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 825 seats in the Stalls and 292 seats in the Circle. Use our interactive seating plan to view 1743 seat reviews and 988 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 M41
Verified

small-sophie 160cm, 55 reviews, 12 helpful votes
Comfort
Legroom
View
Gillian Lynne Theatre Stalls M41 view from seat photo

This was a great seat! It was incredibly central, and although when I sat down I felt a bit distant from the stage, once the show started I was proved wrong! It had a great view, I could see over the person in front, as this section of the stalls has... More

Saw School Of Rock The Musical School Of Rock The Musical on 18 May 2019

Is this helpful?

Stalls E30
Verified

lisawiedemann 172, 128 reviews, 2 helpful votes
Comfort
Legroom
View
Gillian Lynne Theatre Stalls E30 view from seat photo

Bought via the School of Rock lottery - amazing bargain if you win. The view is great from here, you're close to all the action (but not close enough to lose overview of the stage). Seat are comfy and leg room is good. More

Saw School Of Rock The Musical School Of Rock The Musical on 08 June 2019

Is this helpful?

Stalls K63
Verified

beckywallis 5'4, 89 reviews, 12 helpful votes
Comfort
Legroom
View
Gillian Lynne Theatre Stalls K63 view from seat photo

Sold as restricted view but there’s nothing wrong with the view. Yes it’s side on so sometimes you have cast members with their back to you but this doesn’t distract from the action at all. You feel close to the stage and part of the action which it’s... More

Saw School Of Rock The Musical School Of Rock The Musical on 14 June 2019

Is this helpful?