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Novello Theatre, London

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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 671 seat reviews and 258 photos of views from seat. Novello Theatre Seating Plan

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.

Novello Theatre Info

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.

Location and Map

5 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4LD
  • Mamma Mia! at the Novello Theatre, London

    Mamma Mia!

    Mamma Mia! The music of Swedish pop band, ABBA, lives on on stage! Now one of the longest running and most successful jukebox musicals ever, Mamma Mia! has taken the world by storm, playing to millions of audience members since it opened on the West End in 1999.

    Booking from 17 Oct 2017 to 03 Mar 2018

Past Shows

Accessible Seats

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Getting into the Venue
The Novello Theatre main entrance is situated on Aldwych and must be accessed via steps. An alternative accessible entrance is available for wheelchair users on Catherine Street and leads to a chairlift that can take patrons to the Dress Circle.

All sections of the theatre must be reached by stairs as there is no customer lift. This venue is not accessible for scooter users.

Customer Assistance
Staff must be notified if customers would like to use the alternative entrance on Catherine Street and are on hand to assist with navigation throughout the theatre. Those who wish to transfer from a wheelchair to fixed seating are advised to bring a companion.

The Novello has room for one wheelchair and one wheelchair transfer per performance. Staff are able to store wheelchairs for the duration of the performance.

How to Book
For those who require assistance or wish to book wheelchair spaces, it is important to book well in advance to guarantee availability and notify the theatre of any special requirements. Discounted tickets are available for all access patrons and one companion, with the price depending on the show.

For further information, ticket bookings and assistance please call the access line: 0844 482 5165 or the Box Office: 0844 482 5137 (calls cost 7p/pm) or email: