Novello Theatre seating plan

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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 721 seat reviews and 309 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

Grand Circle AA10
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allenmaher 5’ 8, 98 reviews
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Novello Theatre AA10 view from seat photo

If you were to sit back in this seat you would see almost none of the stage. However if you lean forward which you can do as no seats behind you see majority of stage unobstructed. There isn’t much legroom or room for coats and bags.... More

Saw Mamma Mia! Mamma Mia! on 12 May 2018

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Stalls E5
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sondheimkid 170, 152 reviews, 24 helpful votes
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Novello Theatre E5 view from seat photo

Excellent, excellent seat, very comfortable and with a large legroom. The view is slightly lateral, but perfect, unobstructed and so close that you feel part of the production. Absolutely recommended.... More

Saw Mamma Mia! Mamma Mia! on 02 May 2018

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Grand Circle B22
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graciedeal 161cm, 23 reviews, 19 helpful votes
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Novello Theatre B22 view from seat photo

Classes as unrestricted view, however this seat had a partial restricted view of the front of the stage right. This seemed to be where a lot of the action on-stage took place, which meant I missed it. Seats along had much clearer view than this parti... More

Saw Mamma Mia! Mamma Mia! on 30 April 2018

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