Gillian Lynne Theatre (New London) seating plan

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Gillian Lynne Theatre (New London) seating plan

Gillian Lynne Theatre (New London) Seating Plan

The Gillian Lynne Theatre (New London) has a capacity of 1117 seats, including 834 seats in the Stalls and 292 seats in the Circle. Use our interactive seating plan to view 1117 seat reviews and 655 photos of views from seat.

Venue overview

The Gillian Lynne Theatre, previously known as the New London Theatre, is one of the newest buildings on the West End, which is reflected in the comfort of seating. Opening in 1973, the concrete theatre has housed some of London’s most esteemed productions and is best-known for hosting Cats for an extensive 21 years. The National Theatre’s multiple award-winning War Horse played at the theatre from 2009-2016, followed by a five-star revival of Show Boat. Now, Andrew Lloyd Webber's Broadway hit School of Rock the Musical entertains audiences.

Split across two levels, the Gillian Lynne Theatre features a thrust stage that juts into the auditorium, causing seats to surround the stage in square horseshoe shape. Seats in rows I-S face the stage side-on.

In May 2018, after previously having been known as the New London Theatre, the Gillian Lynne Theatre got its current name in honour of the legendary dancer and choreographer.

Good value seats

Discounts are available both the Circle and in seats down the sides of the thrust stage, which offer very angled views of the stage. Fortunately, productions that come to the Gillian Lynne Theatre play to all sides of the audience, so you will never feel left out sitting here!

Premium seats

The best seats in the Gillian Lynne Theatre are located in the mid-front section of the Stalls, with the central most section offering the best views. Seats are well-raked, ensuring a great view from anywhere. It is recommended to sit in seats 15-37 for the most central view.

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Stalls G31
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rukayacesar 5"7, 217 reviews, 44 helpful votes
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Gillian Lynne Theatre (New London) G31 view from seat photo

The front of the Stalls does have a good rake to it, however if you have someone taller than average in front of you (like I did, as you can see in the photo!) this can affect your view. I ended up moving to the seat just across the aisle at the inte... More

Saw School Of Rock The Musical School Of Rock The Musical on 23 June 2018

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Stalls A43
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andreabizzotto 178cm, 238 reviews, 3 helpful votes
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Gillian Lynne Theatre (New London) A43 view from seat photo

The stage is high and you are close to it, that means you will have to move your head left and right to follow the actors on stage! I advise always few rows back to enjoy the performance a bit more if you don’t mind having not too much legroom. In f... More

Saw School Of Rock The Musical School Of Rock The Musical on 16 June 2018

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Stalls I61
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beckywallis 5'4, 69 reviews, 8 helpful votes
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Gillian Lynne Theatre (New London) I61 view from seat photo

Side view of the stage but completely clear and you feel very close to the action. Cast run in front of row at the beginning of the show. Due to the angle, you do sometimes have the view of the far side of the stage blocked by other actors but this d... More

Saw School Of Rock The Musical School Of Rock The Musical on 14 June 2018

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