National Theatre - Olivier seating plan

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National Theatre - Olivier seating plan

National Theatre - Olivier Seating Plan

The National Theatre - Olivier has a capacity of 1127 seats, including 609 seats in the Stalls and 518 seats in the Circle. Use our interactive seating plan to view 836 seat reviews and 403 photos of views from seat.

Venue overview

The Olivier Theatre is the largest auditorium at the National Theatre. Built in an amphitheatre style, the auditorium is a large semi-circle that surrounds the circular stage, which changes shape per performance. The theatre was based on the Ancient Greek theatre at Epidaurus, which had an open stage and fan-shaped auditorium.

Seating is split across two levels, with the best views and more expensive seating in the middle of the Stalls. Clear views are available from almost every seat, with a variety of angles available due to the shape of the seating.

Good value seats

The National Theatre offers an excellent Entry Pass scheme for under 25's, allowing tickets to be bought at £5. Seats bought on this scheme are usually located towards the front and offer sensational views of the stage. Alternatively, sit in the rear or at the far sides of the Stalls for a completely unobstructed view of the stage, which may only be at a slight angle.

Premium seats

The best seats in the theatre are located in the centre of the Stalls, facing the stage head-on. Sit towards the front of the Stalls to feel entirely immersed in the action, or towards the rear for a more panoramic view of the large stage. Seats are similarly priced due to great views throughout.

Recent seat reviews

Stalls B29
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bryonyjameson 5"7, 51 reviews, 1 helpful vote
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National Theatre - Olivier B29 view from seat photo

An incredible view. This show, the cast are right at the edge of the stage so you get an amazing immersive feel to the performance. The only thing that lets this seat down is that the seats are narrow and there's limited legroom. It's a long play and... More

Saw Amadeus Amadeus on 30 January 2018

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Stalls L55
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Charmainf 5ft 4", 141 reviews, 9 helpful votes
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National Theatre - Olivier L55 view from seat photo

This is a great seat and I wouldn't hesitate to sit here again. Lots of leg room, comfy seat. Great view, although at the side of the stage the horseshoe design of the auditorium and staging means I got to see the show really well.... More

Saw Follies Follies on 30 December 2017

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Stalls B36

robscoynes 5'6, 22 reviews
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National Theatre - Olivier B36 view from seat photo

The way the row works means that this seat is part of two seats separated from the rest of the row, with no row in front, meaning there's huge amounts of legroom which is excellent! The seats in the National I always find seem comfy at first, but aft... More

Saw Amadeus Amadeus on 24 January 2018

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