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 1637 seat reviews and 693 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

Balcony B16
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newdawnrising 5'7, 53 reviews
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Novello Theatre Balcony B16 view from seat photo

Even those leaning forward in row A didn't impede on my view at my height. So so impressed with this view for the balcony especially and for the lowest price bracket that wasn't the slips. No issues whatsoever with legroom or comfort. Not very accessible... More

Saw Mamma Mia! Mamma Mia! on 07 December 2019

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Dress Circle AA3
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bethcourtney 5"8, 66 reviews
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Novello Theatre Dress Circle AA3 view from seat photo

This view is quite restricted. Unlike 1&2 the curve just starts to restrict the stage and you subsequently miss a good third on the right hand side even when leaning. If you kneel, you can get a slightly better view, but it isn’t hugely comfortable. Similarly... More

Saw Mamma Mia! Mamma Mia! on 19 December 2019

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Stalls C17

peterhobden 2 reviews
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Novello Theatre Stalls C17 view from seat photo

The seat was quite small but plenty of leg room being the front row. I know it's sold as restricted due to height but the photos don't make it look to bad. The seat was great to see performers faces and expressions and you could see the whole stage... More

Saw Mamma Mia! Mamma Mia! on 19 December 2019

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