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 709 seat reviews and 249 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

Dress Circle F9
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TrudyPaine 5'2", 10 reviews, 1 helpful vote
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Lyric Theatre Dress Circle F9 view from seat photo

Seats chosen to allow space for young children to move around and very few steps from foyer to auditorium. Slightly less leg room than two rows behind but good for West End. Clear view of the whole stage apart from the very front but little action happened... More

Saw We're Going on a Bear Hunt We're Going on a Bear Hunt on 01 August 2018

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Stalls O2
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Joe3062 5”8, 51 reviews, 25 helpful votes
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Lyric Theatre Stalls O2 view from seat photo

Great seat but i had a tall person in front, but i coped with it. Great seat due to being right near the exit so got to the toilet quickly without queuing up. Legroom was fine, good view of actors but was just the case of a tall person in front. More

Saw Thriller Live Thriller Live on 05 August 2018

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Upper Circle A43
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u2fancat 5'6'', 75 reviews, 2 helpful votes
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Lyric Theatre Upper Circle A43 view from seat photo

Don't ever, ever get the side slips here - they are dreadful. I don't usually make such an error. The seat itself would have been comfortable - if I hadn't had to sit sideways, half on and half off of it, splayed across the wide barrier, in order to see... More

Saw Showstopper! The Improvised Musical Showstopper! The Improvised Musical on 11 June 2018

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