National Theatre - Olivier, London

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 1382 seat reviews and 856 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

Circle G62
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ianwarde 5"6, 41 reviews, 1 helpful vote
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National Theatre - Olivier Circle G62 view from seat photo

This seat is located on the back row of the circle, to the left of the auditorium. Whilst the view from this seat is not entirely central, it still falls within the width of the stage, with the entire stage being visible. Whilst on the back row of the... More

Visited 31 July 2019

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Circle E69

lisawiedemann 172, 128 reviews, 2 helpful votes
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National Theatre - Olivier Circle E69 view from seat photo

This seat is quite far back from the stage but for Hadestown (and to be fair, most productions in the Oliver) you still get a good view as the stage is so massive. You have a great overview for choreography and even though some acting nuances might get... More

Saw Hadestown Hadestown on 03 November 2018

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Stalls A26
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lisawiedemann 172, 128 reviews, 2 helpful votes
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National Theatre - Olivier Stalls A26 view from seat photo

The front row seats usually go for a really low price, a complete bargain if you can get it. The stage at the Olivier is generally pretty low, so the view is perfect for an up-close experience to the action. Every acting nuance is visible, you can see... More

Visited 05 July 2019

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