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 1580 seat reviews and 1036 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 E14
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rikkiONshow 178cm, 246 reviews, 4 helpful votes
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Gielgud Theatre Stalls E14 view from seat photo

Sitting here gives an excellent view of the stage with no obstructions at all and you won't have you crane your neck really either. I definitely wouldn't want to sit any further forward as that would limit your immediate sight line and mean you'd have... More

Saw Sweat Sweat on 08 July 2019

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Dress Circle E14
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lisawiedemann 172, 127 reviews, 1 helpful vote
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Gielgud Theatre Dress Circle E14 view from seat photo

Great seats fairly central to the stage and not too far away. Facial nuances are a bit hard to make out from this distance, but you get a great overview of the stage. The overhang does not impact the view at all. The rake is steep enough that you should... More

Saw Sweat Sweat on 08 July 2019

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Stalls A11
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sarahward 5 foot, 283 reviews, 3 helpful votes
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Gielgud Theatre Stalls A11 view from seat photo

The seat was ok in comfort but I had to crane my neck a lot to see the performance. This did hurt my neck a bit as I was on the front row and very close to the stage. There was so much room for my legs so that did help me relax a bit more during the show.... More

Saw Sweat Sweat on 28 June 2019

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