National Theatre - Olivier seating plan

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 986 seat reviews and 520 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 A18
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ellieashall 5"6, 64 reviews, 5 helpful votes
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National Theatre - Olivier A18 view from seat photo

I thought being front row for this production of Follies would be too close to the stage, but it was an excellent view as you were able to take in every facial expression and all the set and costume details. Did have to look up a bit when actors move... More

Saw Follies Follies on 28 December 2017

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Stalls C38
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emilydiver 5"0, 209 reviews, 14 helpful votes
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National Theatre - Olivier C38 view from seat photo

This seat is to the very left of the stage and the main stage does stick out a little past you. In Exit the King I found that the set blocked the action on several occasions so I missed parts of the action. You are very close which means you can see ... More

Saw Exit the King Exit the King on 16 August 2018

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Stalls J57
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JenK 5'10, 57 reviews, 3 helpful votes
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National Theatre - Olivier J57 view from seat photo

Really comfy, loads of legroom. You are on a side angle, but for this staging it really didn't matter; barely missed anything. Was tossing up between here or another seat in the circle and glad I picked this one - felt very close, circle would have f... More

Saw Translations Translations on 11 June 2018

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