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 1591 seat reviews and 675 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

Dress Circle C22
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leylademirel 4.11, 144 reviews, 1 helpful vote
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Novello Theatre Dress Circle C22 view from seat photo

Amazing view of the whole stage, feels really close and you can see everything without having to lean. The dress circle is nicely raked so even if someone tall does sit in front of you, it's not a big problem. The leg room isn't the best, but with this... More

Saw Mamma Mia! Mamma Mia! on 02 December 2019

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Stalls D9

cleliagessner 26 reviews
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Novello Theatre Stalls D9 view from seat photo

For the current running production (Mamma Mia!) this is a second row seat and it is truly amazing! You get to be very close to the actors and see their faces and expressions very well. Would totally recommend. More

Saw Mamma Mia! Mamma Mia! on 20 November 2019

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Grand Circle G4
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mynamemolly 5'1, 141 reviews, 1 helpful vote
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Novello Theatre Grand Circle G4 view from seat photo

Great height gives brilliant overall view. Little bit distant but not painfully so and very few restrictions of view. End of a row and no seats behind you gives extra space & comfort - but even though end of row you're centred in more which is great.... More

Saw Mamma Mia! Mamma Mia! on 16 November 2019

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