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 1525 seat reviews and 643 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 D14

aliciac1 165cm, 1 reviews
Novello Theatre Stalls D14 view from seat photo

Extremely clear view, a little bit too front, have to hold my head up a bit most of the time. Amazing seat to observe details of stage and actors. Photo is taken towards right hand side to make the distance more clear. More

Saw Mamma Mia! Mamma Mia! on 09 October 2019

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Stalls C13

taylakinson 20 reviews
Novello Theatre Stalls C13 view from seat photo

Great seat & great price. I’d definitely recommend sitting here, especially if you like plenty of leg room. The view is great and you’re right in the centre. You can see everything and it’s very close. More

Saw Mamma Mia! Mamma Mia! on 05 October 2019

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Dress Circle K12

emilykirsten 5’3, 240 reviews, 3 helpful votes
Novello Theatre Dress Circle K12 view from seat photo

A great view, though dependent on the height of those in front of you as you are on the back row of the dress circle with many rows seated ahead. The overhang of the grand circle isn’t to be worried about as it doesn’t affect this production. The seat... More

Saw Mamma Mia! Mamma Mia! on 03 October 2019

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