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 838 seat reviews and 325 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 N11
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joc78 5"4, 200 reviews, 2 helpful votes
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Old Vic Theatre N11 view from seat photo

The layout of this production was unusual in that it was 'in the round' however had a long walkway to the stage. This seat was alongside the said runway so I sometimes felt I had to turn a lot to the right to see what was happening on this runway. Th... More

Saw A Christmas Carol A Christmas Carol on 21 November 2017

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Stalls L22
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hayleyculverhouse 5"5, 151 reviews, 1 helpful vote
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Old Vic Theatre L22 view from seat photo

Very comfortable in a seat that's quite close to the centre of the row. There's a lot of leg room which I didn't expect for a row L seat. There is a very clear and pretty close view of the stage. Some moments may be unclear if someone very tall is si... More

Saw Dr Seuss's The Lorax Dr Seuss's The Lorax on 03 November 2017

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Stalls G24

aex 31 reviews, 2 helpful votes
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Old Vic Theatre G24 view from seat photo

Great view, very clear. Fine leg room but dependant on the show it could become problematic - this is standard with older London theatres however. The Old Vic is a beautiful and forward thinking venue and sitting this close to one of their production... More

Saw Dr Seuss's The Lorax Dr Seuss's The Lorax on 18 October 2017

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