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 1279 seat reviews and 815 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 C51
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ianwarde 5"6, 38 reviews, 1 helpful vote
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National Theatre - Olivier C51 view from seat photo

The view from this seat is exceptional as it has a vantage point that is very central to the stage. Seat rake within the circle is substantial enough to provide clear views of the full stage, which does not feel very far away. Facial expressions are fully... More

Visited 12 June 2019

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Stalls A28
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bryonyjameson 5"7, 90 reviews, 2 helpful votes
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National Theatre - Olivier A28 view from seat photo

An excellent view of everything on stage, you feel so immersed into the show. The seats are narrow (no arm rests) so highly recommend putting any coats and bags into the free cloakroom for comfort. Mostly comfortable, if not a little cramped. More

Visited 30 April 2019

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Circle E21
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ivettcsordas 152 cm, 20 reviews
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National Theatre - Olivier E21 view from seat photo

I can't imagine having a bad seat in the National Theatre's Olivier stage. You can see everything clearly due to the design. This row is a bit far from the stage, but it's ok and that's why the tickets are cheap. More

Visited 22 May 2019

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