National Theatre - Olivier seating plan

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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 901 seat reviews and 445 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 E62
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rochellebalboa 5"9, 93 reviews, 23 helpful votes
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National Theatre - Olivier E62 view from seat photo

I love the seats at the National - they are built for tall people! Nice and high and so comfy. There's good legroom too. The view is great here - the rake is excellent so the view is clear. It's a little far away but if you're on a budget it's great ... More

Saw Amadeus Amadeus on 07 April 2018

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Circle C77
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austinldn 5''7, 282 reviews, 16 helpful votes
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National Theatre - Olivier C77 view from seat photo

You have a clear view of the stage, only a bit of back left is missed but it doesn't affect the experience at all. The legroom is decent you don't need to stand up to let people pass through - if you get what I mean.... More

Saw Amadeus Amadeus on 06 April 2018

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Circle G1
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ianwarde 5"5, 27 reviews
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National Theatre - Olivier G1 view from seat photo

This seat, is on the far right of the back row of the circle section. As with all seats in the Olivier it is of ample size and offers a fair amount of legroom, creating a good level of comfort. As the Olivier has a rounded stage, the view from this s... More

Saw Amadeus Amadeus on 14 March 2018

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