Gielgud Theatre London

Seating plan

Gielgud Theatre seating plan

Gielgud Theatre Seating Plan

The Gielgud Theatre has a capacity of 956 seats, including 507 seats in the Stalls, 202 seats in the Dress Circle and 247 seats in the Grand Circle. Use our interactive seating plan to view 1376 seat reviews and 857 photos of views from seat.

Venue overview

The Gielgud Theatre, formerly the Globe Theatre, is named after prolific actor John Gielgud. Opening in 1906 and located on the famous Shaftesbury Avenue, the theatre retains much of its original design.

Typically used for short runs of plays and musicals, the venue is host to the long-running The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

Good value seats

Due to the shape of the Dress Circle, a number of seats are restricted view, particularly towards the ends of rows A and B. These seats face the stage at an angle, but provide an intimate view of the action. Alternatively, sit in the Grand Circle for a bargain!

Premium seats

The best seats are located towards the mid-rear of the Stalls, just underneath the Dress Circle overhang. Seats towards the front of the theatre may miss some of the action on stage, due to the height of the stage. Sit in rows N-P for the best overall views.

Recent seat reviews

Stalls J10
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gracemitchell 26 reviews
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Gielgud Theatre J10 view from seat photo

My seat was comfortable and well-positioned for a good stage view. Please bear in mind that as there is no rake on the stalls seats, if you get a taller person in front of you, your view may be slightly obscured. This was the case for me, but it didn... More

Saw Company Company on 02 February 2019

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Dress Circle F16
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jessamybennett 5'4", 53 reviews
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Gielgud Theatre F16 view from seat photo

This is a brilliant seat. The view is amazing - you don't miss anything at all. The legroom is good, I was able to cross and uncross my legs and shuffle to be comfy without disturbing anyone. The seats are staggered so that the height of the person i... More

Saw Company Company on 09 March 2019

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Stalls V25
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oughttobeclowns 5'7, 326 reviews, 34 helpful votes
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Gielgud Theatre V25 view from seat photo

Sold as slightly restricted view, the circle overhang really doesn't impact on your view of the show in any meaningful way. So the view is great, plenty of legroom as you're on the end of the row, and the seat is nicely comfortable - a great seat for... More

Saw Company Company on 14 March 2019

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