Old Vic Theatre, London

Seating plan

Old Vic Theatre seating plan

Old Vic Theatre Seating Plan

The Old Vic Theatre has a capacity of 1031 seats, including 554 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 1497 seat reviews and 798 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 V29
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rhiev 5' 6", 212 reviews, 15 helpful votes
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Old Vic Theatre Stalls V29 view from seat photo

This seat is in the back row of the stalls with a wall behind. The rake is not very steep so you may struggle to see everything if there is someone tall in front of you. The seat is under the overhang of the circle but this does not obstruct the view... More

Saw Lungs Lungs on 15 October 2019

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Stalls H20
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LondonLass 5"1, 234 reviews, 14 helpful votes
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Old Vic Theatre Stalls H20 view from seat photo

An excellent seat in every aspect - very central, great view, no obstruction, decent incline, plenty of legroom, well padded. This position in the stalls is ideal in my opinion, far enough from the stage to appreciate the performance but close enough... More

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Stalls E25
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leepeddie 176, 29 reviews
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Old Vic Theatre Stalls E25 view from seat photo

Great view of the whole stage. This was the fourth row for this production. Really clear, up close view of the actors. Plenty of leg room, decent width of seat with comfortable padding. Highly recommend sitting here. More

Saw A Very Expensive Poison A Very Expensive Poison on 05 October 2019

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