Old Vic Theatre seating plan

533 seat photos, 1105 reviews

Old Vic Theatre seating plan

Old Vic Theatre Seating Plan

The Old Vic Theatre has a capacity of 998 seats, including 541 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 1105 seat reviews and 533 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 Z18
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jamesatwill 178, 126 reviews, 4 helpful votes
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Old Vic Theatre Z18 view from seat photo

This seat was much better than I was expecting! When I booked it warned it was a high seat with no foot rest, but there is indeed a foot rest, so I was actually very comfortable for the whole evening. You can escape quickly to the loos at the interva... More

Saw A Christmas Carol A Christmas Carol on 29 November 2018

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Stalls F28
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rochellebalboa 5"9, 118 reviews, 23 helpful votes
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Old Vic Theatre F28 view from seat photo

Quite comfortable and good leg room. This seat is great - you feel really close to the action and you don't miss anything. It is slightly to the side but it doesn't affect this show. Would recommend this row but maybe a little more central for a perf... More

Saw Sylvia Sylvia on 19 September 2018

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Stalls N24
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rukayacesar 5"7, 241 reviews, 46 helpful votes
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Old Vic Theatre N24 view from seat photo

Good full view of the stage, however, it still feels a bit far away from the action. You can see performers' facial expressions but not so much of the details in the show. The legroom was OK, seats feel a little cramped.... More

Saw Wise Children Wise Children on 26 October 2018

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