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 856 seat reviews and 338 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 L18
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JenK 5'10, 37 reviews, 3 helpful votes
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Old Vic Theatre L18 view from seat photo

Perfect seat, right in the middle, far enough back from the stage that you get the full scope but not too far back. The row in front is staggered so you are easily looking between the two seats directly in front.... More

Saw The Divide Part 1 The Divide Part 1 on 06 February 2018

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Dress Circle C11
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kevinwakefield 5'9", 9 reviews
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Old Vic Theatre C11 view from seat photo

Back row but still close enough - thin pillar in view to one side of the stage but some gentle leaning will overcome that - comfortable seat and good legroom (which was welcome as the play was over 3 and half hours long) would definitely buy this sea... More

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Stalls K22
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Funthing29 5"1, 153 reviews, 12 helpful votes
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Old Vic Theatre K22 view from seat photo

The seat is nicely situated in the auditorium and an ideal distance from the stage. However the rake is quite poor in this section of the stalls so I was stuck behind a tall lady in front of me which did restrict my view. I found myself having to swi... More

Saw The Divide Part 1 The Divide Part 1 on 03 February 2018

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