Lyric Theatre, London

Seating plan

Lyric Theatre seating plan

Lyric Theatre Seating Plan

The Lyric Theatre has a capacity of 889 seats, including 357 seats in the Stalls, 149 seats in the Dress Circle, 178 seats in the Upper Circle and 205 seats in the Balcony. Use our interactive seating plan to view 787 seat reviews and 290 photos of views from seat.

Venue overview

The Lyric Theatre is the oldest surviving theatre on the famous Shaftesbury Avenue and is decorated in an ornate Renaissance design. With a seating capacity of 967, the theatre is split across four levels and has housed Michael Jackson's tribute show Thriller Live! since 2008.

There are restricted views in certain areas of the auditorium due to the placement of support pillars, which can result in major viewing obstructions. The rows curve into a horseshoe shape, which can cause seats at the ends of rows to suffer from a side-angle view of the stage.

Good value seats

Due to the shape of the auditorium and the number of pillars in the Lyric Theatre there are several restricted view seats at lower cost, which could be good for those looking to view the show on a budget - especially if they have seen the show before. Seats surrounding premium seats in the Stalls offer a very similar view for around £20 less!

Premium seats

Premium seats are located in the centre of the Stalls in rows F-J. These seats have the best view overall view of the stage, which is reflected in ticket pricing. Alternatively, seats in the front and centre of the Dress Circle can offer a great view!

Recent seat reviews

Upper Circle C13
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vickiedmunds 12 reviews
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Lyric Theatre Upper Circle C13 view from seat photo

Not much legroom and I’m only 5’1. Seats not too narrow so that was ok. Reasonably comfortable! No booster seats at the theatre at all so youngest daughter had to use our coats! Had half a head in front throughout but leaning to the right was possible... More

Saw Thriller Live Thriller Live on 09 November 2019

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Upper Circle F17

eugenegriffin 53 reviews, 1 helpful vote
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Lyric Theatre Upper Circle F17 view from seat photo

Great seat! You're on an aisle thank god because you might struggle with the legroom if you can't stretch out! It is a smallish theatre so you can still see faces and everything. You are central and nothing is restricted. The rake is good but once the... More

Saw Thriller Live Thriller Live on 27 October 2019

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Upper Circle A31
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alexandertaylor-mccall 5"9, 13 reviews
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Lyric Theatre Upper Circle A31 view from seat photo

Fantastic central view of the entire stage. Only downside is the legroom is quite restrictive. I’m 5’9’’ and found it just about manageable so I would avoid if you’re taller. The seats were pretty standard not uncomfortable but nothing to shout home about.... More

Saw Thriller Live Thriller Live on 20 June 2019

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