Old Vic Theatre seating plan

Old Vic Theatre seating plan

Old Vic Theatre Seating Plan

The Old Vic Theatre has a capacity of 1004 seats, including 547 seats in the Stalls, 208 seats in the Dress Circle and 249 seats in the Lilian Baylis Circle. Use our interactive seating plan to view 1087 seat reviews and 516 photos of views from seat.

Venue overview

The Old Vic Theatre dates back to 1818, when it was first used as a playhouse. It became heavily associated with Lillian Baylis in the 1900's, who turned the venue around by presenting Shakespeare plays and seasons of opera and ballet, before moving to what is now known as Sadler's Wells. In WWII, the building suffered terrible bomb damage but was later restored. Kevin Spacey was the Old Vic's Artistic Director before stepping down and being replaced by Matthew Warchus.

A versatile building, the Old Vic sees musicals, plays and dance pieces performed and has previously adapted the auditorium into the round. The shape of the stage can be extended, and the auditorium is built in a semi-circle that offers a variety of views. Prices differ depending on where you choose to sit.

Good value seats

Sit in the back two "restricted view" rows of the Stalls for an exceptionally clear view of the stage without obstruction. The only downside is that the stage is slightly far away, but there is plenty of legroom! Otherwise, sit in the Lilian Baylis Circle for some potential bargains.

Premium seats

Sit in the mid-front of the Stalls for the best overall view of the stage and a guarantee of no restrictions. The best rows are E-L, sitting as centrally as possible. Alternatively, sit in rows A-D of the Dress Circle for a great panoramic view of the stage.

Recent seat reviews

Stalls D19
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rikkiONshow 178cm, 171 reviews, 1 helpful vote
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Old Vic Theatre D19 view from seat photo

Absolutely fantastic seats - almost a perfect view. You're close but not too much, have a clear central view of the whole stage and won't miss anything. Seats are comfortable with good legroom, although you do feel a little bunched in. Despite that, ... More

Saw Wise Children Wise Children on 12 October 2018

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Stalls W16
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rukayacesar 5"7, 233 reviews, 46 helpful votes
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Old Vic Theatre W16 view from seat photo

This seat is next to a tech desk at the back of the Stalls but didn't get in the way at all really! The legroom is fine and seat comfortable, and despite being at the back of the Stalls - it is a nice clear view. Being in a central seat is a bonus to... More

Saw Sylvia Sylvia on 22 September 2018

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Dress Circle E34
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rukayacesar 5"7, 233 reviews, 46 helpful votes
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Old Vic Theatre E34 view from seat photo

This is a really affordable seat due to the slim pillar but honestly, I forgot about it most of the time! The Dress Circle at the Old Vic does feel quite far away, but it's at a nice angle so you don't feel like you're looking down on the action. It'... More

Saw Sylvia Sylvia on 18 September 2018

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