably wide. Legroom throughout the theatre was excellent with people able to walk down the row without others standing up. I had been to a previous show here when it was very tight so I don't know if they have spaced out... More

Saw Amélie the Musical Amélie the Musical on 14 July 2021

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