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 1014 seat reviews and 460 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 D6
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jamesatwill 178, 111 reviews, 2 helpful votes
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Old Vic Theatre D6 view from seat photo

This seat was pretty good. It was comfortable and the legroom was fine. I did have to lean forward very slightly to avoid the person in front blocking my view, but it was only very slight. Other than that the view was clear, though the dress circl... More

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Lilian Baylis Circle C19
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jenniepollock 4'11, 18 reviews
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Old Vic Theatre C19 view from seat photo

The seats aren't very deep, and the rows are narrow, but quite steeply raked, so although the longer-legged ladies next to me didn't have much space for their legs, at least their knees weren't pressed up against the seat in front. The view was fa... More

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Stalls N12
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rikkiONshow 178cm, 155 reviews, 1 helpful vote
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Old Vic Theatre N12 view from seat photo

Comfortable seat with plenty of legroom and a nice clear view of the stage. You are a little further back but I wouldn't say this affects your view at all. There's a small chance someone's head might be in the way depending on how tall they are, in f... More

Saw A Monster Calls A Monster Calls on 07 July 2018

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