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 1455 seat reviews and 932 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

Circle A7
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robinhodges 8 reviews, 1 helpful vote
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Gillian Lynne Theatre Circle A7 view from seat photo

The seat was at the side on a balcony - as such, it is a side view of stage, although are very close and can see all facial expressions of the performers. You could view whole stage. The balcony has a wire mesh type barrier front with metal bar at... More

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

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Stalls G41

aredhelalcarin 59 reviews, 3 helpful votes
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Gillian Lynne Theatre Stalls G41 view from seat photo

I couldn’t be happier. I had never been to this venue before. In fact, it kinds of remind me of the National Theatre inside. I was very surprised by my seat. I was in the middle section of the stalls with a clear view. On top of that, there was enough... More

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

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Stalls B24
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gracemitchell 27 reviews
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Gillian Lynne Theatre Stalls 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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