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 1941 seat reviews and 1154 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 A15
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feliciaburger 154cm, 7 reviews
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Gillian Lynne Theatre Circle A15 view from seat photo

There is a safety rail in front (which I think is still better as a tall person) but you can either look through the grid/bars if you are small and lean back or if you are tall and maybe lean forward sometimes you can look over the railing! More

Saw School Of Rock The Musical School Of Rock The Musical on 01 December 2019

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Stalls C38
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luked297 5"9.5, 17 reviews
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Gillian Lynne Theatre Stalls C38 view from seat photo

Fantastic seat with plenty of legroom and an outstanding view of the stage. Such an incredible experience being sat so close to the actors, although from the looks of the venue you would get a pretty excellent view from anywhere in the central section... More

Saw School Of Rock The Musical School Of Rock The Musical on 12 September 2019

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Circle B44
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emgrace 5ft4, 42 reviews, 3 helpful votes
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Gillian Lynne Theatre Circle B44 view from seat photo

Fantastic seat. I have never sat in the circle here before, so was a bit worried I would feel out of the action, but this theatre is quite intimate and feels like a rock concert venue (to match the show), and so the seat was wonderful. I only paid a low... More

Saw School Of Rock The Musical School Of Rock The Musical on 10 November 2019

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