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Gielgud Theatre, London

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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 682 seat reviews and 300 photos of views from seat. Gielgud Theatre Seating Plan

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.

Gielgud Theatre Info

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.

Location and Map

35 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 6AR
  • The Ferryman at the Gielgud Theatre, London

    The Ferryman

    Jez Butterworth’s new play The Ferryman transfers to The Gielgud Theatre following a sold out run at the Royal Court earlier this year. Directed by the acclaimed Sam Mendes, this is set to be one of the most exciting new West End openings of the year.

    Booking from 23 Sep 2017 to 06 Jan 2018
  • Company at the Gielgud Theatre, London


    New company Elliott & Harper, founded by Tony and Olivier Award-winners Marianne Elliott and Chris Harper, bring audiences a gender-bending Company by Stephen Sondheim and George Furth. The 1970 musical comedy at the Gielgud Theatre reimagines central character Bobby as female Bobbi. Bobbi is 35, celebrating her birthday surrounded by friends, and she is the only singleton in the room. As her friends fret over her unmarried state, Bobbi contemplates whether or not she wants to be in a relationship. The pros and cons of dating and marriage unfold through the stories of Bobbi’s friends in this funny and thoughtful musical.

    Booking from 26 Sep 2018 to 22 Dec 2018

Past Shows

Accessible Seats

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Getting into the Venue
There is step-free access to the Gielgud Theatre main entrance on Shaftesbury Avenue, via a ramp. This leads to the theatre foyer and Box Office. There are 3 steps up to an adapted toilet and the foyer bar.

An alternative accessible entrance to the auditorium is through a third side exit door on Rupert Street. From this entrance, there is one 12cm step up to the front of the Dress Circle, which is the most accessible section of the theatre. This section is suitable for wheelchair and scooter users. Other sections must be reached by stairs as there is no customer lift available.

Customer Assistance
Staff must be notified on arrival if customers wish to use the alternative entrance. An at-seat service is available for patrons who are unable to access the bars.

Transfers are available into any aisle seat, but a companion must be brought to assist. Staff are able to store wheelchairs and scooters for the duration of the performance.

How to Book
For those who require special assistance or wish to book wheelchair spaces, it is important to book in advance and notify the theatre of any special requirements. Discounted tickets are available for access patrons and one companion, with the price depending on the show.

For further information, ticket bookings and assistance please call: 0844 482 5137 (calls cost 7p/pm) or email: