National Theatre - Olivier seating plan

579 seat photos, 1051 reviews

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 1051 seat reviews and 579 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 C27
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rikkiONshow 178cm, 189 reviews, 1 helpful vote
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National Theatre - Olivier C27 view from seat photo

Seats are comfortable with a reasonable amount of leg room but you're really sitting here for the cheaper seat and fantastic view of the stage. You are very close and will miss out on the spectacle of some productions but you will benefit from being ... More

Saw Antony and Cleopatra Antony and Cleopatra on 10 December 2018

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Stalls C13
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gmr 180, 129 reviews, 2 helpful votes
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National Theatre - Olivier C13 view from seat photo

Fantastic view from the third row in the Stalls. Slightly towards the right side when looking onto the stage. The seat is very narrow and doesn't have a full-length back rest so it's rather uncomfortable, especially for a longer play. Legroom is very... More

Saw Antony and Cleopatra Antony and Cleopatra on 13 October 2018

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Circle E7
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clairemichelle 5"3, 33 reviews, 1 helpful vote
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National Theatre - Olivier E7 view from seat photo

Really comfortable seat, and an all-encompassing view of the stage and, in fact, the whole auditorium. Legroom was average, I had enough space to have my bag in front of me. For the price, I'd say this is worth the money; the only thing you lose bein... More

Saw Antony and Cleopatra Antony and Cleopatra on 24 November 2018

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