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 650 seat reviews and 264 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 C10
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chelseala 5"5, 91 reviews, 1 helpful vote
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Stage is higher than your eye line meaning you do have to look up, however you are positioned far back enough that this does not cause discomfort. Stage height only causes you to miss feet if actors are stood towards the middle/back of the stage. Fro... More

Saw Mamma Mia! Mamma Mia! on 27 November 2017

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Grand Circle G10
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jasminesmith 5'7", 3 reviews
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Novello Theatre G10 view from seat photo

I struggled to see the very front of the stage without straining a bit but overall not a terrible seat! Would rather be a bit closer to the front next time but as it's not a high energy musical, it's quite easy to follow without much shuffling around... More

Saw Mamma Mia! Mamma Mia! on 15 August 2017

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Stalls C7
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tammipointer 168cm, 46 reviews
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Novello Theatre C7 view from seat photo

Such an amazing show to see from the front row! You feel really involved in the action, and the only time the view is affected is if an actor stands right in front of you blocking the rest of the stage for a few seconds.... More

Saw Mamma Mia! Mamma Mia! on 02 November 2017

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