Novello Theatre London

Seating plan

Novello Theatre seating plan

Novello Theatre Seating Plan

The Novello Theatre has a capacity of 1084 seats, including 479 seats in the Stalls, 249 seats in the Dress Circle, 214 seats in the Grand Circle and 142 seats in the Balcony. Use our interactive seating plan to view 939 seat reviews and 409 photos of views from seat.

Venue overview

The Novello Theatre dates back to 1905, when it originally opened as the Waldorf Theatre. Built as a twin to the Aldwych Theatre, they bookend the famous Aldwych. Throughout the 20th century, the venue was known as the Strand Theatre until it was renamed in 2005 to honour musician Ivor Novello who lived in a flat above the theatre. The Novello was home to the RSC for a while before housing Mamma Mia! since 2012.

Built in a traditional Victorian style, the theatre has a classic façade. Constructed over four levels, the auditorium seats over 1,000 people, with the majority of seats in the Stalls. The auditorium is narrow and thin, with shorter rows making it feel very high. The best seats are in the well-raked Stalls, which have no obstructions.

Good value seats

Slips in the Dress Circle are often discounted as they offer a side-view of the action. These are often good value for money as they still allow you to enjoy the production without restriction. Sitting in the higher tiers can encounter more restrictions, but seats are much cheaper here.

Premium seats

Premium seats can be found in the centre of the Stalls, around Row M. Sitting centrally in the Novello allows for an excellent overall view of the stage, with steep rakes ensuring that audience members will not block your view.

Recent seat reviews

Stalls C20

katiemiddlebrook 12 reviews
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Novello Theatre C20 view from seat photo

This is the front row of the theatre. There is loads of leg room so you can spread your legs out plenty. The seats are comfortable so you don’t feel squashed at all and you can see the whole stage even with the stage being a bit high only missing the... More

Saw Mamma Mia! Mamma Mia! on 19 January 2019

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Dress Circle AA16
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mynamemolly 5'1, 101 reviews
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Novello Theatre AA16 view from seat photo

Could only see 50% of the stage really, it was okay as a return visitor but still frustrating when not as cheap as it should be when you miss so much. Also not great as really tight legroom, so not very comfy!... More

Saw Mamma Mia! Mamma Mia! on 19 January 2019

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Stalls C13
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beckywallis 5'4, 78 reviews, 11 helpful votes
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Novello Theatre C13 view from seat photo

Front row for Mamma Mia!, and a reasonably priced weekday treat (much more expensive on the weekend). My favourite place to sit for Mamma Mia as it feels like you are part of the action. The stage is high but I don’t think this is a major issue and I... More

Saw Mamma Mia! Mamma Mia! on 11 December 2018

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