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 1145 seat reviews and 674 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 A28
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sarahward 5 foot, 243 reviews, 1 helpful vote
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National Theatre - Olivier A28 view from seat photo

I could see the stage amazingly from where I was sitting. I loved the fact that It was a bit of a side view but because of the fact the stage is round it was incredible. I was a bit uncomfortable as I felt a bit compact with some of the other audienc... More

Saw Follies Follies on 18 February 2019

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Circle G67
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mickeyjotheatre 5"11', 93 reviews, 8 helpful votes
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National Theatre - Olivier G67 view from seat photo

The most comfortable and spacious auditorium seats in the West End are still at the National in the Olivier auditorium. The only drawback is the distance from the stage for what is a smaller, more intimate production.... More

Saw Hadestown Hadestown on 15 December 2018

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Stalls F59
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ianwarde 5"5, 35 reviews, 1 helpful vote
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National Theatre - Olivier F59 view from seat photo

This seat is located on the far left of the auditorium, five rows back (3 rows back in the production that I saw as the front two rows were removed). Whilst this seat offers somewhat of a side view, the Olivier stage is without proscenium so is open ... More

Saw Hadestown Hadestown on 29 November 2018

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