Old Vic Theatre, London

Seating plan

Old Vic Theatre seating plan

Old Vic Theatre Seating Plan

The Old Vic Theatre has a capacity of 1027 seats, including 550 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 1430 seat reviews and 749 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 G24
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kwarnock7 5'4, 179 reviews
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Old Vic Theatre Stalls G24 view from seat photo

So close we could see the whites of the actor's eyes which was an added bonus. Three rows from the stage so I didn't have to tilt my head up. The seat was central and I am sure it was the best seat in the house. Super comfy with extra legroom for all... More

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Stalls U10
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u2fancat 5'6'', 75 reviews, 2 helpful votes
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Old Vic Theatre Stalls U10 view from seat photo

Comfy seat, good legroom - terrible view! I know it's the stalls, but it's so far back - and there's so little rake - that you're at the mercy of whoever's sitting in front of you. With all the large heads in front of me, I could, at best, see 60% of... More

Saw Present Laughter Present Laughter on 29 July 2019

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Lilian Baylis Circle A14
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JenK 5'10, 65 reviews, 3 helpful votes
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Old Vic Theatre Lilian Baylis Circle A14 view from seat photo

You're quite far away, but view is perfectly central. I didn't really notice the bar after a while, although I did have a vertical bar as well as a horizontal bar (every few seats have this). After a while the legroom did start to bug me a little but,... More

Saw Present Laughter Present Laughter on 21 July 2019

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