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 939 seat reviews and 408 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 E16
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ivettcsordas 152 cm, 10 reviews
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Old Vic Theatre E16 view from seat photo

Right in the middle, amazing view. We were lucky that nobody sat in front of us but I guess it would still have been OK. I'm short but I can imagine a taller person might find the legroom insufficient.... More

Saw Mood Music Mood Music on 17 May 2018

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Stalls R13
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tapwhizz 168cm, 50 reviews, 3 helpful votes
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Old Vic Theatre R13 view from seat photo

Comfort and legroom good by London theatre standards. These were great seats, although towards the rear of the theatre, for this production the stage had been extended and it felt more like it was in the round. I ended up with a head in front of me b... More

Saw Mood Music Mood Music on 15 May 2018

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Lilian Baylis Circle P21
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paulfootie 6'3", 88 reviews, 3 helpful votes
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Old Vic Theatre P21 view from seat photo

A series of two rows of padded benches on stage left of the house at the side. The padded bench is a high bench which is good and for me had plenty of leg room. It is a padded bench that does not move. A rail is also in front of you which you can use... More

Saw Mood Music Mood Music on 11 May 2018

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