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Old Vic Theatre Seating Plan

The Old Vic Theatre has a capacity of 1036 seats, including 557 seats in the Stalls, 218 seats in the Dress Circle and 261 seats in the Lilian Baylis Circle. Use our interactive seating plan to view 800 seat reviews and 295 photos of views from seat. Old Vic Theatre Seating Plan

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.

Old Vic Theatre Info

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.

Location and Map

103 The Cut, London, SE1 8NB
  • Girl From The North Country at the Old Vic Theatre, London

    Girl From The North Country

    The new musical by acclaimed writer Conor McPherson and the legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, Girl From the North Country, comes to the Old Vic in 2017 for its world premiere run.

    Booking from 25 Aug 2017 to 07 Oct 2017
  • Dr Seuss's The Lorax at the Old Vic Theatre, London

    Dr Seuss's The Lorax

    Following a sell-out, Olivier Award-nominated run in 2015, Dr Seuss’s The Lorax returns to the Old Vic Theatre for a limited festive season in 2017. Adapted for the stage by David Greig (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), this vibrant, zany and pertinent story follows the magical Lorax on a mission to save Paradise Valley’s beloved trees from the greedy Once-ler! Packed full of songs, puppetry and enchanting movement, this is a show recommended for everyone.

    Booking from 20 Oct 2017 to 05 Nov 2017
  • A Christmas Carol at the Old Vic Theatre, London

    A Christmas Carol

    BAFTA Award-winning actor Rhys Ifans stars as the miserable grump Scrooge in Olivier Award-winning playwright Jack Thorne’s new adaptation of A Christmas Carol. Arguably Charles Dickens’ best-known tale, the seasonal story sees Scrooge confronted by four ghosts who show him the error or his ways. Don’t miss out on this big-hearted production, which promises plenty of festive cheer!

    Booking from 25 Nov 2017 to 20 Jan 2018
  • The Divide Part 1 at the Old Vic Theatre, London

    The Divide Part 1

    The Old Vic brings to life Alan Ayckbourn’s startling new play The Divide, a grand dystopic narrative concerning repression, insurrection and forbidden love. The Divide Part 1 is the first performance in an exciting double-bill of this expansive drama, which comes to the London stage from February 2018.

    Booking from 01 Feb 2018 to 10 Feb 2018
  • The Divide Part 2 at the Old Vic Theatre, London

    The Divide Part 2

    The Old Vic brings to life Alan Ayckbourn’s startling new play The Divide, a grand dystopic narrative concerning repression, insurrection and forbidden love. The Divide Part 2 is the second performance in an exciting double-bill of this expansive drama, which comes to the London stage from February 2018.

    Booking from 02 Feb 2018 to 10 Feb 2018

Past Shows

Accessible Seats

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Getting into the Venue
The Old Vic Theatre main entrance is situated on The Cut. There are 3 steps into the foyer from street level with handrails in place. An alternative, step-free entrance is at the side of the theatre, with ramped access through a fire exit, leading directly to the Stalls. Drop-off points can be found on Waterloo Road and Webber Street.

All sections of the theatre must be accessed via stairs, as there is no customer lift.

Customer Assistance
Those who wish to use the alternative entrance must arrive 30 minutes prior to the performance and notify a member of staff, who will assist them. Staff are on hand to help with navigation throughout the theatre. An Access Host will look after access patrons for the duration of their visit.

Transfers are available and the Access Host will assist with transferring patrons. Wheelchair users do not need to bring a companion.

How to Book
For those who request special assistance or wish to book wheelchair spaces, it is important to book in advance and notify the theatre of any special requirements. Wheelchair users and their companions are eligible for concessions and booking priorities.

For further information and accessibility booking, please call: 0844 871 7628 or email: access@oldvictheatre.com