Old Vic Theatre, London

Seating plan

Old Vic Theatre seating plan

Old Vic Theatre Seating Plan

The Old Vic Theatre has a capacity of 1020 seats, including 543 seats in the Stalls, 208 seats in the Dress Circle and 269 seats in the Lilian Baylis Circle. Use our interactive seating plan to view 1187 seat reviews and 610 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

Dress Circle X13
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emilydiver 5"0, 245 reviews, 13 helpful votes
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Old Vic Theatre X13 view from seat photo

This seat is on the side which means the very left of the stage is cut off although it isn't too and if you lean forward a bit (but you have to be mindful of the people next to you). It is close enough to the stage that you get a good overall view of... More

Saw All My Sons All My Sons on 17 April 2019

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Stalls N10
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eroot 160 cm, 56 reviews
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Old Vic Theatre N10 view from seat photo

I usually prefer to sit in front rows of the stalls, but I had a surprisingly very good view from row N. The floor level is raised, so row N is slightly higher than row in front, hence the view is still good, even if a tall person sits in front. The seat... More

Saw All My Sons All My Sons on 19 April 2019

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Dress Circle E24
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rikkiONshow 178cm, 216 reviews, 2 helpful votes
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Old Vic Theatre E24 view from seat photo

Seat was very comfortable with an acceptable amount of legroom considering it was the Dress Circle. I didn't feel too cramped in and despite being the back row, there was a really excellent view from here. Nothing was obscured, you could take in the whole... More

Saw All My Sons All My Sons on 19 April 2019

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