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 666 seat reviews and 283 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 G1
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mynamemolly 5'1, 52 reviews
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Novello Theatre G1 view from seat photo

I would say this is one of the best seats I've sat in at Mamma Mia (this is my 5th visit), really clear view of the whole stage with nothing missed, and you still feel close to the action. My only draw back was having a tall person in front and me be... More

Saw Mamma Mia! Mamma Mia! on 03 February 2018

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Stalls V13
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louisegriffiths1 15 reviews
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Novello Theatre V13 view from seat photo

Very good seat, I sat further forward and a little to the side about a month ago and this seat is so much better, it is directly in the middle and the perfect view, don’t even have to worry about any one behind as although it is not the back row the ... More

Saw Mamma Mia! Mamma Mia! on 08 January 2018

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Stalls V9
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jamesatwill 178, 85 reviews, 1 helpful vote
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Novello Theatre V9 view from seat photo

Comfy seat with good legroom. even though this is right at the back of the stalls the view was pretty good and nothing is missed. The seats in the row in front are slightly offset, but I did have to lean to the left for most of the show because the... More

Saw Mamma Mia! Mamma Mia! on 11 January 2018

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