National Theatre - Lyttelton London

Seating plan

National Theatre - Lyttelton seating plan

National Theatre - Lyttelton Seating Plan

The National Theatre - Lyttelton has a capacity of 894 seats, including 552 seats in the Stalls and 342 seats in the Circle. Use our interactive seating plan to view 997 seat reviews and 541 photos of views from seat.

Venue overview

The Lyttelton is the smaller space in the National Theatre and represents most West End theatres. A proscenium arch theatre, the venue typically hosts small, traditional plays, as well as revivals and new writing. The auditorium reflects the 1970’s design of the building and has a relatively modern interior, which allows for relatively comfortable seating throughout.

Seating in the venue is particularly good, with comfort and legroom being top-class. There are great sight-lines in both the Stalls and Circle, although it is recommended to sit in the lower Stalls for the best overall view.

Good value seats

The National Theatre boasts an excellent Entry Pass scheme for under 25's, allowing tickets for productions to be purchased for £5. These seats are located throughout the theatre and typically allow for excellent views! Alternatively, sit towards the rear of the Stalls or Circle for an unobstructed view of the stage which may only feel a tad distant.

Premium seats

Sit in the Stalls for the best view of the stage, namely centrally between Row E and Row M. Alternatively, sitting in the first two rows of the Circle allows for an excellent view of the entire stage. For the most intimate experience, sit in the front few rows to feel entirely immersed!

Recent seat reviews

Circle E7
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jamesatwill 178, 142 reviews, 4 helpful votes
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National Theatre - Lyttelton E7 view from seat photo

It's pretty much impossible to get a bad seat in this theatre, and this was no exception. Comfortable, good legroom, and the view was perfect - there is a good rake so eat people in front don't block your view at all. Possibly a little distant from... More

Visited 12 February 2019

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Circle E19

LainerGertLush 5’4”, 48 reviews
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National Theatre - Lyttelton E19 view from seat photo

Overall this seat is ok but at times I wished I was a bit nearer to the stage. It’s right in the middle of the row so you have a great view of all action on the stage but I just felt a bit too far away for this particular production.... More

Visited 28 January 2019

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Stalls R22
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lisawiedemann 172, 101 reviews, 1 helpful vote
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National Theatre - Lyttelton R22 view from seat photo

Surprisingly good view - you'd expect it to be much further away from the stage based on the booking system, but theseI seats are super central and still feel close enough. Rake is also sufficient enough to not have average sized people block your vi... More

Saw I'm Not Running I'm Not Running on 19 January 2019

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