Gillian Lynne Theatre, London

Seating plan

Gillian Lynne Theatre seating plan

Gillian Lynne Theatre Seating Plan

The Gillian Lynne Theatre 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 1378 seat reviews and 872 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.

Recent seat reviews

Stalls B24
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gracemitchell 27 reviews
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Gillian Lynne Theatre B24 view from seat photo

The view from the side doesn't directly cut off any parts of the stage, as it's curved, but rather puts them further in the distance for you. However, this didn't hinder my enjoyment of the show, as both the legroom and the seat itself were comfortable.... More

Saw School Of Rock The Musical School Of Rock The Musical on 17 November 2018

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Stalls G38
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gracemitchell 27 reviews
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Gillian Lynne Theatre G38 view from seat photo

Terrific view! I never had to stretch or lean once to see the stage. The rake on the seats means that there's no worry about having your view obscured by the row in front. The legroom and the seat itself I found very comfortable. More

Saw School Of Rock The Musical School Of Rock The Musical on 02 February 2019

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Stalls J17
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LucasB 176cm, 19 reviews, 2 helpful votes
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Gillian Lynne Theatre J17 view from seat photo

Great seat! It is marked as a side view but you honestly do not miss anything major. The only times the view was a tad restricted was when one performer was blocking another's face but it only lasted seconds. Incredible legroom and felt really comfortable,... More

Saw School Of Rock The Musical School Of Rock The Musical on 06 March 2019

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